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Panel: Media consolidation hurts women

Media consolidation and cross-ownership, where fewer big conglomerates determine the information Americans see, shuts out women and minorities.

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Women take lead in Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall journey

Women of all ages, colors, national origins and class status were a critical piece of the coalition that propelled President Barack Obama into his second term.

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Republicans force expiration of Violence Against Women Act

The reason? Republicans reject extending the law's protections for women who are undocumented immigrants, Native Americans, LGBT, or students.

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Union says Romney did not seek women for top posts

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was wrong when he said that, as Massachusetts governor, he sought information about qualified working women for his Cabinet.

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Romney presses gun rights but not women’s rights

Mitt Romney's website lists 26 issues on which you can "learn more about Mitt." The list includes gun rights, but not women's rights.

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Top Romney pal compares immigrants to dogs

This weekend, Mitt Romney endorsed Republican Rep. Steve King for reelection Nov. 6, calling him a "partner in DC."  King has taken the most extreme right-wing positions on almost every issue.

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Women at DNC return fire in GOP “War on Women”

Women speakers at the Democratic National Convention appealed for President Obama's reelection as the best answer to the GOP's "war on women."

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GOP stalls Violence Against Women Act renewal

Renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is tied up in Congress. The reason: Republicans.

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Sandra Fluke campaigning hard for Obama

Sandra Fluke, who has become a national figure in the fight for women's reproductive rights, is campaigning hard now for the re-election of President Obama.

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Akin just said out loud what fellow Republicans think

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin stirred up a storm when he said, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

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