Tag Archives: Women’s Rights

Supreme Court Decisions

               SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF HOBBY LOBBY AGAINST OBAMACARE Supreme Court rules against Obamacare contraception mandate: “A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “closely held” for-profit corporations cannot be forced to abide … Continue reading

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News Mix

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE RUNS FOR TEXAS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Van de Putte joins race for Lt. Governor: “Long rumored to be a contender, state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte has now made it official: She is running for lieutenant governor. “I … Continue reading

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Wendy Davis Files For Texas Governor

WENDY DAVIS OFFICIALLY FILES FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis makes it official – Files paperwork for Texas Governor: “The leading candidates for Texas governor made it official Saturday, submitting the required paperwork and fees to compete in their … Continue reading

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Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis Runs For Governor

Wendy Davis Runs For Governor: “State Sen. Wendy Davis, standing on the stage where she got her high school diploma more than 30 years ago, finally announced Thursday what has been anticipated, telegraphed and talked about for weeks: She is … Continue reading

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LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT Demographics of the long-term unemployed: “Four years after the official end of the Great Recession, millions of America’s workers continue to struggle to survive without a paycheck. This persistently high level of unemployment is the real cliff that … Continue reading

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News: Women’s and GLBT Rights, Campaign Finance

WOMEN’S RIGHTS Courts block anti-choice laws in several states: “Although the Texas abortion law has not yet been challenged judicially, similar legislation from other states has — and the outcomes are reassuring. According to Bloomberg, eight laws have been temporarily … Continue reading

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Wendy Davis Lights A Fire Under Democrats

WENDY DAVIS Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis has lit a fire under Democrats everywhere, becoming an overnight sensation and a genuine political superstar after her spectacular 13-hr filibuster in front of the Texas State Legislature in June, which I wrote about here. … Continue reading

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News: Jobs, Women’s Rights

JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT Low-wage and temporary workers are propping up the recovery: “The monthly jobs report showed steady if slow economic growth, with 195,000 jobs added to the economy in June. However, the bulk of these jobs were concentrated in low-wage … Continue reading

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News: Women’s Rights, Supreme Court, Budget Cuts

WOMEN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE Radical Texas anti-abortion bill falls after marathon 13-hour challenge: “Hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country, shouting down Senate Republicans and forcing them to miss … Continue reading

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Democrats vs Republicans On Core Issues

DEMOCRATS VS REPUBLICANS ON CORE ISSUES MINIMUM WAGE AND GUN SAFETY MINIMUM WAGE BATTLE MAY WOUND REPUBLICANS: “President Barack Obama’s push for a $9-an-hour minimum wage in his State of the Union address this week has already been rejected by … Continue reading

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