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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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The Ban on Federal Funding for Needle Exchanges Puts Poor Women in Danger

Thanks to restrictive laws and limited health-care options, halting the spread of HIV and hepatitis C is often a losing battle—one that puts women substance users in particularly high danger.

Thanks to restrictive laws and limited health-care options, halting the spread of HIV and hepatitis C is often a losing battle—one that puts women substance users in particularly high danger.

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Obama Plans Deportation Protection for Five Million as Many in GOP Call for Government Shutdown

President Obama will announce an executive order as early as next week that will protect up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allow them to obtain work permits, the New York Times reported Thursday.

President Obama will announce an executive order as early as next week that will protect up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allow them to obtain work permits, the New York Times reported Thursday.

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GOP Governing Agenda Doesn’t Include Birth Control Access

Although many Republican candidates campaigned on making birth control available over the counter without a prescription, it's unlikely that the GOP will make that issue a priority in the new Congress.

Although many Republican candidates campaigned on making birth control available over the counter without a prescription, it’s unlikely that the GOP will make that issue a priority in the new Congress.

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The Supreme Court Could Gut the Affordable Care Act in 34 States

The Affordable Care Act will be gutted by the summer if challengers get their way before the Roberts Court.

The Affordable Care Act will be gutted by the summer if challengers get their way before the Roberts Court.

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After Midterm Defeats, Obama Stands Firm on Immigration Executive Order ‘Before the End of the Year’

"What I'm not going to do is just wait" on immigration reform, Obama said in his first press conference after a devastating midterm election night for Democrats.

“What I’m not going to do is just wait” on immigration reform, Obama said in his first press conference after a devastating midterm election night for Democrats.

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