Ever wonder how people get on the terrorist watch lists?

This just in from Jeremy Scahill - The Intercept has published the entire government document that describes how people get placed on the Terrorist Watchlists.

The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

Walker Administration Unilaterally Ends Enforcement of Wisconsin Birth Control Law in Latest Effort to Restrict Women’s Access to Essential Health Care

 Press release in today from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin:

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

July 23, 2014

 

Contact: Lisa Boyce

608-345-7549

 

 

Walker Administration Unilaterally Ends Enforcement of Wisconsin Birth Control Law

in Latest Effort to Restrict Women’s Access to Essential Health Care

National Women’s Law Center Says Move is in Conflict with Law

 

MADISON – This week, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) under Governor Walker’s administration announced via a media interview that the state will no longer enforce Wisconsin’s birth control coverage law (Wis stat. 632.895(17)) that ensures prescription drug plans cover birth control the same as other prescription drugs. Governor Walker justified this move in light of the Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court in June. Legal experts with the National Women’s Law Center, however, have released an analysis that concludes the Hobby Lobby ruling does not invalidate Wisconsin’s contraceptive coverage law and it must therefore be enforced. The Walker Administration’s move is just the latest in a long line of efforts to reduce women’s access to everything from sex education, cancer screens, and birth control to safe and legal abortion.

Citizen Koch in Mother Jones - and Eau Claire

There's an interesting interview in Mother Jones today about how Citizen Koch was produced after the funds to finish the film were cut off. Remember, those of you in Western Wisconsin can see this film August 20 in Eau Claire - tickets are on sale now and we need to sell a minimum number of tickets by August 13 to have the screening happen.

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin were steeped in the production of a documentary on the influence of money in politics, but it wasn't until funding for their project was unceremoniously yanked last year that the power of big donors truly hit home.

Planned Parenthood Wins Lawsuit Protecting Access to Safe and Legal Early Abortion Using Medication

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 17, 2014

 

Contact: Laura Kendellen

414-289-3027

Planned Parenthood Wins Lawsuit Protecting Access to Safe and Legal Early Abortion Using Medication

MADISON, WI— Earlier today, a state court granted Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s motion for a declaratory judgment, which ensures Wisconsin women will continue to access safe and legal medication abortion. On December 12, 2012, Planned Parenthood filed suit against the attorney general and other officials responsible for enforcing Wis. Stat. Sec. 253.105. The lawsuit sought relief from the vague and ambiguous provisions which threatened criminal prosecution of physicians providing medication abortion services.

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