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Lisa Needham

Lisa Needham

Attorney, editor, and writer who has worked in the areas of First Amendment, education, and labor law. Follow her on Twitter @snipy.

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Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

By Jesse Valentine - June 11, 2024
Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

By Jesse Valentine - June 10, 2024
Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

By Jesse Valentine - June 06, 2024
Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

By Jesse Valentine - May 24, 2024
What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

By Chabeli Carrazana and Shefali Luthra - May 22, 2024
Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

By Jesse Valentine - May 21, 2024
Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

By Alander Rocha, Alabama Reflector - May 21, 2024
House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

By Jesse Valentine - May 14, 2024
Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

By Jesse Valentine - May 09, 2024
Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

By Jesse Valentine - May 07, 2024
Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

By Jennifer Shutt, States Newsroom - April 30, 2024
Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

By Jesse Valentine - April 30, 2024
Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal - April 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

By Jesse Valentine - April 15, 2024
GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

By Jesse Valentine - March 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

By Jesse Valentine - March 08, 2024
Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

By Jesse Valentine - March 07, 2024
Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

By Jesse Valentine - March 04, 2024
Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

By Jesse Valentine - February 26, 2024
Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

By Jesse Valentine - February 09, 2024
Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

By Annmarie Timmins, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 31, 2024
UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

By Ashley Murray, States Newsroom - January 24, 2024
Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

By Jesse Valentine - January 17, 2024
A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

By Bonnie Fuller - January 10, 2024
Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

By Danielle J. Brown, Maryland Matters - January 08, 2024
How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

By Jesse Valentine - January 05, 2024
NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

By Ethan DeWitt, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 04, 2024
Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

By Jesse Valentine - December 22, 2023
Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

By - December 15, 2023
Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

By Jesse Valentine - December 08, 2023
Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

By Jesse Valentine - December 07, 2023
Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

By Anna Liz Nichols, Michigan Advance - December 06, 2023
105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

By Jesse Valentine - December 05, 2023
For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - December 04, 2023
Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - November 30, 2023
Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

By Jesse Valentine - November 06, 2023
Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

By Jesse Valentine - November 03, 2023
Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

By Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today - October 24, 2023
Opinion: Justice Department takes action to help VA ensure access to abortion for veterans

Opinion: Justice Department takes action to help VA ensure access to abortion for veterans

By Lisa Needham - September 29, 2022
Opinion: Contraceptive rights are next on the chopping block

Opinion: Contraceptive rights are next on the chopping block

By Lisa Needham - September 26, 2022
Opinion: The abortion bans taking over post-Roe America with costly consequences (Part 2)

Opinion: The abortion bans taking over post-Roe America with costly consequences (Part 2)

By Lisa Needham - September 07, 2022
Opinion: The abortion bans taking over post-Roe America with costly consequences (Part 1)

Opinion: The abortion bans taking over post-Roe America with costly consequences (Part 1)

By Lisa Needham - August 31, 2022
Opinion: Abortion bans are cruelly affecting reproductive health care for many Americans

Opinion: Abortion bans are cruelly affecting reproductive health care for many Americans

By Lisa Needham - August 19, 2022
Opinion: Biden administration lawsuit challenging Idaho’s abortion ban is a critical step

Opinion: Biden administration lawsuit challenging Idaho’s abortion ban is a critical step

By Lisa Needham - August 09, 2022
Opinion: As red states move to ban abortion, blue states are stepping in to help patients

Opinion: As red states move to ban abortion, blue states are stepping in to help patients

By Lisa Needham - July 28, 2022
Opinion: Conservatives show disturbing lack of empathy to child rape victim in Ohio case

Opinion: Conservatives show disturbing lack of empathy to child rape victim in Ohio case

By Lisa Needham - July 18, 2022
Opinion: It’s time for the Senate to take action to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Opinion: It’s time for the Senate to take action to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

By Lisa Needham - June 22, 2022
Distance to abortion clinics is a barrier for many who seek care, study confirms

Distance to abortion clinics is a barrier for many who seek care, study confirms

By Lisa Needham - May 18, 2022
GOP lawmakers and activists are pushing for a nationwide abortion ban

GOP lawmakers and activists are pushing for a nationwide abortion ban

By Lisa Needham - May 11, 2022
Reproductive rights advocates are taking the fight for abortion to the states

Reproductive rights advocates are taking the fight for abortion to the states

By Lisa Needham - May 04, 2022
Utah Republicans seek to take abortion restrictions to the next level

Utah Republicans seek to take abortion restrictions to the next level

By Lisa Needham - April 28, 2022
Oklahoma abortion ban will affect patients in Texas as restrictions continue to spread

Oklahoma abortion ban will affect patients in Texas as restrictions continue to spread

By Lisa Needham - April 13, 2022
Arizona outlaws abortion after 15 weeks as Supreme Court considers similar Mississippi ban

Arizona outlaws abortion after 15 weeks as Supreme Court considers similar Mississippi ban

By Lisa Needham - April 08, 2022
As some states pass stricter abortion bans, others plan for influx of more patients

As some states pass stricter abortion bans, others plan for influx of more patients

By Lisa Needham - March 29, 2022
Mississippi lawmakers block expanded Medicaid coverage of postpartum care that saves lives

Mississippi lawmakers block expanded Medicaid coverage of postpartum care that saves lives

By Lisa Needham - March 21, 2022
The Texas Supreme Court just sided with abortion ‘bounty hunters’

The Texas Supreme Court just sided with abortion ‘bounty hunters’

By Lisa Needham - March 14, 2022
People forced to seek abortion medication outside the US as conservatives push for bans

People forced to seek abortion medication outside the US as conservatives push for bans

By Lisa Needham - March 10, 2022
Many who say they oppose abortion would still help someone who needed one

Many who say they oppose abortion would still help someone who needed one

By Lisa Needham - February 25, 2022
Doctors group asks OB-GYNs to prioritize improving racial health disparities

Doctors group asks OB-GYNs to prioritize improving racial health disparities

By Lisa Needham - February 09, 2022
Iowa looks to imitate Texas’s fraud-ridden ‘Alternatives to Abortion’ program

Iowa looks to imitate Texas’s fraud-ridden ‘Alternatives to Abortion’ program

By Lisa Needham - February 07, 2022
New study exposes flaws in GOP demands for medically unnecessary ultrasounds

New study exposes flaws in GOP demands for medically unnecessary ultrasounds

By Lisa Needham - January 28, 2022
Biden administration boosts reproductive health protections in face of GOP attacks

Biden administration boosts reproductive health protections in face of GOP attacks

By Lisa Needham - January 25, 2022
Supreme Court sides with Texas in latest battle over extreme abortion law

Supreme Court sides with Texas in latest battle over extreme abortion law

By Lisa Needham - January 21, 2022
New Hampshire Republicans relentless in their attacks on reproductive health care

New Hampshire Republicans relentless in their attacks on reproductive health care

By Lisa Needham - January 14, 2022
Biden administration restores family planning program after dramatic decline under Trump

Biden administration restores family planning program after dramatic decline under Trump

By Lisa Needham - December 21, 2021
Democrats ask Biden to protect reproductive health care in Texas

Democrats ask Biden to protect reproductive health care in Texas

By Lisa Needham - December 10, 2021
Supreme Court’s conservative justices sidestep facts in abortion case challenging Roe

Supreme Court’s conservative justices sidestep facts in abortion case challenging Roe

By Lisa Needham - December 02, 2021
Ohio pushes under-the-radar abortion restriction based on false claims

Ohio pushes under-the-radar abortion restriction based on false claims

By Lisa Needham - November 29, 2021
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