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11 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Wisconsin Voter ID Law Opponents Want New Hearing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Civil rights advocates said Tuesday they plan to ask the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling by a three-judge panel that reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law. With seven weeks until Election Day and with absentee ballots already coming in, state and local elections officials were working feverishly to implement the ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - New Statesman

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Feminism has conquered the culture – now comes the hard part

Feminism has reached a moment of unprecedented opportunity, as popular culture embraces a movement that it once scorned. Judith Shulevitz and Rebecca Traister debate where we go from here. A woman holds up a banner at a London Slutwalk. Photo: Getty Hi Judith, I don’t think that in my lifetime (I’m 39) I’ve ever seen public, popular feminist discourse more ...

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SEP 13, 2014 - The Nation

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A Major Blow To Voting Rights In Wisconsin

Late Friday afternoon, a panel of Democratic-appointed judges on the Sixth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction from a Democratic-appointed district court judge striking down Ohio’s cuts to early voting. Two hours earlier, however, a trio of Republican-appointed judges on the 7th circuit overturned an injunction from a Democratic judge blocking Wisconsin’s voter ID law. This is why elections matter. And ...

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SEP 13, 2014 - The Nation

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A Major Blow For Voting Rights In Wisconsin

Late Friday afternoon, a panel of Democratic-appointed judges on the Sixth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction from a Democratic-appointed district court judge striking down Ohio’s cuts to early voting. Two hours earlier, however, a trio of Republican-appointed judges on the 7th circuit overturned an injunction from a Democratic judge blocking Wisconsin’s voter ID law. This is why elections matter. And ...

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SEP 12, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Orrin Hatch 'Ready To Kill Somebody' Over Business Tax Breaks Not Being Extended

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is so mad about the Senate's failure to extend tax breaks to businesses, he's having murderous thoughts. According to a CQ Roll Call report, Hatch vented to a business crowd on Thursday about how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) set up the amendment process for a bill in May that would have extended ...

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