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House Passes ‘Disgustingly Cruel’ 20-Week Abortion Ban

The Republican-dominated U.S. House voted 242 to 184 Wednesday to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide, with no exceptions for a woman’s health or fetal anomalies.

The Republican-dominated U.S. House voted 242 to 184 Wednesday to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide, with no exceptions for a woman’s health or fetal anomalies, and with rape and incest exceptions that advocates call callous and cruel.

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The Republican Stronghold of the Senate Judiciary Committee

In their first weeks of leadership, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee show not much has changed in the GOP's approach to civil rights.

In their first weeks of leadership, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee show not much has changed in the GOP’s approach to civil rights.

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Texas Republicans Attempt to Reach Women Voters by Appropriating Feminist Successes

Red State Women's new initiative, "The Female Fact(Her)," relies on a few context-free statistics to try to convince female voters that the GOP is the party for them.

Red State Women’s new initiative, “The Female Fact(Her),” relies on a few context-free statistics to try to convince female voters that the GOP is the party for them.

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U.S. House ‘Diversity Gap’ Could Become Wider Than Ever

House Democrats and Republicans have never looked so different, and the GOP could become whiter and more male-dominated this year.

House Democrats and Republicans have never looked so different, and the GOP could become whiter and more male-dominated this year.

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Memo to the Washington Post: If Seeing an Interracial Couple Makes You Gag, You Don’t Have a ‘Conventional View’

New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray.

Actually, 87 percent of Americans think interracial marriage is just fine.

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The Party Wants Akin Out, Anti-Choice Interest Groups Don’t

Is the right about to have its first major splintering?

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Jeb Bush: The New GOP Leaves Reagan Far Behind

The former Florida governor admits that when it comes to the “party of Reagan,” the group likely wouldn’t be a big fan of the president these days.

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Conservatives Lean on Abortion to Distract from Health Care Crisis

Since “Save America’s Insurance Companies” is hardly a winning rallying cry, conservative groups are calling on their reliable foe/political friend, abortion.

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Gail Collins on Mark Sanford

I missed it when it first came out. If you did too, it is worth reading.

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Can Common Ground Prevail?

When it comes to the abortion conflict in the U.S. a fascinating new consensus is emerging: the need for common ground. And while the common ground movement has yet to formalize there are signs of its potency, to be sure.

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