Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia cited frustration with “legislative gridlock” in announcing he won’t seek a third term next year, giving Democrats their first opportunity to win an open Senate seat in 2014.
Karen Handel, a senior vice president of public policy for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, resigned after the breast-cancer group decided to overturn a decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America may have already replaced the $680,000 in funding it lost from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation for its breast-cancer prevention programs, the group said today.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer advocacy group, moved to blunt criticism of its decision to end funding for Planned Parenthood, even as dissent erupted within its own ranks and a wave of Web appeals was on the verge of replacing the money.