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An anti-abortion protester holds a crucifix at the March for Life on January 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. The pro-life gathering is held each year around the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

GOP lawmakers escalate their war on women

06/15/13 10:13AM

Six months ago, the Republican war on women seemed ripe for a ceasefire. The party’s two-year assault on reproductive rights had yielded hundreds of new state laws restricting women’s access to abortion, birth control and other basic health services. It had also alienated moderates and women in droves, undermining Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House. “If there is any lesson conservatives ought to have learned from the past four years, it is the danger of succumbing to angry emotion,” former Bush adviser David Frum wrote in a postmortem on his party’s dismal showing in the 2012 election. read more

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the South Carolina Democratic parties Jefferson Jackson Dinner Friday, May 3, 2013, in Columbia, SC. (Photo by Mary Ann Chastain/AP)

Joe Biden to headline Virginia Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

06/08/13 03:35PM

Vice President Joe Biden will headline the Virginia Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on June 29. Ashley Bauman, press secretary for the Virginia Democratic Party, confirmed the vice president's appearance at the annual Democratic fund-raising dinner to Up with Steve Kornacki on Saturday. This will be the third Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Vice President Biden has spoken at this spring. Last month he addressed the South Carolina Democratic Party’s gathering and in April he spoke at the Michigan Democratic Party’s J-J dinner. read more