Whitehouse, Women and the Affordable Care Act

What Do 20.4 Million Women Have in Common?

President Obama’s health care law requires that new health insurance plans cover preventive services with no co-pay or deductible. In the last 18 months, a new provision of the Affordable Care Act has done just that for approximately 20.4 million women with private health insurance.

Read more about how the Affordable Care Act protects women and their health care.

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Prot...
English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

RU Gay?


Gay Marriage: Nothing to Be Afraid of Anymore

Back in 2008, after the passage of Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California, there was a lot of talk about putting a pro-marriage initiative on the ballot in 2010. That didn’t happen, and my read of public opinion at the time suggested we’d be better off waiting a little bit to ensure victory. Time was on our side, after all. This may all be moot if Prop 8 gets overturned by the Supreme Court, but in any case, it looks like the success of same-sex marriage laws in other states has had a galvanizing effect on California public opinion. According to the Field Poll, about 51 percent of Californians approved of gay marriage in 2008, and that number hadn’t budged much by 2010. But their latest poll shows a huge shift. [READ MORE]

Crowd in support of Gay Marriage
Crowd in support of Gay Marriage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why Wasn’t Santorum Man Enough to Go on TV and Apologize to Women for His Primary Role in the “War on Women”?

For awhile, Rick Santorum lectured us on what the nuns taught him….gave him his personal view of things. IMHO, Rick is totally Catholic where it is easy for him to  lie to us and then go to Confession and get his sins excused.  Rick wants us to stop asking questions about what he said on contraception, sex, birth control, “the sexual realm (whatever that means) and gay rights.  IMHO it is reasonable to believe that Rick Santorum may have reminded his lawyer wife about the Bible‘s role of a wife and made her submit to his request to go on CNN and try to save his ass.  It is just possible, I say  As it is now, he is free to reverse what his wife said, should his fantasy of becoming President occurs.

Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

“Good Night, Irene” – Stephen Colbert, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and Don Fleming


Let this be a goodbye song hoping Rush Limbaugh will be forced to leave radio and live on his billions of dirty money

Rush Limbaugh Cartoon by Ian D. Marsden of mar...
Rush Limbaugh Cartoon by Ian D. Marsden of marsdencartoons.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obama offers to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

The Washington Post revealed this weekend that the White House has a current offer “still on the table” to make billions of dollars of cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Democratic Leaders in Congress, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, grudgingly agreed to the deal, according to the Post.

Tell Obama, Reid, and Pelosi: hands off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Obama should veto any budget that does not increase taxes on the wealthy. But missing from the entire budget discussion is the existence of absurdly bloated military spending.

Military spending takes over half of discretionary spending and is protected by the silence of both parties and the media.  Military spending hurts the economy, rather than boosting it. Military spending makes us less safe, destroys the environment, erodes civil liberties, concentrates presidential power, blocks progressive initiatives, and kills large numbers of people.

And polls show the majority of Americans want military spending cut.

Tell Obama, Reid, and Pelosi to cut the military instead of human needs.

Please forward this email widely to like-minded friends.

David, Aimee, Sarah,
and the Roots Action Team

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Rev. Al Sharpton published a new article on The Huffington Post

Rev. Al Sharpton wrote a new post Trayvon Martin — Victim of Bias & Gun-totting Vigilantism

Rev. Al Sharpton   03/19/12

I wait for an era when young Black men will no longer have to live in fear. Decades after the abolishment of slavery, we were haunted by the reality of being hunted down, beaten and lynched by both…

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Colbert Report: Stephen Reveals Ireland’s Sperm Crisis and Offers “His” to His Homeland :)

Colbert Report – Stephen Colbert – Travel Rules for Elderly and Rush Limbaugh Loses More Advertisers

Stephen, you’re soo good!

Daily Show: Jon Stewart Pokes Fun at MSNBC and CNN

Jon, I tried watch FoxNews yesterday.  Fell asleep as they laughed and joked making personal attacks on President Obama. So, they really think that is news!

“Schools Report: Failing To Prepare Students Hurts National Security, Prosperity”



Thirty years ago, a Reagan administration report warned of “a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people.” The report, “A Nation at Risk,” tied that mediocrity to the alleged failure of America‘s schools.

Fast forward to 2012, and the story hasn’t changed, former New York City schools chief Joel Klein and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wrote in a report provided to The Huffington Post slated to be released Tuesday. “The sad fact is that the rising tide of mediocrity is not something that belongs in history books,” said the report produced by a Council on Foreign Relations task force they co-chaired.  READ FULL ARTICLE.

An official portrait of Condoleezza Rice. Cont...
An official portrait of Condoleezza Rice. Contrast enhanced from State department version to compensate for slight light overexposure. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)