Catch Up with Fatster’s News Roundup from July 10, 2012

By: Wednesday July 11, 2012 6:13 am

Catch up on the stories you missed with Fatster’s news roundup, including links to the war on women, state abortion laws, freeloader Bobby Jindal, House investigations, Mayor Bloomberg’s police, voter suppression, Maryland v. Kansas, Affordable Care Act, Chicago schools, Egypt President v. the Court, New Zealand, Russian Wikipedia, Iraq, UK banks, Chinese trade, Nouriel Roubini, Obama v GOP, ALEC defections, and much more.

A Texas Abortion

By: Saturday June 30, 2012 6:00 pm

This is my story of getting an abortion in Texas, of my rights being exercised. Even with the laws in place to convince me otherwise, I still made the right decision no matter how much it hurt. I believe I have the right to go through this painful experience without paternalistic intervention “for my own good” as I am solely responsible for myself and my body.

Fatster’s New Roundup from June 19th, 2012

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 6:17 am

Fatster’s roundup of news stories you might have missed, including articles on United Nations special rapporteur, drone strikes, Russian attack helicopters, Emancipation Proclamation, Obama and Putin, austerity, recession, ALEC, public schools, war on women and more

Fatster’s News Roundup from Father’s Day

By: Monday June 18, 2012 6:13 am

Fatster’s news roundup from Father’s Day weekend, with stories on French elections, Egyption elections, Syria civil war, Afghanisan, war on women, vagina monologue, Dreamers, education, stop and frisk, foreclosures, Amazon, Rio+20, Palestine, Rodney King and more.

Lakeside Diner

By: Thursday June 14, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.

Paycheck Fairness Act to Be Filibustered Today

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 9:20 am

Today the Senate will hold a test vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update The Equal Pay Act of 1963. The President swooped in at the last minute to push for the bill’s passage, or really just to highlight the messaging.

Trifles and Baubles

By: Monday June 4, 2012 1:30 am

Oh good job Romney flack:

“Mitt Romney’s senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, on Sunday said that social issues important to women, like contraception coverage and abortion rights, were “shiny objects” that were being used to distract voters.”

Administration Threatens Veto for House Version of Violence Against Women Act

By: Wednesday May 16, 2012 1:15 pm

Today the House votes on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. A version already passed the Senate with 68 votes, but the House version cancelled several protections Senate Democrats added, to apply domestic violence protections to Native Americans, undocumented immigrants and LGBT families. This has drawn a veto threat from the White House. Here’s their statement.

Late Night FDL: Way to Pick Your Battles

By: Monday May 14, 2012 8:00 pm

Continuing their theme of assigning tasks based on angry wingnut e-mail forwards from America’s brothers-in-law, now U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops think the Girl Scouts are leading our young astray.

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