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This morning, President Bush vetoed legislation, supported by both parties, that would have provided health insurance for children from low income families.

"Today the president showed the nation his true priorities: $700 billion for a war in Iraq, but no health care for low-income kids; $50 billion in subsidies for huge oil companies; but no health care for low-income kids; $8 billion lost to waste, fraud, abuse, and no-bid contracts in Iraq, but no health care for low-income kids," said Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill.

"Millions of American children and their families won't forget that they are on the bottom of the president's priority list," Emanuel said.

 

 

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (stopchildhoodobesity.org) has produced an ad that parodies Sen. Larry Craig's (R-ID) arrest for soliciting sex from a cop in a public restroom.  The ad takes place in a men's bathroom stall and involves a lot of foot tapping and reaching into neighboring stalls.

What the heck do Larry Craig's stall tactics have to do with childhood obesity?  Watch and see.

 

 

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama introduced legislation  yesterday that would require federal campaigns to disclose the identities of their "bundlers."  Bundlers are people with extensive professional and social networks who raise lots of money (or "bundle" contributions) from their friends and professional colleagues for campaigns.  Since an individual can only contribute a maximum of $4,600 to a federal campaign under federal law ($2,300 for the primary election and $2,300 for the general election), campaigns often rely heavily on bundlers for bigger (bundled) donations.

Hat Tip: Baltimore Sun

Happy Labor Day!

The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article today about the history of affirmative action in labor unions.  Read it here.

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