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Maryland Senator Defends Federal Spending On Prenatal Care

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In a draft budget House Republicans are calling for cutting maternity and children programs by more than $200 million, which Cardin opposes.

"Well I'm very concerned about the Republican game plan. I think their plan would be to decimate government," he says.

Maryland ranks 39th in the United States for its infant mortality rate. Cardin says addressing that problem will save money in the end.

"If we can get birth rates up, you not only...decrease infant mortality, we also provide healthier babies, which will have healthier lives, more productive lives and less costly lives," he says.

The spending battle is just beginning on Capitol Hill, as House Republicans and Senate Democrats will now have to work negotiate the final details of the nations budget.


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One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

Nancy Pelosi On The 'Awesome Power' Of The House Speakership

The House's upcoming agenda can "be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans," Pelosi said.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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