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Republican House candidate on female senators: 'bimbos in tennis shoes' 23.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
You're not a bimbo, are you? I don't want the votes of bimbos. You really have to hand it to Republicans. Their ability to dredge up the worst sort of people to run for office just keeps getting more impressive . In posts from his old blog, Mr. Conservative, unearthed by the Minnesota politics blog Bluestem Prairie , [Minnesota congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn] made light of American Indians, President Obama's Kenyan ancestry, and female Supreme Court justices, among others, in ways many voters won't appreciate. [...] "Senator McCain's campaign was all but flat lined before he brought the feisty Caribou Barbie into our living rooms," he wrote in 2008. "Which reminds me, on behalf of all red-blooded American men: THANK YOU SENATOR McCAIN, SARAH'S HOT!" Not all female politicians were viewed as favorably. In a 2002 post, Hagedorn referred to Washington Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray as "undeserving bimbos in tennis shoes." Former Bush White House counsel Harriet Miers, he wrote in ...
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Another 'New Hampshire' Republican shows us how not to carpetbag 22.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here . Leading Off: • NH-Gov: Carpetbaggers are frequently tripped up by a very simple mistake: They swear up-and-down that they're really, truly a resident of the state they're running in, but often, they've accepted tax credits in their real home state that are only available to people who declare that state as their primary residence. Republican businessman Walt Havenstein, who's running for governor in New Hampshire, found himself in precisely these crosshairs earlier this year when Democrats challenged his eligibility to run in the Granite State on account of the tax breaks he'd accepted as a Maryland homeowner. Election officials ultimately ruled that Havenstein could stay on the ballot , saying he did in fact qualify as a New Hampshirite. But that just inverted his problem, because now the state of Maryland wants Havenstein to repay the $9,000 in tax credits they gave him because, after all, ...
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Men punished in sexual misconduct cases on colleges campuses are fighting back 21.8.2014 Washington Post
Men punished for sexual misconduct in the wave of cases sweeping college campuses are fighting back against what they call unfair student disciplinary systems and publicity that threatens to shatter their ...
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WSU grizzly smarter than the average bear 20.8.2014 AP Washington
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- It may no longer be good enough to hang your food in a tree to keep it away from bears when you go camping, according to a first-of-its-kind study at the Washington State University Bear Research Education and Conservation Center....
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8 Out Of 10 Americans Don’t Know These Basic Facts About Abortion 20.8.2014 Think Progres

Most people don't understand the medical procedure, no matter whether they live in a red or blue state.

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Proposed family violence name and shame laws fall short, lawyers say 20.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Victorian family law experts say legislation wont improve victims support services and could hinder offenders rehabilitation

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Economics Daily Digest: With inequality, it's women and children first 19.8.2014 Daily Kos
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Among the Poor, Women Feel Inequality More Deeply ( NYT ) The burden of inequality falls more heavily on poor women, says Patricia Cohen, because they are more likely to be raising a family and get little support for the "second shift" of household management. Blame Employers, Not Workers, for Any Skills Gap, Economist Says ( WSJ ) Josh Zombrun looks at a new working paper from a University of Pennsylvania economist, which argues that employers who complain about lack of skills are accountable for refusing to provide training. The Hunger Crisis in America’s Universities ( MSNBC ) Ned Resnikoff reports on how colleges across the country are tackling rising food insecurity. Many are looking to Michigan State University, home of an established campus food pantry, for guidance. A Co-op State of Mind ( In These Times ) Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo looks at the ...
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Henry A. Giroux on "The Violence of Organized Forgetting" 19.8.2014 Truthout.com
(Image: City Lights Publishers)Discussing his new book, Henry A. Giroux argues that what unites racist killings, loss of privacy, the surveillance state's rise, the increasing corporatization of US institutions and growing poverty and inequality "is a growing threat of authoritarianism - or what might be otherwise called totalitarianism with elections." Victoria Harper: Your new book has a very provocative and suggestive title: The Violence of Organized Forgetting. How does the title work as an organizing idea for the book? Henry A. Giroux: We live in a historical moment when memory, if not critical thought itself, is either under attack or is being devalued and undermined by a number of forces in American society. Historical memory has become dangerous today because it offers the promise of lost legacies of resistance, moments in history when the social contract was taken seriously (however impaired), and when a variety of social movements emerged that called for a rethinking of what democracy meant and ...
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Supremacy: A Social Order of Division, Control and Enslavement 18.8.2014 Truthout.com
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Renamed "war on women" strategy forges ahead in Colorado senate race 17.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The playbook is no secret.Four years ago, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet successfully defined his Republican opponent as a man waging a war on ...
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Iranian president tweets bare-headed photo of Maryam Mirzakhani 15.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Hassan Rouhani's tweet divides opinion in Iran, while Maryam Mirzakhani's win sparks debate about Iran's brain drain Continue reading...
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Mike Coffman, Andrew Romanoff tangle on immigration, trade barbs 15.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, facing the fight of his political life as he seeks a fourth term in Congress, played up his willingness to work across the aisle and his support for measured immigration
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Mormon Student Fights Back Against BYU’s ‘Slut Shaming’ Stance On Women’s Sexuality 14.8.2014 Think Progres

"Talking about this could get me in trouble, but I want to start a discussion about changing an honor code that hurts women."

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WorldViews: Amid Iranian ‘brain drain,’ President Rouhani congratulates Iran-born Fields Medal winner 14.8.2014 Washington Post: World
Congrats to #MaryamMirzakhani on becoming the first ever woman to win the #FieldsMedal, making us Iranians very proud pic.twitter.com/oVL98NRdVF "Congrats." So reads the message from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal, which is something like the Nobel Prize for ...
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Top Math Prize Has Its First Female Winner 13.8.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
An Iranian mathematician is the first woman ever to receive a Fields Medal, often considered to be mathematics’ equivalent of the Nobel Prize. The recipient, Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, was one of four winners honored Wednesday at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South ...
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Who is Elise Stefanik? 12.8.2014 Politico
Stefanik served as the 2012 vice presidential debate prep coach for Rep. Paul Ryan.
Unbalanced perception 12.8.2014 Durango Herald
Imagine being harassed by an angry mob when you visit your physician or gynecologist. As if physicals and pap tests weren’t uncomfortable enough, a group of strangers is now publicly shaming you.But that is a common occurrence at Planned Parenthood clinics throughout the country because a select group of people disagree with one...
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Unbalanced perception 12.8.2014 Durango Herald
Imagine being harassed by an angry mob when you visit your physician or gynecologist. As if physicals and pap tests weren’t uncomfortable enough, a group of strangers is now publicly shaming you.But that is a common occurrence at Planned Parenthood clinics throughout the country because a select group of people disagree with one...
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WorldViews: Indian minister mocked after claiming Yale degree 12.8.2014 Washington Post: World
NEW DELHI -- Is India's minister for education somewhat confused over the difference between a college degree and a certificate? At a conference on Saturday, Smriti Irani, the minister for human resource development, told a journalist that she had a degree from Yale. Her claim caused a nationwide facepalm ...
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Women Asked To Prove Virginity To Become Teachers In Brazil’s Largest City 11.8.2014 Think Progres

If you're a woman and want to be a teacher in Sao Paulo, Brazil, you have to submit to an invasive examination.

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