Monday’s Iowa caucus marked the first votes of the primary season, signaling that the race for the White House is truly underway.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz announced Tuesday an anti-choice coalition to be led by extremists in the movement in order to help demonstrate his opposition to abortion rights.
At an event considered the “final exam” for candidates prior to influential evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats making his endorsement, candidates used the night to blast “political correctness” for interfering with their factually incorrect attacks on abortion.
Ben Carson proposed transgender people get their own bathrooms, Mike Huckabee advocated for “personhood” laws, and Hillary Clinton met with families who lost children to police violence.
Conference organizers announced that more than 1,600 people are expected to attend the National Religious Liberties Conference, which will include scheduled appearances by Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal—all strident opponents of abortion rights.
Critics of the privatization scheme point to other states that have handed over Medicaid to health-care companies only to watch Medicaid waiting lists grow and service dwindle.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said Monday that he had directed state agencies to review the government funding of programs operated by Planned Parenthood in the state.
The unanimous ruling protects a practice designed to improve abortion access in rural parts of the state.
An Iowa appropriations bill would require people seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound and continue to require Gov. Terry Branstad (R) to personally decide which abortions are covered by Medicaid.
The Roberts Court on Monday agreed to consider limits on the ability of workers to form class-actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.