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Mighty Mitt is not my man.

Mighty Mitt is not my man. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by JKL, Pointed Postcards


If, like me, you hit the glass ceiling during your career, you know it was guys like the Republican presidential candidate that made that ceiling and keep it in place.


Bold, agressive, not letting the rules or common courtesy get in the way, they can “love” you and still fire you – the reasons are not up for  discussion and your contribution to the whole is an inconvenient truth.


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Melissa's open letter to George Will

Melissa's open letter to George Will | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Melissa Harris Perry


Today's show had plenty of highlights. Perhaps tops among them was Melissa's open letter toWashington Post George Will, whose October 1 column posited that President Obama's good fortune in the polls to this point was due less to white guilt over giving up on America's first black president. I have another take on this of my own which I may offer later, but I doubt I'll do better than the response Melissa offered today.

She offered another explanation, other than melanin, for the President's poll advantage:

It could it be that Democrats have effectively linked Romney with candidates, elected officials, and policies that represent the extreme anti-reproductive rights initiatives in the Republican party. That big gender gap could be because of transvaginal [Virginia Governor Bob] McDonnell, "legitimate rape" [Missouri Congressman and Senate candidate Todd] Akin, and no-pills [former presidential candidate Rick] Santorum.

Could be, right? Check out the entire segment below; those who are unable to play the video can find a transcript after the jump.

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Akin: McCaskill Was More 'Ladylike' In 2006

Akin: McCaskill Was More 'Ladylike' In 2006 | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by LAURA BASSETT, The Huffington Post


Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin (Mo.) told reporters on Thursday that his opponent, Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, was much more "ladylike" in her 2006 campaign against Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) than she is in her campaign against Akin.


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Free birth control cuts abortion rate dramatically, study finds

Free birth control cuts abortion rate dramatically, study finds | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by BRIAN ALEXANDER, NBC News 


A dramatic new study with implications for next month’s presidential election finds that offering women free birth control can reduce unplanned pregnancies -- and send the abortion rate spiraling downward.


When more than 9,000 women ages 14 to 45 in the St. Louis area were given no-cost contraception for three years, abortion rates dropped from two-thirds to three-quarters lower than the national rate, according to a new report by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers.


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Women Went Missing in Last Night's Presidential Debate

Women Went Missing in Last Night's Presidential Debate | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by BRYCE COVERT, The Nation


Given all the unfettered candidate talking points and potpourri of disconnected issues, you’d think someone would have uttered the word “women.” But, alas, it went unsaid. In an election cycle where women’s hearts and votes are being fiercely battled over while our rights and needs are getting hammered by Republican vote after Republican vote, you’d think we might come up once. Nope.


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Put your money where your mouth is, American-Military-Might Types

Put your money where your mouth is, American-Military-Might Types | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Ever since Condie Rice came out for ‘greater strength around the world’ at the GOP convention, right up to Mr. Romney’s endorsement of the same ‘world-enforcer’ position in the debate last night, I have been asking myself,  ”How are these don’t-tax-ME-patriots going to pay for their big ideas?” Since they won’t tell me their financing plan, I’m going to tell them my four terms of agreement.


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Morning After Debate Hangover- People Not Pundits #cpdebate

Morning After Debate Hangover- People Not Pundits #cpdebate | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Tired of the usual debate-watching routine? On todays show were launching a new routine, updated for the Age of Network Intelligence! We will set the peoples narrative informed by #cpdebate twitter comments before, during and after the debate.

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For 2012 Presidential Debates, Campaigns Speed Up The Spin

For 2012 Presidential Debates, Campaigns Speed Up The Spin | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by MICHAEL CALDERONE, Huffington Post


[Coffee Party USA will be watching and tweeting tonight and YOU should be a part of the action! This article answers the question, WHY?"Watch the wind-up, the debate, and the wind-down: tweet whatever you see, factcheck, etc, and use #cpdebate. We will use the # to follow your comments! - jkl]


The spin room has long served as a good justification for expensing flights to debate sites, where reporters actually watch the candidates spar on large screens outside the debate hall, surrounded by thousands of their peers. Getting post-debate reaction from advisers and strategists was one reason to physically be there.


