Bonnie Erbe


June 2010


Elena Kagan Coasting to Supreme Court Nomination

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In her third and what is looking to be her final day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee and Solicitor General Elena Kagan seemed to skate by the possibility of revealing any suicidal information that could possibly harm her confirmation.

Most newsworthy was her ...

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TAGS:
Kagan, Elena
Senate
Supreme Court
Sessions, Jeff
Congress
Dukakis, Michael
Clinton, Bill
Whitehouse, Sheldon

Supreme Court Gun Decision Shows Democrats Have Surrendered on Issue

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The Supreme Court's decision, taking away important local rights to control gun ownership, marks another sad day in America's now seemingly endless political appetite for increasing the number of privately owned guns in this country.

By 5-4 the justices overturned strict gun ownership rules ...

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TAGS:
Clinton, Bill
Reagan, Ronald
Supreme Court
Second Amendment
gun control and gun rights
NRA

Carly Fiorina's Big Mouth Could Cost Her a Senate Seat

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By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

It’s so sad when the first post-primary story about one high-profile woman running against another for a U.S. Senate seat has to devolve into this. Carly Fiorina, no stranger to open microphones, has done it again, this time disparaging, of all things,

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TAGS:
Palin, Sarah
McCain, John
Senate
Boxer, Barbara
Fiorina, Carly
primaries
2010 Congressional elections
Congress

Blanche Lincoln Wins Arkansas Primary Despite Media Onslaught

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By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The biggest news from Tuesday's primary results was that Sen. Blanche Lincoln did not lose her reelection bid, much as the media tried to make sure she would. She was written off so far and wide by the media, I was shocked there was enough ink left to ...

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TAGS:
Boozman, John
Republican Party
tea party
Democratic Party
primaries
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Arkansas
Lincoln, Blanche

U.N. Women's Health Conference Must Focus on Education

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By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Washington D.C. is the focal point starting today for a three-day gathering of United Nations and NGO officials all dedicated to the improvement of maternal health. There are many, many topics on the agenda including elimination of fistula and the use ...

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TAGS:
Clinton, Hillary
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gates, Bill
women's health
AIDS/ HIV
birth control
birth
UN

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