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

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.31.2015 | 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.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Senators Lament 'Woefully Inadequate' Ebola Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has already claimed more than 2,400 lives, is outstripping U.S. and international efforts and m...

Elise Foley

Senate Fails On Border Crisis Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Efforts by Congress to approve money for what most deem a crisis along the southern border were in shambles on Thursday evening, after t...

Senate, House On Collision Course On Border Money

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, whi...

Leadership to End AIDS -- Cuomo's Got It, Where's Schumer? Leahy? Mikulski? Obama?

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Matthew Kavanagh

This week leadership in the fight to end AIDS (and seemingly to do most things that take political will) has shown up outside our nation's capitol. Governor Cuomo yesterday announced a credible, ambitious, and politically courageous plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York.

Fear Of Voting Grips Senate Democratic Chiefs

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a...

Washington's Fiscal Odd Couple Has Rare Bipartisan Success

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the face of it, one of the most powerful pairings in Washington is a hopeless mismatch — a former social worker and liberal D...

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

All 20 Women Senators Urge Action Against Group That Kidnapped 300 Nigerian Girls

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

All 20 U.S. senators who are women sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemning Boko Haram, the Islamist organization that abducted s...

House Tackles Veterans Affairs In Latest Bipartisan Spending Drive

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday took the first step in a bipartisan drive to fix its broken process for handling the $1 trillion provided t...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Says Gender Pay Gap Is Worth Being 'Emotional' About

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) ripped apart the stereotype that women are "too emotional" on Wednesday, moments after Senate Republicans ...

Bipartisan Bill Aims To Expand Federal Child Care Program, Boost Safety

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get ...

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Women Are Getting the Job Done

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!