But as the 2012 election plays out on Twitter, reporters, pundits, campaign staffers and party officials will already have hashed out every key moment of the 90-minute debate before heading to the spin room. Not to mention the fact that top advisers and high-profile surrogates -- including Vice President Joe Biden -- will be ubiquitous on cable news and a growing number of livestream broadcasts immediately after, thus making the spin room more ritual than necessity.


The Republican National Committee's research department will work hand in hand with the Romney campaign, according to RNC spokesman Tim Miller. The RNC, he noted, has the largest searchable library of Obama videos to quickly compare claims made on stage with past statements. The committee will also utilize various social media platforms -- YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook -- to promote Romney's highlights and push back against Obama. (The Obama campaign and the DNC will similarly work together, but neither provided comment on their rapid response operation.)


"I think with Twitter, and the way information now moves, the sense of how the debate is being played out occurs in almost real-time," Jones told The Huffington Post. "In years past, you may have had to wait until the debate concluded."


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From Moyers and Co. on actual purchasing of votes here in the USA

From Moyers and Co. on actual purchasing of votes here in the USA | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

"... There’s a new and fascinating piece by David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post on the actual purchasing of votes. The price, he writes, “varies from place to place. But it is rarely more than a tank of gas. Indeed, as a rising furor over voter fraud has prodded some states to mount extensive efforts against illegal voters, election-fraud cases more often involve citizens who sell their votes, usually remarkably cheaply. In West Virginia over the past decade, the cost was as low as $10. Last year in West Memphis, Ark., a statehouse candidate used $2 half-pints of vodka.”

 

MORE:http://billmoyers.com/2012/10/02/fraud-allegations-cripple-gop-registration-drives/

 

[Shouldn't the price go up now that getting to actually vote is going to be so difficult? - jkl]


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"Won't Back Down" Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal

"Won't Back Down" Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

PR Watch

 

In short, Parent Trigger laws are a "clever way to trick parents into seizing control of their schools and handing it over to private corporations," according to Diane Ravitch, an education historian and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education in the first Bush Administration.


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TEAhadists taint all Republicans

TEAhadists taint all Republicans | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by JKL, Pointed Postcards


If the Tea Party is made up of good people with honest concerns looking for some changes in how the government operates, what do you call those who lurk within the Tea Party in order to conduct self serving mischief?


I call them TEAhadists, zealots at war with all-ideas-not-their-own: a cult. Hidden like insurgents in the midst of real grassroots folks, they spread their poison the same way we accuse al Qaeda of spreading their theocracy.


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Yea, Listen to the BOSS

Yea, Listen to the BOSS | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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High Court Denies Anti-Abortion Rights Group's Challenge

High Court Denies Anti-Abortion Rights Group's Challenge | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Huffington Post


The Supreme Court won't reconsider a decision stopping a Nebraska anti-abortion group from fighting for an abortion law that requires health screenings for women seeking abortions.

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GOP Congressman says he supports illegal voter suppression tactics

GOP Congressman says he supports illegal voter suppression tactics | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
A video of Republicans being trained to commit voter fraud has gone viral across the Internet.


[This makes me sick. Why do we allow this facade of HIGH principles and LOW practices! - jkl]

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Babies on Hold: Data Show Women Acting to Make Better Lives for Themselves and Their Families

Babies on Hold: Data Show Women Acting to Make Better Lives for Themselves and Their Families | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by ELIZABETH GREGORY, RH Reality Check


New CDC birth data out Wednesday confirm that the U.S. birthrate dropped one percent to reach an all-time low in 2011, extending the downward trend begun with the recession in 2008. Put down your knee-jerk fears about smaller population.


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Largest Global Study on Violence Against Women Finds Feminist Movements Hold the Key to Change

Largest Global Study on Violence Against Women Finds Feminist Movements Hold the Key to Change | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Recently published in the American Political Science Review, a new study on violence against women conducted over four decades and in 70 countries reveals the mobilization of feminist movements is more important for change than the wealth of nations, left-wing political parties, or the number of women politicians.

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47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsafe Abortions

47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsafe Abortions | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by TARA CULP-RESSLER, ThinkProgress


According to the Guttmacher Institute, complications from unsafe abortions in the developing world contribute to 47,000 preventable deaths each year.


