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PP Board Member: Women Have ‘Fewer Rights’ in Some States Than They Did 50-60 Years Ago

Planned Parenthood board member Alexis McGill Johnson suggested Saturday on MSNBC while discussing the Colorado Springs shooting that in some states, women have “fewer rights” now than they did 50-60 years ago. “We have to be figuring how the why women’s health is under attack in such an intense way. [Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards] talks all the time about having grown up in Texas that there are states now that have fewer rights for women than we had just, you know, 50, 60 years ago. So the idea we are reverting and creating these very horrible environments for our providers, it’s really, really horrible.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Psychiatrist on MSNBC: Colorado Springs Shooting Should Be Seen in Context of the War on Women

Vanderbilt University psychiatrist, sociologist and director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society Dr. Jonathan Metzl, who specializes in gun violence, reacted Saturday on MSNBC to the shooting Friday in Colorado Springs. According to Metzl, the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic should be seen in the context “that is an issue of the war on women and women’s rights.” “The news again got dominated by an increasing familiar form of white terrorism in which people are literally terrorized beyond the realm of this. I know what’s going to happen now, which is that we’re going to have a story about the mental health of the person. It’s going to locate it on a particular issue. I have to say, even though I know there are many complicated issues with this person’s biography that are important to find out, that we really do need to see this as a bigger contextual problem that is an issue of the war on women and women’s rights.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Huckabee: Obama ‘Always’ Tells Us ‘We Just Don’t Have the Same Virtue’ He Does

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said that President Obama “always sort of lifts his head, puts his nose up in the air, and tells us that we’re just not as strong morally, and we just don’t have the same virtue and character that he does” on Saturday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel. Huckabee said, “That’s one of the frustrating things about this president. He always tries to make it that he has the moral authority, and everybody else is wrong, not just wrong in terms of an opinion, or a point of view, but wrong morally. And I just find that arrogant, and I find it troubling, and I also find it a very sort of cheap way to keep from having a legitimate discussion about proper policy of dealing with radical jihadism. You don’t have a discussion when you say, look, I’m right, you’re wrong, end of discussion. And it’s not just on this issue, but whether it’s Obamacare, or whether it’s gun control, this is a president who always sort of lifts his head, puts his nose up in the air, and tells us that we’re just not as strong morally,

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Carson Visits Syrian Refugees in Jordan: ‘We Must Find a Political End to this Conflict’

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GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson plans to put forward "real solutions" for the United States to help Jordan, which is currently housing 1.4 million refugees, following Carson's trip to Jordan over the Thanksgiving weekend where he spoke with Syrian refugees and officials during visits to several medical facilities, adding that he was delighted to learn about the humanitarian efforts by other countries to help assist the suffering refugees.