Government Shutdown Hinges on Planned Parenthood Rider

With the government set to shut down at midnight, Democrats say the only dispute between them and the Republicans is the GOP's policy rider that would prohibit any federal funding for Planned Parenthood or its affiliates. "We agreed on a number [of spending cuts]. But we are not -- we are not! -- bending on women's health," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters Friday. For a debate that could come down to women's reproductive rights, there's surprisingly few women in the room. "I...Full Story
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