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Margaret Thatcher, ‘Iron Lady’ and Conservative British PM, dies at 87

Margaret Thatcher, one of Britain’s most recognized politicians and its first female prime minister, has died of a stroke at the age of 87. Thatcher, whose spokesperson announced her death on…

Update: Obama says California’s Kamala Harris ‘the best looking attorney general,’ calls to apologize

Even when you do have something nice to say, sometimes it's better not to say anything all, President Obama. At a fundraiser Thursday in California, Obama had some kind words for…

North Dakota abortion laws not much more than challenge to Roe v. Wade

Republicans are usually all about saving money, but apparently North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has no issue spending thousands of dollars of his citizens’ money as long as it’s to…

Happy International Women’s Day! Now where are those rights I was promised?

Happy International Women’s Day! It's a good time to step back and celebrate how far we've come on women’s rights, and then cry a little after we realize how far…

Guest Blog: Eddie Bernice Johnson applauds passage of VAWA

Recently, both the House of Representative and the U.S. Senate passed the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The measure was long overdue and I applaud my colleagues, who…

Beyonce leads all-female Super Bowl entertainment

Sunday's non-football (and non-blackout) Super Bowl entertainment was dominated by women. But while it's unclear whether this was the first all-female Super Bowl production, it's certainly a rare occurrence.…

Bloomberg makes ‘ass’ of himself at ‘Christmas party for the rich’

A reporter quoted NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg saying "look at the ass on her" in a cover story on mayoral candidate Christine Quinn.…

QOTD: Pentagon to lift ban on women in combat

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), on the Defense Department decision to end a ban on women in ground combat roles. …

Family planning, not Roe v. Wade repeal, will reduce abortions

Education and easy access to contraception are the most common sense way to achieve the goal of reducing abortions. …

Hobby Lobby defies court after losing emergency appeal

The company will now pay $1.3 million a day in fines. …

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