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KY lawmakers approve measure to bar rapists from seeking custody of kids born to victims

Rapists whose victims give birth to a child would be barred from seeking custody under a bill passed unanimously Thursday by the Kentucky Senate. While rapists would still be required to provide child support for children born to their victims, the Associated Press reported, they would not be allowed to…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: GOP can’t accept they lost in 2012

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz blamed Republicans early Tuesday morning for shutting down the government by attaching anti-Obamacare measures to an emergency spending bill. “The government shutdown is an act of gross irresponsibility on the part of House Republicans who are unwilling to accept the fact that 11 months ago,…

Fox News host: Dems ‘invented’ war on women because ‘stimulus didn’t work’

One Fox News host on Monday asserted that Democrats had concocted the “phony” Republican war on women to divert attention from high gas prices and a slow economic recovery. Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy noted that gas prices on Catalina Island in California were around $7 a gallon and…

DNC chair: GOP ‘callous and insensitive’ towards women

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on Sunday ripped the Republican Party for “turning back the clock for women.” During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked asked the congresswoman from Florida if it was unfair to call GOP policies a “war on women.” “The policies that…

DNC chair on super PACs: We ‘play by the rules that exist right now’

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee appeared on CNN’s Starting Point Thursday morning to defend President Obama’s decision to accept super PAC money as part of his reelection campaign. Critics have accused the president of “flip-flopping” on the issue in that he has spoken out against the Supreme…

Allen West: Obama, Dems need to ‘get the hell out of America’

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) continued his strong opposition towards the Democratic Party Saturday night, offering a line to his colleagues that certainly doesn’t strive for bipartisanship. At the Palm Beach County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner, West voiced his stern displeasure at several top Democrats and vowed his state would not…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz gives tearful farewell to Gabby Giffords

For once, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) wasn’t the one crying on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. During a moving ceremony on Wednesday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was shot in the head last year, made her final appearance in the House as a member of Congress,…

Moulitsas: Democrats ‘incredibly stupid’ for still backing SOPA

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas on Wednesday blasted the Democrats who continue to support the House’s Stop Online Piracy and the Senate’s Protect IP Act. Although a number of Republican lawmakers dropped their support of the anti-piracy bills after the largest online protest in history on Wednesday, some prominent Democrats…

DNC chair calls Romney a ‘job cremator’

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke to reporters tonight in New Hampshre in advance of this weekend’s Republican primary debate. According to Benjy Sarlin at Talking Points Memo, the Florida Congresswoman took sharp aim at presumed front-runner Mitt Romney, questioning not only his record but his putative position…

‘Occupy’ protesters stage ‘die-in’ against National Defense Authorization Act

Protesters affiliated with “Occupy The Caucus” held a symbolic “die-in” at the Renaissance Des Moines Savory Hotel in Iowa on Monday afternoon to protest the National Defense Authorization Act and corporate influence. Twelve people were arrested. The protesters entered the hotel that houses the Democratic National Committee’s Iowa “war room”…

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