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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Senate: Our Bosses Shouldn't Make Our Birth Control Decisions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SupremeCourt, politics, WOMEN'S HEALTH, Hobby Lobby decision, society, women's rights, healthcare, government, lies, ethics, usa, news )

Cal
- 14 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Allowing some bosses to override the religious beliefs and health needs of their female employees hurts women, especially those already struggling to make ends meet.
Tennessee Arrests First Mother Under Its New Pregnancy Criminalization Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, health, women, protection, prevention, government, healthcare, news, politics, usa, ethics )

Cal
- 11 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The new law allows the state to criminally charge mothers for potentially causing harm to their fetuses by using drugs.
The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Big Pharma, political influence, reforming marijuana laws, marijuana legalization, big business, obama, politics, usa, congress, corruption, news, healthcare )

Cal
- 14 days ago - thenation.com
Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous--but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.
Liz Cheney on Emergency Contraception: Liberals Think 'Abortion Rights Trump Everything' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, birth control, abortion rights, Liz Cheney, FOX News, Hobby Lobby, dishonesty, freedoms, healthcare, politics, propaganda, republicans, government, ethics )

Carrie
- 19 days ago - rawstory.com
Fox News contributor Liz Cheney asserted on Sunday that the government's legal argument that would have forced Hobby Lobby to cover emergency contraception for its female employees was "abortion rights trump everything."
10 Big Fat Lies and the Liars Who Told Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Obama, healthcare, GW Bush, WMDs, Cheney, RJ Reynolds, cigarette health hazards, Reagan, Iran-Contra, El Salvador, Nixon, watergate, Chile, Johnson, Vietnam war, Sen J McCarthy, communism, cover-up, crime, ethics, lies, politics, propaganda )

Lynn
- 20 days ago - alternet.org
...935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity, that looks at the history of government officials and media pundits speaking and repeating (and repeating and repeating) untruths to shape public opinion and policy.
12 of the Most Inhumane American Presidents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, presidential qualities, healthcare, economy, ethics, social security, Lincoln, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, GW Bush, Carter, Grant, Obama, FD Roosevelt )

Lynn
- 20 days ago - alternet.org
For all the gravity with which the presidency is written about, assessments of presidents are often at least partly based on fluff more suitable for Hollywood than Washington.
Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court's Most Pro-Corporate Member, Makes Good on Right-Wing Investments in Him
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, politics, government, constitution, healthcare, freedoms )

Carrie
- 21 days ago - alternet.org
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ended this Supreme Court session with a bang, writing the majority opinion in two cases that gave for-profit corporations the right to make religious liberty claims to evade government regulation and set the stage for...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Trolls Scalia in Blistering Dissent of Hobby Lobby Ruling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Americans, ACA, healthcare, ethics, constitution, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 24 days ago - rawstory.com
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said the ruling on the Hobby Lobby case was based on a misreading of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and would likely open the door to a host of unintended consequences.
Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, obama, healthcare, obamacare, law, legal interpretations, usa, ethics, government )

Cal
- 2 days ago - thinkprogress.org
both cases hinge upon a glorified typo in the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare gives states the option to run a health insurance exchange selling coverage to their residents, or they may elect to have the federal government run this exchange
Female Justices Dissent as Supreme Court Lets Christian College Opt Out of Birth Control Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, female, justices, women, ruling, ethics, healthcare, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 21 days ago - rawstory.com
The Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that a Christian college in Illinois could temporarily abstain from following the reproductive health mandate under the Affordable Care Act, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
Most Republicans Think Jesus Would Denounce Universal Healthcare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, republicans, healthcare, dishonesty, ethics, politics, propaganda )

Lynn
- 11 days ago - alternet.org
According to a new YouGov poll, Republican Jesus did indeed heal the leper, the blind, and a dead man, but only after he asked each for a co-pay.
Tennessee Arrests First Mother Under Its New Pregnancy Criminalization Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, dishonesty, crime, healthcare, freedoms, politics, drugs, diet, exercise, women, warning, protection, abuse, babies, risks, safety, war )

Wild
- 13 days ago - nationofchange.org
Is Tennessee's new legislation--which allows the state to criminally charge mothers for potentially causing harm to their fetuses by using drugs--stripping women of their fundamental rights once they become pregnant?
U.S. Senator Agrees With Supreme Court Decision Because Women Use Birth Control 'Largely For Recreational Behavior'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, republicans, tea party, dishonesty, lies, government, politics, news, ethics, corruption )

Carrie
- 24 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) agreed on Monday that women use birth control to protect themselves from "recreational behavior," just hours after the Supreme Court ruled that some companies can refuse to provide health insurance coverage that includes contraceptive
   

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