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Gavel Drop: Judge Rules David Daleiden Is No Journalist

A federal judge ruled Friday that nope, David Daleiden was not engaging in "journalism" when he concocted the video smear campaign against Planned Parenthood; plus more legal news.

A federal judge ruled Friday that nope, David Daleiden was not engaging in “journalism” when he concocted the video smear campaign against Planned Parenthood; plus more legal news.

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Abortion Rights Take Center Stage at Republican Debate

Republicans facing off in Saturday night’s presidential debate sparred over whose anti-choice stances were the most draconian.

Republicans facing off in Saturday night’s presidential debate sparred over whose anti-choice stances were the most draconian.

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Kasich Touts and Clinton Stays Silent on Welfare Reform That Could Leave One Million People Hungry

Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton's administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the '90s.

Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton’s administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the ’90s.

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The Real Story Behind Candidates’ Stances on Detention Centers

Whether they are run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or a for-profit entity, detention centers are unnerving for a number of reasons, as are the connections some politicians have to them.

Whether they are run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or a for-profit entity, detention centers are alarming for a number of reasons, as are the connections some politicians have to them.

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‘Trapped’ Documentary Rejects Moral Divide Between Religion and Abortion

Viewers might expect Trapped to be a grim, national montage—but it's not. Instead, it's something much more powerful: an intimate portrait of a handful of providers in Texas and Alabama who are fighting not only to keep their doors open, but to reduce the stigma against abortion propagated by the religious right.

Viewers might expect Trapped to be a grim, national montage—but it’s not. Instead, it’s something much more powerful: an intimate portrait of a handful of providers in Texas and Alabama who are fighting not only to keep their doors open, but to reduce the stigma against abortion propagated by the religious right.

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Kentucky’s GOP-Held Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

The move is part of Republican lawmakers' conservative agenda designed to "send a message to voters."

The move is part of Republican lawmakers’ conservative agenda designed to “send a message to voters.”

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Study: Contraceptive Use Dropped When Texas GOP Booted Planned Parenthood From Medicaid

A new report from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project links an increase in Medicaid-paid births to diminished access to injectable contraception as a result of excluding Planned Parenthood affiliates from Texas' Medicaid program.

A report links an increase in Medicaid-paid births to diminished access to injectable contraception as a result of excluding Planned Parenthood affiliates from Texas’ Medicaid program.

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Hello From Iowa: Three Things You Should Know About Monday’s Caucus (Updated)

Monday’s Iowa caucus marked the first votes of the primary season, signaling that the race for the White House is truly underway.

Monday’s Iowa caucus marked the first votes of the primary season, signaling that the race for the White House is truly underway.

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White Republicans Have Pushed 90 Percent of 2016’s Anti-Choice Bills

Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

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Gavel Drop: So Much Bad News for Daleiden. So Much.

Welcome to Gavel Drop, our roundup of legal news, headlines, and head-shaking moments in the courts.

Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.

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