In all parts of the world, women have abortions for similar reasons, often for the very same reasons that woman who have access to modern contraception choose to use birth control. Women want to be able to delay having children if they are financially unable to care for a child or additional children, if they are not in a stable relationship with a partner who can help them care for a child, or if they still need to finish their education. But contraception isn’t readily available in many of the countries where women are dying from botched abortion procedures. Guttmacher estimates that about 222 million women in the developing world are trying to avoid pregnancy, but aren’t using a modern form of contraception, putting themselves at risk for an unintended pregnancy and an unsafe abortion.


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Debate fact check

Debate fact check | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press

Evan Vucci, Salon


Tonight’s presidential debate will feature plenty of talk about the economy, healthcare and the role of government, but if it’s anything like every other political event ever anywhere, it will also feature plenty of exaggerations, mistruths and outright lies. We’ll be calling them out real-time and bring you the, you know, facts, so refresh this page often to stay up-to-date.

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Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Check out Rock the Vote's new #WeWill video featuring some well-known RTV supporters. Watch, get registered, and spread the word: #WeWill be heard this November!
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United States Attorney Announces Procedures to Handle Election Fraud and Voting Rights Abuses

United States Attorney Announces Procedures to Handle Election Fraud and Voting Rights Abuses | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

"United States Attorney Jerry E. Martin announced today that in conjunction with the Department of Justice’s on-going Ballot Access and Voting Integrity Initiative, Assistant United States Attorneys and FBI agents will be available to handle complaints of election fraud and voter rights abuses.

 

“Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and must enjoy the assurance that their vote will be counted,” said U.S. Attorney Martin. “The effectiveness of our Election Day Program depends in large part on the watchfulness and cooperation of the American electorate. It is imperative that those who have specific information about discrimination or election fraud make that information available immediately to the U.S. Attorney’s Office or the FBI. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process.”

 

The Department’s long-standing Election Day Program is intended to ensure public confidence in the integrity of the election process by providing local points of contact within the Justice Department where the public can report possible election fraud and voting rights violations while the polls are open on election day.

 

Asst. United States Attorneys Steve Jordan and Blanche Cook will be available while the polls are open on August 2, 2012, to receive and handle complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington. They can be reached at the following numbers: AUSA Jordan-615-736-2083; AUSA Cook-615-736-5431.

In addition, the FBI will have special agents available to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on Election Day. The FBI can be reached by the public at 615-232-7500."

 

[Other" election abuses includes your being kept from voting. Write the FBI number on your hand in ink. Call 9-1-1 and then the FBI if you are harassed at the polls! - jkl]

 

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Judge blocks Pennsylvania voter ID law

Judge blocks Pennsylvania voter ID law | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

BY TOM CURRY, NBC NEWS

 

A Pennsylvania judge has blocked enforcement of the key section of a voter identification law which the state legislature enacted and Republican Gov. [MORE] http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/02/14182503-judge-blocks-pennsylvania-voter-id-law

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We Are Better Than This

We Are Better Than This | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

The families of victims in the Aurora Theater shootings join the We Are Better Than This campaign asking Presidential Debate moderator Jim Lehrer to ask the candidates about gun violence prevention during Wednesday night's debate. Read the full letter here: http://bradycampaign.org/media/press/view/1533/

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Judge Suggests Striking Part of Voter ID Law

Judge Suggests Striking Part of Voter ID Law | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

One disenfranchised voter is one too many. The "problem" of stuffed ballot boxes and stolen elections created by in-person voter impersonation is the real fraud being perpetrated. It simply does not happen in any significant numbers or with malicious intent. Don't take my word for it: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443864204577621732936167586.html


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Personhood Colorado Files Lawsuit to Put Egg-as-Person Amendment On 2012 Ballot

Personhood Colorado Files Lawsuit to Put Egg-as-Person Amendment On 2012 Ballot | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

The Colorado Secretary of State has said that Personhood Colorado did not obtain enough valid signatures to put a third amendment granting legal rights to fertilized eggs on the 2012 election ballot. Personhood Colorado disagrees, and they have filed a lawsuit asking for the signature issue to be resolved in time for November's election. They argue the group wasn't given sufficient opportunity to address what the Secretary of State's office said were thousands of invalid signatures which disqualified the amendment from appearing on the November ballot.


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[Full Disclosure: I am always amazed at the people who want to give citizen rights to something that looks like snot (and will not resemble a human being without a lot of luck and a lot of time), especially given the same demographic wants to judge which actual citizens are worthy of the right to vote. - jkl]

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