· · · · · 

Sen. Dan Patrick’s Medical Records Aren’t Subjects for Debate

When it comes to voting decisions, the fact that Dan Patrick has sought help to treat mental illness is irrelevant. Yet many progressive supporters are still gleefully sharing his records.

When it comes to voting decisions, the fact that Dan Patrick has sought help to treat mental illness is irrelevant. Yet many progressive supporters are still gleefully sharing his records.

· · · · · 

Greg Abbott’s Views on Abortion Not Supported by Most Texans

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis had their most personal and substantive confrontation of the campaign in their final gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, with Abbott's views on abortion clashing with both his opponent and a majority of Texans.

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis had their most personal and substantive confrontation of the campaign in their final gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, with Abbott’s views on abortion clashing with both his opponent and a majority of Texans.

· · · · · 

Inconsistency on ‘Personhood’ Stance Dogs Republican Senate Candidate

With Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner repeatedly saying “there is no federal personhood bill,” even though he’s a co-sponsor of such a bill, Democrats are now airing a television ad correcting Gardner and telling viewers, “Gardner’s bill is called the Life at Conception Act. Look it up yourself.”

With Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner repeatedly saying “there is no federal personhood bill,” even though he’s a co-sponsor of such a bill, Democrats are now airing a television ad correcting Gardner and telling viewers, “Gardner’s bill is called the Life at Conception Act. Look it up yourself.”

· · · · · 

Number of Women in the Running To Be Next Attorney General

With the announcement of Eric Holder’s departure as attorney general has come the inevitable speculation over who his replacement might be. Much of that speculation is credibly pointing toward a female candidate.

· · · · · 

Anti-Choice Super PAC Aims to Swing Senate Control With Attacks on Pro-Choice Democrats

Marilyn Musgrave, former Republican Colorado congresswoman, speaking at the 2014 Values Voter Summit on Saturday.

During a panel session at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday, the head of the Susan B. Anthony List’s super PAC said the group will continue targeting incumbent Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan (NC), Mary Landrieu (LA), and Mark Pryor (AR) as extreme in their support of abortion rights.

· · · · · 

Conservative Women’s Outreach Panel Asks How to Get Men More Involved

“Young pretty girls are the greatest communicators” when it comes to reaching out to young men on college campuses about pro-life, conservative values, said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life.

“Young pretty girls are the greatest communicators” when it comes to reaching out to young men on college campuses about “pro-life,” conservative values, said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life.

· · · · · 

Pro-Choice Independent Greg Orman Could Unseat Longtime Kansas Senator

Republicans are labeling Orman a “stealth Democrat,” and anti-choice organizations are attacking his position on reproductive rights and other issues.

Republicans are labeling Orman a “stealth Democrat,” and anti-choice organizations are attacking his position on reproductive rights and other issues.

· · · · · 

Republicans Need to Tell Anti-Choice Radicals to Back Off

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and fellow Senate Democrats introduced a bill on the last day of the most recent congressional session that would require hospitals receiving federal funding to improve education on the availability of emergency contraception and to offer it to sexual assault survivors.

Republicans grouse and whine about the “war on women” narrative, but they are too afraid of the religious right to take common sense measures like abandoning the attacks on contraception access. How long will it take for them to figure out that they’ve gone too far?

· · · · · 

Ted Cruz Deceives Conservative Crowd on Birth Control Benefit Lawsuits

Sen. Ted Cruz made two patently false statements at the Values Voter Summit on Friday when he said “Right now, the federal government is suing the Little Sisters of the Poor to try to force Catholic nuns to pay for abortion-inducing drugs." (Above, Cruz speaks at the 2011 Values Voter Summit.)

Sen. Ted Cruz made two patently false statements at the Values Voter Summit on Friday when he said “Right now, the federal government is suing the Little Sisters of the Poor to try to force Catholic nuns to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”

· · · · · 

New Hampshire GOP’s ‘Personhood’ Stance Complicates Scott Brown’s Senate Bid

New Hampshire U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown worked to distance himself from a hardline “personhood” position this week, putting him at odds with the state’s Republican Party and positions he has taken in his political past.

New Hampshire U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown worked to distance himself from a hardline “personhood” position this week, putting him at odds with the state’s Republican Party and positions he has taken in his political past.

· · · · ·