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Photo of the Day: Meeting with Susan Rice

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice briefs President Barack Obama during his Presidential Daily Briefing in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 12, 2013.(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice briefs President Barack Obama during his Presidential Daily Briefing in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Bipartisan Support for Immigration Reform Strengthens During August Recess As members of Congress go home to their districts for the August recess, they are hearing directly from Americans of all political stripes who are calling for a vote on commonsense immigration reform.

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Protecting the Electric Grid From Increasingly Severe Weather Due to Climate Change

Severe weather is the number one cause of power outages on the nation’s electric grid, which serves as the backbone of the nation’s infrastructure that delivers electric power to millions of Americans in homes, schools, offices, and factories across the United States.

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The President and First Lady Speak at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention

On Saturday, the President and First Lady spoke at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Convention in Orlando, FL. Founded in September of 1920, the DAV celebrates 92 years of service to disabled veterans and their families with this

Judy Waxman, National Women’s Law Center


 

National Women's Law Center
 
 
     
  Our Military Women Deserve Better  
     
   
     
  Tell Congress to end the outrageous abortion coverage ban for servicewomen and military dependents who have been raped or endured incest.  
     
     
     

Unconscionable — that’s the only way to describe an extreme policy that denies servicewomen and military dependents coverage for abortion services if they become pregnant as the result of rape. To add insult to injury, their civilian counterparts who also get their health insurance through the federal government do not face the same cruel policy.

Do your duty: tell your Members of Congress to end the outrageous abortion coverage ban for servicewomen and military dependents who have been raped or endured incest.

Congress will soon finalize the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Thanks to Senator Shaheen, they’ll have the opportunity to pass a version of the bill which removes this abhorrent ban, but some anti-choice Members of Congress who are willing to play politics with the women that serve this nation are standing in the way of ending this unjust ban.

This policy is simply wrong. We need your voice to end it today: tell Congress to end the abortion coverage ban for servicewomen and military dependents who become pregnant due to rape or incest.

Thank you for continuing to protect women’s reproductive health.

Sincerely,

 
Judy Waxman   Judy Waxman
Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights
National Women’s Law Center
 

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HubbleSite Update: Holiday Greetings


 

November 21, 2012

Image galleries, games, scientific revelations, and the entire Hubble archive await at: hubblesite.org
Holiday GreetingsHubbleSite holiday cards are back! Send celestial season’s greetings to friends and family with these free, printable cards. Choose from an array of designs that highlight the joys of the holidays through the natural beauty of the universe.

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Black Friday …


 

   

PLEDGE TO BOYCOTT WAL-MART!Wal-mart workers routinely face unsafe working conditions, poverty-level low wages and intimidation and retaliation when attempting to speak-up or organize. This is why this Black Friday Wal-mart workers and their supporters are taking part in over 1,000 protests nationwide. These will include strikes, boycotts and direct actions to fight back against unfair and abusive labor practices. We need you to join in!

Watch video and pledge to boycott Wal-Mart on Black Friday!

Wal-mart workers are taking enormous risks in staging these actions and need your full support.

Share this video and pledge with your family, friends and network.

Together we can make an impact.

Yours,
Axel Caballero and the Cuéntame team.

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ThinkProgress


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Today’s Top Three

The Progress Report is on hiatus for the rest of November. In the meantime, check out three important posts from ThinkProgress you don’t want to miss today:

1. GOP Rep Admits CIA Approved U.N. Ambassador’s Talking Points On Libya

2. Republican Poll Worker Complains About High Turnout Among ‘People Of Color’

3. Hostess Blames Union For Bankruptcy After Tripling CEO’s Pay