Who Are You Calling a Food Stamp President?
Jul16

Who Are You Calling a Food Stamp President?

Remember all those remarks last year accusing Barack Obama of being the “Food Stamp President”? The GOP has a hazy relationship with facts: the largest expansion of the food stamp program occurred under the administration of George W. Bush… and this year, the number of families depending upon SNAP is actually declining. That doesn’t mean the program should be eliminated altogether, as the Republicans in the...

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Tampons More Dangerous Than Guns? Who Knew?
Jul12

Tampons More Dangerous Than Guns? Who Knew?

The Texas Senate is currently debating House Bill 2, the restrictive abortion legislation Wendy Davis filibustered against last month. The vote is expected to be called this evening. In the meantime, the Texas Department of Public Safety has been searching bags and confiscating paper goods they fear could be thrown at the Senators on the floor: “magazines, receipts, feminine pads and tampons.” News of the latter two items...

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Fourth of July Leftover News
Jul05

Fourth of July Leftover News

We’re still savoring our Fourth of July leftovers: grilled veggies and meats… and news items we weren’t able to get to until now… … Like this Ms. Magazine blog post commemorating the century that has passed since women in New York launched their suffrage campaign. The right to vote did not come easily, and as we have learned over the last ten days, it can be eroded and even lost in an instant — so...

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Paul Ryan Kisses a Fish, Rick Perry Loves Big Government.
Jul01

Paul Ryan Kisses a Fish, Rick Perry Loves Big Government.

We’ll get to Paul Ryan’s weird and somewhat disturbing TwitPic in a bit on today’s political news roundup. But first: Rick Perry really, really, wants that abortion bill. The new special session began today, and MOMocrats is running the Texas Tribune’s live feed of the state Senate here. Wendy Davis cemented her position as Democratic women’s new hero by appearing on three Sunday morning talk shows. She...

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Watch The Texas Senate Special Session LIVE
Jul01

Watch The Texas Senate Special Session LIVE

The Texas Tribune is performing another public service with this live feed of the Texas Senate’s latest special session, called by Governor Rick Perry to try to pass the same ultra restrictive abortion bill filibustered last week by Senator Wendy Davis. The Tribune is also running a live feed of the Texas House. Watch it...

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