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Should Revenge Porn Be a Crime?

That's exactly what Nicole Coon, a 25-year-old Virginia nursing student, experienced last November when she found a sexually explicit video of herself on the Internet.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, ACLU

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Robesonian

US still has some growing up to do

I spent the past couple of weeks at Beth Israel Hospital, flat on my back and getting all kinds of tests that led to the discovery of what is known as an ablation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Darrell Issa, Louie Gohmert, Opinion

Forbes.com

Debunking the First Amendment Myths Surrounding Revenge Porn Laws

Disclosing someone's nude image in violation of trust and confidence is a destructive invasion of privacy that can cause irreversible harm to a person's physical and emotional well-being, professional reputation, and financial security.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Outside the Beltway

Why Is Revenge Porn Legal?

Writing in The Guardian, Mary Anne Franks and Danielle Citron declare, " It's simple: criminalize revenge porn, or let men punish women they don't like ."

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Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Conservative Political News

ThinkProgress

Senators Who Tackled Military Sexual Assault Now Turn Their Attention To College Campuses

The lawmakers who spent the past year pushing for military sexual assault reform are now setting their sights on college campuses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, California, California Government, Liberal Political News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Fremont Bulletin

Bay Area airport workers learn how to identify human trafficking victims

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee , left, speaks to the media at a training session at Oakland International Airport to offer airport employees tips on how to spot victims of human trafficking, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Oakland, Calif.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barbara Lee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oakland, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

SFGate

Oakland airport workers trained to spot sex traffickers

TSA workers waited for the instruction to begin at Oakland International airport Tuesday April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, US Politics, US News, Barbara Lee, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Apr 14, 2014

SFGate

CA lawmakers target e-cigs

California lawmakers called Monday for the Food and Drug Administration to regulate electronic cigarettes, especially the marketing of the nicotine devices to young people.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Republican, Darrell Issa, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Marketing

ThinkProgress

Lawmakers Want College Rankings To Reflect How Schools Are Handling Sexual Assault

A group of lawmakers is pressuring U.S. News & World Report to update its influential college ranking system to indicate which universities have come under fire for failing to adequately handle sexual assault cases on campus.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Dartmouth College, Liberal Political News

New York Daily News

America's perpetual adolescence

The last couple of weeks were spent at Beth Israel Hospital, flat on my back and getting all kinds of tests that led to what is known as an oblation, then finishing my hospital run with a stent inserted in my wrist.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Darrell Issa, Opinion

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Free Republic

Government Can't Say No

The Social Security Disability Insurance program is in big trouble. In 2016, the program's trust fund is expected to run out of money.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Hill

Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Kerry, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Zoe Lofgren

The Huffington Post

U.S. News & World Report Pressed To Include Campus Safety In College Rankings

A group of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. News & World Report this week urging the magazine to include information about campus safety in its highly influential college rankings.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Ted Poe, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Meehan, Activism, Democrat, Barbara Lee

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Hill

House Dems urge Obama to quickly declassify CIA report

Forty House Democrats are urging President Obama to quickly declassify portions of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the government's use of enhanced interrogation techniques.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative John Garamendi, Anna Eshoo, Sam Farr, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat

Free Republic

Speier: Lois Lerner Just a 'Mid-Level Bureaucrat' ...

Today is not about Lois Lerner or the alleged inappropriate tactics she may have employed," Rep. Jackie Speier told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Government Executive

Could Social Media Help Catch Abuse of Disability Benefits?

For years, a rock musician collected federal benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Startups, Facebook, US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

KQED

Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training - for Congress

Rep. Jackie Speier, a Peninsula Democrat with a long history of trying to combat sexual misconduct in the military, says it's time for the House of Representative to turn its attention to repeated episodes of ugly, harassing behavior among its own members.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Politico

the New Gop.Gov - 'Kissing Congressman' scandal grows -...

HUDDLE FIRST LOOK: THE NEW GOP.GOV -- House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers this morning will roll out a revamped website for House Republicans the first redesign since 2010.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, John Ensign, Democrat

The Washington Post

McAllister skips votes for second day

Rep. Vance McAllister celebrates with his family and supporters after winning his congressional seat last year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Democrat, Sports

Tue Apr 08, 2014

KMVT Twin Falls

California Representative Jackie Speier Reacts To Vance Mcallister Kissing Video

California Representative Jackie Speier says she'll introduce a bill to require all House members and House staffers to take sexual harassment training every two years.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, California Government, California

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