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Pro-Choice Advocates On Radical Kansas Abortion Law: ‘We’ve Never Seen This Language Before’

Kansas lawmakers this week became the first in the country to pass a ban a medical procedure used for second trimester abortions and the management of miscarriage. The radical legislation is part of a coordinated effort by anti-choice...Show More Summary

Anti-Common Core Measure Passes in the Senate

This amendment, as the Washington Examiner reported, will allow states to opt out of the top-down federally-mandated curriculum without a penalty.

Road Rage of the Day: Seattle Girl Parks Her Car in Bike Lane, Literally DGAF

42 minutes agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

This girl literally can’t even. A Seattle woman parked her car in a bike line while running an errand, and a passing cyclist wearing a helmet cam decided to point out the error of her ways. Specifically, that she parked right next to...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Cops shouldn’t be above the Americans with Disabilities Act. Arkansas is one step closer to passing a “right to discriminate” law. In Connecticut? Thus Tuesday, come see “Sliver of a Full Moon,” staged in tribute to legal progress made to combat violence against Native Women. Not in Connecticut? You can watch the event live-streamed on […]

Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill to Cut Off Funding to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

On Thursday, Arkansas lawmakers voted to cut off public funding to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood and organizations that refer women to abortion providers. The legislation, S.B. 569, passed the Republican controlled House with a vote of 70-8 and now heads to pro-life Governor Asa Hutchinson’s desk. Thankfully, Arkansas also has a constitutional amendment barring […]

New York Passes Bill to Authorize Elk Season, No Elk Present in State

If there are no elk in the forest, can you have an elk season? Apparently New York lawmakers are entertaining the idea, as a bill that recently passed the state's Senate Environmental Conservation Committee will authorize moose and elk hunts in the sta...

Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass

If Mayor Rahm Emanuel were serious about reforming city government, he would have followed through on a threat he murmured in 2011 to nudge Ald. Ed Burke out as Finance Committee chairman and strip him of his hopped-up, Secret Service-style security detail that ferries him around town,...

Women’s History Month

I have been thinking about Women’s History Month and how to mark its passing for a while. This month has always been a time of reflection, a chance to look back on all that women have accomplished for themselves and the contributions...Show More Summary

Senate Shock: Bipartisan Support for Paid Sick Days

An amendment to the Senate's budget, passed 61-39, would let workers earn up to seven job-protected paid sick days per year. Image: Shutterstock The post Senate Shock: Bipartisan Support for Paid Sick Days appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Georgia passes solar-friendly legislation

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Solar electric power would become far more accessible to Georgia homeowners under a bill approved by state lawmakers on Friday, making it easier to lease solar equipment and then sell the power generated back to electric companies.

This Scientifically Proven Method For Cooking Rice May Reduce Calories by 60 Percent

1 hour agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Confession: as much as I know brown rice is the healthier option, I find it hard to pass up a bowl of perfectly steamed white rice. The problem: white rice is stripped of nutrients and high in starch, which converts to sugars that your body uses for energy (glycogen) that can turn to fat if you don't burn it off. Show More Summary

Will Big Ten really pull events out of Indiana? Officials reportedly worried

The conference has two teams in the state as well as two major championship events. The State of Indiana recently passed legislation that allows businesses to refuse service on the basis of religious beliefs, in theory making it legal...Show More Summary

Georgia kills anti-LGBT bill as tech giants protest Indiana law

Georgia’s “religious liberty” bill has been tabled as tech titans are clamoring to protest Indiana’s recently passed bill that allows businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers in the name of religious freedom. Indiana is the first state this year to enact this kind of legislation, though there are other’s that are considering similar bills. Georgia […]

Japan Wants You to Believe That These Coal Plants Will Help the Environment

Japan is at it again. Back in December, the country got caught trying to pass off $1 billion worth of investments in coal-fired power plants in Indonesia as "climate finance"—that is, funding to fight climate change. Coal plants, ofShow More Summary

Arkansas 'right to discriminate' bill clears Senate, may soon head to governor's desk

Arkansas is apparently jealous of all the attention Indiana is getting, so it's back for another whack at LGBT hate. They enacted a different hate law last month that prohibited any jurisdictions from passing nondiscrimination protections for LGBT folks. Show More Summary

Yemen's Turmoil Sparks Big Swings In The Global Oil Market

1 hour agoNews : The Two-Way

Yemen is minor producer of crude oil but controls a strategic energy waterway. More than 3.8 million barrels a day pass through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the southern entrance to the Red Sea.

Coach Dean Smith’s Will Left $200 to Each and Every One of His Former Players for Dinner Out

Legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith, and former coach of Michael Jordan at the University of North Carolina Tarheels is still making news after his passing. Word was spreading yesterday that each of his former players received a letter from Dean Smith’s estate with a check for $200. The letter encourages the players to go […]

GOP celebrates good week on Hill, sees challenges ahead

The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. House leaders struck a bipartisan deal on Medicare that passed on a huge vote and is expected to clear the Senate once lawmakers return from a two-week spring break.

Reid: I'd Like to Pass The Leadership Torch to Chuck Schumer

Now that Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has done a complete about-face and opted not to run for re-election, questions abound about who will succeed him...

Here are the questions the jury has to answer in Ellen Pao's discrimination case

Arguments have ended in the gender discrimination law suit interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao filed against Silicon Valley VC firm Kleiner Perkins. The jury's decision is expected to be passed down any minute now.  USA Today reporter Elizabeth Weise tweeted a photo of the verdict form the jury must fill out. Show More Summary

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