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Republicans are trying for the fifth time in seven years to scrap the Title X Family Planning program.
Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) introduced legislation that aims to encourage pharmaceutical manufacturers
Planned Parenthood and several Republican Senate candidates have finally found something they agree on: that birth control
"We plan to introduce legislation this week that says no employer can block any employee from legal access to her FDA-approved
The provision is being challenged by Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retailer that is arguing that the mandate violates the
"I have people who tell me they feel the way I do, but are afraid to vote the way I do," he said. Cox told HuffPost in an
Whether or not there's actually a "war on women," some in the Republican Party like to act as if they've already won it. In
PHOTOS of Hugh Hefner: Hefner quotes Rick Santorum's description of birth control as "a license to do things in a sexual
Did we miss one? Let us know by tweeting to @hoont. Now that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican
Americans "have a constitutional right to be gay." So said Barry Goldwater, the 1964 right-wing Republican presidential candidate, in 1994. How the Republican Party has changed. Indeed, how the GOP changed goes a long way toward explaining America's national political delirium.
About one-third of women's wage gains throughout the 1990s can be attributed to changing laws in the 1960s and 70s that lowered
“Sen. Santorum’s wins in Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Dakota, and his strong performance in Ohio show voters aren’t happy
I would like to suggest to our Republican friends that they drop the pretense that the subject is religious freedom. It is not. Birth control is directly and undeniably related to women's health.
House Republicans kept up their attacks on President Obama's supposed "hostility" to religious liberty with a Judiciary Committee hearing that lasted well into the evening on Tuesday.
"People kind of came to life about this issue. Across the board, we have seen a considerable uptick in the financial response
This week, as Linsanity continued to grip the NBA, the old fashioned kind of madness dominated the political debate as the GOP continued to press its self-destructive battle over birth control. Who could have predicted that Republicans would want to make the 2012 election about uteruses instead of the economy? So we got the spectacle of a GOP-led House hearing on contraception that didn't have any women on the panel, and were treated to Santorum supporter Foster Friess' nostalgic longing for the days when "gals" used to put Bayer aspirin between their knees for contraception. In 2008, Obama and McCain basically split the male vote. But Obama got 56 percent of the women's vote, and 70 percent of unmarried women. Now maybe the GOP knows something the rest of us don't, but I'm guessing that a war against women's sexual and reproductive freedom is not a winning 2012 strategy. Could President Obama -- still presiding over high unemployment and millions of foreclosures -- be the luckiest man on earth?
The GOP has followed its extremist fringe off the deep end, leaving the rest of us back in the reality based world, and befuddled. Their strategists warned them not to do this, but it appears that to the GOP, unhinged fringe issues are like catnip.
Let's move on to making sure our families are healthy. Let's move on to growing our economy. And let's move on to creating jobs and getting people back to work.