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Republican Lawmaker Now Supports Obama, Says GOP Presidential Candidates ‘Would Take Women Back Decades’

Questions about women and womens’ health have dominated the political debate over the past weeks, and at least one female Republican lawmaker is unhappy with her party’s record. New York Assemblyman Teresa Sayward (R), who is retiring after serving a decade in Albany, told the New York political program Capital Tonight that she does not support any of her party’s presidential candidates, because of their stances on women.

Bill Maher Defends Rush Limbaugh Again: ‘A Guy Made A Bad Joke’

Bill Maher continued to diminish Rush Limbaugh’s sexist attacks on Sandra Fluke and attack liberals for overreacting. On his HBO show last night, Maher said that liberals should “put this in perspective… a guy made a bad joke.” He added in that in America “sometimes you’re made to feel uncomfortable.”

BREAKING: 98 Major Advertisers Dump Rush Limbaugh, Other Right-Wing Hosts

When it comes to advertisers avoiding controversial shows, it’s not just Rush From today’s TRI Newsletter: Premiere Networks is circulating a list of 98 advertisers who want to avoid “environments likely to stir negative sentiments.” The list includes carmakers (Ford, GM, Toyota), insurance companies (Allstate, Geico, Prudential, State Farm) and restaurants (McDonald’s, Subway). As you’ll see in the note below, those “environments” go beyond the Rush Limbaugh show

Minnesota Officials Propose Third Way On Voter ID That Prevents Fraud Without Disenfranchising Voters

Currently, the Republican-controlled Minnesota legislature is advancing a bill to enact voter ID restrictions in the North Star State. Gov. Mark Dayton (D) and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who oppose the measure, are proposing an alternative that could prevent fraud without denying Minnesotans the right to vote.

Reagan-Appointed Appeals Judge Suggests Sheriff Arpaio’s Pink Underwear Is Unconstitutional

In an opinion by Reagan-appointed Judge John Noonan, the Ninth Circuit did not simply revive a lawsuit brought by Vogel’s survivors against Arpaio, it also suggested that Arpaio’s policy of choosing underwear intended to demean his inmates violates the Constitution

Scalia Rewrites History, Claims 5-4 Bush v. Gore Decision ‘Wasn’t Even Close’

During a speech at Wesleyan University last night, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia offered a strange revision of the time he joined with four of his conservative colleagues to make George W. Bush president

An Example To Avoid: City Of Stockton On The Brink

The city of Stockton, Calif., about 90 minutes east of San Francisco, is broke and on the brink of bankruptcy. Stockton’s road to insolvency is a long one, and it appears that, financially speaking, everything that could go wrong in Stockton did.

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