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Planned Parenthood foe likely loser in Florida primary

Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) will likely lose his primary election to tea partier Ted Yoho.  Stearns was a consistent and vocal opponent of Planned Parenthood launching the congressional investigation into their funding which lead to the Komen Foundation fiasco earlier this year.  Stearns had a  significant fundraising advantage over Yoho but still looks primed to lose a close race after 12 terms in the House.

Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) will likely lose his primary election to tea partier Ted Yoho.  Stearns was a consistent and vocal opponent of Planned Parenthood launching the congressional investigation into their funding which lead ...

Breaking: PA court upholds controversial voter ID law

Crap.  A Pennsylvania court has upheld the state’s controversial voter ID law which could disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters.  Elderly voters and people of color are disproportionately impacted by the law and the failure to block the law could impact the outcome in the key battleground state in November.  Via Talking Points Memo:

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson’s 70-page order ruled that opponents of the law failed to establish “that disenfranchisement was immediate or inevitable.”

Crap.  A Pennsylvania court has upheld the state’s controversial voter ID law which could disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters.  Elderly voters and people of color are disproportionately impacted by the law and the failure to block ...

Quick hit: 90 Days, 90 Reasons

You know it’s getting really mcreally real out there in this election season when writers I know and love get to organizing websites and breaking down policy points on why Obama is good for women (and all of us).

Here’s George Saunders:

Think about that for a second: Obama is saying that a gay woman who gets abused, raped, or assaulted is as worthy of help as a straight woman; that a woman of American Indian descent who gets abused, raped, or assaulted is as worthy of help as a white woman; that a woman who happens to be a student and is abused is as worthy of help as a woman who is not a student; that a woman who ...

You know it’s getting really mcreally real out there in this election season when writers I know and love get to organizing websites and breaking down policy points on why Obama is good for women (and all ...

Candy Crowley will be the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in 20 years

Even after the ridiculous amount of sexism we’ve seen in politics in the last few years, I have to admit I was a little taken aback to learn it’s been a full 20 years since a woman has moderated a presidential debate. So it’s a big effing deal, and about damn time, that Candy Crowley will host this year’s second presidential debate, according to Politico’s sources. Crowley’s selection came following increased pressure for a lady moderator, including a petition from three high school feminists.

Crowley is the anchor of CNN’s Sunday morning talk show State of the Union. She has been covering elections since before the last time a woman hosted the presidential debate, so I’d say ...

Even after the ridiculous amount of sexism we’ve seen in politics in the last few years, I have to admit I was a little taken aback to learn it’s been a full 20 years since a ...

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Why Paul Ryan is bad news for women (and everyone else)

As you all know, Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential pick on Saturday morning. And as most of you probably know, he’s kind of a terrible person. His infamous budget plan would decimate safety net programs for the poorest Americans, he pretty much believes that climate change is a conspiracy theory, and is a huge fan boy of big oil. The man’s priorities are just about as toxic as his hair gel.

But when Andrea Mitchell noted this weekend that the VP pick is a bad one for women, her comments set off conservatives, calling the remarks “demeaning” against conservative women. (While calling her a sour, bitter, old ...

As you all know, Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential pick on Saturday morning. And as most of you probably know, he’s kind of a terrible person. His infamous budget plan would 

Shorter Romney advisors: Colonizer recognize colonizer

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy advisors told the press that part of what makes Mittens a better choice than Obama is that he has a stronger relationship and understanding of the shared history between the US and the UK. Why? Because he is anglo-saxon.

Via the Daily Telegraph,

In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.

Mr Romney on Wednesday embarks on an ...

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy advisors told the press that part of what makes Mittens a better choice than Obama is that he has a stronger relationship and understanding of the shared history between the US and the ...

MA House candidate could be first openly gay Republican in Congress

If he’s victorious this November, Richard Tisei would become the first openly gay Republican in the House of Representatives.

A candidate for Congress in Massachusetts, Tisei supports marriage equality and choice and is expected to be a tough challenger for Democratic Congressman John Tierney who is currently embroiled in personal legal troubles related to his wife and brother in law being involved in a illegal gambling operation.

Tisei doesn’t want his identity to define his candidacy and describes himself as a “live and let live Republican,” who believes “the government should get out of your bedroom, off your back and out of your wallet.”  Tisei’s libertarian platform should play well in south Boston and given the incumbents personal controversies, Tisei has a ...

If he’s victorious this November, Richard Tisei would become the first openly gay Republican in the House of Representatives.

A candidate for Congress in Massachusetts, Tisei supports marriage equality and choice and is expected to be a tough challenger ...

Hey girl.

The Root’s David Swerdlick is clearly tapped into my mental mind:

Rice is also pro-choice in an anti-choice party that already doesn’t trust Romney’s conservative bona fides in light of his well-known flip-flop on the abortion issue.

And Rice has never run for office before — so that admirable “above the fray” quality would go right out the window once she did. The fact that her name keeps being mentioned as a serious contender says not much about her and much more about the politics of being on the vice presidential “short list.” In theory, she gets the prestige that comes from being on that list, and Romney gets credit for including an African-American woman among the finalists, even if ...

The Root’s David Swerdlick is clearly tapped into my mental mind:

Rice is also pro-choice in an anti-choice party that already doesn’t trust Romney’s conservative bona fides in light of his well-known flip-flop on the abortion ...

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