Progressive Defeats Incument Democrat in PA Primary!

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You’re less likely to stay overnight in the hospital for abortion than wisdom teeth removal

Although state lawmakers pushing new abortion restrictions often say they’re just looking out for patients’ health, new research shows those concerns may be unjustified. An Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) study looking at national emergency room data from 2009 to 2013 found that…

For Florida’s ex-felons, regaining voting rights requires patience and a lot of luck

Ladetra Johnson stood up straight behind the lectern in the cabinet room of the Florida State Capitol Building Thursday morning, holding the hand of her 5-year-old daughter. Dressed in a frilly white dress, the young girl smiled as Gov. Rick Scott (R) and his cabinet…

Florida stopped background checks on concealed weapons permits for a year because of a login error

In a bombshell report, the Tampa Bay Times reports that the state of Florida didn’t conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits because an employee in charge of performing the checks couldn’t log into the necessary FBI crime database. …

State police work with anti-terrorism center to spy on pipeline protesters

Virginia police agencies are coordinating with a state anti-terrorism center to monitor residents opposed to a major pipeline that will transport large volumes of natural gas from West Virginia into Virginia. Civil liberties advocates are concerned that the collaboration represents another example of U.S. police…

Let’s just scrap the Miss America pageant entirely

When the 51 women representing every state and the District of Columbia gather together September 9 in Atlantic City to parade across Boardwalk Hall, they won’t need to pack a bikini or an evening gown to compete for the coveted crown, sash, and floral bouquet…

North Carolina wants to be a story of environmental redemption

This is the final part of ThinkProgress’s State of Conflicted Interest series. Amy Brown knows exactly when she lost trust in the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. It started three years ago, when Brown received a letter from the state saying her water wasn’t…