Komen Halts Grants to Planned Parenthood

January 31, 2012 at 10:12 pm (Abortion, Breast Cancer, Komen, Planned Parenthood, Pro Life, Susan)

A major victory for the pro-life movement…

Via LifeNews:

After years of protests and criticism from pro-life advocates, the biggest breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced it is halting further grants and donations to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Figures from August directly from the Komen for the Cure foundation show 18 affiliates of the breast cancer charity gave a total of more than $569,000 to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in 2010. That was down from the $731,303 Komen officials publicly confirmed in October 2010, when they acknowledged that 20 of the 122 Komen affiliates gave to Planned Parenthood during the 2009 fiscal year.

Now, Komen says it is halting all grants due to the impending investigation in Congress of the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Its new guidelines prevent it from funding any group under congressional investigation.

From Fox News:

Pro-life groups praised the action.

“As a breast cancer survivor, I applaud the decision made by the Komen Foundation to discontinue their partnership with the billion-dollar, abortion mega-provider, Planned Parenthood,” Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said. “The work of the Komen Foundation has life-saving potential and should not be intertwined with an industry dealing in death.”


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Breaking: Mitt Romney Wins Florida

January 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm (Florida, GOP, Mitt Ronney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul)

And things are looking pretty good for Mittens with Mormon-friendly Nevada around the corner.

Via ABC News:

Mitt Romney will win the Florida Republican primary, ABC News projects, based on the exit polls and analysis of the vote in so far.

Newt Gingrich will be second, Rick Santorum third and Ron Paul will place fourth, ABC News projects.

Romney appeared to win most of the state’s southern and central region, while Gingrich’s support was concentrated in the north.

The former Massachusetts governor snapped back from a loss in South Carolina with a Florida primary victory that took advantage of a more diverse electorate, re-established his image of electability and economic leadership and demonstrated his organizational firepower in attracting – and retaining – early-deciding voters.

Bloomberg reports:

The victory gives Romney all 50 of Florida’s convention delegates. The Republican convention in Tampa begins Aug. 27.

Romney is the first to win more than one nominating contest in the Republican race. He finished first by 16 percentage points in New Hampshire’s Jan. 10 primary…

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Issa Threatens Holder With Contempt Charge

January 31, 2012 at 9:14 pm (Darrell Issa, Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Justice Department)

Go get ’em Mr. Issa…

From Fox News:

The head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is threatening to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he fails to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents. 
Holder has until Feb. 9 to comply.
In a four-page letter to Holder, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., claims the Department of Justice has “misrepresented facts and misled Congress,” which began its investigation of Operation Fast and Furious one year ago.
Issa claims Holder’s “actions lead us to conclude that the department is actively engaged in a cover-up” because it refuses to comply with previous subpoenas. 

 A copy of the letter from Issa to Holder is below…

2012-01-31 DEI to Holder Re Feb 4 Deadline

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MSNBC Correspondent Refers to Florida Voters as Crackers

January 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm (Chuck Todd, Counties, Cracker, GOP, Jonathan Martin, Juan Williams, MSNBC, Panhandle, Politico)

I wonder if Juan Williams can decipher this subtle code…

Via NewsBusters:

Politico reporter Jonathan Martin on Tuesday mocked the “cracker counties” of Florida’s conservative Panhandle.

Talking to Daily Rundown host Chuck Todd, he derided, “Chuck, a lot of the counties in the Panhandle,innorth Florida, the cracker counties, if you will…more resemble Georgia and Alabama than they do Florida.” 

MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd appeared indifferent by this attack, agreeing, “right.”

Read more here…

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