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Mrs. Brown, a former ABC News producer and mother of three, founded the catchy-named California political action committee to organize women and promote fiscally conservative political candidates like U.S. Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina.

“We give everyday women the voice they deserve in Washington. So many of us are desperately worried about jobs, our house payments and the futures of our families. Washington doesn’t seem to be listening to our pleas to stop spending our money,” Mrs. Brown continues. “This is a get-out-the-vote effort, with 10 weeks until election day.”

Visit the effort here: www.thekitchencabinet pac.com.

AND THAT’S THE NEWS

Once there were “women’s” and lifestyle editors, or those who tended high school sports. Time marches on. The Associated Press has named Sonya Ross the new “Race/Ethnicity/Demographics editor,” a first for the wire service.

“She’ll work with AP journalists around the country to produce coverage that captures the changing facets of race and ethnicity in the United States and its effects on the experiences of people of various races,” says acting Washington bureau chief Steven Komarow.

“She’ll help the AP look thoughtfully at the evolving definition and significance of race and ethnicity in American culture and society,” he adds. “Sonya will also expand her role in the news department’s diversity initiatives, and help the AP create new types of content on diversity topics in all formats.”

ANCHORS AWAY

Statistics from a single health facility in Texas bring the 14th Amendment - which grants automatic citizenship for babies born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants - into focus. Three-quarters of the 7,000 babies born annually at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth are the offspring of undocumented workers.

Republicans, including Sen. John Cornyn, have called for hearings in January, when Texas lawmakers are expected to file legislation prohibiting Texas hospitals from issuing birth certificates to the “anchor babies” of illegal immigrants.

“We cheapen the value of our citizenship, particularly when we give it away to people who are committing a crime against the United States,” state Rep. Leo Berman of Tyler tells the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

POLL DU JOUR

- 81 percent of liberal voters say President Obama’s views are “mainstream.”

- 75 percent of conservative voters say his views are “extreme.”

- 48 percent of voters overall say the views of Mr. Obama are extreme.

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