The Republicans have hit the ground running, with an extremist program of anti-labor, anti-immigrant and anti-choice bills.
Foster Friess, the billionaire backer of Rick Santorum's campaign, stunned MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell yesterday.
One would have thought that the Obama administration last week put a solid end to the fight over women's access to birth control.
The reversal came after a firestorm of protests over the cutoff, including charges that it was a cave-in to Republican/right-wing pressure.
The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.
Starting next year, insurers will be required to fully cover, with no copays, contraception and other preventive health services for women.
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.
In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."
"I like to look good, but that in no way makes me any less dedicated to the sports journalism world," Sainz wrote.
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.