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  • "Valor knows no gender"

    Yesterday President Obama and Defense Secretary Panetta made history when they announced that at long last, more military positions, including ground combat units, will be opened to women. This is a major recognition, not only of all the women who are currently serving overseas, but of all the women who have ever worn our country's uniform. For me, that's personal.

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  • Today, every American can be proud that our military will grow even stronger with our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters playing a greater role in protecting this country we love. – President Barack Obama
  • An Orlando mom for Obama

    ''I'm a single mom. I'm a disabled single mom. I look at my son every day, and I want him to have all the opportunities that my parents were able to give to me. I know that this president is the one who works for me, who fights for me.''

    "I'm a single mom. I'm a disabled single mom. I look at my son every day, and I want him to have all the opportunities that my parents were able to give to me. I know that this president is the one who works for me, who fights for me. And that's what we need—someone who's going to remember that we're not all even upper-middle class. So many of us are down in the trenches, trying hard every day. That's how he grew up. That's how this president grew up. He understands what it's like for me, what it's like for my son.

    "My son wants to go to Stanford. How am I going to send my son to Stanford if things go back to what they were? We have to keep moving forward, for the sake of our kids, for the sake of us, for all of us who are lower class. We're not low-class people, we're just financially strapped. He understands that's worth fighting for, and that's what he does. So that's what we do: We stand up with him and for him and fight every day."

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  • "God intended"

    “Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Those words were uttered yesterday—in the year 2012—by Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana.

    Guess who Mourdock's most prominent booster is? Mitt Romney, the man who could be your president-elect in just 13 days.

    Romney has only endorsed a single Senate candidate in this election. In a Mourdock campaign ad that was released on Monday night—and is still on the airwaves—Romney looks directly into the camera and tells Indiana, "There's so much at stake. I hope you'll join me in voting for Richard Mourdock."

    Well, Romney got one thing right: There is a lot at stake, especially if you're a woman. The sad fact is, Mourdock's rape comment is just the latest outrageous and demeaning episode in a larger Republican platform that's openly hostile to women. Remember: Romney and Paul Ryan agree that a women should not have the right make decisions about her own body—even in cases of rape or incest. He's trying to hide it from voters, but Romney supported so-called personhood policies, a no-exceptions human life amendment to the Constitution, and vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. His running mate—like Todd Akin—supported legislation to narrow the definition of rape. And now, Romney refuses to request that his Mourdock ad be taken off the air, and he refuses to pull his endorsement.

    Romney won't stand up to Mourdock and the extreme wing of his party—he shares their extreme policies. So if you're outraged, let him know. Tell Romney it's unacceptable to endorse a candidate who thinks pregnancy from rape is what "God intended."

    "There's so much at stake."

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  • Mitt Romney: Extremely conservative and endorsing Richard Mourdock

    Mitt Romney has only endorsed one Senate candidate in this election: Indiana's Richard Mourdock, who said last night that pregnancy from rape is what "God intended."

    Mitt Romney has only endorsed one Senate candidate in this election: Indiana's Richard Mourdock, who said last night that pregnancy from rape is what "God intended."

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