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.
From bizarre hypotheticals about polygamy and speeding limits to a debate about what “civil rights” actually means, Republicans were eager to talk to Lynch about anything but her qualifications.
State Rep. Randy Boyd (R-Mantachie) has introduced HB 1309, which would redefine “person” in Mississippi state law to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization.”
Citing inaccurate science, a leading Colorado lawmaker is signaling he’ll oppose providing funds for a state program that, during a five-year privately-supported test phase, reduced teen pregnancies by 40 percent.
Republicans in Congress last week introduced three new anti-abortion bills in the House and one in the Senate, one of which would force a woman to have a medically unnecessary ultrasound before receiving abortion care.
To read news coverage of the anti-insurance bill that Republicans passed instead of a 20-week ban on abortion, you’d think the new bill is no big deal. In reality, though, it’s just as bad in most ways.
Sen. Rand Paul marked last week’s anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by arguing for the urgent passage of his federal ‘personhood’ legislation. But in 2013, he said he was in no rush to pass his own legislation, which, he claimed, was intended to spark a discussion.
Military rape survivors are being victimized again—by the very agency tasked with helping them.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is planning to introduce policy that would require low-income residents pass drug tests before they qualify for a number of welfare programs.
Newly sworn in Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick kicked things off by spending a couple of hours dismantling a decades-old bipartisan legislative tradition beloved by Republicans and Democrats alike.