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  • Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ripped Rush Limbaugh on Friday, after the conservative radio host said the uproar over Ray Rice and domestic abuse is just liberals “feminizing” and ‘chickifying’ the NFL. “Well if he believes criminals should be playing in the National Football League, he’s got a serious issue. These are criminal cases of assault and battery and sexual violence. Our players are role models, we don’t young kids looking up to these folks who are beating their wives. It’s not right. And so we should have a zero tolerance policy. And he’s wrong,” Gillibrand said Friday on CNN in response to Limbaugh’s comments.
  • The office of the senator leading the charge to change how the military handles sexual assaults says Jane Neubauer’s case shows why reform is needed. The story of Airman Jane Neubauer, who was allegedly raped and then hung out to dry by the Air Force, is one of many that show why Congress must reform the way sexual assault cases are handled by the military. Two leading advocates for military-sexual assault reform reacted to Neubauer’s story and discussed the Senate vote expected this week on the issue.
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand emailed supporters this morning to highlight Rush Limbaugh's comments suggesting Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law student, was a "prostitute" and "slut" for wanting to testify before Congress in support of the president's contraception mandate.