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McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood Isn’t Going to Happen

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted the obvious truth: The Senate doesn't have the votes to defund Planned Parenthood, and even if it did, President Obama would never sign off on it.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted the obvious: The Senate doesn’t have the votes to defund Planned Parenthood, and even if it did, President Obama would never sign off on it.

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Conservatives Try to Dehumanize Immigrant Women, Trans People

On this episode of Reality Cast, Katherine Cross explains why attacks on trans people’s health-care access are so misguided. Also, anti-choicers use the term “anchor baby” to attack women for having babies, and the Ashley Madison leak has some interesting lessons about the internal politics of the Christian right.

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Texas Governor Hopes to Create Redundant Fetal Tissue Laws

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott he will seek to "eliminate and criminalize any sale or transaction of fetal tissue by an abortion clinic for any purpose whatsoever" as part of a his response to widely discredited videos targeting Planned Parenthood.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will seek to “eliminate and criminalize any sale or transaction of fetal tissue by an abortion clinic for any purpose whatsoever” as part of a his response to widely discredited videos targeting Planned Parenthood.

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Fighting Rape Culture, and the Rise of Anti-Choice Extremism

On this episode of Reality Cast, author Kate Harding will explain why rape culture is a real thing, Republican candidates get even more extremist with anti-choice rhetoric, and conservatives try to argue that Planned Parenthood is somehow preying on women.

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U.S. Congressman Says Feminists of Color Promote ‘Racist’ Agenda

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) on Friday tweeted comments accusing a Black anti-rape activist, as well as other feminists and journalists, of promoting a “racist” agenda by accepting awards from Planned Parenthood.

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) on Friday tweeted comments accusing a Black anti-rape activist, as well as other feminists and journalists, of promoting a “racist” agenda by accepting awards from Planned Parenthood.

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Black Lives Matter Activists: Clinton Encounter Moves National Discussion on Race to Newer, Deeper Level

Black Lives Matter activists Daunasia Yancey and Julius Jones speak with Melissa Harris-Perry about their meeting with Hillary Clinton last week during which they challenged the Democratic presidential candidate on her involvement with the 1994 Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act, a bill that helped perpetuate mass incarceration within the Black and Latino communities.

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GOP Candidates’ Views on Women, and Sex Between Straight Men

On this episode of Reality Cast, author Jane Ward explains the reasons why straight men have sex with each other. Also, Donald Trump causes a misogyny controversy, and Republican candidates express odd opinions about abortion.

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With College’s Price Tag on the Rise, Democratic Candidates Aim for ‘Debt-Free’ Higher Education

States across the country continue to reduce their public investment in education. With that in mind, Democratic presidential candidates are tackling the question of how to make college affordable (again) for American students.

States across the country continue to reduce their public investment in education. With that in mind, Democratic presidential candidates are tackling the question of how to make college affordable (again) for American students.

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Ben Carson Says His Own Fetal Tissue Research Was Justified

Carson told the Washington Post that his "intent" made his research acceptable, and that his opposition is to "killing babies and taking the tissue, that’s a very different thing than taking a dead specimen and keeping a record of it."

Carson told the Washington Post that his “intent” made his research acceptable, and that his opposition is to “killing babies and taking the tissue, that’s a very different thing than taking a dead specimen and keeping a record of it.”

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GOP: Attack Women All You Want, But Hands Off the White Republican Ones

The GOP is worried that Donald Trump insulted women. Really? Have you looked at your platform lately?

The GOP is worried that Donald Trump insulted women. Really? Have you looked at your platform lately?

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