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Rallying Against Abortion, Christianity Doubles Down at Conservative Conference

Rallying Against Abortion, Christianity Doubles Down at Conservative Conference
“Am I the only guy who’s ending sentences with ‘amen’ this weekend?” Ralph Reed, conservative political operative and born-again Christian, asked during his speech at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver this weekend. If the enthusiastic round of cheers and applause offered by the audience in response is any indication, then no, he’s not alone. The culture wars of the 90s and early 2000s have died down considerably as American society becomes increasingly secularized, but religion's role in the conservative right still looms large.
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Sen Elizabeth Warren Has Some Fighting Words

Sen Elizabeth Warren Has Some Fighting Words
Senator Elizabeth Warren recently laid out 11 core progressive values in a powerful speech at Netroots Nations. Watch the video on the flip, in which the senator explains how these principles are fundamentally American — and something we should be fighting to support.
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Despite SCOTUS, More Employers Covering Birth Control Under Obamacare

Despite SCOTUS, More Employers Covering Birth Control Under Obamacare
More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance. This week the Supreme Court allowed some employers with religious scruples to opt out, but most companies appear to be going in the opposite direction.
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Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
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5 Things Women Should Know About the Hobby Lobby Decision

5 Things Women Should Know About the Hobby Lobby Decision
Since the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby can deny contraceptive coverage to its female employees, a lot of people have questions about what that ruling means for women. While there are still some question marks, here are five things you need to know.
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Religious Freedom and Birth Control: A Reading List for the Hobby Lobby Cases

Religious Freedom and Birth Control: A Reading List for the Hobby Lobby Cases
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods birth control cases, the most significant religious-freedom cases in at least a generation. The central issue is whether or not companies whose owners have deep-seated religious objections to some forms of contraception should be required to provide birth control benefits to employees. A ruling isn’t expected until the end of June, so there’s plenty of time to do some background reading.
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Nina Martin
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Court Rules Hobby Lobby Can Be Considered A Religious 'Person'

Court Rules Hobby Lobby Can Be Considered A Religious 'Person'
Religious conservatives are one step closer to convincing the federal judiciary to shield corporations by granting them religious rights, thanks to new reasoning in a decision handed down Thursday in the Hobby Lobby case.
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