Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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The Obamacare train wreck continues

Healthcare | As House lawmakers grill Obama administration IT experts on the failed launch of HealthCare.gov, enrollment numbers continue to fall below expectations
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 11/13/13, 05:20 pm

WASHINGTON—It’s been a healthcare rollout that many have called a train wreck. But Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., claimed on Wednesday that such a description is “not fair to train wrecks.”

Gowdy issued his judgment during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing examining the current frontline of the Obamacare debacle: the failed HealthCare.gov website.

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'Heartwarming' evidence in support of the unborn

Abortion | Sen. Lindsey Graham introduces a bill backed by medical research and technology that bans abortions after 20 weeks
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 11/07/13, 06:55 pm

WASHINGTON—The battle over abortion is coming back to the U.S. Senate despite those who say Republicans should steer clear of social issues. And a lawmaker who is facing heat from Tea Party groups for not being conservative enough is leading the charge.

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Democrats win, but Obamacare loses

Politics | Virginians put Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the governor’s mansion, but his narrow victory may not bode well for his party in 2014
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 11/06/13, 12:52 am

By a razor thin margin that was much closer than expected, Terry McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a confidante of Bill and Hillary Clinton, will be the next governor of Virginia.

His election victory Tuesday over Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who campaigned touting his deep Tea Party connections and social conservative principles, reduces the number of Republican governors in the nation from 30 to 29.

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