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Roundup: Specter Changes His Mind, Does Scott Brown?

Today’s roundup is all about the politicians and the things they do in their attempts to keep supporters happy, some of which will backfire.

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Pro-Choice Progress: A Primer on President Obama’s First 100 Days

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. As the political leader of the pro-choice movement, NARAL Pro-Choice America mark’s President Obama’s 100 day┬ámilestone as yet another reminder of how electing leaders who support the fundamental American values of freedom and privacy does make a difference in the lives of women and their families.

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Roundup: Are Your Reproductive Rights Safer Than They Were 100 Days Ago?

Are your reproductive rights safer than they were 100 days ago?; Arizona to apply for abstinence-only funds; Ohio legislature considers Prevention First bill; Dawn Johnsen’s nomination fight reveals weakness of anti-choice movement.

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Senate Republicans Throw Obstacles Before Sebelius, Johnsen Nominations

Protests from anti-choice activists continue to stall the nominations of Dawn Johnsen to Office of Legal Counsel and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Republicans on Dawn Johnsen: “Raging Ideologue Who Can’t See Straight”?

Watch Dahlia Lithwick and Rachel Maddow crush the logic behind Republican opposition to Dawn Johnsen, President Obama’s pick for Assistant Attorney General. Slick.

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Let’s Go Three-for-Three: Don’t Give the Right Wing a Win on Obama’s Nominees

In her reader diary, Nancy Keenan writes: The media is abuzz with stories of GOP obstructionism of some of Obama’s nominees. NARAL Pro-Choice America is taking action to keep the pressure on.

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Obama Nominates Pro-Choice Advocate to Powerful Legal Office

The nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel, along with Eric Holder and other Obama picks, signals an end to the Bush Administration reigns of terror on prisoners of war and on women’s rights.

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