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Study finds that women with access to ‘The Pill’ make more money

According to a working paper (.pdf) by the National Bureau of Economic Research, access to birth control pills raises a woman’s earning potential over the course of her lifetime. Additionally, findings demonstrated that the rapid narrowing of the wage gap that happened between men and women in the 1980s was…

Suit: NYPD conducting illegal stops in private buildings

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Wednesday, alleging that in addition to stopping primarily black and Latino residents in public spaces as part of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program, officers are illegally searching people in private buildings. According to…

Tucker Carlson calls black lawmakers ‘professional race-baiters’

Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson says that “professional race-baiters” like some African-American lawmakers and President Barack Obama are making a mistake by injecting race into the death of Trayvon Martin. Fox News host Martha MacCallum played clips of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) speaking out…

GOP cuts off Rep. Bobby Rush for wearing hoodie on House floor

Republican leadership in the House of Representatives shut down a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus after he donned a hooded sweatshirt in honor of a Florida teen who was recently gunned down by a neighborhood watch leader. During his morning remarks on Wednesday, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) observed…

Romney: Uninsured with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday insisted that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law should be overturned and that people with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage if they had never had insurance before. During an appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show, host Jay Leno told Romney that he…

Idaho kills forced ultrasound bill

Idaho’s controversial forced ultrasound bill was killed Tuesday evening after a House committee chairman declined to hold a hearing on the bill, just days after its Senate passed the legislation. According to The Spokesman-Review, House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher (R) felt that the bill could lead to a…

Arlen Specter: Mitt Romney changes positions more than a porn star

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter (D) on Wednesday compared Mitt Romney to an actress in pornographic films because he had shifted position so often throughout his political career. “The Republican Party has moved so far to the right, you can’t recognize Mitt Romney,” Specter told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. “What Mitt…

U.S. generals to hold first Pakistan talks for months

Visiting US generals will Wednesday hold the first talks in months with Pakistan’s army chief in a further sign that the troubled alliance between the two countries is getting back on track. The visit by General James Mattis, the head of US Central Command, and General John Allen, the US commander of NATOtroops in Afghanistan,…

U.S. acted to conceal evidence of intelligence failure before 9/11: UK

Operation Foxden, delayed by turf war between the FBI and the CIA, given green light three days before the al-Qaida attacks. The US government shut down a series of court cases arising from a multimillion pound business dispute in order to conceal evidence of a damning intelligence failure shortly before…

New York Assembly’s election panel approves bill to condemn Citizens United ruling

The New York Assembly’s Election Law Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution to call upon the United States Congress send to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The resolution was introduced by Assemblyman James Brennan (D). It mirrors a similar resolution…

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