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A federal district judge in Mississippi upheld the states restrictive new TRAP law but also ruled the state’s only abortion clinic can remain open while it tries to comply with the new regulations. It’s a tepid victory for Mississippi women and a glimpse into what we can expect other Republican administrations to take up next term. This is how Roe v. Wade is overturned–not with one massive legal challenge that rips the precedent away, but will hundreds of individual state restrictions that chip away at access and affordability so that abortion rights are legal in name only.
The Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union sued to block Arizona’s 20-week gestation abortion ban.
It used to be considered fringe to join “alternate” governments or declare yourself sovereign. Now it makes you part of the Iowa GOP candidate pool.
Mitt Romney campaigned with Dick Cheney but neither camp wanted the press to know about it.
Also, why is it so hard to confirm when Romney was at Bain?
There was also a rumor, briefly, that Mitt Romney was considering former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as his running mate. Here’s Jeff Fecke as to why that was never a real story to start.
For many Americans, calling in sick to work can mean losing your job.
However this story offers a glimmer of hope that the judicial system might be waking up to the abuses of the private corrections economy and the return of the debtor’s prison.
A new study finds more and more Americans losing confidence in religious institutions. Gee, wonder what could bring something like that on?
We marked the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birth and marveled at how the more things change the more they stay the same.
In stark contrast to Guthrie stands Hank Williams Jr.
Wells Fargo agreed to pay $175 million to settle claims it discriminated against blacks and Latino families in mortgage fees and services.
Yes, your beauty products may be slowly killing you.
This is pretty cool: 175 former NFL and NBA dancers who are also scientists and engineers, mathematicians, IT professionals, and molecular science Ph.D.’s have joined forces to become the Science Cheerleaders to promote the STEM fields.
Here’s a first: A GOP member of Congress who supports marriage equality.
Finally, meet Mya and her moms.
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