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Michelle Obama Launches A New Summit To Empower American Women Like Never Before

Michelle Obama Launches A New Summit To Empower American Women Like Never Before

“The United State of Women” is putting equal pay, access to education and healthcare, political representation and so much more at the forefront.

by Ryan Denson· · Current Issues, News
There’s No Such Thing As ‘Compassionate Conservatives’ And Here Are 7 Reasons Why

There’s No Such Thing As ‘Compassionate Conservatives’ And Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Can we finally agree that this idea of compassion on the right is more like anything but.

by Sarah Burris· · News
Watch Viral Video Of Real Native Americans Getting Pissed Off At Halloween ‘Indians’ (VIDEO)

Watch Viral Video Of Real Native Americans Getting Pissed Off At Halloween ‘Indians’ (VIDEO)

If someone reduced you to a cheap Halloween gag, you’d be pretty pissed off, too.

by Justin Rosario· · News, Political Humor
Native Americans have long been treated poorly in this country, even long after their initial conquering. Note the sign: “Positively No Beer Sold To Indians,” reminiscent of those found in the Jim Crow south.  Image @LibraryOfCongress

Guilt And The Conservative Antipathy For American Indians

Why does it seem that so many conservatives hate American Indians? Could it be some cultural guilt projected outward?

by T. Steelman· · News
Mitch McConnell Lies And Distorts His Record In Attempt To Manipulate Women Voters

Mitch McConnell Lies And Distorts His Record In Attempt To Manipulate Women Voters

Just how stupid does Mitch McConnell think women are? Judging by his new ‘Women For Team Mitch’ campaign, the answer is ‘plenty.’ McConnell’s new pitch for the vote of Kentucky women — in his bid for re-election to the Senate — is so full of lies and distortions, he must […]

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Bleeding Ex-Girlfriend Shooting Target At NRA Conference Promotes Violence Against Women (IMAGE)

Bleeding Ex-Girlfriend Shooting Target At NRA Conference Promotes Violence Against Women (IMAGE)

During Houston’s NRA Conference last week, a vendor was promoting shooting targets which bled. While they took down the President Obama target, they left up the ‘Ex.’

by Leslie Salzillo· · News
Dangerously Stupid Policy Says Women Who Report Domestic Violence Can Be Evicted

Dangerously Stupid Policy Says Women Who Report Domestic Violence Can Be Evicted

Domestic abuse is terrible. We all know that. However, the policy in Norristown, PA could make it even worse if you report it thanks to a new ‘three strikes’ statute.

by Shannon Barber· · News
Republican Congressman Disparages LGBT Protections In VAWA, Targets Transgender Women

Republican Congressman Disparages LGBT Protections In VAWA, Targets Transgender Women

Stockman – ‘It’s called a women’s act, but then they have men dressed up as women, they count that. Change-gender, or whatever. How is that — how is that a woman?’

by Rika Christensen· · News
House Republicans Surrender, Prepare To Pass Strengthened Violence Against Women Act

House Republicans Surrender, Prepare To Pass Strengthened Violence Against Women Act

In what would be an epic victory for women across the country, the House is preparing to bring the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act to the floor for a full vote.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
House GOP Strips LGBT, Native American Provisions In VAWA

House GOP Strips LGBT, Native American Provisions In VAWA

The Senate sent the Violence Against Women Act to the House and the GOP stripped out provisions they didn’t like, telling LGBT and Native Americans that they have no protection under the law.

by T. Steelman· · News
Screenshot from Marco Rubio's CBS interview.

Rubio On CBS This Morning – ‘Minimum Wage Laws Have Never Worked’ (VIDEO)

Marco Rubio is a sell-out, and if he is the GOP’s best and brightest hope, the Democratic party is in good shape for 2014 and 2016.

by Tiffany Willis· · News
Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Newly Expanded Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Newly Expanded Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Every Democrat voted to protect ALL women from domestic abuse but the GOP was split on support for some of our most vulnerable citizens.

by Justin Rosario· · News
Addicting Info’s Weekly News Roundup — Week Of February 3rd-9th

Addicting Info’s Weekly News Roundup — Week Of February 3rd-9th

This week’s ‘Addicting Info’ news in review, divvied up into your favorite categories, including Those Danged Republicans, Guns, Gays, and The Jabbering Classes.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Eight Male GOP Senators Voted To Block The Violence Against Women Act

Eight Male GOP Senators Voted To Block The Violence Against Women Act

Long delayed, the Violence Against Women Act is being considered again in the Senate. Not unanimously, however, as 8 GOP Senators voted ‘nay.’

by T. Steelman· · News
Ms. Gayle Trotter, Gun Expert…not; @ Slate

Gayle Trotter As Expert On Women And Gun Control – Debunked (VIDEO)

Senator Whitehouse realized that, although Ms. Trotter’s obviously a woman, she really doesn’t speak for women on the issue of gun control.

by Wendi Petit· · News
Gunman shot in San Diego theater; @ CBS News

Movie Theater Shooting Narrowly Averted In San Diego (VIDEO)

The domestic incident played out in public and endangered more than just the two who were initially involved in the dispute.

by Wendi Petit· · News
From Family Violence Prevention Fund

House Republicans Celebrate New Year By Allowing Violence Against Women Act To Die

Even after taking heavy losses in the 2012 Election, including a clear rejection by women voters, Republicans still refused to protect women and children.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Survivor Writes Representative About Violence Against Women Act

Survivor Writes Representative About Violence Against Women Act

The validity of a woman’s rape, or broken nose, or terrifying abuse has nothing to do with what gender she loves, what country she was born in, or what color her skin is.

by The Bucking Jenny· · Current Issues, News
Columbus Day Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be (OP-ED)

Columbus Day Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be (OP-ED)

Schools always seem to leave out the whole genocide part.

With Unfinished Business On The Table, House Republicans Are Packing Up And Going Home

With Unfinished Business On The Table, House Republicans Are Packing Up And Going Home

In an unbelievable but sadly familiar act of irresponsibility, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced on Friday that after this week, the House will adjourn until after the November 6 elections.

by Ann Werner· · News