On Monday, Senate Republicans successfully blocked Judge Robert Wilkins’ nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, bringing to a head the fight between the Obama administration and conservatives over the future of the second most powerful court in the country.
On Wednesday, after many years spent on the defensive in the “war on women,” advocates took to Capitol Hill in two simultaneous efforts to protect and advance the health and rights of women and girls in the United States.
Republicans have now blocked three well-qualified women from serving on the nation’s second highest court.
What’s the link between big money donors like the Koch brothers and the wave of anti-choice restrictions?
With a potentially tough Republican primary ahead of him, Sen. Lindsey Graham took the lead on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization—after Sen. Marco Rubio turned down the opportunity.
The senator is optimistic that her amendment, the Military Justice Improvement Act, could reach even the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.
It has little chance of passing, but Sen. David Vitter hopes to attach a destructive anti-choice amendment to a landmark non-discrimination vote, according to news reports.
The bill, a companion to the House’s HR 1797, would ban abortions after 20 weeks in all 50 states.
Senate Republicans filibuster a centrist judicial candidate, successfully blocking the second woman nominated by President Obama to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
An across-the-board reduction in food stamp benefits takes effect Friday, and more cuts are on the horizon.