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Huckabee: Gitmo Is “Too Nice”

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[From: From The Road] From CBS News’ Joy Lin and Mary Hood: DAVENPORT, IA – Asked about Guantanamo, Mike Huckabee said he had visited the facility and said it was “disappointing? that military personnel were eating meals that averaged $1.60 while the detainees were eating Halal meals that cost over $4 each. “The inmates there were getting a whole lot better treatment than my prisoners in Arkansas. In fact, we left saying, ‘I hope our guys don’t see this. They’ll all want to be transferred to Guanatanmo. If anything, it’s…read more

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Christian Conservatives Consider Third-Party Effort

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[From: New York Times] By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Alarmed at the chance that the Republican party might pick Rudolph Giuliani as its presidential nominee despite his support for abortion rights, a coalition of influential Christian conservatives is threatening to back a third-party candidate in an attempt to stop him. The group making the threat, which came together Saturday in Salt Lake City during a break-away gathering during a meeting of the secretive Council for National Policy, includes Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, who is perhaps the most…read more

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Missouri governor contracts with anti-choice legal group

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[From: feministing] As Samhita noted earlier this week, there’s some legal wrangling going on in Missouri over a TRAP law that would require abortion clinics to perform major modifications to their facilities — modifications so expensive it would effectively shut down two of the three abortion providers in the state. (Which is, of course, the law’s intended effect.) Planned Parenthood is fighting the law, and today Sarah Posner reports in TAP Online that instead of allowing Attorney General Jay Nixon to represent the state in court, anti-choice Gov. Matt Blunt…read more

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South Carolina forces women to see ultrasound before abortion

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[From: Feministing] There’s nothing like a little woman-punishing to get legislators all hot and bothered. A bill approved in the South Carolina House this week would force women to see a fetal ultrasound before they have abortions. After three hours of passionate debate, the House voted 91-23 to require women to sign a statement swearing they had seen an ultrasound image of their fetus before getting an abortion. A half-dozen other states offer ultrasound images to abortion patients, legislative staffers said. But those states do not require abortion patients view…read more

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