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Reproductive rights are on the ballot

11/03/14 10:04AM

There has been no Todd Akin in this election cycle -- that is, there are no “gaffes” that have elucidated an extreme position in a particularly meme-friendly way the way the infamous "legitimate rape" comment did. But that doesn’t mean that women’s reproductive rights aren’t on the ballot across the country anyway, both implicitly and... read more

Gubernatorial Democratic candidate and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks about a recent Supreme Court ruling on easing HB2, a Texas state abortion law, on Oct. 16, 2014. (Eric Kayne/Getty)

The new women's issues

11/01/14 09:01AM

That shift is emblematic of the way Democrats across the country, including those on the campaign trail, are talking about issues important to women this year. The moralistic “war on women” has taken a back seat to messages about economic security, and even abortion and contraception are now filtered through an economic lens. read more

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, right, and Democratic challenger Mary Burke prepare for a televised debate, Oct. 17, 2014, in Milwaukee, Wis. (Photo by Benny Sieu/AP)

Walker, Burke barrel toward final campaign stretch

10/27/14 09:05PM

As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke enter the final week of one of the closest governor’s races in the country, both campaigns are trying to find a way to rile up their bases without turning off the few undecided voters in the state. read more

McConnell departs after his news conference following the weekly Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Kentucky women to Mitch McConnell: Shame on you

10/26/14 10:25AM

In a new ad from Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, a handful of women of the Bluegrass state stare straight into the camera and blast Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell for his shameful 30-year record on women. read more