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The Ongoing Battle to Remove Military Sexual Assault Prosecution From the Chain of Command

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The Senate Armed Services chair has bowed to the objections of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and spiked Sen. Gillibrand’s measure to take the prosecution of sexual assaults in the military out of the chain of command. This, after a day-long military sexual assault hearing that featured mostly men.

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Bachmann Announces Retirement From Congress Amid Ongoing Ethics Scandal

Michele Bachmann.

Tea Party Rep. Michele Bachmann has announced that she will not seek re-election in 2014. She denies that the decision has anything to do with allegations of financial impropriety during her failed presidential bid.

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Congress’ ‘Schoolyard Bullies’ Take Aim at D.C. Women

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) compared Congress members who banned the use of local funds for poor women's abortions to "schoolyard bullies."

Lost in a netherworld where it is less than a state and something other than a city, the District of Columbia is being used by right-wingers in Congress as a battleground on reproductive justice and much more.

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House 20-Week Abortion Ban Hearing a ‘Farce,’ Says Leading Democrat

Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI).

Democrats were allowed one witness to the Republicans’ three at a hearing on Rep. Trent Franks’ proposed 20-week abortion ban.

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Four Right-Wing Lawmakers Exploiting the Gosnell Case to Pass Anti-Choice Laws

(From right) Mike Lee (R-UT), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Fred Upton (R-MI).

When the Gosnell case went to trial, right-wing activists saw their moment at hand, and got busy. Right-wing members of Congress got the message.

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Gillibrand Builds Bipartisan Support for Change of Military Justice Code (UPDATED)

At a press conference on Capitol Hill, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand demonstrated bipartisan support for her proposal to remove the reporting and prosecution of sexual assault complaints in the from the chain of command.

At a press conference on Capitol Hill, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand demonstrated bipartisan support for her proposal to remove the reporting and prosecution of sexual assault complaints in the military from the chain of command.

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House Schedules Another Vote Against Health-Care Law During National Women’s Health Week

The House of Representatives is expected Thursday to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday—the 37th time the Republican-dominated body has voted to defund, repeal, or otherwise dismantle the law.

The House of Representatives is expected Thursday to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act—the 37th time the Republican-dominated body has voted to defund, repeal, or otherwise dismantle the law.

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Military Sexual Assaults Are Up, as Air Force Assault Prevention Officer Arrested for Sexual Battery

In a way, the military can create a perfect storm for triggering an eating disorder.

Pentagon brass say they’re working on the problem but balk at meaningful changes that would safeguard those claiming assault against their superiors.

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Why Women and People of Color Keep Getting Shafted in the Growing Restaurant Industry

As of 2011, 1 in 12 private-sector workers was employed in the restaurant industry. But women, especially women of color, face a variety of struggles in this growing field.

As of 2011, 1 in 12 private-sector workers was employed in the restaurant industry. But women, especially women of color, face a variety of struggles in this growing field.

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D.C. Budget Autonomy Passes, What’s Next for Abortion Funding Remains Unclear

The House of Representatives is expected Thursday to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday—the 37th time the Republican-dominated body has voted to defund, repeal, or otherwise dismantle the law.

Now that the voters have spoken, what’s going to happen next?

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