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Anti-Choice Judge Michael Boggs Not Among Dozens of Nominees Confirmed by Senate

The Senate confirmed 34 Obama nominations, including a dozen judges who will serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Controversial anti-choice nominee Michael Boggs was not among them.

The Senate confirmed 47 Obama nominations, including a dozen judges who will serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Controversial anti-choice nominee Michael Boggs was not among them.

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How to Talk About Abortion on the Internet

How can pro-choice advocates change the cultural conversation that can help win policy victories? For starters, according to speakers at this year’s Rootscamp, don’t be afraid to say “abortion.”

How can pro-choice advocates change the cultural conversation that can help win policy victories? For starters, according to speakers at this year’s Rootscamp, don’t be afraid to say “abortion.”

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Will the New Surgeon General Advocate for Women’s Health?

The surgeon general post could put Vivek Murthy in an ideal position to advocate for sensible, science-based reproductive health policy.

The surgeon general post could put Vivek Murthy in an ideal position to advocate for sensible, science-based reproductive health policy.

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GOP Opposition to Immigration Could Give the United States a New Surgeon General

Ironically, a pair of right-wing senators objecting to Obama’s immigration reform have given Senate Democrats the chance to vote on 12 district court nominees and 11 executive branch nominees.

Ironically, a pair of right-wing senators objecting to Obama’s immigration reform have given Senate Democrats the chance to vote on 12 district court nominees and 11 executive branch nominees.

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Congressional Staffers of Color Walk Out to Protest Police Violence

More than a hundred congressional staffers, along with a few members of Congress, walked out of their offices on Thursday to show solidarity with the families of Mike Brown and Eric Garner and peaceful protesters across the country.

More than a hundred congressional staffers, along with a few members of Congress, walked out of their offices on Thursday to show solidarity with the families of Mike Brown and Eric Garner and peaceful protesters across the country.

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How the ‘Cromnibus’ Bill Affects Women’s Health

There are some steps forward and some steps backward for reproductive and sexual health issues, but in some ways the bill is most remarkable for adhering to the status quo.

There are some steps forward and some steps backward for reproductive and sexual health issues, but in some ways the bill is most remarkable for adhering to the status quo.

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Vote Blocked on Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Bill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) hit another roadblock on Thursday when a vote on the bill was blocked in the Senate, but it won't be the last that the chamber sees of the bill.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act hit another roadblock on Thursday when a vote on the bill was blocked in the Senate, but it won’t be the last the chamber sees of the bill.

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Amid Pentagon Spin, Military Sexual Assault Problem Still Rampant

The Department of Defense’s long-awaited report to President Obama on military sexual assault  doesn’t show nearly enough progress in dealing with the problem, advocates for survivors say.

The Department of Defense’s long-awaited report to President Obama on military sexual assault doesn’t show nearly enough progress in dealing with the problem, advocates for survivors say.

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NY Members of Congress: ‘Miscarriage of Justice’ in No Indictment for Killing of Eric Garner

The killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man who died after being placed in a choke hold by a white NYPD officer, ignited rage and disbelief around the country.

Members of the New York congressional delegation expressed outrage on Wednesday after the news that a grand jury decided to press no charges in the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man who died after being placed in a choke hold by a white NYPD officer.

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Protesters Interrupt House Hearing on Obama’s ‘Executive Overreach’ on Immigration

After opening remarks that claimed Obama had just announced “one of the biggest constitutional power grabs ever by a president” that gave immigrants “gifts” in the form of temporary work authorization and deportation protection, about a dozen protesters stood up to hold signs and tell their stories.

After opening remarks that claimed Obama had just announced “one of the biggest constitutional power grabs ever by a president” that gave immigrants “gifts” in the form of temporary work authorization and deportation protection, about a dozen protesters stood up to hold signs and tell their stories.

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