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Sunday, den 12. May 2013

In coverage of a May 8 House Oversight Committee hearing, conservatives are pushing new myths about the Obama administration’s response to the attacks on a U.S.

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Monday, den 6. May 2013

Right-wing media have seized on a study of Medicaid recipients to attack the program by focusing on certain parts of the findings while health care experts point out that the program successfully expanded access to care and eased health-related financial problems, the primary focus of Medicaid. In 2008, the state of Oregon held a lottery to expand Medicaid coverage to 10,000 people. Because the selection was random, researchers began a controlled study on how the coverage affected the participants.

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Sunday, den 21. April 2013

Ohio lawmakers failed to advance an amendment to the state budget that would have prohibited sex ed classes from including any instruction of “ gateway sexual activity ” under penalty of a potential $5,000 fine. News of the provision sparked outrage earlier this week, particularly since banning any health materials that might “condone” sexual contact doesn’t have much to do with the state’s economic policy.

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Wednesday, den 27. March 2013

NBC News correspondent Luke Russert challenged Family Research Council (FRC) president Tony Perkins over his views on same-sex parenting, pointing out that research used to back Perkins’ claims is deeply flawed. During the March 27 edition of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports , guest host Russert invited Perkins to explain his views on the federal Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) constitutionality and the supposed harms of legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Category: Articles, author, Breaking News, Defense of Marriage Act, Economy, Elections, Environment, Feeds, Foreign Policy, Health, Justice, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Media, Media Matters, Science, ThinkProgress, Video, War | Comments Off
Saturday, den 23. March 2013

Public radio program  This American Life  pushed a series of myths about Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI), a Social Security program that supports families that include children with disabilities. The piece ignored that the recent rise in disability benefits is tied to the recession and higher rates of poverty, that qualifying for benefits is difficult, that SSI encourages employment, and that the current program has significantly reduced poverty among children with disabilities

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Tuesday, den 26. February 2013

Lindsay Rosenthal is a Research Assistant with the Women’s Health and Rights team and the Health Policy team at the Center for American Progress. If sequestration is allowed to take effect as scheduled on March 1, $1.2 trillion will be automatically removed from the federal budget in across-the-board spending cuts that would potentially reverse our economic recovery. These cuts — which take money out of critical investments in education, public health services and research, disaster preparedness, and national security — would have devastating consequences in communities around the country and would harm all Americans in a number of ways

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Friday, den 8. February 2013

A prominent Egyptian Salafi preacher justified sexual assaults again female protesters, claiming women “ are going to Tahrir Square because they want to be raped ” in a video posted online Wednesday. The preacher, Ahmad Mahmoud Abdullah (also known as “Abu Islam”) is the owner of a private television channel called “al-Ummah” and has previously been accused of defaming Christianity for comments made to the press and destroying bibles in front of the U.S.

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Wednesday, den 6. February 2013

Endorsements from the National Rifle Association might be doing political candidates more harm than good, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling . In a national survey, 39 percent of voters said that they are less likely to vote for a politician whose candidacy has garnered NRA backing

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Saturday, den 26. January 2013

At the New York Times, cable news chronicler Brian Stelter has the story that Sarah Palin’s original contract with Fox News will not be renewed : Yes, Ms. Palin’s contract with Fox News has ended, and no, it is not being renewed

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Thursday, den 10. January 2013

Following the  announcement  that Pastor Louie Giglio would no longer be performing the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration, Fox News reporter Todd Starnes rushed to blame “heterophobic bigots” for allegedly forcing the pastor to withdraw from the event. On January 10, Georgia Pastor Louie Giglio announced that he had  decided to withdraw  from performing the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration.

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