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Will Congress Budget for Women’s Health in Lame-Duck Session?

Planned Parenthood Federation of America circulated a memo last week calling on Congress to fund four key women’s health issues, using both an omnibus appropriations bill and the annual defense authorization bill.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America circulated a memo last week calling on Congress to fund four key women’s health issues, using both an omnibus appropriations bill and the annual defense authorization bill.

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New Congressional Leadership: Status Quo for GOP, More Progressive Democrats

Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and Harry Reid all won re-election to their leadership positions. But Elizabeth Warren's inclusion in Democratic leadership could signal more progressive priorities.

Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and Harry Reid all won re-election to their leadership positions. But Elizabeth Warren’s inclusion in Democratic leadership could signal more progressive priorities.

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Obama Plans Deportation Protection for Five Million as Many in GOP Call for Government Shutdown

President Obama will announce an executive order as early as next week that will protect up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allow them to obtain work permits, the New York Times reported Thursday.

President Obama will announce an executive order as early as next week that will protect up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allow them to obtain work permits, the New York Times reported Thursday.

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GOP Opposition to Immigration Reform Could Lead to Another Government Shutdown

Mitch McConnell’s promise of no government shutdowns seems irreconcilable with his resolve to use the budget process to “push back” against Obama's "executive overreach" on immigration reform.

Mitch McConnell’s promise of no government shutdowns seems irreconcilable with his resolve to use the budget process to “push back” against Obama’s “executive overreach” on immigration reform.

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GOP Governing Agenda Doesn’t Include Birth Control Access

Although many Republican candidates campaigned on making birth control available over the counter without a prescription, it's unlikely that the GOP will make that issue a priority in the new Congress.

Although many Republican candidates campaigned on making birth control available over the counter without a prescription, it’s unlikely that the GOP will make that issue a priority in the new Congress.

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Obama Expected to Nominate Loretta Lynch as First Black Female Attorney General

Lynch, a Harvard graduate and the current U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, would be the first Black woman to serve as attorney general and only the second woman to ever hold the position.

Lynch, a Harvard graduate and the current U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, would be the first Black woman to serve as attorney general and only the second woman to ever hold the position.

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Republicans Still Determined to Repeal Affordable Care Act, Birth Control Benefit and All

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters Thursday that the House will vote again to entirely repeal the Affordable Care Act, regardless of what the newly Republican-dominated Senate does.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters Thursday that the House will vote again to entirely repeal the Affordable Care Act, regardless of what the newly Republican-dominated Senate does.

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After Midterm Defeats, Obama Stands Firm on Immigration Executive Order ‘Before the End of the Year’

"What I'm not going to do is just wait" on immigration reform, Obama said in his first press conference after a devastating midterm election night for Democrats.

“What I’m not going to do is just wait” on immigration reform, Obama said in his first press conference after a devastating midterm election night for Democrats.

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Kansas Republicans Hold Both Governor’s Office and U.S. Senate Seat

Kansas re-elected both Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, despite predictions that both could lose in a backlash against the state’s extreme conservative and anti-choice policies.

Kansas re-elected both Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, despite predictions that both could lose in a backlash against the state’s extreme conservative and anti-choice policies.

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Maine Keeps Republican Governor, Loses Hope of Expanding Medicaid

The Maine state legislature voted three times to expand Medicaid in the last two years, and Gov. Paul LePage vetoed it every time.

The Maine state legislature voted three times to expand Medicaid in the last two years, and Gov. Paul LePage vetoed it every time.

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