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Monday, August 26, 2013

Stories to Watch: 8/26/13

Republican anti-abortion laws are having a drastic effect on women's right to choose around the country.

Related: Buzzfeed posts an article that's basically an ad for the radical anti-abortion group Personhood USA. It's not the first time Buzzfeed's been caught pushing far-right propaganda and it likely won't be the last.

A lot of people are trying to spin this weekend's March on Washington to mean whatever they want t to mean. But if you ask the marchers themselves why they were marching, the answer was jobs, voting rights, and Trayvon Martin.

If Russia isn't regreting their successful bid to host the Olympics, they just haven't been paying attention.

I'm pretty sure that rghtwing propagandist James O'Keefe is a "nasty little cowardly spud," but calling him a "hobbit" is just a smear on all hobbits.

Sec. of State John Kerry says in a speech that the evidence that Syria used chemical weapons against rebels is "undeniable." Wonkblog's Max Fisher says the speech was a prelude to war -- others aren't so sure.

What if hurricanes were named after climate change deniers?

Finally (yeah, it's another short one), the UN wasn't happy to learn that the NSA spied on diplomatic video conferences.

[cartoon via Washington Post]

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