In a victory for Arizona women, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has blocked the state's restrictions on medication abortion.
The Senate blocked efforts to advance the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) by a 54-43 vote today along strict party lines, with Republicans and moderates - including Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) - voting no.
"Immigration reform has been stalled, and we need action now. Not in three months, not review. We need it now."
"The time has passed for us to recognize that what determines success should not be our gender, but rather our talent, our drive, and the strength of our contributions."
The Senate voted 50-38 yesterday to approve a bill that would restore jobless benefits for 2.4 million Americans who have been out of work for at least six months.
The Afghan Independent Commission (IEC) estimates that at least one-third of Afghan voters on Saturday were women.
President Obama will sign two executive actions tomorrow to promote equal pay for women.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that the Senate will vote on equal pay legislation as soon as next week.