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Senate inundated with demands to end “silent” filibuster

Senate offices are getting buried under tens of thousands of letters and a huge coalition has managed to spur one million calls into the Capitol.

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Gerda Lerner, pioneering scholar of women's, African-American history

Gerda Lerner, whose life went from Jewish radical activist in Austria to refugee from Nazism to prominent U.S. historian, passed away in Madison, Wisc., at the age of 92, this month.

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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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GOP Grinches trying to steal Christmas

"Anyone who wants to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits to finance tax giveaways for the rich must have a heart two sizes too small."

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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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Debate showed "powerful contrasts" between Obama and Romney

President Barack Obama had the last word in yesterday's presidential debate, and it was the one his supporters longed to hear, and his opponent longs to forget: 47 percent.

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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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Charlotte chant: "We are union, the mighty, mighty union!"

Delegates here for the Democratic National Convention applauded as union men and women marched through Charlotte in the annual Labor Day parade chanting, "We are the union, the mighty, mighty union."

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