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Wow, Mitt Romney. After being met with boos while addressing the NAACP convention for promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Romney took a swipe at the organization saying “if they want more stuff from the government tell them to go vote for the other guy–more free stuff.” Tell me again that the Republican party doesn’t have a race problem. Please.
Republicans like Romney talk a big game when it comes to repealing the Affordable Care Act, but here’s an argument for why they won’t actually go through with it.
The FBI report on the Penn State child sex abuse cover-up was released and let’s just say the NCAA needs to shut the program down. Coach Joe Paterno and the entire institution showed a stunning and criminal disregard for the victims and only concern for the reputation of the football program. In some ways the report is simply confirmation of what we all knew had to be the truth, but that doesn’t make it any less tragic.
The first-of-its-kind Lesbian Political Action Committee (LPAC) was launched this week to champion lesbians’ and women’s rights in the 2012 election cycle. Among LPAC’s most visible supporters are Jane Lynch and Billie Jean King.
Finally, Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon (D-MO) vetoed a bill that would have allowed employers or health insurance providers to stop coverage for contraception, abortion, or sterilization if coverage violated their religious or moral convictions. Nixon said he vetoed the bill because “we want families making these decisions, not insurance companies.” Word.
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