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NEWS
March 2, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
In unleashing his sharp words against a law student this week, talk show host Rush Limbaugh - who called the student a “slut” and a “prostitute” for advocating expanded access to birth control - sparked rebukes from President Obama, fellow Republicans and longtime sponsors of his talk show. Obama entered the fray Friday when he called Sandra Fluke, a third-year Georgetown University law student, to express support after she drew Limbaugh's ire when she testified in favor of the administration's new rule requiring employers to offer health insurance plans that cover birth control.
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NEWS
April 11, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
MENDENHALL, Pa. -- Within hours of Rick Santorum's withdrawal from the presidential race Tuesday, leading Republicans were focused on the difficult task ahead: uniting a fractured party behind Mitt Romney. That work got underway in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night shortly before Romney's appearance at the Chester County GOP dinner where the state's junior senator made a plea to members of his party to set aside their loyalties and get behind the former Massachusetts governor.   “He can't do this alone.
WORLD
February 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of thousands of chanting, placard-waving people marched through downtown Sydney on Sunday to protest Australia's possible involvement in a U.S.-led war on Iraq. Organizers estimated the crowd at 500,000; police said at least 200,000 people showed up but agreed that it was Australia's biggest protest since the Vietnam War. Australia is one of Washington's staunchest allies and has deployed 2,000 troops to the Mideast. Prime Minister John Howard reaffirmed his support for U.S.
OPINION
January 29, 2009 | ROSA BROOKS
Barack Obama ended four wars during his first week as president. With just a few words and strokes of his pen, the president ended the war on terror, the war on Islam, the war on science and the war on women. In his first executive orders, Obama effectively dismantled the elaborate structures that supported the Bush administration's "war on terror." On Jan. 22, he ordered the closure of the Guantanamo prison and a halt to the much-criticized military commission trials.
OPINION
December 26, 2013 | By Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers
Recent headlines bemoan the fact that, in the city of Los Angeles, only one woman - recently elected to a City Council with 14 men - holds elected office in City Hall. As for L.A. County, with 9.9 million residents, a lone woman sits on its five-member Board of Supervisors. California is not alone. Across the United States, only 73 women hold statewide elected offices - less than a quarter of available positions. That percentage has been declining for 12 years, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
NATIONAL
May 3, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli, Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - If Barack Obama's first presidential campaign was part cultural phenomenon, part national movement, his second may look a bit more modest - like a series of well-run Senate campaigns. Facing the reality of running as a bruised incumbent in a politically divided country, Obama's advisors say they are plotting a strategy that doesn't depend on a wave of support to lift the president's chances across the country. And it won't hinge on a single theme based on ideas such as "hope" and "change" that defined the campaign and captured the zeitgeist in 2008.
NEWS
July 3, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Anti-abortion forces hailed the Supreme Court decision today restricting abortions, declaring it will help end "legalized child killing," but pro-choice supporters blasted the decision as a "war on women." It was clear to all sides that the court's 5-4 departure from past decisions marked the beginning of battles that will be fought out in election booths, state legislatures and the high court itself. "We see this as a remarkable victory for us in the pro-life movement.
NEWS
March 24, 2001 | RON FOURNIER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Bush will issue a new order imposing abortion restrictions on U.S. foreign aid, hoping to scuttle a bid by Democrats to overturn one of his first acts as president, administration officials said Friday. Advisors said the new presidential memorandum will mirror the action Bush took Jan. 22, his third day in office, but will use a different legal avenue to protect it from congressional intervention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1985
Thousands of women have gathered in Nairobi to assess progress at the close of the United Nations Decade for Women. They are attending a forum called to talk about women's attempts to achieve equality, development and peace in a world largely run by the other half of the population. It is a world in which the reality for women is often grim.
NEWS
March 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
President Bush will issue a new order imposing abortion restrictions on U.S. foreign aid, hoping to scuttle a bid by Democrats to overturn one of his first acts as president, administration officials said Friday. Advisors said the new presidential memorandum will mirror the action Bush took Jan. 22, his third day in office, but will use a different legal avenue to protect it from congressional intervention.
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