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Best Tweets: What Women Said On Twitter This Week

There wasn't much to laugh about this week after the House of Representatives passed an anti-abortion bill on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Thursday. But Jessica Misener lightened the mood a bit with a genius thought and potential...Show More Summary

House Passes Bill to Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

The House of Representatives passed a bill to put an end to taxpayer funding of abortion in Obamacare. Normally the Hyde Amendment protects the public from having their money pay for procedures that violate their deeply held beliefs. But when the health care law was passed, it created new streams of funding that included tax […]

At Last, the Kind of Inflation Americans Care About!

(John Hinderaker) As of today, more Americans can tell you the NFL’s rule for the inflation of footballs than know how many Congressmen are in the House of Representatives. And which was more eagerly awaited, this year’s State of the Union speech or Bill Belichick’s press conference this morning? It isn’t even close. Show More Summary

Nancy Pelosi Knows More Than The Pope, She Says — On This Subject, She May Be Right

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic congresswoman from California who was formerly speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, declared on Thursday that she knows more than the pope about at least one subject. Having babies. At a press conference,...Show More Summary

Controversial Colorado Legislator Requests Moment of Silence to ‘Remember’ Fetuses

The speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives rejected a request by Colorado Springs Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt for a “moment of silence” to remember fetuses aborted since the Roe v. Wade decision. Image: Right Wing Watch via Youtube The post Controversial Colorado Legislator Requests Moment of Silence to ‘Remember’ Fetuses appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Immigration Reform Needed to Boost Small Business Workforce

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation recently that seeks to revoke the president's recent executive actions on immigration reform, which is disappointing news for small employers looking for qualified workers. We know...Show More Summary

"The theory of biological and hypotheses of chemical evolution"

From Missouri House Bill No. 486, introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives on January 13, 2015  (emphasis added): The state board of education, public elementary and secondary school governing authorities, superintendentsShow More Summary

When Liberals Were Organized

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

This article appears in the Winter 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. W hen Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 1994 for the first time in 40 years, one of Speaker Newt Gingrich’s earliest...Show More Summary

House Republican women push party to drop vote on Texas-style anti-abortion bill

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives, facing a revolt from female Republicans in the chamber, dropped plans on Wednesday night for a vote on a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to media reports. The measure, which the White House had threatened...

Female Republicans Stage Last-Minute Revolt Against Draconian Anti-Abortion Bill

The fanatical Republican men in the House of Representatives faced a revolt from their own female members today, and backed down on a horrible Personhood-inspired anti-abortion bill at the last minute. House Republican leaders abruptly dropped plans late Wednesday to hold votes on an anti-abortion bill amid a revolt by...

On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights

On Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe vs. Wade, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The bill is expected to pass the House and may pass the Senate as well, although it is almost certain to be...

The House's #TBT – Roll Backs on Women's Health

Tomorrow marks the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. Instead of honoring that legacy of support for women, the U.S. House of Representatives is planning a throwback Thursday, marking the occasion by rolling back women's health with a vote on a federal abortion ban. The bill, H.R. Show More Summary

Why Are Late-Term Abortions Done? Not for the Reasons Planned Parenthood Tells You

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) on January 22, the 42nd anniversary of Roe. v. Wade. Legislation protecting pain-capable babies has passed in nearly a dozen U.S. states and has the support of 84% of Americans. As LifeNews previously reported, scientific research shows […]

Shock of Shocks: Banning Abortion Would Cost Taxpayers a Shitload

That an abortion ban would end up costing taxpayers millions seems like common sense, but now there are numbers to back it up. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the House of Representatives' proposed 20-week ban on abortion could increase Medicaid spending by half a billion dollars over the next decade. Read more...

Republican Leaders Move To Add LGBT Protections To Idaho's Anti-Discrimination Law

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Idaho House of Representatives will review a potential amendment to the state’s non-discrimination bill that would add explicit protections for peoples’ sexual orientations and gender identities. Though a specific date has yet to be set, leaders from the Republican...

Republicans prep for vote to restrict women's personal freedoms with new abortion ban

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), sponsor of a bill to ban abortions On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the GOP-led House of Representatives Thursday will return to the people's work of restricting the rights of women and compromising their...Show More Summary

Chilean House of Representatives Approves Civil Unions Bill

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Chilean House of Representatives has passed a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, The Washington Blade reports: “People of the same-sex will have the opportunity to demonstrate that they have the right to be happy,” said...

White House to Boehner: Inviting Netanyahu to Speak in Congress Breaches Protocol

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) grand plans to thumb the Obama Administration by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hang with the House of Representatives and rail on Iran may all be for naught.

Will Pro-Life North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers Vote Against the 20-Week Abortion Ban?

Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina is facing criticism from pro-life advocates for taking her name off of a bill that will get a vote tomorrow in the House of Representatives to ban abortions after 20 weeks, a time when unborn babies feel intense pain in abortions. In an extraordinary action, on Tuesday afternoon, Congresswoman […]

Protecting Social Security Disability Insurance

On the first day of the 114th Congress, the Republicans in the House of Representatives made an unprecedented change to their rules that puts Social Security recipients at risk of receiving unnecessary cuts to their benefits. The House...Show More Summary

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