A Federal Court Just Dealt a Huge Blow to Mike Pence’s War on Women

In response to a lawsuit against Indiana’s Department of Health by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt has issued an injunction against a state law that required women to have an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion. The ultrasound mandate is part of a larger anti-choice law, signed last March by Vice President Mike Pence when he was Indiana’s governor, which Salon called “Mike Pence’s sadistic abortion law… geared towards humiliating and bankrupting women who have abortions.” Judge Pratt’s 53-page ruling addressed the financial burden directly, stating…

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Student Debt Giant Navient to Borrowers: You’re on Your Own

Over the past several years, Jack Remondi, chief executive of student loan giant Navient Corp., has gone out of his way to tout the company’s devotion to helping Americans cope with student debt. He’s mentioned it in meetings with investors, on calls with Wall Street analysts, in testimony before Congress, and even on his Medium blog. “At Navient, our priority is to help each of our 12 million customers successfully manage their loans in a way that works for their individual circumstances,” he said March 20. But faced with a potential multi-billion dollar lawsuit by the federal government for not…

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Bed Bath & Beyond Just Dealt Ivanka Trump a Major Blow

With the Trump family increasingly working to use The Donald’s position in the Oval Office to pad their already deep pockets, pressure has ratcheted up for retailers to “grab them by the wallets,” and dump Trump products from stores. My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible! The latest to side with demands that the President put people over profits is home goods giant, Bed Bath & Beyond, which has removed all Trump-related items from the company website. Recently, Ivanka’s line of Trump…

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The LA Times Just Declared War On President Trump

The Los Angeles Times’ editorial board took aim at President Trump and his “unpredictable” and “reckless” behavior today in a powerful new editorial titled “Our Dishonest President.” Slamming Trump for everything from his misguided and backwards policies to his childlike temperament and calling on citizens and lawmakers to fight back, the editors concluded that “nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this trainwreck.” In its scathing and comprehensive rebuke of President Trump’s abhorrent agenda the editorial took aim at Trump’s unprecedented assault on the independence of the judiciary, his warped healthcare policy that would kill tens of thousands, and his…

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