Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Benghazi, Emails, Planned Parenthood: How D.C. Press Keeps Enabling The GOP’s Orchestrated Distractions

Journalists would be wise to take note of the pattern of plain deception behind various GOP-sponsored pursuits, and ask themselves if they want to keep sponsoring these planned distractions.

October 3, 2015

Champions For Modern Womanhood: A Thank-You Note, Margaret

Thank you, Margaret Sanger. How little has changed since you founded Planned Parenthood — the major women’s health care provider Republican lawmakers threaten to “defund.” That kind of sore talk was nothing new to you.

October 2, 2015
Jackie Speier

Online Abortion Rights Movement Comes At A Cost

There’s no recognizable champion for abortion. Activists want to change that.

October 1, 2015

Chaffetz: My Graph Wasn’t Misleading!

Chaffetz: “I can understand where people would say that arrows went different directions, but the numbers are accurate.”

October 1, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Mark of The Christie

Chris Christie sat down for an interview on “The Daily Show” — in which Trevor Noah asked where exactly he should get his stamp to track him as an immigrant worker.

October 1, 2015
Planned Parenthood Federation president Richards shakes hands with Chairman Chaffetz at  House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in Washington

Standing Tall For Planned Parenthood

“It’s a shame to think that there are people in this country who are so committed to ending women’s access to both birth control and safe and legal abortion that they’ll really resort to any means to try to entrap people, twist the truth, in order to reach their ends.”

October 1, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines

The Republican Brand Is Tea Party

Democrats have their own problems, but they are far more in step with mainstream America while the GOP remains more interested in appeasing a narrow base than governing a diverse country.

October 1, 2015
Planned Parenthood Federation president Richards testifies before House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in Washington

Cecile Richards Defends Planned Parenthood To House Oversight Committee

Although the subject of the hearing was nominally the use of federal funds, the ethics and legality of abortion itself were very much on the line.

September 29, 2015

Endorse This: Oversight Of The Oversight

Watch as the committee’s lead Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, points to the political double-standard in the Planned Parenthood debate.

September 29, 2015

House Republicans Attack Planned Parenthood, Utterly Fail At Basic Math

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) betrayed not only a nakedly partisan agenda to punish the women’s health organization by withdrawing federal support, but also a complete dishonesty with basic math.

September 29, 2015

Congress Begins Advancing Spending Bill With Deadline Looming

John Boehner’s resignation as Speaker of the House has helped free him and his Republican colleagues in Congress for something important: doing their job.

September 28, 2015
U.S. House Speaker Boehner publicly announces his resignation during news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Boehner Says Will Avoid U.S. Government Shutdown; Slams ‘False Prophets’

Blasting hard-line conservatives as “false prophets,” U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said Congress will avoid a government shutdown this week.

September 27, 2015

Senate Stops Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood

A majority of senators — 42 Democrats, two independents and eight Republicans — banded together to stop the anti-abortion effort on a procedural vote.

September 24, 2015

Senate Bill Would Keep Federal Agencies Open Into December: McConnell

Senate Republicans initially will seek to pass a version of the spending bill that cuts off all federal funds to Planned Parenthood.

September 22, 2015

Endorse This: Boxing Carly Fiorina

Hear what the long-serving Democrat who crushed Carly Fiorina in 2010 now thinks about her chances this year.

September 21, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

5 Imaginary Problems GOP Candidates Would Rather Solve Than Real Ones

In case you missed them during three hours of pessimism, lies, and awkward posturing, here are five imaginary crises Republican candidates will fix by repeating all of the mistakes we’ve already made.

September 21, 2015

When Liars Debate, The Truth Always Loses

Try as they will to reject Trump, he fits in perfectly among Republicans – and not only because he worships money, spews xenophobic nonsense, and encourages callous bigotry. Like them, he relies on fabrications and falsehoods, manipulating the prejudices of ill-informed voters.

September 17, 2015
Pentagon Government Shutdown

Congress Readies To Shut Down Government Over Planned Parenthood Funding

Congress is back in session, and that means a possible government shutdown over funding Planned Parenthood.

September 8, 2015
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Conservatives Double Down On Anti-Abortion Extremism

It is becoming difficult to escape the conclusion that conservatives would rather fight about abortion than reduce it.

August 24, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Hail To The Antichrist!

There’s nothing wrong with Planned Parenthood that a Christian conquistador couldn’t fix. And did you know Obama’s the son of Satan?

August 21, 2015
Protesters stand on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

Republicans Aim For Their Own Feet

The party has an unerring genius for alienating exactly the demographics it needs to win the White House.

August 20, 2015
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If Abortion Foes Were Really ‘Pro-Life,’ They’d Go After Fertility Clinics Too

Why do anti-abortion activists and politicians exhaust themselves trying to destroy Planned Parenthood, while ignoring embryo-destroying fertility clinics?

August 19, 2015

5 Reasons The GOP Is In Worse Shape Now Than It Was In 2012

The Republican Party, after eight years of plotting Obama’s demise, is in far worse shape than it was the last time it lost the presidency. Here’s why.

August 17, 2015
Protesters gather outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

Abortion Opponents Show Little Concern For Poor Kids

If this outrage reflected genuine concern about lives ended while still in the womb, wouldn’t more conservatives be worried about what happens to poor babies once they are born?

August 15, 2015
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