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February 20 2014

08:00

Liberal Groups Lobby Senators To Reject Controversial Obama Judicial Nominee

Huffington Post - By Jennifer Bendery - Feb. 20 (News Report) - More than two-dozen progressive groups are appealing directly to Senate Democrats to sink the confirmation of Michael Boggs, a judicial nominee they say is far too socially conservative.

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January 28 2014

08:00

The Five Worst Things About The New Republican Proposal To Replace Obamacare

Think Progress - By Sy Mukherjee - Jan. 28 (Opinion) - The plan is a rehash of old conservative proposals that deregulate the insurance industry and pass costs onto consumers.The post The Five Worst Things About The New Republican Proposal To Replace Obamacare appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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January 27 2014

08:00

Sen. Barbara Boxer: What Century Are You Living In? An Open Letter to House Republicans

Huffington Post - By Sen. Barbara Boxer - Jan. 27 (Opinion) - What century are you living in? Your "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" is a solution in search of a problem. Despite your attempts to confuse people with the bill's misleading title, federal funds cannot be used for abortion under the Affordable Care Act.

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January 05 2014

08:00

Erick Bennett Brags That Hitting Wife Proves Guts To Be A Senator

addictinginfo.org - By Stephen D. Foster - Jan. 05 (News Report) - Erick Bennett is running in a primary challenge against incumbent Susan Collins to be Maine’s next US Senator. According to Bennett, he’s qualified to be a senator because beating his wife makes him brave enough to stand up for “family values.”

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December 28 2013

08:00

Military Sexual Assault Reports Jump By 50 Percent

Huffington Post - By Lolita C. Baldor - Dec. 28 (News Report) - The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this year, an increase that defense officials say may suggest that victims are becoming more willing to come forward after a tumultuous year of scandals that shined a spotlight on the crimes and put pressure on the military to take aggressive action.

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December 26 2013

08:00

Women Are Swelling the Ranks of People Living in Extreme Poverty in America

AlterNet - By Ruth Rosen - Dec. 26 (Special Report) - Republicans find women’s appetite, as opposed to that of children, an embarrassment, hinting of sexual desire. Perhaps it is because this is part of the Republican war on women’s reproductive freedom: a single mother with children is somehow guilty of bringing on her own poverty. Whatever the reason, the rhetoric does not match the reality.

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December 15 2013

08:00

India gang rapes persist despite growing awareness of women’s rights

Washington Post - By Annie Gowen, Rama Lakshmi - Dec. 15 (Special Report) - HYDERABAD, India — The chauffeur’s boss was out of town, so the driver called a friend and said “let’s have some fun” — which police say meant finding a woman to rape. Hopping into a luxury car, the two soon spotted their victim — a young software engineer leaving a shopping mall. They lured her into the car by pretending it was a taxi, police said, took her to a remote spot and raped her with such ferocity that she bled for hours. ...

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Tags: India Women

November 18 2013

08:00

▶ Floor Speech on the Retirement Crisis

YouTube - By Elizabeth Warren - Nov. 18 (Speech) - Senator Elizabeth Warren's floor speech on the retirement crisis, on November 18, 2013

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November 13 2013

08:00

Top Democratic Pollster Says Don't Mess with Social Security -- Or Else Face the Wrath of Voters in 2014

AlterNet - By Steven Rosenfeld - Nov. 13 (Special Report) - America faces a retirement security crisis of almost unimaginable proportions. In a Capital Hill briefing last week, experts described how more than half of the 77 million baby boomers heading toward their mid-60s and older—especially women and people of color—have literally no retirement savings, and will fall into poverty as they age. The figure put on the so-called retirement deficit, or what it would take to keep people at their current living standards, was estimated to be between $12-$14 trillion

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November 04 2013

08:00

Supreme Court drops Oklahoma 'abortion pill' case

Al Jazeera America - Nov. 04 (News) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped what would have been its first abortion case since 2007, declining a case about overturned restrictions on the RU-486 abortion pill. The dismissal means that last week's Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling, which invalidated a 2011 state law restricting medical abortions, is final. The state supreme court said the law violated the Constitution by effectively banning abortion-inducing drugs.

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October 27 2013

07:00

Saudi women drive in protest with little problem

Washington Post - By Abdullah al-Shihri, Aya Batrawy - Oct. 27 (News) - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — More than 60 women across Saudi Arabia claimed they drove cars Saturday in defiance of a ban keeping them from getting behind the wheel, but they faced little protest from police in their push to ease restrictions on women in the kingdom. ...

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October 22 2013

07:00

For Transgender Patients, a Growing Fight Over Health Coverage

ProPublica - By Nina Martin - Oct. 22 (Investigative Report) - Last spring, Jennifer Blair, a 62-year-old aspiring therapist who lives in Denver, noticed the kind of changes in her breast tissue — rapid, abnormal growth on one side of her chest — that would frighten any woman and alarm any physician.

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October 09 2013

07:00

Malala Yousafzai: Why the global hero is scorned in Pakistan

Christian Science Monitor - Oct. 09 (Comment) - Malala's Western connections are increasingly being viewed through a conspiratorial lens.

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October 08 2013

07:00

Kuwait's Stateless Protest for Citizenship Rights

Global Voices - By Mona Kareem - Oct. 08 (Opinion) - As many as 120,000 stateless Kuwaitis (Bedoon) are denied access to healthcare, education, employment, and any sort of documentation. They are now protesting to get their rights.

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Tags: Poverty Women
07:00

Malala: We must talk to the Taliban to get peace

BBC News - Oct. 08 (Interview) - A Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for championing girls' rights to education has said talks with the militants are needed for peace.

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October 05 2013

07:00

8 Reasons Democrats Should Refuse a Shutdown “Grand Bargain”

OurFuture.org - By Richard Eskow - Oct. 05 (News Analysis) - White House messaging on the shutdown (and debt ceiling threats) has been nearly pitch-perfect. Republicans, on the other hand, have stumbled and struggled and are paying for it in the polls. Now the GOP’s trying to solve the problem it has created for itself by offering the Administration something they both seem to want: Social Security cuts, and perhaps benefit reductions to Medicare as well.

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October 03 2013

07:00

Republicans are going to need a bigger lifeboat

Washington Post - By Dana Milbank - Oct. 03 (Comment) - Democratic lawmakers and liberal activists arranged 20 child-size chairs on the lawn outside the Capitol on Wednesday to represent 19,000 children who could lose access to Head Start because of the government shutdown — on top of the 57,000 slots lost in the low-income preschool program because of budget ...

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September 28 2013

07:00

In wake of gang rape, India sees rise of ‘women only’ taxis, buses and parks

Washington Post - By Annie Gowen - Sep. 28 (Special Report) - In the months since a gruesome gang rape riveted India, a “women-only” culture has been on the rise here, with Indians increasingly seeking out women-only buses, cabs, travel groups and hotel floors. One city is preparing to open a women-only park. And in November, the government is launching a women-only bank it hopes will empower women financially.

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Tags: India Women

August 27 2013

02:33

Inspection Deception

FactCheck - By D'Angelo Gore - Aug. 27 (Fact Check) - Q: Will there be forced home inspections under the Affordable Care Act? A: No. The law provides grants for state home-visiting programs for expectant and new parents. The programs are [...]

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August 11 2013

07:00

THAT WAS FAST Filner Ends Therapy Early as More Call for Resignation

Fox News - Aug. 11 (News Report) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner -- facing growing pressure to resign amid sexual-harassment allegations –-- has left intensive therapy earlier than announced, his attorneys said Friday. The most recent pressure comes from California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is

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