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  • Former White House staffer hired to represent NFL in Washington

    The NFL on Tuesday announced the hiring of Cynthia C. Hogan, a former White House official who worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Violence Against Women Act, which became law 20 years ago. Hogan, longtime counsel to Vice President Joe...
  • Domestic violence deserves attention year round [Commentary]

    Domestic violence deserves attention year round [Commentary]
    While most of us were sitting safely in our homes or offices this week watching the news and social media coverage of the announcements by the Ravens and the NFL, hundreds of women in Maryland were walking into courthouses, domestic violence advocates'...
  • New guidelines to battle sexual assault at colleges

    Responding to complaints that universities have fallen short in policing sexual assaults on their campuses, the White House announced a series of measures Tuesday intended to pressure college officials to step up efforts. The Obama administration...
  • Supreme Court sets aside $3.4-million verdict for child-porn victim

    Supreme Court sets aside $3.4-million verdict for child-porn victim
    WASHINGTON — Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may claim damages from every person caught with illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But justices rejected the idea that a...
  • Mixed Supreme Court ruling on damages for child porn victims

    WASHINGTON — Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may demand compensation from every person caught downloading and possessing the illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But...
  • Dr. Phil Makes Waves on Capitol Hill With Social Causes

    When it comes to critical social causes, Dr. Phil McGraw ventures beyond the walls of Paramount Studios to make an impact. McGraw has testified before Congress on two high-profile occasions, the first on June 14, 2010, before the U.S. House Subcommittee...
  • If not Hillary, how about Joe? [Commentary]

    If not Hillary, how about Joe? [Commentary]
    What if Hillary Clinton doesn't seek the presidency in 2016? Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice President Joe Biden. He might well be reluctant to take her on, considering the powerhouse she has become, with an army of...
  • Want to help protect women worldwide? Apparently, Congress doesn't.

    Recently, two girls, aged 14 and 15, were gang-raped in the poverty-stricken Uttar Pradesh state of India. They were later found dead, hanging from the branches of a mango tree. In Pakistan late last month, family members of a pregnant woman beat her to...
  • George Will's head-in-the-sand take on college sexual assault

    On a summer evening in 1984, conservative columnist George Will attended a Bruce Springsteen concert, where he heard “Born in the U.S.A.,” Springsteen’s scathing critique of the Vietnam War. Will, who stuffed his ears with cotton balls...
  • Congress should stand up for the world's women

    Bravo to The Times editorial board for speaking truth to power on violence against women globally. It's nothing short of inexcusable that Congress has yet to pass the International Violence Against Women Act. ("Want to help protect women worldwide?...
  • If Hillary doesn't run, why not Joe?

    WASHINGTON --That Hillary Clinton will seek the presidency in 2016 is now widely taken as a given. Certainly she has given every sign of it, short of saying "Yes." But what if she doesn't? Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice...