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Political Report Card: Women at the Head of the Class

Barbara Lee | Posted 12.03.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

From Congress to state legislatures to campaigns across the country, women are stepping up and showing their policy prowess.

Who among Alaska Republicans is responsible for fake attack on Sen. Mark Begich?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Who in the Alaska Republican Party made up a fake fundraising invitation that led a national Republican group to attack U.S. Sen. Mark Begich? Or was ...

For the USDA, Chicken Is Just Politics

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

When you purchase chicken at the grocery store, you might have the perfectly reasonable expectation that the poultry you are buying was raised on an American farm, and that it was inspected by a government official. Well, lower your expectations.

POLITICO's Darren Samuelsohn Discusses Military Sexual Assault E

92nd Street Y | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

As part of 92Y's ongoing partnership with, we spoke with Senior Policy Reporter Darren Samuelsohn at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D...

WATCH: Gillibrand On Military Sexual Assault, Whistleblowers, Snowden

Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

During an impromptu visit to HuffPost Live, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sat down with host Josh Zepps to discuss her bill to prevent military ...

Kirsten Gillibrand On HuffPost Live

Posted 10.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) joins HuffPost Live to discuss her push to reform the military justice system....

John Oliver Grills Senator Over Wall Street Donations

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.09.2013 | Comedy

It's tough to get a straight answer from politicians about the influence of money in politics. But "Daily Show" host John Oliver did what he could to ...

Female Veteran Condemns Poster Blaming Sexual Assault Victims

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

When Jennifer Stephens, an armed forces veteran and battalion commander in the Ohio National Guard, saw a sexual assault prevention poster at the Wrig...

Gillibrand Dodges Weiner 'Friend' Question

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

With less than two months to go before New York City holds its Sept. 10 Democratic primary for mayor, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is leaving that...

'She Has Spunk. She Is Not Afraid'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped force the military to allow gays in its ranks, is determined to upend laws governing how the armed s...

Senator Gillibrand's Purple Coalition on Sexual Assault in Military -- Why Isn't President Obama Supportive?

Lanny Davis | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Some things that happen in Washington, D.C., have come to be expected, such as hyperpartisanship in the Congress along sharp "red" vs. "blue" lines. ...

'Unfair' Attack Ads Leave Dem Senator Surprised

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

ST. LOUIS — Sen. Claire McCaskill has long been a vocal advocate for victims of sexual assault in the military, so the Missouri Democrat said sh...

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren Calls Student Loan Profits 'Morally Wrong' As Federal Student Debt Tops $1 Trillion | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration and Congress are not helping students, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) charged Wednesday, reaping record profits off the fede...

The Voices of the Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military Must Be Heard

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The military has pledged "zero tolerance" for sexual assaults spanning over two decades and they have failed to solve the problem on their own. And while the sexual assault provisions that were passed out of committee last month are a step forward, it was not the leap forward required.

Not a Line Item, A Lifeline

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Food stamps are not just a line item on a budget; they are a lifeline to American families. One that has existed since the 1930s. This is not an extravagance of the American government.

Tea Party Favorites

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

* Gillibrand sees 51 votes for bill * Conservatives back shift away from chain of command By Patricia Zengerle ...

GOP Senators Throw Support Behind Dem's Big Proposal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has been slowly but surely working toward a bill removing military sexual assault cases from the chain of command. It...

President Obama Vows to Cut Pollution

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I was live tweeting the speech, which had a distinct "call to arms" tone, as Obama underscored the need for each citizen to do his/her part. He said, "I'm going to need all of you to educate others. Speak up for the facts, Broaden the circle. Make yourself heard."

Danielle Schlanger

A League Of Their Own | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

The congressional women's team almost had it. Going into the 6th inning at the 5th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game Wednesday evening,...

Are Single Women Discriminated Against At Work?

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

As employers have gotten used to working parents leaving at a reasonable hour and not working weekends, they've gotten used to single staffers, particularly single women, picking up the work that employees with kids won't get to.

Shahien Nasiripour

Finally, An Idea To Help Student Loan Borrowers | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

U.S. households struggling with expensive student debt would be able to refinance into cheaper loans at no cost to taxpayers under legislation to be p...

GOP Group Vows To Halt Hillary's 2016 Chances

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

With more than three years of 2016 speculation left to go, Hillary Clinton's presidential plans are anything but finalized. The chance of her runni...

Leaning Our Own Way

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

We do not all want seven-figure salaries with bonuses if it means our life becomes a 60+ hour work week, insane amounts of stress, no pleasure and the idea that we have to know the football scores if we are going to sit in a room full of men.

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.

Pentagon Should Get Only One Year To Fix Sexual Assault Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The claim from every head of the armed services that the military can solve this problem and leave intact the chain of command issues is about to be tested. Issue your orders to your subordinates. Let it be known that the "look the other way" and "boys will be boys" culture is over.