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Senator Bill Nelson predicts health care reform bill will pass this month listen

01/12/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This morning, Florida’s senior Senator, Democrat Bill Nelson, predicted that the House and Senate will be able to combine their versions of the major health care reform bill and that it will be signed by President Barack Obama in the next few weeks.

Nelson says that neither a severe abortion restriction nor a proposed public health insurance option that were included in the House version are likely to make it into the final version of the bill.


Women's Show-ARNE ARNESON on Abortion listen

01/24/09 Mary Glennie
From A Woman's Point of View

An interview with Arne Arneson on abortion rights

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Mobile abortion billboard goes through Tampa listen

10/17/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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If you were driving in downtown Tampa at midday today, you might have seen a billboard truck with graphic depictions of abortions.

The mobile billboards are an initiative from Southern California-based pro life group the Center for Bio Ethical Reform.

Mark Harrington, executive director of that group, described what motorists who encounter his truck would see.

The trucks will go through Bradenton and Sarasota early next week, before going south, and ending in West Palm Beach on Oct. ...

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McCain picks Sarah Palin as running mate listen

08/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain attempted to steal thunder from last night’s acceptance speech by Barack Obama today. McCain announced his choice of vice presidential running mate this afternoon, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. McCain made the announcement at a rally in Dayton, Ohio.

Like McCain, Palin is a conservative who has shown willingness to clash with others in her own party. A self-described hockey mom and political reformer, Palin is a first-term governor who's...

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