The state of Alabama reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, civil rights groups, and church leaders to permanently block key provisions of an anti-immigration law that authorized local officials, citizens, and business owners to target undocumented immigrants.
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Dean Young, one of nine Republicans running in a special election to replace long-time Rep. Jo Bonner (R) in Alabama’s first district, wants his fellow candidates to sign a pledge to discriminate -- and to affirm that they belong to a church whose tenants include opposing marriage equality.
Low-income women are more likely to make abortion appointments on Saturdays because they can't afford to make a trip to a clinic during the week. That's the same day that anti-abortion protesters tend to be out in full force.