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Going Backwards on Women’s Equality Day

Today is Women’s Equality Day, which marks the anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. It’s now been 93 years and while much progress has been made, everyone’s right to vote is under attack and women are still far from equal.

Unfortunately, we also got fresh evidence today that the GOP’s war on women is taking a discernible toll on women’s reproductive rights. An analysis by the Huffington Post found that 52 clinics have closed since the recent record-breaking assault on abortion rights accelerated in 2010.

Check out their graphic to get a sense of the coast-to-coast assault on access to abortion:

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Evening Brief: Important Stories That You Might’ve Missed

The latest on the GOP’s latest manufactured crisis.

Millionaire congressmen are giving up government-sponsored health coverage (and forcing their low-level staffers to do the same).

BP thinks it’s done enough following the worst offshore oil disaster in history and it’s not shy about saying so.

Video suggests hurricanes be named after politicians who deny climate change.

The Republican Party’s obsession with killing Obamacare is killing the Republican Party.

Latest news on insurance rates from the states shows that Obamacare is working.

The Tea Party is now covering news at the Washington Post.

GOP senator says food stamps are like slavery.

Justice Ginsburg calls the Roberts Corporate Court “one of the most activist in history.”