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Grading Obama's First Term for Women

Amy Siskind | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Amy Siskind

The goal of this article is to evaluate how women and women's issues have fared during President's Obama's first term. We'll examine the entire four years in order to gauge progress and unresolved shortcomings.

How Can a Woman Vote Republican?

Jamison Doran | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Jamison Doran

As a woman I'm not sure why the other ticket would even be a remote option.

Mitt Romney and the Temple of Womb

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.

What Words Would Mitt Romney Have Used?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I do not suggest that Mitt Romney has to run around like the Dutch boy and plug every stupid comment made by a member of his own party, but when he does, he should at least demonstrate some passion and principle.

Get Talking

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Women across this country need to recognize their role in the democratic process -- not only are they voters, but they can be a valuable and powerful campaign resource. I challenge women to recognize that in themselves.

Mitt to Women: My Economy Will Give What My Policies Take Away

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

With Obama enjoying as much as a 20 point lead with women, who many pundits say could be the key to the election, you'd think the Romney would be a little more accommodating. But Romney's positions could not be clearer.

The Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Happens Today: So What Is It?

The Levo League | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
The Levo League

The Paycheck Fairness Act makes it harder for employers to prevent employees from discussing their wages amongst themselves.

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.

War on Women Affects Us All

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster

The War on Women is not just about women -- it's about putting the squeeze on the middle class.

WATCH: New Obama Campaign Ad Hits Mitt On Women's Issues

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

After Mitt Romney swept five East Coast primaries last Tuesday, the White House acknowledged that he is President Barack Obama's clear 2012 challenger...

Laura Bassett

Lilly Ledbetter Slams Mitt Romney, GOP On Fair Pay Issue | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who famously sued her employer after discovering she was being paid less than her male colleagues and who inspired the firs...

unEqual Pay Day

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Rep. Jackie Speier

There is cruel irony in having Equal Pay Day fall on Tax Day. Women and men share the responsibility of paying taxes, but there is no sharing when it comes to receiving equal pay for comparable work.

Romney Ducks Ledbetter Act Question

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

When Mitt Romney's economic advisers were asked last week whether the former governor supported the Lilly Ledbetter Act, they took a few hours to prod...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Slams Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'That Thing Is A Nuisance' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican congressman Pete Hoekstra, who is now running to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), weighed in on the Lilly Ledbet...

Celebrating Black History Month and the Achievements of African American Women

Donna Brazile | Posted 04.29.2012 | Black Voices
Donna Brazile

The strength, talents and successes of contemporary black women have deeply influenced the Obama Administration and continue to shape American history and improve the lives of all our citizens.

Securing Equal Pay? There (Should Be) an App for That!

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Right now, if you're a woman in the workforce, it can be surprisingly difficult to answer basic questions about equal pay: what's the typical salary for someone in your position? Should you be asking for more at the negotiating table? What are your fundamental legal rights?

Three Years Ago Today, Fairness Prevailed

Lilly Ledbetter | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Lilly Ledbetter

I had to wait more than 10 years before I knew I was being discriminated against. Within a week and a half after Obama was inaugurated, he signed his name to the law that bears mine -- the very first one he enacted.

Presidential Report Card: How Much Has Obama Really Done For Women?

Allison Gaudet Yarrow | Posted 10.28.2011 | Women
Allison Gaudet Yarrow

Friday, in a White House press release celebrating the 91st anniversary of women's suffrage in the U.S., President Obama declared: "The 19th Amendme...

Four Years Ago Today, Hardworking Families Finally Got a Little Help

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

Exactly four years ago, hardworking folks across the country finally got a pay raise ten years in the making. One of the first laws I helped pass, just a couple of months after joining the Senate, was the Fair Minimum Wage Act. And it became law four years ago today.

A Crisis Averted?

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Today, April 12, 2011, is Equal Pay Day -- the day into 2011 that a woman has to work, on average, to make the same as a man did in just 2010 alone.

Why Young Americans Should Care About Equal Pay Day

Melody Barnes | Posted 06.12.2011 | College
Melody Barnes

More needs to be done to ensure that our policies address persistent discriminatory employment practices, including unequal pay, so that college graduates entering today's workforce have the pay they deserve.

Forget the Carter Comparisons, Obama Is Following in the Footsteps of Harry Truman -- and That's a Very Good Thing

Ari Emanuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Emanuel

Like Truman, Obama will not be fully appreciated until he is out of office. But, like Truman, he will win re-election. And also like Truman, Obama will one day be considered one of America's great presidents.

A Sad Day for Equal Pay, but Not the End

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

The Senate had the opportunity make a real difference in the lives of millions of American women by voting to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, but instead the bill became a victim of partisan gridlock.

How the GOP Blew it on the Paycheck Fairness Act -- and Who the Biggest Cowards Were

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

Well, it didn't take long. The Republican Party was handed a historic opportunity with women. And yet, this week, the Senate voted 58-41 against allowing debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act. Not a single Republican voted "yea."

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Block Bill Preventing Wage Discrimination In The Workplace | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats were unable to overcome a Republican filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday, with the chamber falling two v...