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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Komen foundation flap stirs Hill; Trump power; and Roseanne Barr looks to politics (read-this roundup)


The controversy over the Komen Foundation is roiling Capitol Hill.
Paint the town pink — we’re going out on a limb and saying the flap over the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to yank funding to Planned Parenthood isn’t going anywhere.

Our colleagues Lena H. Sun, Sarah Kliff and N.C. Aizenman report that the group’s new reason for halting the donations — meant to provide breast cancer screenings — prompted outrage not just on Facebook and Twitter, but on Capitol Hill as well.

A choice quote: “This new reason is so obviously fake that you’d have to be born today to believe it,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

And our colleague Ezra Klein dug up this chart that’s awfully helpful in understanding the issue.

Oh, and so some guy with funny hair endorsed Newt Gingrich Thursday.

At least that’s what our colleagues Philip Rucker, David Farenthold and Amy Gardner say.

Apparently, inspired by Donald Trump’s ability to command attention in the political sphere, we also learn that former sitcom star and Star Spangled Banner butcherer Roseanne Barr wants to leap into politics.

Her political pledge, as reported to the Associated Press, sounds rather like a threat to us: “I will barnstorm American living rooms,” she said.

By  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/03/2012

 
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