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by Michael Sean Winters

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As Congress considers adoption of the Pain-Capable Abortion bill, Democrats for Life urge inclusion of provisions to paid family leave in the bill. I cannot think of a better present to Pope Francis than to pass such a bill, with both elements, the week before he arrives in September. 

Veteran Vaticanista John Thavis calls for local consultation in selection of a new Archbishop of St. Paul.  (h/t to Rocco)

According to Politico, Democrats on the Hill appear to be holding the line in their opposition to the President's trade bill. This debate is not about being for trade or against it, it is about the consequences of free trade pacts that are only free for large multinational corporations and leave the rest of us twisting in the wind. The Dems should stand firm. 

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