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Shannon Bream

Washington, DC

Shannon Bream

Before joining FNC, Shannon Bream was a weekend anchor and covered general assignments for Washington D.C.-based NBC affiliate, WRC-TV. Previously, she anchored the evening and late-night news for the CBS affiliate, WBTV, in Charlotte, N.C. and held writing and reporting positions at the Tampa ABC affiliate, WFTS-TV.

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September 9, 2010 2:35 PM

Suit Threatens Planned Parenthood Funds

Two former Planned Parenthood employees-turned-whistleblowers have made stunning allegations regarding the abortion provider's accounting practices.  In a case now pending in federal court P. Victor Gonzalez alleges that he saw millions in fraudulent overbilling to state and federal governments when he worked as Chief Financial Officer for Planned Parenthood of Los ... read more



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July 13, 2010 5:27 PM

Administration’s Soft Sell on Tough Medicine?

As the Obama administration forges ahead with massive changes to the U.S. health care, financial and energy systems - critics are raising questions about how the overhauls are being implemented. In the case of landmark health care legislation, some of the most controversial provisions – like requiring individuals to buy insurance – don’t roll out until 2014. That ... read more



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July 1, 2010 5:45 PM

Would a Justice Kagan be Sidelined?

Though there has been plenty of partisan bickering during this week's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, there is at least one issue raising concerns on both sides of the aisle. There are questions about how many cases Kagan would have to sit out if she's confirmed, and just how willing she would be to do that. As Solicitor General, the ... read more



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June 25, 2010 3:41 PM

Kagan Landmines

Before she was even announced as a the next nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, Elena Kagan had taken more heat on one issue than any other - her decision to bar military recruiters from Harvard Law School's Office of Career Services while she was the dean. The showdown stemmed from her opposition to the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, which she calls a "moral ... read more



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June 24, 2010 4:31 PM

Kagan’s Early Years “On” the Court

Should Elena Kagan be confirmed to the Supreme Court later this year, she’ll be no newcomer to the halls at One First Street NE in Washington, DC. During the 1987 term, she served as a clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall. Kagan has called him her “hero” and praised his vision. In an article she wrote for the Texas Law Review in 1992, Kagan said: “In Justice ... read more



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June 7, 2010 5:08 PM

Arkansas Democrats Battle to the Finish

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is feeling optimistic heading into tomorrow’s Democratic primary run-off with incumbent Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark. Just four months ago, it looked like Lincoln would sail through the primary, but Halter jumped in 11 weeks ago and has pushed the race to the wire. Aboard his campaign RV today, when I asked him about the ... read more



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May 11, 2010 6:16 PM

How Does Kagan Feel About the Military?

Given Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s relatively thin paper trail, the policy decisions she has made are getting extra attention. Chief among them is her decision as dean of Harvard Law School to ban military recruiters from the official campus career services office (OCS). Kagan acted because of her belief that the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy ... read more



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May 10, 2010 10:41 PM

Kagan’s Paper Trail

Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama's new Supreme Court nominee, has never been a judge. As such, her paper trail is much slimmer than the average nominee, but it still is providing fodder for critics. Groups on both the right and left say they are worried that Kagan is too much of an unknown entity for them accurately gauge what kind of justice she would be. ... read more



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May 6, 2010 9:17 PM

National Day of Prayer “UnAmerican”

The National Day of Prayer has been around since 1952, but just weeks ago a federal judge ruled that the government’s endorsement of the yearly event is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued an injunction banning President Obama from releasing a Proclamation this year, finding it amounts to an impermissible mix of government and religion.  The ... read more



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April 13, 2010 2:34 PM

Lawmakers Fight to Close Taxpayer-Funded Abortion “Loophole”

Health care reform issues are clearly not off the table for conservatives, and abortion seems to be the new battleground. According to Americans United for Life (AUL), more than two dozen states are now working on legislation aimed at closing what state lawmakers believe is a loophole for abortion and federal tax dollars. “This was the biggest expansion of abortion since ... read more