April 10, 2011

NARRATIVE FAIL (CONT’D): Spending Cuts, Not Policy Riders, Held Up A Deal. “House and Senate Democratic lawmakers spent most of Friday attacking Republicans for holding up a government funding measure over a controversial social policy rider to defund Planned Parenthood, but a source close to the situation said that Democratic attacks were ‘just a ruse.’ In fact, the issue of how to handle the abortion-related rider was decided Thursday night: The Senate would take an up or down vote on the matter. But White House officials told reporters early Saturday that funding for women’s health groups was the sticking point.”


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