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Republicans Take Credit for VAWA Even Though They Voted Against It

Crazy Caucus member Steve King is just one of them. Check how brazen this is: Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a potential Senate candidate in 2014, said in a statement that he supported the bill because he understood “the importance of … Continue reading
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The New Leader of the Crazy Caucus and Her Crazy Remarks About VAWA

My Tuesday column contains a big announcement: Step aside, Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann. I believe we have no choice but to crown the new chairperson of the House of Representatives’ Crazy Caucus. Incidentally, the crown is more like the … Continue reading
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Republican Outreach

Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) explains why she voted against the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Senate version. You know, what you do is you begin to dilute the money that needs to go into this sexual assault centers, domestic … Continue reading
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Very Serious Question

With the passage of VAWA yesterday, I wonder if Scalia thinks it’s a “gender entitlement?” Someone should ask him. Continue reading
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Over a Year Later, VAWA Has Been Renewed

After more than a year of contorting and finagling their way out of renewing the Violence Against Women Act, House leadership allowed a vote on the Senate’s all-inclusive version of the bill today and it passed 286 to 138. WASHINGTON … Continue reading
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House Republicans Still Stalling On VAWA

House Republicans unveiled their version of the Violence Against Women Act yesterday, and they’ve found all new planks to stand on. Unlike the Senate-passed version, the House GOP’s proposed legislation does not explicitly guarantee equal coverage for gay and lesbian … Continue reading
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Why Chuck Grassley Voted Against VAWA

Taking time off from composing unintelligible tweets, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) explained to his constituents why he voted against the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Grassley: So you get non-Indians, let me say to make it easy, you get non-Indians … Continue reading
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Quote of the Morning

“Like most men, I’m more opposed to violence against women than even violence against men. Because most men can handle it a little better than a lot of women can.” Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN) I’m becoming increasingly convinced that these … Continue reading
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Reminder: Congressional Republicans are Terrible People

The good news is Senate Democrats defeated an amendment introduced by Republicans that would have stripped protections for Native American women from the Violence Against Women Act. The bad news is Senators Tom Coburn and John Cornyn believe protecting Native … Continue reading
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The Senators Who Tried to Block the Violence Against Women Act

May their names live in infamy.
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
James Risch (R-ID)
I wonder if their wives know.
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The Senate Will Pass VAWA Again. Will The House?

JUST TOPPED ‘magic number’ of 60 bipartisan cosponsors of my #VAWA legisl.; We’re moving briskly toward Senate vote on the Leahy-Crapo Bill — Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) January 31, 2013 The Senate is poised to pass the Violence Against Woman … Continue reading

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Reminder: The GOP Doesn’t Care About Women

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is set to expire now that the House of Representatives has failed to renew it before adjourning. And because they have failed to do so, the Senate will have to pass another version of … Continue reading

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Infighting

Artist – Daryl Cagle A reminder as we approach the new year — House Republicans still haven’t renewed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Their objections, as voiced by Majority Leader Eric Cantor, continue to center around extending rights to … Continue reading

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Reminder: Republicans Still Sitting on VAWA

Congress still hasn’t renewed the Violence Against Women Act. More specifically, the House of Representatives is still refusing to pass the newest version of the bill which has already passed the Senate. The Tea Party House originally opposed the latest … Continue reading

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Eric Cantor Announces Another Paid Vacation For Congress

Congress just returned from vacation last week after a month off, but apparently they’re planning to go on vacation again for another two months. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced Friday that after next week, the House will stand … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day

via The American Prospect As of this time, the Violence Against Women Act still hasn’t been renewed by congress. House Republicans continue to block passage of the bill because it grants existing protections to immigrants and Native American tribes. Sexual … Continue reading

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The Government Teat

Best cartoon ever? Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, I had no idea this is a thing. A National Coalition for Men? Because men really need protection. Leave the white man alone!

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Quote of the Day

For the life of me, I cannot begin to understand why this is something that is a debate within Congress. This is a statute that has had bipartisan support over the years and it is inconceivable to me now that … Continue reading

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