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House Vote Threatens Government Shutdown if Obamacare Not Defunded

Generation Opportunity's ad features the image of a young woman on a gynecologist’s table, feet in stirrups, terrorized by a monstrous Uncle Sam standing between her legs.

What do Friday’s House vote, Ted Cruz’s crusade, and a creepy anti-Obamacare ad have in common? They’re all linked to the Koch brothers.

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Harry Reid to RH Reality Check: Military Sexual Assault Reporting System Needs Fixing

Harry Reid, on an interview with ABCNews in February.

Having already asked lawmakers to take away commanders’ authority to overturn sexual assault convictions, Reid is now considering a measure that would entirely remove sexual assault cases from the chain of command.

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Nevada Tea Partiers Say They Are Done with Abortion Talk

Photo: Indybay.org.

Taking a lesson from the 2012 election results, the state’s Tea Party activists are lookign to be less rigid in the upcoming cycle.

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Roundup: Key Races Show Republican Gameplan for 2010

“Champion for the Unborn.” “Struggle for the soul of the nation.” Remember when elections used to be about taxes and education?

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Women Are Fickle and Biased. They Don’t Deserve to Vote!

This week’s newest off-the-wall right-wing assertion comes to us courtesy of Thomas Mitchell, editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Mr. Mitchell, you see, thinks women are too dumb and too biased to vote.  His helpful suggestion? Repeal the 19th amendment. That’s right.  The one that gave us gals the right to vote.

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GOP Misinformation Machine Goes into High Gear on Senate Langage on Abortion

GOP smear and misinformation campaign goes into high-gear on abortion in Senate bill. Here are some of the actual facts.

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Anti-Choice Extremists Hold Contest for Burning Congressional Leaders in Effigy

“We’re not violent” anti-choice extremists are holding a contest that includes asking supporters to burn Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in effigy.

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HuffPo: 35 Senate Republicans Voted Against Hate Crimes Legislation

Huffington Post reports that earlier today 35 Senate Republicans voted against passage of the defense authorization bill because it also contained hate crimes legislation. The defense bill including the hate crimes legislation, was sent on for final vote, and passed today.

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DeMint Breaks Senate Agreement on PEPFAR Debate

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) took advantage of leverage far-right negotiators acquired as PEPFAR negotiations have been mishandled, and violated Senate protocol to push his ideological misinformation about abortion.

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Scientists Tell Pelosi: No More Ab-only Funding

Ten leading scientists send an open letter to Congress urging them to discontinue funding for failed abstinence-only programs and offering to advise Congress on an alternative.

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