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Crazy -- Republican Lawmaker Wants to Jail Rape Victims for Ending Pregnancies

Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet

A New Mexico lawmaker has proposed that the fetus is evidence and terminating it could cost women three years in jail. READ MORE»

A Fetus Is Not a Person if it Costs us Money, Says Catholic Church

Kaili Joy Gray, Daily Kos

Forced to put its money where its mouth is, the Catholic Church backs off on the idea that the fetus is a person. READ MORE»

Top Ten Republican Myths on Benghazi that Justify Hillary Clinton’s Anger

Juan Cole, Informed Comment

Here's why Clinton grew frustrated at Benghazi hearings yesterday. READ MORE»

Paint it Blue! Democrats Launch Plan to Take Back Texas

By Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet

The party is launching a full-scale offensive in the Lone Star with the aim of slowly turning the GOP stronghold into a battleground state READ MORE»

BREAKING: Real Filibuster Reform Dies in Senate as Reid and McConnell Agree to Watered-Down Deal

By Editorial Staff, AlterNet

Bipartisanship wins again. American democracy loses. READ MORE»

Bobby Jindal: Republicans Need to Move Even Further to the Right to Recapture the Center

By Ed Kilgore, The Washington Monthly

The Louisiana Governor is setting himself up as the absolutist right's rising star. READ MORE»

The GOP Plan To Rig The Next Presidential Election

By Josh Israel, Think Progress

Virginia Republican State Senator Declines To Back GOP Electoral College Rigging Scheme READ MORE»

AlterNet Comics: Jen Sorensen on Lance Armstrong Having to Live Like the Rest of Us Losers

By Jen Sorensen, AlterNet

How the mighty have fallen. READ MORE»


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