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Obama Expands Paid Family Leave, Urges Congress to Do More

The president signed an executive order to give federal employees up to six weeks of paid family leave after the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a new child.

The president signed an executive order to give federal employees up to six weeks of paid family leave after the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a new child.

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House Republicans Pass Doomed Bill Designed to Undo Years of Immigration Policy

An amendment to a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the year prohibits the department from spending any money to process applications for Obama's deferred deportation programs.

The anti-immigration amendment was sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who is also the co-sponsor of a federal bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for fetal anomalies or for a woman’s health unless her life is in danger.

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Democrats Unveil Ambitious Tax Plan to Help Middle Class

“The tax code today is stacked in favor of people who make money off of money and against those who make money off of hard work,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen said in a speech this week.

“The tax code today is stacked in favor of people who make money off of money and against those who make money off of hard work,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen said in a speech this week.

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House GOP Pushes Extreme Deportation-Focused Immigration Proposal

House Republicans are expected to vote this week on anti-immigration measures that would repeal not only President Obama’s new executive action, but also other protections for immigrants dating back to 2011.

House Republicans are expected to vote this week on anti-immigration measures that would repeal not only President Obama’s new executive action, but also other protections for immigrants dating back to 2011.

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Four New Anti-Choice Bills Introduced in U.S. Senate

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter introduced bills to defund Planned Parenthood and require admitting privileges, among other anti-choice measures.

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter introduced bills to defund Planned Parenthood and require admitting privileges, among other anti-choice measures.

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Christine Pelosi on the ‘Barbara Boxer Standard’ of Feminist Leadership

"Once you run and once you win with an unabashed progressive feminist standard, then it becomes easier for everybody else who’s running," says the chair of the California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus about Boxer’s legacy.

“Once you run and once you win with an unabashed progressive feminist standard, then it becomes easier for everybody else who’s running,” says the chair of the California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus about Boxer’s legacy.

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House GOP Kicks Off New Session With 20-Week Abortion Ban Proposal

Anti-choice groups have aggressively lobbied Congress to move this and other bills restricting reproductive freedom, and lawmakers like Trent Franks and Marsha Blackburn have proved happy to oblige.

Anti-choice groups have aggressively lobbied Congress to move this and other bills restricting reproductive freedom, and lawmakers like Trent Franks and Marsha Blackburn have proved happy to oblige.

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Report: 113th Congress Put Up Historic Fights for Reproductive Rights

Even though the 113th Congress was the least productive in modern history, it did manage to do some work to proactively fight for reproductive rights.

Even though the 113th Congress was the least productive in modern history, it did manage to do some work to proactively fight for reproductive rights.

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D.C. Council Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Choices

Some advocates say the bill could be interpreted to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision in D.C., but the bill's sponsors say it merely protects employees from being unjustly fired.

Some advocates say the bill could be interpreted to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision in D.C., but the bill’s sponsors say it merely protects employees from being unjustly fired.

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U.S. Education Department Criticized for Its Actions in Campus Sexual Assault Case

Some student advocates are criticizing the federal government for supporting secrecy in a high-profile campus sexual assault records case in Montana.

Some student advocates are criticizing the federal government for supporting secrecy in a high-profile campus sexual assault records case in Montana.

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