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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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Following Well-Worn Scripts, State Lawmakers Renew Assault on Access to Abortion Care

Anti-choice lawmakers across the country have in recent weeks filed barrages of laws that would restrict access to safe and legal abortion.

As state legislative sessions gear up for what could be one of the worst years on record for reproductive rights, anti-choice lawmakers across the country have in recent weeks filed barrages of laws that would restrict access to safe and legal abortion. Many of these laws are identical, or nearly so, to laws that have repeatedly failed in the same states where they are being reintroduced.

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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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New Hampshire Lawmaker Tries to Strip Funding for Women’s Health Services

Women’s health centers in New Hampshire could lose state money for all services they provide under a bill to be introduced this legislative session.

Women’s health centers in New Hampshire could lose state money for all services they provide under a bill to be introduced this legislative session.

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Supreme Court Denies Review of Marriage Equality, Campaign Finance Cases

The Roberts Court on Monday denied review of a Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage, noting the federal appeals court has yet to rule, as well as two campaign finance related challenges.

The Roberts Court on Monday denied review of a Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage, noting the federal appeals court has yet to rule, as well as two campaign finance related challenges.

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Fifth Circuit Judges Take Skeptical View of Same-Sex Marriage Bans

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Supporters of same-sex marriage across the South told reporters that they left the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals feeling optimistic Friday, as counsel for gay and lesbian plaintiffs from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas spent the morning in the New Orleans court arguing against same-sex marriage bans in the three states.

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Pennsylvania Senators Move to Block Paid Sick Leave for Philadelphia Workers

Two Pennsylvania state senators on Wednesday said they would introduce legislation prohibiting municipalities from enacting paid leave protections for workers, a direct response to a long-standing effort in Philadelphia to give employees paid sick leave.

Two Pennsylvania state senators on Wednesday said they would introduce legislation prohibiting municipalities from enacting paid leave protections for workers, a direct response to a long-standing effort in Philadelphia to give employees paid sick leave.

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Louisiana Prosecutor Calls Same-Sex Marriage ‘Social Experiment’ During Fifth Circuit Hearing

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judges on Friday heard oral arguments in three same-sex marriage cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with dozens of residents from all three states lining up as early as 4:30 a.m. to secure seats inside the New Orleans courtroom.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judges on Friday heard oral arguments in three same-sex marriage cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with dozens of residents from all three states lining up as early as 4:30 a.m. to secure seats inside the New Orleans courtroom.

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Colorado Republicans Introduce ‘Personhood’ Bill After Ballot Measure Defeat

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A bill in the Colorado house would define life as beginning at conception. It has almost no chance of passing, observers say.

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Lawsuit Questions Communication Between Ohio Anti-Choice Group and State Health Agency

Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit with the Ohio Supreme Court to force disclosure of records of communications between state health officials and members of Ohio Right to Life under the states public records law.

Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit with the Ohio Supreme Court to force disclosure of records of communications between state health officials and members of Ohio Right to Life under the states public records law.

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