Sarah Kliff

The Summit Matchup That Wasn't

In response tomy item on what will happen if Republican House Leader John Boehner's request that Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) be invited to the White House health-care summit, Stupak's spokesperson e-mailed to point out that Stupak has not actually been invited to attend the summit and is not planning to attend.

How Can Obama Win Voters With the Summit? NEWSWEEK Poll Gives Some Clues.

President Obama's health-care summit on Thursday is meant to be a broad-based, bipartisan meeting to hash out the issues of health-care reform. But if the president really wants to make inroads with voters—52 percent of whom think he's done a poor job handling the issue—he should tailor his message to his Democratic base.

New NEWSWEEK Poll Confirms: Health Care Divisive, Confusing

Newsweek sent our pollsters out into the field this week and came back with a whole bunch of interesting results. I'll be blogging on it throughout the week, particularly trying to sort out how Obama could best use these findings to best prep for success at the bipartisan health care summit this Thursday (we're pretty sure he's a Newsweek reader, after all).

The New Abstinence-Education Study Is Good News. So Why Are Liberals Freaking Out?

The first peer-reviewed study to show abstinence education to be successful was published yesterday in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. And, to put it succinctly, the liberal blogosphere is not thrilled."According to this study, abstinence-only education might work," quips one blogger at Feministing. "And the operative word here is might, as in, sometimes, maybe, coupled with other strategies or sometimes never." The Guttmacher Institute does a thorough, point-by-point takedown...

What the Roeder Guilty Verdict Means for Abortion Providers

In an unsurprising verdict, a Kansas jury found Scott Roeder guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of late-term abortion doctor George Tiller. The trial was a straightforward and short affair, with Roeder offering 37 minutes of testimony in which he admitted to purchasing a gun, taking target practice, and ultimately shooting Tiller, explaining the sense of "relief" he felt afterward.