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Monday Morning News Roundup

Monday Morning News Roundup The White House has decided to really and truly go after those who were standing in the way of a budget deal. The White House has released a breakdown of how the sequester will hurt states on a state-by-state basis. It appears that a White House official has visited North Korea. I like the idea of talking with both our friends and our enemies. Some Republicans simply cannot let vaginal ultrasounds go. The father of a victim of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre sent his senators a letter. Both Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake

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Repealing DADT is close

I didn’t think that we were going to get this close. The House has passed a stand alone Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell bill. Here is Rep. John Lewis on the floor of the House urging repeal. From TPM: Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) pledged her support for the standalone bill to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy this afternoon. Cloture to pass a repeal as part of the defense authorization failed by a mere 3 votes last week. Snowe was among several theoretical supporters of repeal who said she voted against cloture because of procedural issues: Sens. Scott Brown (R-MA) and

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I wrote this for the Urban News (April 2008): I just finished watching the History Channel’s two-hour documentary on Martin Luther King narrated by Tom Brokaw. It was extremely well done but… something was missing. There were interviews from civil rights activists like Representative John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, and Martin Luther King, III, along with thoughtful commentary from contemporary activists including President Bill Clinton, Bono, Forest Whitaker, Jr., and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who grew up in Birmingham. The program was like a wonderful BBQ sauce that tastes great but is missing some key ingredient or ingredients that give

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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