How Democrats Could Turn Kennedy Replacement into Revival

Democrats could use a hot-button, and unpopular issue like the repeal of Roe v. Wade to restart a conversation with ordinary, working-class Americans who feel abandoned by the neoliberal, pro-investor policies of first the Clinton Administration and then the Obama administration.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy presides over arguments at "The Trial of Hamlet," a Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles representation of Hamlet's trial, with a jury of 12 community members, including actors, high school students, philanthropists and Los Angeles dignitaries at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. Damian Dovarganes | AP

WASHINGTON (Analysis) -- At a conference with Wall Street chief executives in late November of 2008, President-elect Barack Obama’s newly-appointed Chief-of-Staff, Rahm Emanuel, said this of the economic slowdown that had cast a pall over the country: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. Things that we had postponed for too long, that

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Donald Trump Slashes Funding For World’s Most Vulnerable Mothers And Newborns

The State Department falsely claims that UN agency supports «a program of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization.»

Mothers cuddle their babies as they undergo free medical checkups under the United Nations Population Fund at Cainta Town Hall at Cainta township, Rizal province east of Manila, Philippines.. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

President Donald Trump's State Department announced late Monday that it was cutting off millions of dollars in funding for a United Nations family planning agency that offers reproductive and maternal health services worldwide, serving tens of thousands of women. Rights advocates and journalists expressed concern about the decision, citing the

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Attempt To Pass Extreme Abortion Law Backfires On GOP

‘The GOP drafted a bill so extreme and so out of touch with the voters that even their own membership could not support it.’

In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo, Reproductive Health Services is shown, in Montgomery, Ala. Reproductive Health Services is the only abortion clinic in Montgomery. Proving that its long-planned assault on a women's right to control their own bodies was too contentious even for some of its own members, the Republican majority in the

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Groups Push Obama To Clarify U.S. Abortion Funding For Wartime Rape

A ban of U.S. funding of abortion, even in cases of wartime rape, has many questioning the efficacy of such legislation.

A woman uses an umbrella to protect herself from the sun as people displaced by violence wait to receive food aid and household goods at a distribution point inside a makeshift camp housing an estimated 100,000 displaced people, at Mpoko Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell) WASHINGTON -

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The Highly Sophisticated Group That’s Quietly Making It Much Harder To Get An Abortion In America

Americans United For Life (AUL) is the «ALEC of abortion,» a bill-mill creating model anti-abortion legislation that has passed in state legislatures nationwide.

On a mild afternoon last April, Randy Grau, a Republican representative from Edmond Oklahoma, took to the state House to argue in favor of Senate Bill 1848. The bill, later signed into law, regulates standards for abortion centers and requires abortion providers to obtain nearby hospital admitting privileges. Clad in a crisp white dress shirt and

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Mayor Bans Abortion Clinics From His City Because He Wants To Avoid ‘Drama’

“We want to be a peaceful city,” Mayor Teddy Harris said. “We don’t want to have any protesters.”

Pro-Life protesters at a 2009 Ant-abortion rally.

Officials in Rossville, Georgia have unanimously passed an ordinance to ban abortion clinics within the city limits, saying they’re not interested in the “drama” that comes along with offering reproductive health services. When reporters from the Times Free Press asked Mayor Teddy Harris why he put forth that ordinance, the lawmaker responded

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