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Women’s Rights, Civil Rights Leaders Urge Swift Confirmation of Eric Holder for Attorney General

Confirmation hearings for Eric Holder, nominated to be Attorney General in the Obama Administration, were originally planned on a fast-track.  Women’s rights and civil rights leaders are calling on the Senate for swift confirmation.
But Republicans leaders say "not so fast."

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Waiting to Exhale: An Advocate Struggles with the Debate Over Warren

Most of the public debate on Obama’s selection of Rick Warren for the inauguration has centered on his opposition to gay rights, his “good works” on poverty and global AIDS, and Obama’s promise to “disagree without being disagreeable.”  This advocate struggles with “getting to yes.”

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CA Court Case Challenges Prop 8, Anti-Gay Rights Measure

Reproductive rights and gay rights are inextricably linked. Will the California Supreme Court’s decision today to hear a case challenging Proposition 8 (the anti-gay marriage amendment) help unify activists even more?

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Grading the Candidates: McCain Failing From Child Care to Reproductive Rights

An independent group of economists rates the candidates during the financial crisis on ten critical issues for women. McCain barely passes, Obama scores high.

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Of Netroots Nation Sex (Or Lack of It), Glamour, and…Reproductive Rights Framing?

Win the framing war, win the argument: It makes liberals squirmy, but it’s true. Our Netroots Nation panelists talked about how we need to argue forcefully that anti-choicers do not have a monopoly on American values but actually oppose them.

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Roundup: Women and McCain, Planned Parenthood’s New Strategy

Katha Pollitt says women would have to be insane to vote for McCain, Planned Parenthood’s new growth strategy, Mail-order birth control.

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Roundup: McCain, Obama Fighting for Womens’ Vote, Birth Control Measure in House

McCain, Obama stepping up efforts to win womens’ vote, 100 House members add birth control measure to war funding bill, Debating the meaning of feminism.

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Media Watch: Saletan in Slate

William Saletan lets pregnant women in on a secret: ultrasounds reveal the mystery of what's growing in there.

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2008 Democratic Candidates Mighty Debate

Our illustrious Democratic candidates debated last night. Predictably all opposed the Supreme Court ruling but where are the proactive strategies for ensuring women's reproductive rights?

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