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Will SCOTUS Protect Political Campaign Lies

Steve Young | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Steve Young

The used-car sales lobby must be licking its chops. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List (an antiabortion group) may sue over an Ohio law that prevented it from making false statements about a political candidate.

Libel: Developing a 'Thick Skin'

Joel Cohen | Posted 06.25.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Last week, in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the Court unanimously -- with all judges signing onto an opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas -- may have taken Sullivan up a notch, albeit on a procedural issue. And this time it is the conservatives who demand their right to free speech.

Anti-Abortion Group Challenges Ohio Ban On Campaign Lies

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A national anti-abortion group wants a federal court to block an Ohio law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false...

Court OKs Challenge To State's Ban On Campaign Lies

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that an anti-abortion group can challenge an Ohio law that bars people from making f...

Paul Blumenthal

Anti-Abortion Super PAC To Spend Millions On Senate Races With Limited Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The national anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List announced Wednesday that it will spend more than $3 million through its super PAC...

Are Political Lies Constitutional?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Popular political speech needs no protection from the First Amendment -- it never has. It is unpopular political speech -- even downright lies -- which need defending by the courts. As ignoble and as impure as that may sound.

Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Press GOP To Focus On Social Issues

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Invoking fiery references to Satan, "savagery" and a "culture of death" to criticize their opponents, anti-abortion lawmakers on W...

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Anti-Abortion Group's Case For Lying In Political Ads

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear a challenge to an Ohio law that forbids candidates and issue groups from making false...

Laura Bassett

City Votes On Abortion Ban With National Impact

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Lauren S., a married mother of a toddler in a small town in northern New Mexico, was 19 weeks pregnant in October when an ultrasound showed very bad n...

Laura Bassett

Candidate Called 'Extreme' For Supporting Abortion Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R) has long been called "extreme" by women's rights groups for his efforts to ou...

Paul Ryan: 'We Want A Country' Where Abortion 'Isn't Even Considered'

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012 and an abortion opponent, said Thursday that anti-abortion activists sh...

Laura Bassett

EMILY's List Recruits Women To Politics To Defend Roe v. Wade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

In the small, fluorescent-lit conference room of a Marriott hotel in Northern Virginia, 16 women of varying ages gathered around a slide projector. So...

Anti-Abortion Rights Group Launches Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

The conservative Susan B. Anthony List has launched a new super PAC aimed at "amplifying the voices of women opposed to President Obama and his extrem...

Laura Bassett

Obama Abortion Stance Criticized In Ad Airing During DNC Broadcast

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

As a counterpoint to the cheers for reproductive freedom reverberating throughout the Democratic National Convention, the anti-abortion group Susan B....

Laura Bassett

Another State May Defund Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a ...

Why Women Should Wage War on Big Money in Politics

Blair Bowie | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Blair Bowie

It's said that there are two types of power: people and money. However, those two are not weighted equally. So despite being a coveted "voting bloc," as long as women earn less than men, we lack the political power to even control the conversation about our own "issues."

Laura Bassett

Susan B. Anthony List Says Rick Santorum Boosted By Birth Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum had a stronger than expected showing on Super Tuesday, defeating frontrunner Mitt Romney in Tennessee,...

Romney's Family Trusts Failed To Keep His Divestment Pledge

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised in 2007 he would shed any investments that conflicted with Republican positions on hot-...

John Celock

Tea Party Lawmakers Consider Shocking Women's Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

New Hampshire's 2012 legislative session has not been a good one for women so far. House Republicans passed an amendment on Wednesday that would defun...

The Intelligent Cure for Abortion: What Dr. Ron Paul Needs to Know

Laura Trice | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Laura Trice

The U.S. or the individual states should decriminalize performing and receiving abortions and criminalize the male sex act that leads to an abortion. Let's redefine pro-life as looking to end the need for abortion, not endorsing making abortion illegal.

Amanda Terkel

Herman Cain Pledges To Push Defunding Of Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative Susan B. Anthony List sent out an email announcing that Herman Cain had become the latest presidential candidate to sig...

Jon Ward

Ron Paul Adviser Criticizes Mitt Romney For Declining Abortion Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– A top adviser to Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) bashed fellow candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Ro...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Refuses To Sign Pro-Life Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated with additional reporting. WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has refused to sign a pledge be...

Elise Foley

House Republican: Keeping Funding From Abortions Is Why We Were Elected

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans won the House in November partially based on a mandate to defund Planned Parenthood, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, head of the conse...

Laura Bassett

WATCH: Anti-Abortion Rights Group Targets Planned Parenthood In New Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The anti-abortion rights group Susan B. Anthony List launched on Tuesday a television ad campaign targeting Planned Parenthood, whose fe...