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Health care law saved an estimated $2.1 billion for consumers

Health care law saved an estimated $2.1 billion for consumers | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The health care law – the Affordable Care Act – has saved consumers an estimated $2.1 billion on health insurance premiums according to a new report released today by the Department of Health and H...
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Why Romney Lost the Debate with Women

Why Romney Lost the Debate with Women | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
We've had bosses, fathers, boyfriends and co-workers like Romney who invade our space, try to dominate every discussion and see every encounter as a chance to "win," rather than dialogue.
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This Isn’t the ’90s: Why Obama Won Last Night’s Debate

This Isn’t the ’90s: Why Obama Won Last Night’s Debate | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Could we take exception to this blanket disparaging of President Obama’s debate performance last night? The very fact that some people thought a very calm Obama “lost” is exactly why I’m for him, in my heart, more than I was  a week or so ago.
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Focus On The Family’s Political Arm Launches $1.2M Mail Blitz For Romney, Anti-Gay Senate Candidates

Focus on the Family Action, the secret-money political arm of Focus on the Family, disclosed Monday that it has made a $1.2 million independent expenditure of direct mailings to voters in several swing states in support of Mitt Romney and six...
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Polls Show Voters Split Along Gender Lines - PBS NewsHour (blog)

Polls Show Voters Split Along Gender Lines - PBS NewsHour (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
PBS NewsHour (blog)Polls Show Voters Split Along Gender LinesPBS NewsHour (blog)A CNN survey released Monday also showed a gender gap, although not as wide, with the president ahead nine points among women (53 percent to 44 percent) and Romney with...
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Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Voter-ID Law - Wall Street Journal

Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Voter-ID Law - Wall Street Journal | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Voter-ID LawWall Street JournalCommonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said he thought the measure, which would have required voters to show a photo ID at polls, could have kept some people from voting, as...

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Gender markers dropped for new voter IDs - SouthFloridaGayNews.com

Gender markers dropped for new voter IDs - SouthFloridaGayNews.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

Gender markers dropped for new voter IDsIn an unprecedented step announced this week, Pennsylvania's new state-issued voter identification card will not include a gender marker.

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Lawsuit in federal court seeks to block law banning gay 'conversion' therapy - Los Angeles Times

Today's THVLawsuit in federal court seeks to block law banning gay 'conversion' therapyLos Angeles TimesThe conservative Pacific Justice Institute has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block a new state law that will prohibit providing minors...
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A Wink and a Nod: Anti-Choice Laws Invite Anti-Choice Harassment and Terrorism

A Wink and a Nod: Anti-Choice Laws Invite Anti-Choice Harassment and Terrorism | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
by by Dr. Jen Russo, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH)
(Link to original article)
My first awareness of anti-choice harassment and violence came in 1981 when I was in the fourth...
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California bans ‘reparation therapy’ for LGBT minors

California bans ‘reparation therapy’ for LGBT minors | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law late Saturday night banning therapy used to change the sexual orientation of LGBT children and teenagers.
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Ryan: We've had 'missteps,' but choice is clear

Ryan: We've had 'missteps,' but choice is clear | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Paul Ryan admits there have been recent "missteps" in the Mitt Romney campaign, including Romney's "47 percent" comments at a Florida fundraiser earlier this year, but that they're offering a "clear choice" for who to vote for in November.
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GOP voter form scandal spreads -

GOP voter form scandal spreads - | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

GOP voter form scandal spreadsSalonProblematic voter forms have now been found in ten Florida counties, reported The New York Times Sunday.

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NYU Law - News: Immigrant Rights Clinic wins a groundbreaking victory

NYU Law - News: Immigrant Rights Clinic wins a groundbreaking victory | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

The Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) recently won a groundbreaking victory for immigrant rights in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Oliva-Ramos v. Attorney General, No. 10-3849, -- F.3d -- (3d Cir. Sept. 13, 2012). The case stemmed from a pre-dawn home raid by armed Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials, which resulted in the warrantless arrest of several individuals including 

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Tax Evasion

Tax Evasion | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
In Wednesday’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney said he would cut tax rates by 20 percent. He promised to do this without costing the government any revenue or forcing middle-class taxpayers to make up the difference.
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Romney’s Own Website Refutes His Claim About Tax Cuts For The Rich

Romney’s Own Website Refutes His Claim About Tax Cuts For The Rich | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Our guest blogger is Michael Linden, Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
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After Mitt Repeals Obamacare, Then What?

After Mitt Repeals Obamacare, Then What? | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Click here to view this media During last night's debate, Mitt Romney made a big deal out of how he gave a rat's @ss about people with pre-existing conditions. Only, he doesn't really care much at all.
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How The DREAM Act Would Boost Five Weak State Economies

How The DREAM Act Would Boost Five Weak State Economies | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
If Congress passed the DREAM Act and helped eligible young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children gain citizenship, then the U.S. could see an economic boost of $329 billion by 2030.
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Poll: Obama Opens Huge Lead With Women - Business Insider

Poll: Obama Opens Huge Lead With Women - Business Insider | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Quinnipiac University is out with a new poll this morning that shows President Barack Obama edging out Mitt Romney 49 percent to 45 percent among likely voters, building his lead with a massive 18-point advantage among ...
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Tea party holds ‘machine gun social’ to fund conservative candidates

Tea party holds ‘machine gun social’ to fund conservative candidates | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A tea party group in North Carolina is being criticized by local residents after it held a “machine gun social” to raise funds for conservative candidates.
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Muslim group offers reward for info on Ohio mosque arsonist

Muslim group offers reward for info on Ohio mosque arsonist | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) said Tuesday that it would pay $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set a fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Ohio on Sunday night.
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Judge halts Pennsylvania voter ID law - USA TODAY

Judge halts Pennsylvania voter ID law - USA TODAY | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Judge halts Pennsylvania voter ID lawUSA TODAY2012 - A Pennsylvania judge is putting a halt to the state's new voter identification law, ordering today that it not be enforced for the presidential election just five weeks away.
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What we still don’t know about Mitt Romney’s taxes

What we still don’t know about Mitt Romney’s taxes | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
By Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica
This article has been updated to include new reporting. It was first published on Oct. 1.
With the documents Mitt Romney released recently, we know a bit more about his taxes.
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Ryan on Romney's Tax Plan: 'It Would Take Me Too Long' to Explain

Ryan on Romney's Tax Plan: 'It Would Take Me Too Long' to Explain | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Click here to view this media Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Sunday insisted that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney had provided specifics for his tax plan, but refused to say which deductions would need to be eliminated or provide any...
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Evidence-Based Advocacy: What Do Low-Income Women Think About Public Funding for Abortion? | RH Reality Check

Evidence-Based Advocacy: What Do Low-Income Women Think About Public Funding for Abortion? | RH Reality Check | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Evidence-Based Advocacy is a bi-monthly column seeking to bridge the gap between the research and activist communities.
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