The parliamentarian may pose a threat to the deals Mitch McConnell is making. That's because she can reject provisions she deems unsuitable under Senate rules.
Such deeply clandestine lawmaking is without precedent. But there’s plenty of bipartisan blame to go around for the breakdown in transparency on Capitol Hill.
If elected, the Republican nominee could use executive action to undermine the law.
Justice Scalia’s death throws cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court on abortion and contraception coverage into doubt.
Fetal-tissue research enjoyed bipartisan support amid decades-long efforts to revoke government funding to Planned Parenthood.
Pro-choice activists hope that getting women to talk about their experiences will boost support for the movement.
Democrats have introduced bills to undo the Supreme Court's ruling on religious exemptions for contraception coverage, as well as state laws that single out abortion services, but the legislation isn't expected to succeed.