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10:17 am
Mon February 13, 2012

New Republic: Caught Between The Pill And The Hill

A photo from the "Penitential Vigil" Mass in the St. Ignatius Church in Rome during a "Towards Healing and Renewal," symposium for Catholic bishops on Feb. 7, 2012. The Catholic Church in the U.S. is fighting the Obama Administration mandate on birth control.
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Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 6:59 am

Tara McGuinness is Senior Vice President for the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

On Friday the White House reached a compromise on the contraception mandate that can satisfy both reproductive health advocates and Catholic hospitals. For those like Rick Santorum, though, who have been loudly and repeatedly accusing the Obama administration of engaging in "overt hostility to faith in America," this isn't enough. But if this is really a war against religion, maybe it's time to ask the people of faith who are supposedly under attack. People like me.

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Opinion
10:16 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Weekly Standard: Beyond Cynical

Barack Obama stands with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelious as he announces that insurance companies and not religious employers will cover the cost of mandated free contraceptive coverage at the White house in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2012.
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Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 7:00 am

John McCormack is a staff writer for The Weekly Standard.

On Feb. 9, the Democratic party appeared to be in disarray over the Obama administration's decree that private insurance plans, including those offered by religious organizations, must provide free coverage of contraception, sterilization procedures, and abortifacients.

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Movie Interviews
10:16 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Brad Pitt: Making 'Moneyball' And Being Billy Beane

Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the passionate general manager of the Oakland A's, in the Oscar-nominated sports drama Moneyball.
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Originally published on Sun February 12, 2012 10:01 pm

In the Oscar-nominated film Moneyball, Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, a baseball manager obsessed with turning his cash-strapped team into a contender. Pitt says that drive is what attracted him to the role that has earned him a best-actor nod.

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Opinion
10:16 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Foreign Policy: Women On The Front Lines

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy Vee Penrod speaks to the media during a briefing Feb. 9, 2012 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Penrod briefed the media on the results of the Defense Department's review on women in service, which would ease some restrictions on women serving in combat roles.
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Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 7:25 am

Joshua E. Keating is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.

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Opinion
10:15 am
Mon February 13, 2012

The Nation: Getting Teachers To Live In Newark

A former grand theater lies closed April 17, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. Newark is struggling to hold onto economic gains made over the last decade. Its once vibrant downtown is filled with empty buildings.
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Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 7:43 am

Dana Goldstein is a Puffin Foundation writing fellow at The Nation Institute and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation.

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