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Actually Bloomberg, Super PACs Do Still Matter

With the 2016 primary season in full swing, PACs aren’t playing the role some thought they would as candidates shy away from mounting paid advertising campaigns according to Bloomberg’s Michael Bender.

A recent Bloomberg Politics report declared super PACs to have been “neutralized” by the media’s obsession with Trump’s seemingly endless series of gaffes and outrageous rhetoric, but PACs still stand to play a major role in the 2016 election season.

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The Notoriously Anti-Choice Media Outlet Co-Sponsoring the Next Democratic Debate

Why is the Democratic National Committee, chaired by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, partnering with an anti-choice publication for Saturday's debate if it seeks to only work with media outlets in line with its key principles?

Why is the Democratic National Committee, chaired by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, partnering with an anti-choice publication for Saturday’s debate if it seeks to only work with media outlets in line with its key principles?

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Democratic Candidates Diverge on Health Care, Rally Around Family Leave

Each of the five Democratic presidential candidates supported the Affordable Care Act, but one candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), said he would go a step beyond Obamacare if he won the presidency.

Each of the five Democratic presidential candidates has supported the Affordable Care Act, but one candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), said during Tuesday’s debate he would go a step beyond Obamacare if he won the presidency.

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Abortion Access All But Unmentioned in Democratic Debate

The Democratic candidates, unlike their GOP counterparts, were not asked about attacks on reproductive rights and abortion access.

The Democratic candidates, unlike their GOP counterparts, were not asked about attacks on reproductive rights and abortion access.

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GOP: Attack Women All You Want, But Hands Off the White Republican Ones

The GOP is worried that Donald Trump insulted women. Really? Have you looked at your platform lately?

The GOP is worried that Donald Trump insulted women. Really? Have you looked at your platform lately?

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Newsweek: How the ‘New York Times’ Bungled the Hillary Clinton Emails Story

Journalists have an ethical duty to report the truth, to correct errors quickly, and to take responsibility for their work. The New York Times has not only failed in its responsibility, but has kept online a version of a story that has been completely discredited.

Journalists have an ethical duty to report the truth, to correct errors quickly, and to take responsibility for their work. As noted here by Kurt Eichenwald writing in Newsweek, the New York Times has not only failed in its responsibility, but has kept online a version of a story that has been completely discredited.

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Stoking Fire: What’s Missing From Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’

Hillary Rodham Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices

Women’s empowerment is key to Clinton’s vision of progress, and she is forthright in supporting women’s human rights. As such, it’s curious that the book fails to address, among other things, maternal mortality, abortion, contraception, or the reproductive havoc caused by modern warfare.

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President Obama: Do the Right Thing on HIV Prevention

When it comes to making sure taxpayer-funded AIDS programs are comprehensive and designed to deliver the most effective interventions for people in need, the Obama administration’s track record has not been good.

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Taliban Publicly Executes Woman for “Adultery” As Clinton Declares Afghanistan “Major Ally”

Screenshot from the CNN/Reuters video.

A woman is publicly executed in Afghanistan to settle a “dispute” between two Taliban officials. This gross demonstration of the everyday violence faced by women in Afghanistan comes just days after the U.S. declared the country as a major non-NATO U.S. ally and 70 countries pledged to provide aid.

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Global Roundup: Can the U.S. “Fix” Gender Inequality Worldwide?

Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Weekly global roundup: USAID unveils a new policy on gender equality and women’s empowerment – but is it too late? Women struggle in fledgling South Sudan; FIFA may let women play in hijab; and unsafe abortion haunts Nepal despite liberal laws.

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