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Senate votes to defund PParenthood

The Senate on Thursday rejected an amendment to the ObamaCare repeal bill that would have allowed federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The measure sponsored by three Senate Republicans would have stripped language from the bill blocking federal funds for Planned Parenthood. It fell short by 3 votes, 48-52. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who are both up for reelection next year, sponsored the amendment along with centrist Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine). They were the only three Republicans to back it along with all but one Democrat. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) broke ranks to side with Senate Republicans/The Hill. More here.

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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