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GOP Senator: Obama 'Has A Lot Of Explaining To Do'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said President Barack Obama "has a lot of explaining to do" in his annual State of the Union address. "According to recent r...

Jason Linkins

State Of The Union Rebuttals: What's The Point? | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

As we've previously discussed in this space, State of the Union addresses are mostly useless. The pageantry is nice, and the speech itself provides ad...

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Welcomes Baby Girl

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) welcomed a baby girl on Sunday. Rodgers announced the birth of her daughter...

Beloved House Speaker Remembered As 'Titan Of Democracy'

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

SPOKANE, Wash. -- SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley was remembered Friday as a statesman, a husband, and a friend to people ...

The Message is the Medium

Brian Rooney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brian Rooney

When politicians defer, deflect, fail, refuse to answer the question and "message" instead, it is the job of journalists to cut through the crap. Any reporter who considers himself merely the medium for "messaging" should be sent back to covering car accidents.

GOP Scrambles To Improve Outreach To Women

National Journal | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

When the House Judiciary Committee passed a late-term abortion ban in June, Republican leaders scrambled to find a female, media-savvy legislator to b...

House GOP Playbook Revealed

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

House Republicans, serving in what may be the least productive Congress in history, produced a playbook for the August recess with a message for the v...

Tea Party Mistakes Prompt GOP Change

Real Clear Politics | Caitlin Huey-Burns | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Endeavoring to rebrand their party, GOP elders do not want voters conjuring up names like Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin when they hear the words "Rep...

GOP Congresswoman Takes On Her Party's Men

Daily Beast | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Being a Republican woman has had its rocky moments over the past several months....

Jennifer Bendery

Senate To Vote On Violence Against Women Act Next Week | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote early next week to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, senior Democratic aides told The Huffington Post on ...

Jennifer Bendery

Violence Against Women Act, Take Two: Senators Unveil Bill That Ups Pressure On GOP | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress failed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act last year, a first since the law's inception in 1994. But Senate Democrats...

Conservative Women Mock Male Counterparts

Talking Points Memo | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

It didn’t take long for a panel of conservative women Wednesday night to begin mocking the men on their own side of the aisle. ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republican Women Emerge As Key To Protecting Domestic Abuse Victims | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– With time running out for Congress to take action on the Violence Against Women Act, people on both sides of the debate are honing in ...

Mostly Male Configuration of Republican Leadership Shows Meritocracy, Not Sexism

Brian Jencunas | Posted 02.03.2013 | College
Brian Jencunas

Defending the makeup of the Republican leadership is not grounds for overlooking the Republican's difficulties with women voters. But the gender gap will only be fixed by policy changes, not by identity politics.

House GOP Makes Unexpected Pick For Top Leadership Post

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and ANDREW MIGA | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Stinging from double-digit election losses among female voters, House Republicans elected a woman to their top leadership team Wedn...

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Delivers Republican Convention Speech

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Rep. Catchy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) gave a brief speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday evening, announcing that she would serve a...

Members Of Congress Still Owe Thousands On Their Own Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.16.2012 | College

Even members of Congress are carrying student debt. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is $100,000 in the hole for student loans he took out in the 1990's -...

10 Political Women To Watch

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.13.2012 | Women

You already know the women to watch in politics-Nancy, Hillary, Sarah, and the others who make news by tweeting a thought, making an endorsement, or s...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Congresswoman: Violence Against Women Act Shouldn't Cover Same-Sex Couples | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the vice chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus, said Monday that the Violence Against Women A...

The GOP's Least Known but Best Qualified VP Candidate May Be a Woman

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Mitt Romney's wife Ann may not be the only "secret weapon" the GOP's presumptive nominee is planning to deploy this fall to try to surmount his embarrassing double-digit gender gap with President Obama among women voters.

Ryan Grim

'War On Women' Extends To Undocumented | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican version of the new Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would dramatically roll back confidentiality protections for a...

Republicans: Obama Will Put Us On 'A Roadmap To Greece'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

In the GOP's weekly address, House Republican Conference Vice-Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) blasted Obama for his recent budget proposal...

Elise Foley

GOP Using Outcome Of Debt Ceiling Vote To Push Medicare Reforms | Elise Foley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are using the lopsided outcome of Tuesday's failed debt ceiling vote as a means to push through Medicare reforms. Not eve...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrats Finally Show They Can Play Hardball With Parliamentary Rules | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats showed Friday that they, too, have it in them to pull the kinds of parliamentary tricks on the House floor that Republic...

Amanda Terkel

Rep. Clyburn: Americans Need To Condemn Violent Rhetoric | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a lawmaker who faced several threats during the heated health care debate, is calling on the country to rat...