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NEWS
June 4, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- As President Obama continues to enjoy a gender gap over the GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, Democrats in Congress hope to help widen their party's advantage among female voters by portraying Republicans as the enemies of paycheck equity. Republican senators are expected to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, and on the eve of Tuesday's vote in the Senate, Obama and his allies said the bill would help women breadwinners at a time when Americans continue to struggle in the difficult economy.
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OPINION
August 24, 2012
Re "GOP hadn't planned on this debate," Aug. 22 Is The Times kidding? The GOP and the tea party elements that have taken it over have been spoiling for this debate ever since they captured the House and numerous state legislatures in 2010. After running on the economy and jobs, the Republicans have instead introduced bills seeking to limit women's access to reproductive health services, to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, to put women's clinics out of business and even to restrict access to contraception.
NEWS
May 3, 2012 | By Morgan Little
The latest volley in the fight for women voters,  “The Life of Julia,”  has pitted the Obama campaign's vision of a country under Mitt Romney's leadership against the president's record.  "The Life of Julia" is essentially an interactive timeline, a tool that examines the life of a composite of American women -- a fictional character named Julia -- and the different ways in which the policies of Obama and Romney would affect  her....
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama said that when he called Sandra Fluke to express support after the crude comments of Rush Limbaugh, he did so thinking of his own young daughters. "One of the things I want them to do as they get older is engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don't want them attacked or called horrible names because they're being good citizens," he said at a White House news conference Tuesday.
WORLD
September 3, 2004 | John Daniszewski, Times Staff Writer
Organizations concerned with reproductive health and sexual education sharply criticized the Bush administration Thursday, saying that its policies are contributing to the AIDS pandemic and the deaths of women during childbirth and from unsafe abortions. The criticism came on the final day of the three-day Countdown 2015 conference in London. About 700 representatives of governments and groups from 109 countries gathered to assess progress toward goals set in 1994 at a U.N.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Noam N. Levey
WASHINGTON - Even as political fights over abortion and contraception grab headlines, very few American women identify issues of women's health as something they want to hear about from candidates this year, according to a new survey from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Only 2 percent of registered female voters named “women's issues” as a top priority in this year's campaign. If abortion is included, that number rises only to 5 percent. By contrast, 60% registered women identified the economy as the top issue, making it far and away the most important issue in voters' minds, the national poll found.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
For those of you under the impression that there's currently a “ war on women ” underway in America, this weekend in a column for Fox News' website , writer Suzanne Venker set the record straight: Men are actually the ones under siege. In the piece, titled “The War on Men,” Venker said that men are less interested in marriage than they were 15 years ago because, thanks to the sexual revolution, “women aren't women anymore”; instead, they've become “angry” and “defensive.” Her argument may not have been that sound, but Venker's column certainly worked as click-bait, lighting up Twitter and drawing responses from numerous media outlets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
Never underestimate the power of a pop star with more than 16 million Twitter followers. Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus tweeted a selfie with big implications for a Los Angeles actress and moviemaker. In the photo, Cyrus pulls her Chanel sweatshirt up to reveal her breasts, bare but for two strategically placed red stars proclaiming “Merry Christmas.” "THANK YOU NY for being one of the few states to @freethenipple ,” Cyrus tweeted. Later, she added, “It's not about getting your [breasts]
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.
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