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Child Care Increasingly Expensive, Even as Public Assistance for Low-Income Families Declines

If we still need more evidence that reproductive freedom is an economic issue, the challenge of affording child care is ripe for discussion.

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In Move That Stunned Advocates, Jerry Brown Vetoes Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

In a move that stunned activists, California’s domestic workers bill of rights was vetoed Sunday. But this will not deter the tenacious organizers at NDWA who are both motivated by love and armed with a multifaceted strategy.

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Warren Pulls Ahead in Massachusetts Polls

Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Don Treeger/The Republican/Landov via NPR.

Warren has gone from trailing to leading in two different senate polls.

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Have We Evolved in Our View of Transgender People?

Twenty states now have laws prohibiting gender discrimination against LGBT people. However, that still means that 30 states do not.

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Brown and Warren Tied In Massachusetts

Photo: AP & Republican file photos.

With less than two months until election day, the race is a nail biter.

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A Pro-Choice GOP Voice at the Convention?

Randy Moody. Eric Gregory/Lincoln Journal Star Photo.

While most of the attendees embrace a no exceptions abortion plank, some Republicans find themselves left out in the cold.

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Massachusetts Anti-Choice Group Considers Brown a “Prolife” Senator

Sen. Scott Brown. AP.

Brown’s voting record is good enough to win him more support from the state’s most active anti-choice group.

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Sen. Scott Brown Begs Republican Party to Please Stop Endangering His Seat

Scott Brown. Gretchen Ertl/AP.

The Massachusetts Republican is doing everything he can not to get tangled up in the backlash over GOP abortion policies.

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Blame the Rape Victim

Rep. Todd Akin said that when he said “legitimate rape” he really meant women who make up false rape claims. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Salon.com’s Irin Carmon, and the Guardian US’ Ana Marie Cox discuss Republicans’ history of blaming rape survivors and how the Party’s position on rape and abortion may impact the presidential election.

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Dr. “Spastic Tubes,” Todd Akin & the Argument that Rape Victims Don’t Exist

Rachel Maddow discusses the resurfacing argument that rape victims cannot get pregnant– one that is easily and frequently disproved– as being a reasoning device for politicians who wish to completely outlaw abortion without feeling immoral.

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