Virginia May Not Have to Change Its Name to Vagina After All

Hey Rick, froth this.  The good news is that our outrage helped.  Virginia's governor Bob McDonnell is now backing off his unconditional support for the bill that would require women to have a horribly invasive procedure known as a "transvaginal ultrasound" before getting an abortion (something that was still legal last time I checked!). Just a short time ago, McDonnell issued a statement Mandating an invasive procedure in order to give informed consent in not a proper role for the state. No person should be directed to undergo an invasive procedure by the state, without their consent, as a precondition [...]

Senators Carl Levin & Sheldon Whitehouse – WTF??!?!

I get that John McCain would author a bill that would allow everyday US citizens to be indefinitely detained by the military and held without charge.  But Senator Carl Levin? Et tu? Apparently.  The two authored the Levin/McCain  bill, aka Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act  ...   Actually, as the ACLU reports: The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday. The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee [...]

More From Netroots Nation

The best part of attending Netroots Nation is that I get to talk to so many fascinating people.  I broadcast live from the exhibit hall Thursday morning with a terrific group of guests... and had my tape recorder with me at all times, which came in very handy. Today on the show, I played my interviews with Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Congressman Raul Grijalva, and The Nation's John Nichols. I also played my conversation with Lois Frankel - the second Democratic candidate for congress from Florida's 22nd district, challenging Allen West.  (Yesterday, we heard my interview with the other [...]

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