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Blunt Amendment

The Politics of Women's Health Care

Renee Parsons | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Renee Parsons

While a direct attack on the Fourteenth Amendment is fraught with unintended consequences, anti-choice activists have shrewdly chosen to broaden their efforts against health needs for women in open disdain.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Comes Out Against Blunt Amendment | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle, a Hawaii Republican, has broken with the majority of her party on the Blunt Amendment, saying she do...

Belief Alone Is No Basis for Public Policy

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Conservatives have spent generations accusing liberals of moral relativism and "anything goes" indulgence in their feelings or whims. But is a belief any less arbitrary of a foundation for the giving or taking away of people's rights?

Amanda Terkel

Linda Lingle, Hawaii GOP Senate Candidate, Hosting Fundraiser With Sen. Roy Blunt | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hawaii GOP Senate candidate Linda Lingle held a fundraiser in Washington, D.C., Tuesday evening, and the special guest at the event was ...

Roy Blunt Booed, Called 'Devil'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) raised eyebrows Monday evening when he was unceremoniously booed during an appearance at the Kennedy Center's D.C. CAP-ital Sta...

Don't Sell Scott Brown Short

Dan Kennedy | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

Will Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts win re-election this November? Or will he be defeated by his Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren? The answer, clearly, is "yes."

Lisa Murkowski Regrets Voting For Blunt Amendment

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) regrets voting for a controversial birth control amendment by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and wouldn't vote fo...

I Favor an All Male Panel of Witnesses on Contraception

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I know that there was a lot of fuss over the failure of the Republicans to have any female witnesses on the issue of contraception for women. But I would have had no problem with the panel, if only they had been asked the right questions.

Religious Liberties and Moral Ambiguities - The Cases of Contraception and War Resistance

William Grassie | Posted 05.03.2012 | Religion
William Grassie

We live in a society and in a world that often does not allow simple moral decisions between right and wrong. Morality is always a muddle of conflicting goods.

Senator Lisa Murkowski Was for Contraception Coverage Before She Was Against It

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

It's now evident (with her latest vote on the Blunt amendment making it crystal clear) that Murkowski is, in fact, willing to cast her own moderate beliefs and opinions aside to appease the party leadership.

No Birth Control? Better Start the Sex Savings Account

Heather Buchanan | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Heather Buchanan

If not birth control, what are the options? Do we wish to regress to the rhythm method? If men can't even remember their anniversaries, how are they supposed to keep their partner's monthly ovulation calendar in their mind?

Republicans: Beware of Angry Women

Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Jan Schakowsky

Even though the dispensing of contraceptives has been legal since 1966, you may think the time is just right to make it controversial once again. But I have news for you. The women are paying attention, and we are not laughing.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Blunt Amendment

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.02.2012 | Comedy

Jon Stewart picked up where he left off in the great contraception debate on Thursday night's "Daily Show," focusing on the Blunt Amendment, or one Re...

Snowe Explains Why She's Leaving The Senate

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Republican Olympia Snowe says the Senate spends too much time in political battle and not enough on solving problems, and more tha...

Limbaugh: A National Disgrace

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The tragedy is that people listen to Limbaugh's program and actually believe he is an intelligent, responsible and caring person. Even more outrageous is the fact that he has Republicans so cowed they are unwilling to speak out against him when he says something maliciously hateful.

Biden: First Version Of Contraception Law Was 'Screwed Up'

Benjamin Hart | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Speaking at Iowa State University on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden told students that the first version of the Obama administration's recently an...

Can We Get the Government Out of Our Exam Room?

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

Members of Congress take an oath when they are sworn in as elected leaders. They swear to uphold the Constitution, and to defend it against all enemies. But nowhere in their oath of office are they required to protect the medical health and well-being of their constituents.

Why Our Blunt Narrative Doesn't Win

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Eric Sapp

By making contraception only about women's health, we're telling voters contraception decisions are not about parents, not about men, and not about families.

Jennifer Bendery

Roy Blunt On Contraception Debate: 'I Am Confident This Issue Is Not Over' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate may have defeated a controversial GOP amendment that would have allowed employers to refuse to cover birth control and other ...

Santorum Slams Romney On Contraception Debate

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

SPOKANE, Wash. — Seizing an opportunity to instill doubts about Mitt Romney's conservative credentials, Rick Santorum on Thursday said his presi...

Romney Defended By Roy Blunt For His Botched Blunt Amendment Comment

The Huffington Post | Jen Bendery | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) defended Mitt Romney a day after he appeared to flip-flop in his support for Blunt's controversial amendment to a...

The Equal Rights Amendment: Now Is the Time

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Do American women feel secure entrusting their entire legal protection to Justice Anthony Kennedy? Since Republicans took over state houses and the House of Representatives, they have waged an open war against women.

Laura Bassett

Contentious Contraception Measure Fails | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

The Senate voted on Thursday 51 to 48 to reject a controversial amendment sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would have overridden the Obama Adm...

Standing Strong Against the Extreme Blunt Amendment

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.01.2012 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Let me say this once and for all: the power to decide whether to use contraception or any other preventive care service should be up to each individual woman, not her boss.

WATCH: Lawrence O'Donnell's Scathing Attack On Mitt Romney

Posted 03.01.2012 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell laid into GOP candidate Mitt Romney during his MSNBC show, after the Republican candidate publicly flip-flopped on a key issue on W...