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Cruz skewers Trump’s sister in Supreme Court debate

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>AIKEN, S.C. —Ted Cruz on Monday pledged to make the presidential election a “referendum” on the U.S. Supreme Court, ramping up efforts to make that issue one more increasingly personal point of contention with Donald Trump, his biggest …

Eight years on, Kenya still failing women raped in election violence

Women are seeking reparations and justice following the wave of sexual violence that followed Kenya’s disputed 2007-08 elections<p>As an orphan, Adhiambo shuttled between the homes of relatives in one of Nairobi’s poorest neighbourhoods during school holidays.<p>One of those trips, in December 2007, …

Africa

If the Syria ceasefire fails, Isis will be the least of the west’s problems | Michael Clarke

The prospect of Russian and Iranian forces putting a vengeful Assad back in control of a broken country is now all too real<p>The military campaign against Islamic State is being reduced to a vicious sideshow as the Syrian civil war enters a new make-or-break phase. Russian military involvement has …

Middle East

This Republican Lawmaker Thinks Rape Is 'Beautiful' If It Leads To Pregnancy

Recently, the West Virginia House of Delegates debated a horrible bill that would restrict abortion access for women after 20 weeks of pregnancy, …

Wisconsin legislature defunds Planned Parenthood, passes $8 million in cuts

On Thursday, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted to pass legislation to cut approximately $4.5 million in inflated reimbursement from Planned …

Judge OKs Oklahoma's Clinic Closure Law

An Oklahoma state court judge on Thursday ruled that a law mandating that abortion providers have admitting privileges at local hospitals is …

Kasich is No Friend to Women

John Kasich is getting some traction as a moderate, but don’t believe a word of it.<p>He is also no friend to women.<p>In four years as Ohio’s governor he …

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Holds Ceremony to Sign Pro-Life Bill Protecting Babies From Abortion

Hundreds of Kentuckians gathered Thursday for a historic, ceremonial signing of the state’s first pro-life law in more than a decade.<p>Pro-life Gov. …

Abortion law madness: What's really going on Northern Ireland?

In the early hours of last Thursday morning, just minutes past midnight, the majority of Northern Ireland’s politicians voted to keep the country’s abortion law exactly as it is: one of the most restrictive in Europe. And so the near-total ban on abortion remains in place, even in cases of rape, …

Antonin Scalia: a supreme court justice 'extreme and out of step' with women

The conservative’s views on discrimination, sexuality, race and abortion made him a liberal bugbear. But he did have some capacity for understanding<p>It would be an understatement to note that Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away on Saturday, was a controversial figure. Known for his acerbic …

Feminism

The Race to Lose the White House

The Clinton juggernaut is losing traction. Powered by the full weight of the Democratic Establishment, it was designed to smoothly carry its idol across America and into the White House. It still may get there. But now it must traverse a far more treacherous and uncertain route than Hillary and her …