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Kay Steiger

Kay Steiger is an associate editor at Talking Points Memo. She formerly worked at Raw Story, Washingtonian magazine, the Center for American Progress and The American Prospect. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the Guardian, Jezebel, AlterNet and others. She graduated from the University of Minnesota. Contact her at kay@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis -- who notably shepherded through the state's infamous "motorcycle abortion" bill last year -- asked Dr. Mary Susan Fulghum to join his "Women For Tillis" group. But he left out the part of her biography that mentions she's a co-founder of a Planned Parenthood affiliate.

With Hobby Lobby's arguments against the birth control mandate before the Supreme Court today, it seems like as good of a day as any to re-read Ed Kilgore's great take on how the religious liberty campaign is backfiring.

Democratic candidate Bruce Braley, who has been favored to win the seat vacated by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), was caught on video at a fundraiser warning that Chuck Grassley, "a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school" could be Senate Judiciary chair. Is this his undoing? Or just a blip in the road?

Update 4:32 p.m.: Braley's already apologized for the remark.

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Daniel Strauss looks at North Carolina, where Republicans might be bungling a serious Senate seat pickup opportunity: "With a little more than a month before the Senate primary, the GOP still lacks a de facto nominee."

It will surprise no one that the three justices who hammered opponents of the birth control mandate the most in Supreme Court arguments this morning were Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan. Just imagine if there were more than three women on the court.

DC Abortion Fund board member Colleen Crinion writes about some of the vitriol they received when they offered a coat hanger pendant as a thank you for supporting the fund to give women in need access to abortion services.

Ed Kilgore wonders if Rand Paul can actually become the mainstream candidate for 2016 he wants to be when his past is so deeply intertwined with the Paul Revolution.

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