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Reporters Repeatedly Press Undeclared Candidate On Her Ability to Govern While Raising Kids

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Remember when Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was nominated to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, and the media hounded him with questions about how he could handle campaigning and still take care of his young children? Actually, they didn’t. But they are still hounding female candidates for office.

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Wheaton College’s Specious Complaints about the Birth Control Benefit and Religious Freedom

How much could an institution possibly care about what it views as its right to the exercise of religious freedom when it forgets to exercise it? Wheaton College, an evangelical liberal arts school in Illinois is about to find out.

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Bill O’Reilly Rails Against the “Black Out-of-Wedlock Birthrate,” Blames Black People for Irresponsibility

Bill O’Reilly, together here with Bernie Goldberg, rants about the “collapse of family” among specifically black Americans. O’Reilly, who has been outspoken in his opposition to birth control, blames the out-of-wedlock birthrate on black people’s irresponsibility. He only once hat-tips to the fact that this is not a racial, but a societal issue taking place among lower classes – and yet he claims that there are absolutely no societal changes that could be made to alleviate it. (via Mediaite)

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What’s the Answer to Abortion in the Age of the Prison-Industrial Complex? Lock Women Up and Throw Away the Key

Women were once seen as “second victims” of abortion. Now, as women face murder trials for unintended pregnancy losses, they’re potential fodder for a prison system that is steadily becoming one of the biggest businesses in the country.

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How to Stump an Anti-Choicer with One Seemingly Obvious Question

This should-be obvious question stumps anti-choice protesters every time. 

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While Country Celebrates Patriotism, Joe Walsh Says Duckworth Isn’t a Hero

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Most people spend the Fourth celebrating the America and the people who have made the country great.  Congressman Walsh spent his brushing off blowback from calling his rival and former veteran “not a true hero.”

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Anti-Choicers Sue For Right To Continue Picketing Abortion Providers At Home

The courts will likely have to decide whether the right to free speech supercedes the right to individuals to “right to privacy and a sense of security and peace in the home.”

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Illinois Democrats Use “Poison-Pill” to Foil Passage of Forced Ultrasound Bill

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A myriad of amendments have been attached to the proposal in an attempt to kill the entire bill.

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