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Advocates Say the Time Is Now for National Paid Sick Leave Legislation

The Healthy Families Act has been introduced in Congress every year since 2004, and every year it has failed to gain traction. But advocates for the bill think that this is their year, and they have some reason to be optimistic.

The Healthy Families Act has been introduced in Congress every year since 2004, and every year it has failed to gain traction. But advocates for the bill think that this is their year, and they have some reason to be optimistic.

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Republicans Delay Confirmation of First Black Female Attorney General

“I think that Loretta Lynch is being held to a double standard,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the committee’s ranking member.

“I think that Loretta Lynch is being held to a double standard,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the committee’s ranking member.

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Poll: Despite Stricter Abortion Laws, Republicans Aren’t Satisfied

A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with "the nation's policies regarding the abortion issue," but the real battle is in the states.

A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with “the nation’s policies regarding the abortion issue,” but the real battle is in the states.

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Half of January Job Gains for Women Were in Low-Wage Industries

More women's job gains were in low-wage industries last month than in 2014 overall, and women already make up two-thirds of the low-wage workforce.

More women’s job gains were in low-wage industries last month than in 2014 overall, and women already make up two-thirds of the low-wage workforce.

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GOP Obamacare Alternative Doesn’t Cover Contraception, Maternity Care

The day after House Republicans voted for the 56th time to repeal Obamacare, three congressional Republicans offered an alternative plan that would leave the decision on which “essential health benefits” to cover up to the states.

The day after House Republicans voted for the 56th time to repeal Obamacare, three congressional Republicans offered an alternative plan that would leave the decision on which “essential health benefits” to cover up to the states.

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Congresswomen Reintroduce Military Contraception Equity Bill

Democratic congresswomen reintroduced a bill on Wednesday that would guarantee equal access to contraception for all women who depend on the military for their health coverage.

Democratic congresswomen reintroduced a bill on Wednesday that would guarantee equal access to contraception for all women who depend on the military for their health coverage.

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GOP Congress Holds Quixotic Votes on Obamacare, Immigration

Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.

Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.

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President Obama’s 2016 Budget Draws Praise, Criticism From Women’s Health Advocates

Including the Hyde Amendment in the president's budget isn't new. But advocates, and even some members of Congress, are working to make it news.

Including the Hyde Amendment in the president’s budget isn’t new. But advocates, and even some members of Congress, are working to make it news.

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Point/Counterpoint: Day 2 of the Loretta Lynch Hearings

Republican leadership is reportedly not going to block the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the first Black female attorney general—but some right-wing lawmakers really, really wish they would.

Republican leadership is reportedly not going to block the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the first Black female attorney general—but some right-wing lawmakers really, really wish they would.

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Republicans Grill Loretta Lynch on Immigration in Confirmation Hearing

From bizarre hypotheticals about polygamy and speeding limits to a debate about what "civil rights" actually means, Republicans were eager to talk to Lynch about anything but her qualifications.

From bizarre hypotheticals about polygamy and speeding limits to a debate about what “civil rights” actually means, Republicans were eager to talk to Lynch about anything but her qualifications.

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