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Pelosi stresses the importance of electing women, love of children at POLITICO summit

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There are currently 20 women serving in the U.S. Senate and 78 in the House. Pelosi was the first female Speaker of the House. [Read More]

Nancy Pelosi opens front on women’s economic issues

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Insisting that the conference table set with flowers was incomplete without bowls of San Francisco’s Ghirardelli chocolates, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi laid out her new “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families” Thursday to a room of female reporters, promising that she would rather have Republicans “join us in   [Read More]
Categories: Nancy Pelosi, Women

Rep. Jackie Speier outs obscene Marine Facebook page

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Amid the sudden uproar over sexual assaults in the military following a Pentagon report Tuesday that 26,000 members of the military were assaulted last year, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, released portions of a Facebook page, “F’N Wook,” denigrating women in the Marine Corps. In a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Marine Corps Commandant   [Read More]

With President Obama barely sworn in, EMILY’s List plans a female president for 2016

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Before President Barack Obama was officially sworn in for his second term as President of the United States of America, a group of pro-choice women who had worked for his re-election gathered for the EMILY’s List 2013 Inaugural Brunch. The activists enjoyed their 2012 victories: having re-elected a Democratic president, having elected a Senate with [...] [Read More]

Diversity in action: Straight white men are a minority among House Democrats

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For the first time in history, there will be a minority of straight white men in the House Democratic caucus. [Read More]

Tea party bashes Romney, vows comeback

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The tea party was in finger-pointing mode Wednesday, and the digits weren’t aimed at President Barack Obama.

Tea partiers placed the blame of the “epic election failure of 2012″ squarely on Mitt Romney and the Republican establishment during a press conference at the National Press Club.

“What we got was a weak, moderate candidate hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party,” Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin said. “The presidential loss is unequivocally on them.”

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It’s the year of the woman again, at least in Congress

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In January, Washington will welcome a record number of women to Congress exceeding the storied Year of the Woman of 1992 when five women were elected to join two other women serving on Capitol Hill. The opportunity to elect female legislators arrives every 10 years with redistricting when new seats open up. A record 20 [...] [Read More]
Categories: General, Women

Big night for women; rape comments hurt GOP

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What a night for female candidates. And that extends beyond the most widely known woman who was running for office Tuesday, Massachusetts Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren. As Kathryn Schulz, a book reviewer for New York Magazine, tweeted: “Elected to the Senate today: the first disabled woman, first openly lesbian woman, first Asian woman. Binder full of [...] [Read More]

Analysis: A demographic tidal wave brings Obama a tight but decisive victory

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Although Republican nominee Mitt Romney won a larger share of the white vote than any presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan scored a landslide re-election in 1984, the former Massachusetts governor ended up a loser at the polls because of the racial, ethnic and generational changes that have altered the U.S. electoral landscape. [Read More]