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Closing wealth gap tops Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.


The curious case of Hobby Lobby

Can a for-profit corporation have religion? Can its religious feelings be hurt? If some of its employees take a pill to prevent pregnancy, does that violate the corporation's rights?


Supreme Court, 5-4, clamps down on Texas abortion providers

"This is outrageous and unacceptable - and also demonstrates why we need stronger federal protections for women's health."


Republicans win a round on Texas anti-abortion law

The battle raging in Texas for equal access to abortion services took a major regressive turn Thursday evening...


Judge tosses key part of Texas anti-abortion law

Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that restrictions affecting abortion clinic physicians placed an undue burden on women seeking access to such facilities.


Virginia's tea party could be over Nov. 5

If the polls are to be believed, tea party-backed candidates could well go down to defeat all over Virginia on November 5.


Texas braces for stormy elections

Supporters of State Senator Wendy Davis  ad been hoping she'd run for governor since she took national headlines with her stirring last-minute filibuster of an anti-women bill in the last state legislature.


Women's rights hero Wendy Davis enters Texas governor race

AUSTIN, Texas - State Sen. Wendy Davis made it official Thursday: she is running as the Democratic candidate for Texas governor.


Government shutdown a corporate lockout of the people

The government crisis takes place as we near the start of the sixth year of economic depression; only the wealthiest one-tenth of one percent have fully recovered.


Battle’s not over in Texas: Anti-abortion bill challenged

Republicans may have thought their anti-abortion bill had nailed the door shut on women's reproductive rights. But as the saying goes, it ain't over 'til it's over.

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