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7/15/2008 - Ventura Will Not Run for Senate in Minnesota
Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota, announced Monday on "Larry King Live" that he will not run against incumbent Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) and Democratic challenger Al Franken....

6/20/2008 - VA Promises Improved Health Care for Women Vets
Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake said on Friday that the agency is working to improve the health care offered to women vets....

6/16/2008 - Women Vets Receive Inferior Medical Care
An internal VA study found that female veterans have more difficulty obtaining quality outpatient healthcare than their male counterparts....

6/12/2008 - Pingree Wins Maine Primary Nomination
Chellie Pingree won the Democratic nomination to fill the Congressional seat of Maine's 1st District on Tuesday....

5/30/2008 - Journalists Reveal Top-Down Pressure to Support the War
As a result of former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellans charges that the Bush Administrations intentionally deceived US citizens leading up to the war in Iraq, journalists are speaking out about the top-down pressure they experienced to promote the war. Jessica Yellin, a CNN journalist, admitted this week to being pressured by corporate executives at her previous network to support the Iraq War....

5/21/2008 - Congressman Vito Fossella Announces Retirement Amid Scandal
Embroiled in scandal, Congressman Vito Fossella (NY-13) became the 27th Republican to retire from Congress rather than run for re-election in November....

5/13/2008 - KBR Rape Case to Go to Court
A judge ruled on Friday that an alleged Halliburton/KBR rape case can go to court, rather than closed arbitration....

5/7/2008 - Women's Group Holds Bike Ride for Peace across the Middle East
Hundreds of women activists are participating in a 12-day bicycle ride across the Middle East to campaign for peace....

4/25/2008 - Feminist Candidates Gear Up to Win Primaries
Feminist candidates Jill Long Thompson of Indiana and Kay Hagan of North Carolina are gearing up for the primaries on May 6....

4/10/2008 - Jackie Speier to be Sworn In to Congress
Following an overwhelming victory in Tuesdays special election, Jackie Speier will be sworn into the US House of Representatives today....

4/9/2008 - Senators Propose Bill to Improve Women Veteran's Health Care
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill last week that would require the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) to improve health care for women veterans....

4/8/2008 - Military Contractor in Iraq Faces More Rape Allegations
Another woman has come forward with allegations of rape by both a fellow KBR employee and a US soldier while working for KBR in Iraq....

4/1/2008 - Iraqi Women Face Increased Human Rights Violations in Post-Invasion Iraq
Iraqi women's rights are eroding instead of improving in post-invasion Iraq....

3/12/2008 - Woman Receives Military Honors for Tour in Afghanistan
Army Specialist Monica Lin Brown earned the prestigious Silver Star for saving the lives of her fellow soldiers in Afghanistan....

2/14/2008 - Incumbent Defeats in Maryland Primaries Indicate Party Divisions
Two incumbent members of congress lost the primaries in Maryland on Tuesday....

2/13/2008 - Donna Edwards Wins in Stunning Upset
Donna Edwards defeated Rep Albert Wynn in a stunning upset last night in the Democratic primary for Maryland�s 4th Congressional district....

2/13/2008 - Alleged KBR Rape Victim Testifies at Another House Hearing
Jamie Leigh Jones, a former KBR employee, testified again on Tuesday at a Congressional hearing that she was drugged and gang-raped by a group of her co-workers in the Green Zone KBR camp in Iraq in 2005....

2/4/2008 - Major Report Reveals Afghanistan Faltering
The Afghan Study Group (ASG), composed of a bipartisan group of leading scholars and experts on Afghanistan, released a report yesterday stating that "the mission to stabilize Afghanistan is faltering"....

1/15/2008 - Pentagon Refuses to Investigate KBR Gang-Rape Allegations
Department of Defense Inspector General Claude Kicklighter has refused to investigate the allegations of gang-rape made by former Halliburton/KBR employee Jamie Leigh Jones....

12/20/2007 - Hearing on Alleged Halliburton/KBR Gang Rape Cover Up
Alleged rape victim Jamie Leigh Jones testified before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terror, and Homeland Security on Wednesday....

12/12/2007 - Halliburton/KBR Cover Up Alleged Gang Rape
A Texas woman filed a federal lawsuit in May against Halliburton and its former subsidiary KBR, stating that she was drugged and gang-raped by a group of her co-workers in the KBR camp in the Green Zone in Iraq in 2005....

12/3/2007 - Iraqi Women Refugees Forced Into Prostitution in Syria
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have sought refuge in Syria since the US invasion of Iraq....

10/29/2007 - Peace Protests Across Country
Tens of thousands of peace activists took part in marches across the country on Saturday, marking the fifth anniversary of the Senate�s vote to authorize the invasion of Iraq....

10/26/2007 - Pelosi House Makes History
The Pelosi House of Representatives made history this week as it conducted its 1,000th roll call vote of the year....

10/24/2007 - Blackwater Accused of Tax Evasion
Rep Henry Waxman, D-CA, chair of the House oversight committee, asserted Blackwater USA may have violated US tax laws and possibly defrauded the federal government of millions of dollars....