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Chevron donates $2.5 million to GOP super PAC

Chevron donates $2.5 million to GOP super PAC 

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Hate Group Appointee To Bullying Task Force Attacks Gay Families With Faulty Study

Hate Group Appointee To Bullying Task Force Attacks Gay Families With Faulty Study | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Bryan Lindquist testifying that the district shouldn't recognize gay youth because homosexuality is a disorder.
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Todd Akin Was Arrested Multiple Times For Physically Blocking Women’s Access To Abortion Clinics

Todd Akin Was Arrested Multiple Times For Physically Blocking Women’s Access To Abortion Clinics | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) — who came under fire after asserting that “legitimate rapes” don’t often result in pregnancy — was arrested multiple times in the 1980s for protesting outside of abortion clinics in St.
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Children’s Defense Fund: PA Republicans ‘starving children’ to punish new moms

Children’s Defense Fund: PA Republicans ‘starving children’ to punish new moms | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A bill introduced by a group of Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania this week set off alarms at the Children’s Defense Fund, which told Raw Story on Thursday that the proposal boils down to “starving children” in order to punish women for...
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Pennsylvania Bill Would Reduce Welfare Benefits For Women Who Cannot Prove They Were Raped

Pennsylvania Bill Would Reduce Welfare Benefits For Women Who Cannot Prove They Were Raped | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A Pennsylvania House bill seeks to limit the amount of TANF assistance that low-income women receive based on the amount of children they give birth to while covered under the program.
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"Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold the [Washington's] gay marriage law."

"Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold the [Washington's] gay marriage law." | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
"Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold the [Washington's] gay marriage law." http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?138323 (RT @SonofBaldwin: "Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold the [Washington's]...
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Court blocks Indiana from defunding Planned Parenthood

Court blocks Indiana from defunding Planned Parenthood | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Indiana can’t block Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, upholding the crux of a lower court’s order that said the state couldn’t deny patients the right to...
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Frontline: 'Climate of Doubt'

Frontline: 'Climate of Doubt' | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
If you think Mitt Romney's recent threats against PBS were actually about budgets or Big Bird, think again.
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Mitt Romney: Extremely Conservative and Endorsing Richard Mourdock

DNC Video: Mitt Romney: Extremely Conservative and Endorsing Richard Mourdock (RT @Mattison: Romney endorses Republican who said Govt should FORCE women impregnated by rapists to take pregnancy to term.)...
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Ohio Democrats protest misleading mailer with wrong election date

Ohio Democrats protest misleading mailer with wrong election date | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Ohio Democrats are in an uproar about a mailer that was sent out to more than 2,000 voters from the Ottawa County Board of Elections that gave recipients the wrong date and location for voting.
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GOP obstructionists have no room to complain

GOP obstructionists have no room to complain | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
I have been reading with profound amazement, the opinions of the Republican voters in The Sun. For a group of humans that, as a party, nearly destroyed the United States to be upset with the current administration's handling of this crisis is remarkable.

 

The Republicans under George W. Bush set fire to the barn and ran like arsonists. In came the new fire chief, Barack Obama, and he put out the fire. The barn had a lot of smoke and water damage, but it was fixable. So Chief Obama set out to rebuild.

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Gingrich Cites Romney's Time as Missionary in France as Foreign Policy Experience

Gingrich Cites Romney's Time as Missionary in France as Foreign Policy Experience | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

I would have loved for someone to have asked why dodging the Vietnam draft as a missionary in France is in any way, shape or form something that qualifies as foreign policy credentials, but sadly, neither the host...

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George McGovern, presidential candidate and liberal icon, dies at 90 - Minnesota Public Radio

George McGovern, presidential candidate and liberal icon, dies at 90 - Minnesota Public Radio | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
WKU Public RadioGeorge McGovern, presidential candidate and liberal icon, dies at 90Minnesota Public RadioGeorge McGovern, the small-town South Dakota boy who won his party's nomination for president in 1972, died early Sunday in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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Why Republicans Can't Stop Saying Horrible Things About Rape

Why Republicans Can't Stop Saying Horrible Things About Rape | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The umpteenth rape comment reveals the real agendas and beliefs of the GOP as a whole.
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Paul Ryan: Providing Women With Affordable Contraception Is A ‘Threat’ To The Poor

Paul Ryan: Providing Women With Affordable Contraception Is A ‘Threat’ To The Poor | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
At Paul Ryan’s speech on poverty yesterday in Ohio, he intended to explain how the Republican party’s platform would help combat poverty in America.
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Judge in Allred case unseals Romney testimony but won’t lift gag order

Judge in Allred case unseals Romney testimony but won’t lift gag order | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A Boston judge has ruled to unseal testimony by Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) in a case that has been taken up by high-profile celebrity attorney Gloria Allred.
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Tina Fey Has Had it Up To Here With 'Grey-Faced Men' Telling Women What Rape Is

Tina Fey Has Had it Up To Here With 'Grey-Faced Men' Telling Women What Rape Is | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Tina Fey gave a rousing, appropriately angry speech at the Center for Reproductive Rights Gala last night during which she decried the "grey-faced men" with "$2 haircuts" trying to define rape for all the simple minded ladies of America.
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Why The Recent DOMA Decision Matters Even More Than You Think

Why The Recent DOMA Decision Matters Even More Than You Think | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

On Thursday, Oct. 18, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The Second Circuit was not the first appeals court to strike down DOMA, however. The First Circuit Court of Appeals found DOMA unconstitutional in May. But the difference between the two legal opinions may mark the beginning of an important legal shift that holds extraordinary promise for the LGBT community.

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Colin Powell endorses Obama for second term

Colin Powell endorses Obama for second term | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday endorsed Barack Obama's bid for re-election, citing the Democratic president's efforts to wind down the war in Afghanistan (RT @Mattison: Colin Powell tells Americans...
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Special Olympian tackles Ann Coulter over ‘retard’ tweet

Special Olympian tackles Ann Coulter over ‘retard’ tweet | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Combative US conservative pundit Ann Coulter came under fire Wednesday from a Special Olympian with Down syndrome after she branded President Barack Obama a “retard” on Twitter.
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Obama: Mourdock shows why you don’t want politicians making women’s health decisions

Obama: Mourdock shows why you don’t want politicians making women’s health decisions | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, President Barack Obama chastised Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock over recent comments.
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Trump’s ‘bombshell’ Obama disclosure turns out to be literally nothing

Trump’s ‘bombshell’ Obama disclosure turns out to be literally nothing | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
When Donald Trump teased Fox News viewers with a “gigantic” bombshell of a disclosure about President Barack Obama that could potentially alter the course of the election, the media was expecting at least something.
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MSNBC host shuts down Romney surrogate: ‘I fact checked the apology tour… it didn’t happen’

MSNBC host shuts down Romney surrogate: ‘I fact checked the apology tour… it didn’t happen’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Former Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO), an adviser to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, was forced to modify his talking points on Tuesday after MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said she had fact checked the claim that President Barack Obama went on an...
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#Ohio Secretary of State Says Restoring Early Voting Is ‘Un-American’

#Ohio Secretary of State Says Restoring Early Voting Is ‘Un-American’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
During his keynote speech at an election law symposium at University of Toledo on Friday, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) claimed two recent court decisions restoring early voting on the last three days before the election was “un-American.”...
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Todd Akin Compares Claire McCaskill To A Dog

Todd Akin Compares Claire McCaskill To A Dog | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Missouri senate candidate Todd Akin, who withstood GOP pressure to drop his bid after suggesting that women don’t become pregnant from “legitimate rape,” recently compared his opponent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to a dog.
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