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When the Loop wrote last week about the expanding women's restroom off the Senate chamber, we had no idea just how important a venue we were talking about.
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An Air Force commander exercised her discretion in a sexual-assault case. Now her career is being blocked by Sen. Claire McCaskill.
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Last June, the United States Senate passed a Farm Bill that would save taxpayers $23 billion, eliminate wasteful and redundant programs while maintaining a safety net for Missouri farmers, and provide critical aid to Missouri ranchers who were ...
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WASHINGTON>> When Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan stripped a measure aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military out of a defense bill this week, it was widely seen as a trampling by a long-serving male committee chairman on female lawmakers seeking justice for victims.
As the House heads into a debate next week on a bill to limit abortion, Republicans are reopening a subject that cost them dearly in 2012 and continues to present perils for the party's attempt to appeal to women voters.
The University of Kansas Medical Center began the program a year ago and is partnering for the first time this year with the Fairway Parks & Recreation Department.
The Republican Party's attempt at rebranding itself on women's issues took a step backward Wednesday when Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., dismissed the need give rape victims access to abortions after 20 weeks.
The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill that would have taken military commanders out of the process of reviewing sexual assault cases.
The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday shot down an amendment that had bipartisan backing and would have stripped commanders of the responsibility for overseeing sexual assault prosecutions.
The panel voted 17-9 for an amendment from Chairman Carl Levin that would require a formal review when a commander decides not to prosecute a sexual assault case.
Sen. Claire McCaskill recently announced she has placed a “permanent hold” on the nomination of Lt.
GOP Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona reportedly said Wednesday that the incidences of pregnancy from rape are "very low," months after a similar comment led Todd Akin to lose a Senate race in Missouri.
An effort to place military sex assault cases in the hands of an independent prosecutor was thwarted late Tuesday when Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin sided with the top brass and against a fellow Democrat.