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Justice Department Is Looking Into Discredited Fetal Remains Allegations Against Planned Parenthood Justice Department Is Looking Into Discredited Fetal Remains Allegations Against Planned Parenthood

According to a letter obtained by CNN, the Justice Department is looking into the use of fetal tissue, a decision likely fueled by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and his ongoing campaign against Planned Parenthood.

Most Americans Would Like Donald Trump Investigated For Sexual Misconduct  Most Americans Would Like Donald Trump Investigated For Sexual Misconduct 

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After Numerous Sexual Harassment Allegations, Sen. Al Franken Announces Resignation  After Numerous Sexual Harassment Allegations, Sen. Al Franken Announces Resignation 

After mounting sexual harassment allegations and pressure from his colleagues to resign, Al Franken announced that he will resign his Senate seat in the next few weeks.

After Latest Sexual Harassment Allegation, Women Senators Call on Al Franken to Resign After Latest Sexual Harassment Allegation, Women Senators Call on Al Franken to Resign

After a former Democratic Congressional aide accused Senator Al Franken of sexual harassment on Wednesday morning—bringing the number of women who have alleged sexual harassment to eight—a number of Franken’s women colleagues have called on the Minnesota Senator to resign.

SCOTUS to Hear Landmark Gay Wedding Cake Case SCOTUS to Hear Landmark Gay Wedding Cake Case

The Supreme Court will hear Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, one of its most contentious cases, on Tuesday. At issue is whether or not the state of Colorado violated baker Jack Phillips’s First Amendment rights by compelling him to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

Bill O'Reilly Is Being Sued for Defamation By a Woman With Whom He Previously Settled Bill O'Reilly Is Being Sued for Defamation By a Woman With Whom He Previously Settled

Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, one of the six women who reportedly settled with Bill O’Reilly for workplace harassment, sued the former Fox News host on Monday.

The Senate Is Slated to Vote on the No Good, Very Bad Tax Bill Soon  The Senate Is Slated to Vote on the No Good, Very Bad Tax Bill Soon 

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The Girls Novelist Emma Cline Sued by 'Abusive Ex Boyfriend' for Plagiarism  The Girls Novelist Emma Cline Sued by 'Abusive Ex Boyfriend' for Plagiarism 

Writer Emma Cline has been sued by her ex-boyfriend, writer Chaz Reetz-Laiolo, over her critically praised novel, The Girls. Reetz-Laiolo’s lawsuit claims that Cline plagiarized her novel using spyware installed on his email and other accounts. Cline filed a countersuit, describing Reetz-Laiolo’s allegations as the…

Garrison Keillor Fired for 'Inappropriate Behavior' 1 Day After Defending Al Franken Garrison Keillor Fired for 'Inappropriate Behavior' 1 Day After Defending Al Franken

Garrison Keillor, the former host of National Public Radio weekend staple, A Prarie Home Companion, has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio for “inappropriate behavior.”

Leigh Corfman to Roy Moore: 'Where Does Your Immorality End?'  Leigh Corfman to Roy Moore: 'Where Does Your Immorality End?' 

“I demand that you stop calling me a liar and attacking my character,” Leigh Corfman wrote in a letter to Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore published on Tuesday evening.

White House Defends Trump's 'Pocahontas' Insult  White House Defends Trump's 'Pocahontas' Insult 

During a White House event honoring three surviving Navajo Code Talkers, including 97-year-old Fleming Begaye, the oldest living World War II veteran, President Donald Trump declined to read from his prepared remarks (which he described as “the most beautiful speech”) and instead took the event as an opportunity to…

Al Franken's Apology Tour Has Begun Al Franken's Apology Tour Has Begun

“Embarrassed and ashamed,” is how Minnesota Senator Al Franken described his feelings since four women accused him of unwanted groping this month. In one of Franken’s first interviews since news the allegations broke, he told the Star Tribune that he’s “let a lot of people down and I’m hoping I can make it up to them…

House Ethics Committee Investigate Rep. John Conyers After Sexual Harassment Allegations House Ethics Committee Investigate Rep. John Conyers After Sexual Harassment Allegations

The House Ethics Committee launched an investigation of Representative John Conyers (D-MI) on Tuesday, shortly after Buzzfeed reported that the congressman had sexually harassed employees and used office funds to settle a 2015 sexual harassment complaint.

Trump Says 'Women Are Special' After Endorsing Roy Moore Trump Says 'Women Are Special' After Endorsing Roy Moore

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Florida's Political Scandals Could Be a Disaster for Democrats Florida's Political Scandals Could Be a Disaster for Democrats

Stephen Bittel, the chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, resigned on Friday after six women complained of “creepy” and “demeaning” behavior. The women, Politico reported, “didn’t want to be alone with him due to his body language, suggestive remarks and even the breast-shaped stress squeeze-ball he has been known …

The 4 Redemption Narratives We Are Currently Using to Minimize This Sexual Harassment Hellscape The 4 Redemption Narratives We Are Currently Using to Minimize This Sexual Harassment Hellscape

“We shouldn’t close it off and say, ‘To hell with him, rot, and go away from us for the rest of your life.’ Let’s not do that. Let’s be bigger than that,” the actor Bryan Cranston recently said in an interview with the BBC. Cranston had been asked a hypothetical question about the return of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin…

After 8 Women Allege Sexual Misconduct, Alabama Republican Party Announces It 'Supports' Roy Moore After 8 Women Allege Sexual Misconduct, Alabama Republican Party Announces It 'Supports' Roy Moore

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Bipartisan Gun Legislation Introduced to Prevent Domestic Abusers From Purchasing Guns  Bipartisan Gun Legislation Introduced to Prevent Domestic Abusers From Purchasing Guns 

In the wake of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), have introduced the Fix NICS Act, a bipartisan bill designed to strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

'I Thought He Was Going to Rape Me': Another Woman Has Accused Roy Moore of Sexual Assault  'I Thought He Was Going to Rape Me': Another Woman Has Accused Roy Moore of Sexual Assault 

“I was terrified,” Alabama resident Beverly Young Nelson said through tears, at a Thursday afternoon press conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred. “I thought he was going to rape me,” she said, recounting the night when she claims Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her outside of an Etowah County…

Woman Alleges That Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Sexually Assaulted Her When She Was 14 Woman Alleges That Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Sexually Assaulted Her When She Was 14

A woman alleges that Roy Moore, the controversial former judge and Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, sexually assaulted her when she was 14 years old.

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