Monthly Archives: May 2005

Bush rejects compromise on Stem Cell Research

TweetThe Washington Post reports that President Bush vows to veto the compromise that key Republicans have created to prevent a showdown in Washington. House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.), who has an antiabortion voting record, said he talked with Nancy Reagan about finding “some kind of middle ground.” On Tuesday, he joined 49 other [...]
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Got An Old Cell Phone?

Tweet The Body Shop National Cell Phone Collection is collecting used cell phones to stop family violence. Donated phones will be sold, refurbished, or recycled, with proceeds benefiting the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Wireless Foundation. You can drop off your old phones at any of The Body Shop stores through August 31, [...]
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GLBT Hate Crimes Bill Introduced

TweetA federal hate crimes bill with explicit protections against crimes based on gender identity and sexual orientation was introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday. Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign exclaimed that, “We’re proud that for the first time legislation was introduced that explicitly covers the entire gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender [...]
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Women & Smoking Update

Tweet So there is good news & bad news… The good news — The CDC announced this week that smoking among women in the U.S. has dropped below one in five for the first time in nearly 30 years. Also notable — last year, the number of people who quit smoking was greater than the [...]
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Never underestimate the power of the dark side

TweetRepublicans don’t favor comprehensive sex ed for high school students, but apparently it’s a-OK by the time you’re a Capitol Hill staffer. That must be why Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma sponsored a “Star Wars”-themed STD slide show yesterday for young Congressional aides. At the event, Coburn hypocritically advised staffers to use condoms. He has [...]
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