Patrick Whelan

Harvard and USC

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Doctor and member of the Pediatrics Faculties at Harvard Medical School in Boston and the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles; President of Catholic Democrats

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President Obama said today he won't back down on the  new rule  that insurance plans – even at religious institutions -- provide free contraceptives to all women employees for family…

Contraception, Religion and Presidential Politics

President Obama said today he won't back down on the new rule that insurance plans – even at religious institutions -- provide free contraceptives to all women employees for family…

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Nury Martinez are calling on Councilmember Jose Huizar to resign. That’s a huge escalation in the growing troubles for Huizar.

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As public health officials continue to encourage families to stay at home, some are weighing the risks and benefits of expanding their social circles.

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He did, apparently. Just not while posing for photographs.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom revised California’s budget down to $203 billion Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic batters the state with record job losses and shortfalls.

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