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House Passes Bills to Defund Planned Parenthood, Add Criminal Penalties for Abortion Providers

The Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), passed 241-187.

The two bills passed Friday would “undermine access to comprehensive reproductive health care and criminalize the practice of medicine,” says the president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

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House Committee Wants Unedited Planned Parenthood Attack Videos

Planned Parenthood and pro-choice legislators have already called for the anti-choice group to release its full, unedited videos, but this request comes from a Republican who has a different rationale for asking for the full videos.

Planned Parenthood and pro-choice legislators have already called for the anti-choice group to release its full, unedited videos, but this request comes from a Republican who has a different rationale for asking for the full videos.

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House Dems: Investigation Finds ‘No Evidence’ of Planned Parenthood Wrongdoing

“Despite the incendiary rhetoric, we have looked strictly at the facts," said Reps. Frank Pallone and Diana DeGette, top Democrats on one of the committees investigating Planned Parenthood.

“Despite the incendiary rhetoric, we have looked strictly at the facts,” said Reps. Frank Pallone and Diana DeGette, top Democrats on one of the committees investigating Planned Parenthood.

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Attacks on Planned Parenthood Could Create Dicey Situation for Colorado’s GOP Candidates

Colorado Republicans will at best see a neutral response by general-election voters and at worst face a serious backlash in next year’s election as a result of their continued attacks on Planned Parenthood, political analysts say.

Colorado Republicans will at best see a neutral response by general-election voters and at worst face a serious backlash in next year’s election as a result of their continued attacks on Planned Parenthood, political analysts say.

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We Trust Black Women to Stand Up, Speak Out, and Lead

SisterSong and our partners and allies are committed to trusting Black women, telling the truth about our lives, and demanding that decision makers either stand with us or get out of the way.

SisterSong and our partners and allies are committed to trusting Black women, telling the truth about our lives, and demanding that decision makers either stand with us or get out of the way.

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With College’s Price Tag on the Rise, Democratic Candidates Aim for ‘Debt-Free’ Higher Education

States across the country continue to reduce their public investment in education. With that in mind, Democratic presidential candidates are tackling the question of how to make college affordable (again) for American students.

States across the country continue to reduce their public investment in education. With that in mind, Democratic presidential candidates are tackling the question of how to make college affordable (again) for American students.

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Congressional Progressives to SEC: Publicize Pay Gap Between Workers and CEOs (Updated)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could soon mandate that corporations make public the ever-growing pay gaps between executives and workers after a series of delays that have for years frustrated congressional progressives.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could soon mandate that corporations make public the ever-growing pay gaps between executives and workers after a series of delays that have for years frustrated congressional progressives.

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Some Democrats Go on Offense Against Front Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos

While many Democrats avoid discussing the deceptive Center for Medical Progress videos, others are starting to push back against the front group.

While many Democrats avoid discussing the deceptive Center for Medical Progress videos, others are starting to push back against the front group.

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Senate Will Vote Monday on Defunding Planned Parenthood

The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood's funding to other providers of women's health care, but critics say that simply wouldn't work.

The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood’s funding to other providers of women’s health care, but critics say that simply wouldn’t work.

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Newsweek: How the ‘New York Times’ Bungled the Hillary Clinton Emails Story

Journalists have an ethical duty to report the truth, to correct errors quickly, and to take responsibility for their work. The New York Times has not only failed in its responsibility, but has kept online a version of a story that has been completely discredited.

Journalists have an ethical duty to report the truth, to correct errors quickly, and to take responsibility for their work. As noted here by Kurt Eichenwald writing in Newsweek, the New York Times has not only failed in its responsibility, but has kept online a version of a story that has been completely discredited.

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