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Mysterious GOP Senator Wants To Define Flooding As Beginning at Fertilization (Oh, Rand Paul)

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The senate is having a hard time passing flood insurance bill due to a senator’s insistance on tagging a fertilized egg amendment onto it.

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Fourteen Senators Ask Sebelius for Data Justifying Administration’s Decision Denying Teens Access to Plan B

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Today, 14 Senators, 13 Democrats and one independent, wrote HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking her to provide them with the scientific evidence and rationale for her decision to deny access to Plan B to teens over the counter

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Senate Committee Passes Appropriations Bill Permanently Banning Global Gag Rule

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to the FY 2012 State Department and foreign operations appropriations bill introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) that, if signed into law, would block re-imposition of the Global Gag Rule. 

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Morning Roundup: Dillard’s Sponsors Event to Raise Money for Racist Billboards

Testing at home for HPV, Montana guts family planning program, Tennessee will reimburse vaginal and C-section births at the same rate, nineteen Senators sign letter supporting Planned Parenthood, and Dillard’s department store is sponsoring a fashion show to benefit Heroic Media, who is raising money for more racist billboards.

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Advocates Call for Immediate Action by House to Prevent Child Marriage

Advocates are calling for immediate passage tomorrow by the House of a bill to prevent child marriage throughout the world.  The legislation, which seeks to ensure better coordination on major development goals, has already passed the Senate unanimously. You can help them.  Action links included.

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Alaska Says Yes to Murkowski, No to Palin (And Joe Miller)

Sarah Palin’s Alaska belongs to Senator Lisa Murkowski now. The Republican who ran an independent write-in campaign against Tea Party and Sarah Palin-backed candidate Republican Joe Miller will serve another term as U.S. Senator for Alaska.

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Election 2010: Women’s Groups Give Buck the Boot With Their Heels On

(VIDEO) Ken Buck put his proverbial low-heeled cowboy boot right into his mouth and now women’s groups are focused on just how anti-woman his politics are.

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Why is Carly Fiorina Lying About Barbara Boxer’s Position on Choice?

Carly Fiorina has made clear she is anti-choice, and takes positions that would outlaw contraception as well as put women’s lives in immediate danger.  Now she is lying about Boxer’s position.

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(VIDEO) O’Donnell’s Frightening Display of Ignorance About the Constitution

Government by empty talking point.  It’s a scene right out of Orwell’s 1984.  Christine O’Donnell, who is actually running for Senate and espouses a “strict constructionist view” of the Constitution, does not appear to know the first thing about on what basis that construction stands. It’s hard to know what to say.  Ya gotta watch the video.

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Election 2010: Polls Indicate Missouri Race Tightening

As Carnahan gains on Blunt in Missouri, some analysts give her increasingly positive odds in the race for Senate, while others point to the fact that out-of-state Republican groups, including one run by Karl Rove, will spend well over $1 million to support Blunt in the last two weeks of the race.

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