February 27, 2014 - 10:17 am
At a hearing that featured the searing testimony of survivors of sexual assault in the military, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told RH Reality Check that her proposal to remove the prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command would see debate on the Senate floor in the coming weeks.
February 25, 2014 - 11:28 am
An attempt to bring up for debate measures designed to address sexual assault in the military, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s bid to remove prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command, was scuttled on Monday.
February 24, 2014 - 9:47 am
RH Reality Check is part of a progressive coalition of 27 groups representing the pro-choice, civil rights and LGBTQ rights communities that have joined together to oppose a nomination to a federal court that was hatched in a backroom deal.
February 19, 2014 - 9:35 am
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running to be his state’s governor against likely Democratic nominee and pro-choice hero Wendy Davis, has chosen to campaign with a washed-up rock star known for his misogyny and racism.
February 18, 2014 - 12:47 pm
With virtually no chance of passage in the current Congress, the Cruz-Lee bill appears to be motivated by politics.
February 13, 2014 - 4:16 pm
Everything Rand Paul has said in recent weeks—from his comments about Monica Lewinsky and the “war on women” to his drafting of anti-choice Cuccinelli as lead counsel—is about proving his patriarchal bona fides.
February 11, 2014 - 10:01 am
Rep. Phil Roe, who has supported defunding Planned Parenthood, noted at the Heritage Action Conservative Policy Summit Monday that both he and his wife were voluntarily sterilized. He explained that after having three kids, if he’d had to raise another, he’d have thrown himself off the Capitol.
February 11, 2014 - 9:43 am
An AP investigation of sexual assault cases at U.S. military bases in Japan reveals erratic application of justice, and the senator suspects there’s more to be found stateside.
January 29, 2014 - 3:51 pm
“It’s just a fake front issue to talk about abortion,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of HR 7, the anti-choice bill passed just hours before Tuesday’s State of the Union address. “What they’re really talking about is contraception, family planning, the judgment of women.”
January 28, 2014 - 9:23 am
Speaking in the Rules Committee, Rep. Alcee Hastings said, “I think men ought to butt out of this subject, and be about the business of respecting women and their rights.”