How did the Republicans get themselves into this shutdown mess? Part of the problem is they are remarkably out of touch, and you can look no further than Republican discourse on contraception to see how bad it’s gotten in the right-wing bubble.
In the end, House Republicans got virtually nothing of what they said they wanted: no defunding of Obamacare, no curtailment of the birth control benefit in Obamacare the law of the land. But they’ll be back.
Conservatives asked the Roberts Court to review and reverse a federal appeals court decision that for-profit companies are not “people” with religious exercise rights.
Equality advocates had hoped for an immediate ruling striking the state’s marriage equality ban, but a federal judge ruled the challenge should go to trial.
The Supreme Court has another chance to strike a fatal blow to affirmative action policies.
In attempting to reverse troubling unemployment trends among persons with disabilities, disability rights advocacy groups are looking to the health-care sector as a solution.
States are banning private citizens from using their own money to buy insurance from private insurers if a plan covers abortion. It’s part of a larger strategy by anti-Obamacare forces to insert abortion into the debate as often as possible with the goal of stigmatizing health-care reform and killing the Affordable Care Act.
At the 2013 Values Voter Summit, Ted Cruz lies about Obamacare birth control benefit, while Dr. Ben Carson says there’s no war on women because people give their seats up for the ones who are pregnant.
If confirmed, Yellen, who currently serves as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, would be the first female chair of the United States’ central banking system.
On the second day of its term, the Roberts Court looks ready to allow more political spending. The question is just how much more?