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Boxer: GOP Uses Shutdown to Reinvigorate ‘War on Women’

Barbara Boxer (center) was joined at the podium by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) (right) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) (left).

On Sunday night, the House voted to make averting a government shutdown contingent on delaying health care for women. Senate women are crying foul.

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House GOP Threatens Shutdown Over Contraception, Obamacare

House Republicans have found a new hostage to take in the fight to prevent a government shutdown: contraception.

House Republicans have pegged the continued funding of the federal government to a one-year delay in the implementation of the portion of Obamacare that mandates employer-provided health-care plans to offer coverage for prescription contraception with no co-pay.

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Texas Abortion Providers Challenge Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill in Federal Court

A pair of bills that would require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinics where they perform abortions are working their way through the Oklahoma legislature.

A coalition of reproductive health organizations and abortion providers filed a federal lawsuit Friday morning seeking to block portions of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law from going into effect on October 29.

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Davis Run for Governor of Texas Looks Increasingly Likely

The national media has attacked Wendy Davis as a hypocrite for her stance on a 20-week abortion ban.

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is preparing to announce a run for governor next week, according to news outlets that have spoken with anonymous, high-ranking Democratic sources.

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Stabenow: Cruz ‘Fauxlibuster’ Clips Would Make Great Obamacare Ads

“I wish we had money to pay for ads,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow said. “I’d like to take what he said on the floor and make sure that every American had the opportunity to hear it.”

“I wish we had money to pay for ads,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow said. “I’d like to take what he said on the floor and make sure that every American had the opportunity to hear it.”

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Gillibrand’s Drive Challenges Senate Power Brokers on Military Sexual Assault Remedy

Sen. Claire McCaskill has said she will filibuster her Democratic colleague's Military Justice Improvement Act, which would remove prosecution decisions for serious crimes like sexual assault from the military command.

Studies suggest that Gen Xers like Kirsten Gillibrand question authority and reject seniority, while Baby Boomers like Claire McCaskill treasure loyalty and play by the rules. A proposal to stem the military’s sexual assault crisis may just be the result of generational divide.

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Pillard Nomination Clears Judiciary Committee

Cornelia "Nina" Pillard stands next to President Obama, as he announces her court nomination at the White House this past June.

In a party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. But prior to the vote, Republicans made it clear they are not done fighting President Obama’s judicial nominees.

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Wendy Davis to Announce ‘What’s Next’ on October 3

wendy davis closeup

The Texas senator told her supporters in an email Tuesday that she’ll announce her future plans—a run for governor is rumored—in early October.

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Will Democrats Sacrifice the Nina Pillard Nomination to ‘Save’ the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals?

Nina Pillard, in an interview with the American Constitution Society.

Republicans double-down on threats to filibuster President Obama’s judicial nominees. Will Senate Democrats fight back?

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Repro Wrap: Reproductive Rights a Key Issue in Some Upcoming Elections

Some voters may just be coming back from summer vacation, but politicians and political action groups in New Jersey, Virginia, and Georgia are in full campaign mode.

Some voters may just be coming back from summer vacation, but politicians and political action groups in New Jersey, Virginia, and Georgia are in full campaign mode.

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