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Murray to GOP Leaders: ‘The Fate of the Violence Against Women Act’ is on Your Shoulders

Murray to GOP Leaders: ‘The Fate of the Violence Against Women Act’ is on Your Shoulders
Murray spoke on the Senate floor Thursday saying, “...we all know what it will take to move this bill forward -- leadership from Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor. The fate of the Violence Against Women Act still lays squarely on their shoulders."
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Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table

Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table
Dr. Mark Wallace, who directs the county’s health department, explained to commissioners on at least three separate occasions that Plan B contraception can not abort a fertilized egg. He objected to Garcia’s proposal to include any language in the county’s Title X contract that would suggest Plan B was an abortion drug.
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Obama Takes His Gun Control Show on the Road

In his first road trip to promote his plan to fight gun violence, President Obama visits Minneapolis the recent site of a mass shooting. In September, a man shot and killed six people at the Minneapolis business he worked at before taking his own life.
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MD Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Would Give Rich Boat Owners a Tax Cut

MD Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Would Give Rich Boat Owners a Tax Cut
Maryland Delegate Ron George (R-Arnold) and Senator John Astle (D-Annapolis) have just filed bills to give a tax cut to some of the state’s richest boat owners.
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Obit: Koch Had Chutzpah, Dies at 88

Obit: Koch Had Chutzpah, Dies at 88
When President George W. Bush ran for re-election in 2004, Democrat Koch crossed party lines to support him and spoke at the GOP convention. He also endorsed Mayor Michael Bloomberg's re-election efforts at a time when Bloomberg was a Republican. Koch described himself as "a liberal with sanity."
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Michele Bachmann and Her Dirt Dishing Campaign

As Michele Bachmann continues to refuse to pay her former staff from her 2012 presidential campaign, her former staff continues to dish the dirt on what went on inside her campaign. This includes claims that her campaign violated federal election laws.
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Do As We Say, Congress Says, Then Does What It Wants

Do As We Say, Congress Says, Then Does What It Wants
When CBS News reported in 2011 that members of Congress weren’t prohibited from insider trading, Congress moved swiftly. President Obama signed a law banning it within six months of the broadcast. But Congress is still exempt from portions of a number of federal laws, including provisions that protect workers in the private sector but don’t apply to the legislative branch’s approximately 30,000 employees.
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Ft. Bragg Offers Full Membership to Lesbian Army Spouse

Ft. Bragg Offers Full Membership to Lesbian Army Spouse
The officers’ spouse club at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina has offered a full membership to Ashley Broadway, the lesbian spouse of a U.S. Army officer. The move ends a controversy running nearly two months that highlighted the unequal treatment of same-sex spouses in the military.
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Hannity: Fox is 'Only Media Organization That Has Delivered Fair and Balanced Coverage' of Obama

Hannity: Fox is 'Only Media Organization That Has Delivered Fair and Balanced Coverage' of Obama
Reacting to President Barack Obama’s criticism of the role Fox News Channel and Rush Limbaugh play in conservative politics, host Sean Hannity insisted that Fox News is the “only media organization on this planet that has delivered fair and balanced coverage of this administration.”
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Five Cartoons About Immigration, Amnesty and the GOP

Five Cartoons About Immigration, Amnesty and the GOP
As President Obama rolls into Las Vegas on Tuesday to outline his immigration reform agenda, here are five terrific cartoons about the contentious issue that has plagued lawmakers for decades...
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