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‘RH Reality Check’ Editor at Large Erin Matson Talks Safe Harbor Law, Government Shutdown

To The Contrary panelists discuss New York’s new anti-trafficking Safe Harbor policy, how the shutdown affects the GOP’s image in the eyes of women, and Barnard President Debora Spar on women not having it all. Panelists include RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, the Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp.

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Former San Diego Mayor Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment and Battery

After being accused of sexual harassment by at least 18 women and being forced to resign, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (above) has pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and battery.

After being accused of sexual harassment by at least 18 women and being forced to resign, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and battery charges.

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Shutdown Sexism, and What Virginia’s Election Means for the Nation

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a documentary filmmaker who is trying to capture what happens when women tell abortion stories. Just because the government shutdown is big news doesn’t mean sexism is on the backburner, and the governor’s race in Virginia encapsulates an electoral trend that’s not going away.

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House GOP Proposes ‘Abortion Insurance Disclosure Act’

Under the proposal, any abortion coverage provided by any health plan through Obamacare insurance exchanges would have to be "disclosed to enrollees at the time of enrollment in the plan and shall be prominently displayed in any marketing or advertising materials."

Under the proposal, any abortion coverage provided by any health plan through Obamacare insurance exchanges would have to be “disclosed to enrollees at the time of enrollment in the plan and shall be prominently displayed in any marketing or advertising materials.”

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President Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Head the Federal Reserve

President Obama announces Janet Yellen's nomination for Federal Chair today.

If confirmed, Yellen, who currently serves as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, would be the first female chair of the United States’ central banking system.

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What John Boehner Can Learn From Abortion History About Ending the Shutdown

The pressures are intensifying on John Boehner, the Speaker of the House—the person who does have the power to end the shutdown by bring a no-strings attached budget bill.

House Speaker John Boehner, like New York’s George Michaels during the state’s 1970 abortion vote, has the opportunity to do the right thing, even if it costs him his speakership. But will he do it?

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Want to Learn A Little Bit More About Texas Senator Wendy Davis? Here You Go

Here’s a little bit more about the Texas senator who recently announced that she will run for governor of the state.

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Wendy Davis Announces Run for Texas Governor, ‘For the Very Future of Our State’

The national media has attacked Wendy Davis as a hypocrite for her stance on a 20-week abortion ban.

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis officially announced that she will run for Texas governor Thursday, following weeks of speculation among Democrats and progressives in Texas who’ve been rooting for the Fort Worth native to make a run for statewide office ever since her news-making 13-hour filibuster of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion bill this summer.

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Sen. Warren on the Government Shutdown

On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of the birth control benefit in the health-care law and urged “those legislators who cannot cope with the reality of our democracy to get out of the way, so that those of us in both parties who understand that the American people sent us here to work for them can get back to work solving real problems faced by the American people.”

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GOP Prepares to Shut Down Government Over Health Reform

With only two days left in the fiscal year, Rep. Louise Slaughter called on House Republicans to stop holding the American people hostage to demands on health-care reform. Republicans have refused to fund the government unless the Affordable Care Act—a law that is set to deliver health benefits to 30 million more Americans—is delayed or dismantled.

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