Monday, August 3, 2015
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell addresses reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood Exposes Republicans’ Lack of Coherence

Monday’s Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood was a do-or-die moment for the Republican party.

August 3, 2015
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Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m Proud To Stand With Planned Parenthood’

Clinton: ‘When they attack women’s health, they attack America’s health. And it’s wrong, and we’re not going to let them get away with it.’

August 3, 2015
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Anti-Abortion Videos Provoke Ethical Crisis For Doctors, Pols — And Media

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) continues to cause political problems for Planned Parenthood, while challenging media outlets to strike a balance between covering the group’s activities and spreading their strident anti-abortion message.

August 1, 2015
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The 5 Worst States For Women’s Health

Five states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy, female homicide, women living in poverty, and limited health care access.

July 31, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Drink That Commie Kool-Aid

The end is near, but never near enough. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the increasingly unhinged right wing.

July 31, 2015
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White House Opposes Congress Cutting Off Planned Parenthood Funds

Planned Parenthood said it broke no laws, because abortion providers are allowed to charge costs to cover expenses associated with fetal tissue donation.

July 30, 2015
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Senate Republicans Aim To Divert Planned Parenthood Funds In Abortion Dispute

The Republican plan to divert $500 million a year away from Planned Parenthood was criticized by family planning experts who said it showed a lack of understanding of how women’s health services work.

July 29, 2015
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Why The Group Trying To Frame Planned Parenthood Is Guilty As Hell

Shady, shady, shady. But what do you expect from anti-choice activists?

July 23, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the legislation he sent to Congress today to authorize the use of military force (AUMF) against Islamic State in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Feb. 11, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

This Week In Crazy: Obama’s Secret Muslim Gang Sign

Obama sends another secret Muslim message, Glenn Beck predicts World War III, and more.

February 20, 2015
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Iowa Supreme Court Blocks Rule Limiting Access To Abortion Pills

The rule would have made it illegal for doctors to prescribe abortion pills by videoconferencing.

September 18, 2014
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Abortion Restrictions Take Effect In Arizona After Judge’s Ruling

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Restrictions on some types of abortions in Arizona went into effect Tuesday morning after a federal judge upheld state changes limiting a woman’s access to an abortion-inducing drug. U.S. District Judge David Bury issued an order Monday afternoon rejecting a bid to block the new abortion restrictions while the state’s […]

April 1, 2014

5 Ways The Tea Party Sabotaged The Economic Recovery

The far right had been trying to spark some sort of populist movement for decades. Finally in February 2009, as the public began to comprehend the magnitude of the financial crisis that had been killing an average of half a million jobs a week for months, a dry weed caught fire. CNBC’s Rick Santelli spoke […]

February 28, 2014
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MRAP, Maxx, And The Militarization Of Our Local Police Forces

What a Christmas little Bastrop had! It’s still a mystery how Santa Claus got it down the chimney, but Bastrop got a nifty present that most children could only dream about: A big honkin’, steel-clad, war toy called MRAP. But Bastrop is not a 6-year-old child, and an MRAP is not a toy. Bastrop is […]

January 8, 2014
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WARNING: Chis Christie Is The Man Who Could End Roe v. Wade

Here’s what you need to understand about Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ): His actual record as governor is pretty terrible. “Since Christie took office in January 2010, New Jersey’s private-sector job growth rate of 4.5 percent ranks 46th among the 50 states,” the Asbury Park Press pointed out on Monday. When it comes to economic growth, […]

January 7, 2014

Another State Joins Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Following the lead of several other states, New Hampshire cancelled funding for Planned Parenthood that had already been allocated in the state’s budget. Even though laws seeking to deny the organization funding failed in the state legislature, the state’s five-person executive council, which has the power to regulate state contracts, decided to act on its […]

July 12, 2011

Midwestern GOP Cracks Down On Right To Choose

The Republican Party’s three decade plan to restrict abortion rights scored another success after officials successfully defunded Planned Parenthood in both Minnesota and Indiana. In Kansas, a new strict set of regulations enforced by anti-abortion Governor Sam Brownback will now likely mean that all three clinics with doctors willing and able to perform the procedure […]

June 22, 2011

North Carolina Becomes 3rd State to Defund Planned Parenthood

North Carolina is the latest victim of extremism by the Tea Party freshmen swept into state legislatures across the country last fall: Republican state representatives in North Carolina voted to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the state budget Wednesday morning, ensuring that a provision to strip all federal and state money from Planned […]

June 15, 2011
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