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Poll: Opinions of Obamacare Aren’t Set in Stone

Americans have mixed perceptions about the Affordable Care Act, responding in significantly different ways to various questions about the federal health-care law, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Americans have mixed perceptions about the Affordable Care Act, responding in significantly different ways to various questions about the federal health-care law, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Anti-Choice Judge Michael Boggs Not Among Dozens of Nominees Confirmed by Senate

The Senate confirmed 34 Obama nominations, including a dozen judges who will serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Controversial anti-choice nominee Michael Boggs was not among them.

The Senate confirmed 47 Obama nominations, including a dozen judges who will serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Controversial anti-choice nominee Michael Boggs was not among them.

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How the ‘Cromnibus’ Bill Affects Women’s Health

There are some steps forward and some steps backward for reproductive and sexual health issues, but in some ways the bill is most remarkable for adhering to the status quo.

There are some steps forward and some steps backward for reproductive and sexual health issues, but in some ways the bill is most remarkable for adhering to the status quo.

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Supreme Court Appears Baffled by How to Accommodate Pregnant Workers

Wednesday's arguments in UPS v. Young left no clear sign of what, if anything, the Supreme Court intends to do to keep pregnant workers on the job.

Wednesday’s arguments in UPS v. Young left no clear sign of what, if anything, the Supreme Court intends to do to keep pregnant workers on the job.

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Gillibrand: Obama Could Act in New Push for Military Sexual Assault Bill

A bipartisan group of senators said Gillibrand's bill is the best way to protect military sexual assault victims—and that the president could convince Congress of this "overnight."

A bipartisan group of senators said Gillibrand’s bill is the best way to protect military sexual assault victims—and that the president could convince Congress of this “overnight.”

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GOP-Led Government Shutdown Over Immigration Could Be ‘Impossible’

The House Appropriations Committee said Thursday that it would be "impossible" to defund the immigration order, as some GOP legislators compared Obama to a murderous tyrant.

The House Appropriations Committee said Thursday that it would be “impossible” to defund the immigration order, as some GOP legislators compared Obama to a murderous tyrant.

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House GOP Picks All Men for New Committee Chairs

Although there are more women in Congress than ever before in history, House Republicans filled every one of their open committee chair spots with men.

Although there are more women in Congress than ever before in history, House Republicans filled every one of their open committee chair spots with men.

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Senate Takes Small Step to Improve Child Care for Low-Income Families

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The bipartisan reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program will make overdue improvements to a key child-care subsidy program—but it may not do much to ease the crisis of child care affordability in the United States.

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For Parents of Children With Down Syndrome, ‘Abortion vs. Hardship’ Is a False Binary

What if, instead of leaving families isolated and struggling, we identify ways to build a robustly inclusive and caring society? What if we fight to expand access to support for all parents? We can break these dualistic fallacies apart.

What if, instead of leaving families isolated and struggling, we identify ways to build a robustly inclusive and caring society? What if we fight to expand access to support for all parents? We can break these dualistic fallacies apart.

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Will Congress Budget for Women’s Health in Lame-Duck Session?

Planned Parenthood Federation of America circulated a memo last week calling on Congress to fund four key women’s health issues, using both an omnibus appropriations bill and the annual defense authorization bill.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America circulated a memo last week calling on Congress to fund four key women’s health issues, using both an omnibus appropriations bill and the annual defense authorization bill.

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