Jump directly to the content

Obama Ditching Family Planning from the Stimulus

AP is reporting:

President Barack Obama has told congressional Democrats to drop a proposal to spend money on family planning from the proposed $825 billion plan to stimulate the economy, a White House aide told McClatchy.

Obama is likely to offer that concession when he meets Tuesday with congressional Republicans, who've complained bitterly that the proposal is liberal pork that has nothing to do with stimulating the economy or creating jobs.

(Originally posted at Steve Waldman's blog at Beliefnet.)

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:January 27, 2009 at 2:48PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
150 Million Bible Readers Were Searching for Love Most in 2014
Bible Gateway finds patterns in how the world searched and read the Bible this past year.
India Intervenes on Christmas Conversion of Thousands of Christians to Hinduism
In Modi era, are government officials finally reining in Hindu nationalists?
Korea's Christmas 'Psychological Warfare' Canceled After All
South Korean Christians reverse plan to light the North Korean border with holiday cheer.
Sorry Again, John 3:16: The World's 10 Most Popular Bible Verses of 2014
YouVersion studies which scriptures 164 million users shared and remembered most this year.
Christianity Today
Obama Ditching Family Planning from the Stimulus