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Rachel Maddow opened her show tonight taking the Republican party to task again for their continuing insistence on fighting for stricter and stricter anti-abortion laws, culminating in the GOP-led House today passing a huge federal ban.
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It's the day of the vote for one of the biggest bills of his career, and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks has been sidelined.
In a Statement of Administration Policy , the president called the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" "an assault on a woman's right to choose" and said it shows "contempt for...the Constitution."
The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats condemned as yet another example of the GOP war on women.
Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn happily stepped up and took over the House GOP's post-20 week abortion ban from Trent Franks this week, after Franks made his ignorant comments about the bill not needing an exception for rape victims, because "the incidence of pregnancy from rape is very low."
Last week, Republican Rep. Trent Franks dismissed concerns about banning abortion for victims of rape and incest by saying that they really don't get pregnant all that often so it's no big deal.
The federal Medicare program has dropped nearly a third of the companies chosen to continue supplying home medical equipment to beneficiaries statewide, leaving even fewer suppliers as part of its controversial competitive bidding program set to kick off in Tennessee in less than two weeks.
Dismissing women who oppose the principles of radical feminism is an old tactic, but it is alive and well.
Three Middle Tennessee lawmakers disclosed assets of several hundred thousand dollars apiece in financial forms the House released Friday.
After Republicans lost the presidential election and seats in both the House and the Senate last year, many in the party offered a stern admonishment: If we want to broaden our appeal, steer clear of divisive social and cultural issues.
House Republican leaders are hoping to head off a repeat of last week's controversy over the issue of whether there should be an exception for cases of rape and incest in a GOP sponsored bill banning late term abortions by adding that exception before the House debates the measure on Tuesday.
Congressman Mo Brook s spoke on the House floor about the National Security Agency 's broad data collection efforts, a theme important to his North Alabama constituents since it represents the rule of law to protect both Americans' privacy, and national security.
HOUSE ADDS EXCEPTIONS TO ABORTION BILL The House GOP bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks nationwide now includes an exception for cases of rape and incest after remarks from the bill's author caused an uproar last week.
Rep. Trent Franks wanted a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks to make no exceptions for rape, incest or the mother's health.
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