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Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate 'Not Sure' What The Violence Against Women Act Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "war on women" is making its way into the Missouri U.S. Senate race, where GOP candidate Sarah Steelman was dinged by Missouri Democ...

Women Are Waiting...

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

I was molested as a child. There was no ominous stranger or dark alley. This abuse was perpetrated by someone I knew and by someone who knew me -- a family friend. Sadly, these events of my youth would only be the beginning of a lifetime of experiences with abuse and violence.

Keeping Score in "the War on Women"

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

So far in Election 2012, we've seen a foul-mouthed Rush Limbaugh, men-only Congressional panels on women's rights, transvaginal probe laws and efforts to restrict women's access to contraception. And yet there's still a dispute over whether there's a war on women?

Amanda Terkel

Senate Debate On Violence Against Women Act Coming Soon

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are pushing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act this week, with an event by Vice President Biden on Wednesday and Se...

Debating The Controversy Over Reauthorizing The Violence Against Women Act

Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Debate over the traditionally bipartisan Violence Against Women Act took a contentious turn earlier this year when Democrats sought to include languag...

Laura Bassett

Rep. Gwen Moore: 'Violence Against Women Is As American As Apple Pie'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

As part of her floor speech pushing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Wednesday, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) told the story of her ...

Amanda Terkel

Former Republican Senator Says GOP's War On Women Has Hurt It 'Terribly'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his new memoir, Arlen Specter, the moderate Republican senator from Pennsylvania who famously switched to the Democratic Party in 200...

Friday Talking Points -- Seamus, That's the Dog, Was Outside

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sometimes I'm just astonished at the inability of political campaigns to do a simple Web search. Case in point: the story about Mitt Romney's dog Seamus.

Michael McAuliff

Republicans See Scheme In Dems' Push On Violence Against Women Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats began their push to renew the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, as the Republican leader accused them of perpetua...

The Struggle to End Violence Against Women Encounters a Road Block

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Every single day, three women are killed by husbands or boyfriends. Every year, victims suffer two million injuries. A strong renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is critical.

Amanda Terkel Pokes Holes In Grassley's Argument

Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Protecting women from domestic violence and abuse is one more issue dividing Democrats and Republicans, as The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel pointed...

Amanda Terkel

Violence Against Women Act Suddenly Partisan

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Protecting women from violence and abuse has been an issue of bipartisan cooperation since President Clinton signed the landmark Violenc...

Breaking the Cycle of Violence Against Women and Children: The Domestic Violence Judicial Support Act

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact
Rep. Mike Honda

With the reauthorization of the VAWA before us, Congress must act to ensure that local justice systems are fully equipped to respond to family, domestic, and youth violence cases. Congress can start this crucial work by supporting the programs found within the Domestic Violence Judicial Support Act.

Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish: Proposed Funding Cuts for Response to Violence Against Women

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Domestic violence is a continuing, costly, and consistently underserved problem. Cutting federal funds for dealing with it is not only bad news, it is a bad idea.

Does This Scary Claim Doom Men In Divorce Court?

David T. Pisarra | Posted 01.03.2012 | Divorce
David T. Pisarra

A sea change took place in the area of Domestic Violence following the tragic murder of Nicole Brown Simpson. Approximately three months after her death in 1994, Congress enacted the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Christine Bork | Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Let's break the silence on all forms of domestic violence and give a voice to its victims. One is too many. No one deserves abuse.

Christina Wilkie

WATCH: Dr. Phil Goes To The Hill To Testify On Domestic Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

Phil McGraw, host of the talk show "Dr. Phil," made his debut on Capitol Hill Wednesday, testifying at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to review ...

Ending Domestic Violence Is About Jobs, Homes And Protecting Kids, Too

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

The hard truth: One in every four women experiences domestic violence during her lifetime, and more than 20 million women in the U.S. have been victims of rape.

Despite Promises, Some Rape Victims Stuck Paying Exam Bills

Huffington Post Investigative Fund, Pro Publica | Ben Protess and Emily Witt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Ben Protess, Huffington Post Investigative Fund, and Emily Witt, ProPublica When a woman is raped, police turn to scientific evidence-semen, blo...

Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arlene M. Roberts

Jessica Gonzales is a domestic violence survivor. Ms. Gonzales filed suit, alleging violation of her civil rights, but after the Supreme Court rejected her claims, what options remained?

McCain-Palin's Extreme Position On Violence Against Women

Heather Tirado Gilligan and Nikki Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heather Tirado Gilligan and Nikki Jones

Sexual assault prevention and the treatment of victims is not a divisive partisan issue. The Republican party is putting forward two candidates profoundly out of sync with most Americans and the vast majority of legislators.

A Culture of Violence Against Women: More Than Rape Kits

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

There is good reason to hunt down the facts about the rape kits. But the larger issue - of rape, sexual assault and how we deal with violence against women in this country - has been overlooked.

Reminder To PUMAs: Biden Is Longtime Advocate For Women

Jim McKay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim McKay

Here's the choice: (a) support Obama and his VP Joe Biden who authored the Violence Against Women Act; or (b) support McCain, whose former press secretary was arrested for violating the Violence Against Women Act.