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Here’s today’s Daily GIF!
Alanah Poullard—the five year old daughter of a wounded warrior—gets a written note from President Obama, excusing her from school for the day.
I love that someone amazing at Mother Jones took the time to respond to my dumb aquestion.
Gosh, where have we seen this ad before? Oh, that’s right: http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/12/ron-paul-ad-ford-TV
A rundown of other amendments in the bill that House Republicans used to kill Planned Parenthood’s budget:
Eliminated cancer screening and basic health services for millions of poor women.
Prohibited EPA from regulating greenhouse gases.
Cut financing for the Reagan-era US Institute of Peace.
Chopped funding to the National Endowment for the Arts.
Banned financing of net neutrality regulations.
Stripped salaries from White House advisers.
Eliminated financing for firefighter grants.
But! Here’s some money they kept in the budget:
$7 million for the US Army to sponsor a NASCAR vehicle.
Restored $1.5 billion in planned cuts for Iraq War funding.
(Source: The New York Times)
A copy of the death threat sent to the office of Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), for sponsoring an amendment that would halt the Pentagon’s $7 million advertising deal with NASCAR.
(Via TPM and the Minnesota Independent)