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113th Congress: Least Popular and Least Productive

Lawmakers passed a mere 55 substantive bills in its first year.


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McAuliffe Criticizes Cuccinelli on Domestic Abuse

Terry McAuliffe and former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday criticized rival Ken Cuccinelli for not backing the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, returning to a message designed to damage the Republican’s sinking support among women.


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VP Joe Biden: Abused Women Fear Being Raped By The System

Vice President Joe Biden says many women who are raped or physically abused don’t report it because they don’t want, in his words, “to get raped again by the system.”


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Senate Tries Again to Move Anti-Violence Bill

The Senate took up the Violence Against Women Act Monday, seeking to remedy Congress’ failure last year to extend and expand a law protecting women from domestic abuse while broadening its coverage to include Native Americans, gays and lesbians.


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Virginia Tech Families, Survivors To Join DC Rally

A group representing families and victims of the mass killings at Virginia Tech in April 2007 is joining a rally in the nation’s capital in support of the Violence Against Women Act.


Could President Barack Obama's affirmation of same-sex marriage lead to an uptick of violence against homosexuals? To this point, it's still unclear. (credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Expert: People Could Use Obama’s Stance As ‘Justification’ For Anti-Gay Violence

Though political pundits believe the president’s support of gay marriage will not have a significant role in November’s general election, there remains uncertainty as to how the president’s affirmation will play out socially among parts of the population that remain opposed to homosexuality and the violent acts against homosexuals that could result from it.



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