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Ted Cruz Tries to Block D.C.’s New Reproductive Health, Gay Rights Bills

The resolution is likely nothing more than a political move to curry favor with conservative constituents who disapprove of D.C.'s liberal policies.

The resolution is likely nothing more than a political move to curry favor with conservative constituents who disapprove of D.C.’s liberal policies.

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Brownback: Anti-Choice Laws Will Serve as Economic Boon

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback made his constituents the subject of a “real live experiment” on the effects of implementing a right-wing economic policy agenda.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback made his constituents the subject of a “real live experiment” on the effects of implementing a right-wing economic policy agenda.

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African-American Leaders Condemn GOP for Holding Up Lynch Confirmation

African-American civil rights leaders and members of Congress are harshly criticizing Republicans and Mitch McConnell for making Loretta Lynch wait longer than any attorney general candidate in the last 30 years to get a vote.

African-American civil rights leaders and members of Congress are harshly criticizing Republicans and Mitch McConnell for making Loretta Lynch wait longer than any attorney general candidate in the last 30 years to get a vote.

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Losing My Lege: Former Fetus, Current Hypocrite

Rep. Jonathan Stickland's "former fetus" isn't just a matter ripe for mockery. It's an issue of life and death for the people in Texas who rely on Planned Parenthood, and other specialized providers of reproductive health care, for affordable cancer screenings and treatment.

Rep. Jonathan Stickland’s “former fetus” sign isn’t just a matter ripe for mockery. It’s an issue of life and death for the people in Texas who rely on Planned Parenthood, and other specialized providers of reproductive health care, for affordable cancer screenings and treatment.

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GOP Senator Spreads False Claims About Obamacare’s Cybersecurity

Tom Cotton has a history of making inflammatory statements that push the bounds of political decorum, even for the most bombastic lawmakers. These have included outlandish comments about the Affordable Care Act, which he has virulently opposed.

Tom Cotton has a history of making inflammatory statements that push the bounds of political decorum, even for the most bombastic lawmakers. These have included outlandish comments about the Affordable Care Act, which he has virulently opposed.

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Colorado Lawmaker ‘Very Proud’ of South Dakota Legislator Who Compared Planned Parenthood to ISIS

Controversial Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (pictured), who once suggested that a gay Congressman would "join ISIS in beheading Christians," has said he's "very proud" of a South Dakota legislator who compared Planned Parenthood to the Islamic State.

Controversial Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, who once suggested that a gay Congressman would “join ISIS in beheading Christians,” has said he’s “very proud” of a South Dakota legislator who compared Planned Parenthood to the Islamic State.

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CPAC 2015, and New Research Reveals Religious Women’s Attitudes Toward Contraception

On this episode of Reality Cast, Dr. Elizabeth Patton explains the relationship between religious belief and political support for contraception policy. In another segment, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and how women’s rights were yet again a punching bag.

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Scott Walker: ‘I Will Sign’ 20-Week Abortion Ban

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, shifting his abortion stance ahead of his expected 2016 presidential bid, has for the first time said he would sign a ban on abortion after 20 weeks' gestation and would support similar legislation at the federal level.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, shifting his abortion stance ahead of his expected 2016 presidential bid, has for the first time said he would sign a ban on abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation and would support similar legislation at the federal level.

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Republicans Finally Relent in Funding Fight Over Immigration

After months of delays and exercises in legislative futility, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday finally allowed the passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not block any of President Obama’s actions to temporarily protect some unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

After months of delays and exercises in legislative futility, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday finally allowed the passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not block any of President Obama’s actions to temporarily protect some unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

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Barbara Mikulski, Longest Serving Woman in Congress, Will Not Seek Re-Election

At a press conference announcing her decision, Mikulski said she had asked herself, “Do I spend time my raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?”

At a press conference announcing her decision, Mikulski said she had asked herself, “Do I spend time my raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?”

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