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What If After 9/11 a Bush Shrugged and Said 'Stuff Happens'?

Mark Green | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgGuns kill as many Americans every five weeks as did 9/11 -- yet Jeb Bush concludes after the Oregon massacre that nothing can or should be done. Lowry agrees while Reagan doesn't, citing his father. Then they debate Boehner, McCarthy, Planned Parenthood, Syria and Trump.

Planned Parenthood, Unplanned Hearing

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

The clumsiness has been a hallmark of hearings on Capitol Hill, especially now that the Republicans are in charge. Committee members are more interested in the limelight than in persuading the television audience of any abuses requiring reforms, so that viewers might support a legislative remedy.

Ready for Leadership? Set Your Own Salary

Alexia Parks | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Alexia Parks

In a few weeks, I will be introducing Bianca Jagger at a breakfast in Denver hosted by America's Latino ECO Festival. According to MassMedia, Bianca Jagger is the highest-paid activist in the world. Over the past year, she pulled in $58 million between September 2014 and September 2015.

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: GOP Mansplaining to Planned Parenthood, Plus the 13 Most Punchable Faces in Politics

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Jason Chaffetz Gets Owned by Cecile Richards; Carly Fiorina Caught Lying Again; Ted Cruz Makes Crazy Yalping Noises; Trevor Noah on The Daily Show; Bob's Russian Movers; and much more.

Is The President Of Planned Parenthood Underpaid?

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) suggested on Tuesday that Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards was overpaid when Richards testified before Congr...

Defunding Planned Parenthood Wouldn't Affect Me -- And That Should Matter To Everyone

Michelle Tang | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Michelle Tang

While defunding Planned Parenthood won't make the slightest difference in my everyday life, it could dramatically impact already-marginalized women and negatively affect our economy. Here's why.

Why I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Anna Waletzko | Posted 10.01.2015 | College
Anna Waletzko

When will we, as a country, accept that a woman's body is her own? When will we stop policing women's bodies, and start accepting that she is capable of making the decisions for herself?

A GOP Pattern of Vicious Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Since my GOP friends don't seem to understand how an OB-GYN appointment actually works, let me explain: Planned Parenthood and other primary care providers offer life-saving breast cancer screenings.

Looking for the Brain

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


9 Times Cecile Richards Threw Down For Reproductive Rights

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women

This week, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards squared off against the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. She defended ...

Planned Parenthood Chief Rips GOP For Grandstanding During House Hearing

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After enduring a marathon House hearing on Tuesday during which GOP representatives frequently interrupted her, Planned Parenthood ...

GOP Interrupts Planned Parenthood President For 5 Hours

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

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Even Planned Parenthood Haters Hated The House Oversight Hearing

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

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Watch Jason Chaffetz React As He’s Accused Of 'Beating Up On A Woman' Over Her Pay

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

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House Chair: Planned Parenthood Doesn't Need Federal Money

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Planned Parenthood's first congressional appearance since being embarrassed by surreptitiously recorded videos, a Hous...

Planned Parenthood Chief Defends Against 'Smear' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

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Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood: 'We Expect To Defeat' 20-Week Abortion Ban In Congress | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards said Wednesday that the family planning provider "expect[s] to defeat" a bill next week in th...

Watch: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion, was issued 41 years ago. Despite consistent public opinion to the contrary, conservatives and the religious right have patiently and relentlessly campaigned against it for decades. And recently, their efforts are finding some success.

Planned Parenthood Leader Touches On Sensitive Subject At Barnard

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.18.2014 | College

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards paid tribute to two college sexual assault activists during her commencement address at Barnard College o...


James Moore | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There remain too many similarities between 2014 and 1958 with regards to earning power based on gender and opportunity. Women still earn historically less, even when they are performing the same jobs as men. Current federal law does not deliver sufficient protection against income disparities. Especially in Texas.

USA Today Gets Religious Freedom Right

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

With its recent editorial 'Obamacare Overreach Tramples Little Sisters of the Poor," USA Today joins the Chicago Tribune among the mainstream print outlets to "get it" when it comes to religious freedom.

What These 21 Amazing Women Were Doing At 25

Posted 09.22.2013 | Women

Author Ann Brashares once wrote: "I look back on my 20s. It’s supposed to be the prime of your life, the most vital, the most beautiful. But you’r...

Kafka in Texas

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

When a cop with a political agenda can get away with persecuting a woman with a debilitating illness, Republicans can stop talking about limited government and personal liberty. If Romano's a potential terrorist, then so are you.

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

Another State Seeks Tighter Abortion Clinic Rules

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

By Karen Brooks July 3 (Reuters) - Stricter rules for abortion clinics were approved by the North Carolina Senate on Wednesday, adding...