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West To Run In Another District / Komen Does The Right Thing

31 January 2012 @ 20:06

Good news on two fronts…

ITEM: Allen West To Run For Re-Election In Another Congressional District

From The Shark Tank, Javier Manjarres reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Memeorandum]:

The Shark Tank has learned that Congressman Tom Rooney has announced that he is running for re-election to Congress in one of Florida’s two newly created congressional districts, and that Congressman Allen West will run for re-election in Congressman Rooney’s 16th Congressional District.

Please do take the time to click here and read the full report.

ITEM: The Susan B. Komen For The Cure Foundation Breaks Relationship With Planned Parenthood

-Kathryn Jean Lopez has the details here [tip of the fedora to Memeorandum] and a quote from the AP report which is — surprise, surprise — rather biased.

-From The Washington Post, Sarah Kliff reporting [tip of the fedora to Memeorandum]:

Komen said it could not continue to fund Planned Parenthood because it has adopted new guidelines that bar it from funding organizations under congressional investigation. The House oversight and investigations subcommittee announced in the fall an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s funding.

In some ways, the Komen decision isn’t particularly surprising. The group has been under pressure from anti-abortion rights groups not to fund Planned Parenthood. It also hired a vice president last year who had previously advocated for the group’s defunding in her run for Georgia governor. With a congressional investigation underway, Komen pulled its support. And when private institutions move to cut off Planned Parenthood’s funding there’s not much Democrats can do.The only possible backstop here might be pressure from Planned Parenthood supporters pushing back in the opposite direction.

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