Walker sidesteps Christie-Paul question
August 2nd, 2013
08:04 PM ET
9 months ago

Walker sidesteps Christie-Paul question

(CNN) – While other potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates have dived into the feud between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is treading water.

When asked about his stance on the spat at a governors summit in Milwaukee on Friday, Walker did not take a side.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Rand Paul • Scott Walker
Citing Castro, new bill would strip rapists of custody rights
A police officer stands in front of the broken front door of the house where kidnapped women escaped in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 7.
July 25th, 2013
07:20 PM ET
9 months ago

Citing Castro, new bill would strip rapists of custody rights

(CNN) - After a judge denied Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro’s request to see the 6-year-old daughter authorities say he fathered with one of his victims, a bill introduced on Capitol Hill earlier this week would strip convicted rapists of their parental privileges and custody nationwide.

Called the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, the bill would incentivize legal initiatives on the state level to help women secure full custody of children conceived through rape.
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Filed under: Congress • Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Gay, married congressman still seeks state recognition
June 26th, 2013
06:50 PM ET
10 months ago

Gay, married congressman still seeks state recognition

(CNN) – As he heard Wednesday's rulings from the steps of the Supreme Court, the sole married, gay member of Congress thought about how his own marriage remains unrecognized by his home state.

"We have to be thinking about Wisconsin and the other [35] states where same-sex couples can't make end-of-life decisions, can't be notified as next of kin," Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin told CNN.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court • Wisconsin