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N.Y. Catholics Split On Bishops’ Lawsuit Over Contraception Rule

In political developments, a new poll shows a significant divide among Catholics but little support among general voters in New York for the church's complaints about the Obama administration rule. Also, in Minnesota, a new candidate opens his campaign for Congress and criticizes the state's handling of Medicaid funds.

Politico: Poll: Catholics Split On Suit Vs. White House
New York Catholics are sharply divided over the lawsuits filed by Catholic organizations opposed to the Obama Administration’s mandate on birth control, according to a new survey. A new Quinnipiac poll shows that New York Catholics only approve of the lawsuit led by the state's Archbishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, 51 percent to 45 percent. Meanwhile, a majority of New York voters in general disapprove of the lawsuit, 55 percent to 38 percent (Mak, 5/31).

St. Paul Pioneer Press: Allen Quist Files, Will Face Mike Parry In Primary
Former state Rep. Allen Quist filed to run for U.S. Congress on Wednesday, May 30. Earlier this month, Quist called for an immediate, third-party audit of Minnesota's handling of the Medicaid program. The release said Quist estimates the government is overcharging every taxpayer approximately $500 a year to pay for inflated Medicaid expenses (5/31).

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