Monthly Archives: January 2014

Supreme Court & the 1st Amendment: Are Buffer Zones legal?

On Wednesday, January 22,  the United States Supreme Court heard arguments about a 35 foot “Buffer Zone” around a Boston Planned Parenthood Clinic. The lead Plaintiff, Eleanor McCullen, an Operation Rescue Volunteer,  claim the “Buffer Zone violates her First Amendment … Continue reading

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Tom Reed on the Compromise Farm Bill

Rep. Tom Reed voted Wednesday in support of a long-term, five-year Farm Bill to reauthorize farm programs supporting agriculture in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. The bill passed the House Wednesday with strong bipartisan support. What Tom neglects to say … Continue reading

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What’s with RAMI?

In his  State of the Union Address, President Obama said: We also have the chance, right now, to beat other countries in the race for the next wave of high-tech manufacturing jobs.  My administration has launched two hubs for high-tech … Continue reading

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Reed Votes to Continue War on Women

House Republican leaders thought Tuesday, January 28, would be an opportune time to bring to the floor a Tea Party-backed bill that would further complicate the lives of women. With the media focusing on the President’s State of the Union … Continue reading

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NBC/WSJ Poll: Important Issues and the Economy

The President’s State of the Union Address will be given tonight.  The NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll, given January 22-25, gives us a snapshot of what we think on a number of issues. I am presenting two questions from that poll … Continue reading

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Farm Bill to Cut Hope of the Poor

The Episcopalians have some moving words in their service of evening prayer. “Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; nor the hope of the poor be taken away.” On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on … Continue reading

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Can you believe it?

Can you believe what the GOP says they would do if they could? Here is a partial list:   Cut Social Security benefits for future retirees. (Tom Reed) Cut Medicare benefits. Repeal Affordable Health Care (Tom Reed) Lower taxes for … Continue reading

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