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Brownback’s Austerity, and Its Devastating Effects on Kansas’ Working Poor

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Sam Brownback made a commitment in 2011: to serve the state of Kansas as its governor. It was a commitment to all who live in the state, rich and poor alike. But many of Brownback’s promises to the state’s poor residents have been broken.

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Roundup: Kansas AG Says Faltering Economy to Blame for Uptick in Domestic Violence

Kansas AG blames economy for uptick in domestic violence; North Carolina House passes sex ed bill; undercover at a crisis pregnancy center; from “pro-life feminist to pro-choice mama.”

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Iowa Violence Victims May Pay a Price for Budget Shortfalls

Iowans facing domestic violence are currently able to access crisis counseling and shelters. But if the state doesn’t find a way to maintain $4 million in funding, all that could change.

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Roundup: Republican Party Should Keep Supporting Human Life Amendment, Says Bush; Wonkette on Teen Birth Rate

Family planning services for low-income women on the chopping block in Washington state; Republicans should continue to support Human Life Amendment, says Bush; Arizona to allow anti-choice license plates; Christian Defense Coalition to protest at inauguration; some Asian immigrants use medical technology to ensure sons; Wonkette on teen birth rate.

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Speaker Pelosi Calls on Congress to Pass Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Calling this legislation “of the highest priority” for Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning called for the House to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act this week.

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The Economic Crisis: A Generation of Reproductive Health “Horror Stories”

From surrogacy and egg donation to inducing labor, the economic crisis is driving women to do things with their bodies that they otherwise would not do.

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The Palin-Biden Debate: Betting on Resurgent Social Issues

With Sarah Palin’s appeal to social conservatives and Joe Biden’s pro-choice Catholicism, expect the McCain campaign to go all-in with the Culture War in Thursday’s debate.

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Hagee’s Church of Easy Answers

Feel like you’re not the man you thought you could be? Your local megachurch has a solution: every woman deprived of her reproductive rights, every gay person deprived of the right to marry suddenly makes you look manly by comparison.

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