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Virginia Republicans go berserk with far-right bills

The Republicans have hit the ground running, with an extremist program of anti-labor, anti-immigrant and anti-choice bills.

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Republican “Mad Men” infuriate women yet again

Foster Friess, the billionaire backer of Rick Santorum's campaign, stunned MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell yesterday.

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Desperate measures? Bishops and Republicans continue fight against birth control

One would have thought that the Obama administration last week put a solid end to the fight over women's access to birth control.

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Victory for women: Komen reinstates Planned Parenthood funding

The reversal came after a firestorm of protests over the cutoff, including charges that it was a cave-in to Republican/right-wing pressure.

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Big win for women in Mississippi, but downsides too

The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.

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“Historic victory”: Insurance companies must cover birth control

Starting next year, insurers will be required to fully cover, with no copays, contraception and other preventive health services for women.

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Budget must "respect, protect" women, coalition says

National Council of Womens' Organizations launched the Respect, Protect, Reject Campaign, and is calling on lawmakers to uphold Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and emphasize women's concerns in the talks.

GOP: no to jobs, attack women instead

In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."

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Who is Ines Sainz?

"I like to look good, but that in no way makes me any less dedicated to the sports journalism world," Sainz wrote.

Seeking time to plan for son, Army mother is arrested

For now, U.S. Army Specialist Alexis Hutchinson has not been forced to deploy to Afghanistan, leaving her 11-month-old son, Kamani, in foster care.

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