Saturday, May 30, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: And God Created The Electric Chair

Capital punishment is God’s gift to America! Hillary Clinton is such a sure thing, people already want to impeach her! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 29, 2015
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House Repeals DC Law Protecting Workers’ Reproductive Health Choices

Members of Congress who want to overturn the law say it discriminates against employers who have religious objections to birth control and abortion.

May 1, 2015
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Obama To Senate: Approve Loretta Lynch Nomination Now

President Barack Obama on Friday called on Republicans to schedule a vote on his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, calling Loretta Lynch’s monthslong wait a case of Senate “dysfunction” gone too far.

April 17, 2015
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

GOP’s Libertarians Aren’t All That Libertarian

A funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.

April 17, 2015
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5 Things ‘Pro-Lifers’ Would Support If They Were ‘Pro-Mom’

Those who offer no solutions to poor families while America has one of the highest poverty rates in the free world have no right to call themselves “pro-family.”

April 6, 2015
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The Republican List Of Things You Cannot Say

From abortion to guns to climate change, the list of topics that Republicans would rather avoid is growing.

March 18, 2015
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Capitol Rotunda on the way to the State of the Union Address, Jan. 20, 2015. (James Cullum/Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Lynch’s Confirmation Vote Gets Tangled Up With Trafficking Bill’s Abortion Provision

The Senate is bracing for another showdown over abortion.

March 17, 2015
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

White House Attacks McConnell Over Impasses On Capitol Hill

Find out why the White House described Mitch McConnell’s actions as ‘unconscionable.’

March 16, 2015
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Capitol Rotunda on the way to the State of the Union Address, Jan. 20, 2015. (James Cullum/Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Popular Anti-Trafficking Bill Stalled Amid Abortion Debate

The Senate can’t even pass a bill to fight human trafficking without a partisan meltdown.

March 11, 2015
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Grisly Language Propels Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill As U.S. Model

Kansas Republicans have found an upsetting new way to fight abortion.

February 10, 2015
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Culture Wars, Old And New

Republicans have struggled in the culture wars — but they’re gearing up for a new fight.

January 26, 2015
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Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights’

Think abortion rights are only for women? It goes much deeper than that.

January 24, 2015
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After Four Decades With Roe, U.S. Women Still Need Abortion Access, And So Much More

As economic inequality takes center stage in politics, it’s important to remember that reproductive justice and bodily autonomy are just as essential for secure lives.

January 23, 2015
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Analysis: What The House GOP’s Abortion Bill About-Face Really Means

Are Republican moderates finally gaining influence in the House?

January 22, 2015
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

House Republicans Withdraw Abortion Bill Amid Protest In The Ranks

House Republicans celebrated the Roe v. Wade anniversary by pulling an extreme anti-abortion bill.

January 22, 2015
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7 Reproductive Rights Issues To Watch in 2015

2015 could be a difficult year for women’s health.

January 20, 2015
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Late Night Round-Up: The Fetus Lawyer

Alabama has actually come up with a bold new initiative in the area of civil rights: Giving a fetus a lawyer.

January 16, 2015
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Despite Huge Victories, Republicans Face Some Obstacles

Even in the reddest states, GOP governors could struggle to enact far-right reforms.

January 12, 2015
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Texas Abortion Clinics Seen Facing Long Odds In Fight On Limits

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans is poised to deal a huge blow to Texas abortion clinics.

January 5, 2015
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Anti-Abortion Lawmakers In Texas Push For More Restrictions

Texas lawmakers are looking to build even further on measures that have closed more than half of abortion clinics.

January 1, 2015
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Appeals Court Says North Carolina Ultrasound Abortion Provision Unconstitutional

Women’s health advocates just won a big battle in Raleigh.

December 22, 2014
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Supreme Court Turns Down Arizona Appeal To Limit Abortion Drugs

The Supreme Court just delivered a win for women’s health.

December 15, 2014
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Trolling For Hollers

Welcome to the strange world of the right-wing blogosphere.

November 13, 2014
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Weekend Reader: ‘Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights’

Can there ever be a compromise on abortion? Find out in this exclusive excerpt.

November 8, 2014
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Oklahoma Supreme Court Puts Abortion Restriction On Hold

The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously voted to put a hold on a state law restricting abortions until the issue has been argued in a lower court.

November 4, 2014
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