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Hillary’s Challenge

Hillary Clinton is not our first female secretary of state, but she is our first explicitly feminist one.

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Roundup: New York Times Focuses on “Saving the World’s Women”

New York Times examines empowering the world’s women; Michele Bachman: “Keep your laws off my body!”; Operation Rescue lodges complaint over Carhart’s clinic.

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Clinton’s Plan for Women, and the People Who Hope it Fails

Concern for women’s rights among many conservatives extends only as far as it can be used against our enemies.

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When the World Takes Care of Women, Women Take Care of the World

Can we all find common ground around improving maternal health in the United States and around the world?

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Clinton Takes on the Antis: This Is What Diplomacy Looks Like

In a speech for the history books, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a clear and uncompromising case for lifesaving role of international reproductive rights and health care access when testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday.

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Will Obama’s State Department Respond to LGBT Persecution Abroad?

In Brussels last Friday, Secretary Clinton assured an audience at the European Parliament that “persecution and discrimination against gays and lesbians is something we take very seriously.” It’s time to turn those words into actions.

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“Homeland” Security Under Napolitano, Key Player in Fight Against Trafficking

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and her team are important players in setting a new agenda for fighting human trafficking. But we have reason to be concerned about how they’ll do it.

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Dybul Out: Thank you, Hillary!!!

Hillary acts swiftly to clean house at State: Dybul asked to submit resignation.

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Sens. Clinton and Murray Introduce Legislation to Block New HHS Rule from Going Into Effect

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Patty Murray have introduced legislation that would block new Department of Health and Human Services provider conscience regulations from going into effect.

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Roundup: Why So Many “Pro-Life” Catholics Backed Obama

Exit polls show Obama winning the Catholic vote 53-45, in 2004 Kerry lost Catholics to Bush 52-47; Women gain seats in Congress and two strong advocates in the White House; Poll shows Filipinos broadly support teaching of family planning practices to students.

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