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Why Do Marylanders Keep Voting For White Men?

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, Maryland was once again offered the chance to back an African American seeking statewide office, and once again said n...

Senator Warns Zika Is About To Get Real: 'The Mosquitoes Are Coming'

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats spent much of Wednesday reminding Republicans that mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus are now spreading to the U.S. In fact, t...

Calling Tomorrow's Primary Races

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation's smallest state will vote tomorrow night. Not a whole lot of polling exists here, but it's pretty clear on the Republican side. Donald Trump will sail to victory here, with a huge margin. John Kasich looks to take second, with Cruz far behind.

'Deeds Not Words'

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

As we celebrate today's monument designation, we remain hopeful for more "deeds" that recognize the contribution of women and move them towards full equality and participation in society.

Wage Gap Costs U.S. Women $500 Billion A Year, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

The wage gap between full-time working men and women in the United States short-changes women by nearly $500 billion per year, according to a new repo...

Friday Talking Points -- Marijuana Policy Questions for the Candidates

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was some good news and some bad news on marijuana this week, which got us thinking about how the subject of federal marijuana policy relates to the presidential nomination race.

American Woman 20/20

Lisa Ellis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Women
Lisa Ellis

The Constitutions interpretations and principles as they relate to the meaning of Women's Rights are never ending. As we approach the first quarter-...

EMILY's List Founder: Women Are The 'Problem Solvers' In Congress

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

After Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the longest-serving woman in Congress, announced last week that she wouldn't seek re-election, Ellen Malcolm, fou...

Barbara Mikulski Might Be The Senate's Biggest 'Star Wars' Fan

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the vice chair of the Committee on Appropriations in the Galactic Senate, is such a fan of "Star Wars" that she often c...

John Kerry Speaks Of Iran Deal's Strength As Its Future Is Secured

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday laid out the Obama administration's case for its recently concluded agreement to limit Iran's...

Obama's Iran Deal Will Survive As 34th Senator Announces Support

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers that promises to fundamentally alter the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East and ...

Women's Rights Museum Could Become Newest National Park

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women who fought to earn their right to vote set the stage for a century of enfranchisement advocacy in the United States. The 14 Democr...

Dayana Morales Gomez

Here's What Southern Congress Members Think About The Confederate Flag On State License Plates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Charleston shooting, the country has been reexamining why it still pays tribute to America's history of slavery. Conf...

Goodbye to Two of Our First Green Female Champs in the Senate

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.31.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Today is the last day of women's history month. This year, two fantastic women senators will mark the ends of their historic Senate careers. Senators Barbara Boxer and Barbara Mikulski have served a collective 70 years in Congress. In those decades, they've established themselves as strong environmental champions.

Women's History Month: 5 Women Who Planned to Win

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Sabrina Parsons

While there have been so many exceptional women who have worked hard for the progress we have made throughout the past several decades, I wanted to point out a few women throughout history who were particularly successful because they had a plan.

Barbara Mikulski: 'They Got It Right' When They Called Me 'A Little General In Pearls'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) embraces her small stature and description as “a little general in pearls," saying she thinks that’s a perfect chara...

Will Social Security Decide Race for Maryland U.S. Senate Seat?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The race for Barbara Mikulski's seat in the U.S. Senate has just begun. But Social Security is already shaping up as a major issue, especially between two leading contenders: U.S. Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards.

Donna Edwards Announces Run For Senate In Maryland

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) officially announced her candidacy for Senate in the state of Maryland on Tuesday. "I've lived the America...

Chris Van Hollen To Run For Senate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced Wednesday he plans to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. "I am writing to let you know that I have decided to...

Amanda Terkel

Barbara Mikulski Pantsed The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) always portrayed herself as a classic Baltimore woman, a hon who put her pants on one leg at a time. On Tu...

Sam Stein

O'Malley Won't Run For The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski's (D) decision to retire after five terms in office set off a wave of speculation about which of the myriad Maryla...

Barbara Mikulski, Longest-Serving Woman In Congress, To Retire

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced on Monday she will retire from the U.S. Senate. Mikulski has served in the U.S. Senate since 1987, and befo...

Some Leaders Are Born Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Portraits in Leadership unveiled by Girl Scouts in December, features interviews of sitting members of Congress who discuss their thoughts on leadership. These Senators and Representatives vividly demonstrate that some leaders are born women.

Chronicles of Health Creation: Republican Win Strips Integrative Medicine and Health Leaders From Powerful Committee Roles

John Weeks | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

That integrative health and medicine would lose its top champion in the past 20 years, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), was one foregone conclusion o...

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.