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Jayhawks Are In The House

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
John Celock

Kansas Democrats are out in force at the Democratic National Convention, including cheering on a home stater on the podium. Jason Perkey, the executiv...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #23, Equal Pay for Women

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Nine days after Barack Obama was sworn into office, he signed his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, as a direct response to a May 2007 Supreme Court ruling that made it harder for employees to file pay discriminations claims.

FULL TEXT: Read Lilly Ledbetter's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Lilly Ledbetter addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday night. Below, her prepared remarks as prepared for deli...

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.

Why Gay Marriage and Women's Rights Are Critical for the Elections

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The presidential elections of 2012 are understandably all about the economy. But human rights are not a luxury that we can afford to forget about at times of crisis, but a necessary foundation of a prosperous society.

Women Have Outgrown Washington's Mold for Them

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

You can't look at the numbers and deny it: Women have changed American society, but has society changed back?

Paycheck Fairness Act: a Popular Remedy to a Real Problem

Margie Omero | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Debate over Paycheck Fairness heats up in the Senate today. But as with many other women's issues, it's far more controversial with Washington politicians than with voters.

Both Sides: Has Obama Grown in Office? OK to Tout OBL Death?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhat matters more with Bin Laden - the raid or an ad? Dizzy Dean: "It ain't bragging if you done it."

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.

Women are Wimps

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Is the GOP saying that women should expect to earn less because they default to parenting over work? Is this the party line? Because I know a lot of pretty ambitious Republican women who would disagree.

March Because "Equal Enough" for Women Is Unacceptable

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Tomorrow, thousands of women and men will participate in marches and rallies for women's rights in 45 states and the District of Columbia. American women need to be recognized as full citizens. Yes, women in this country.

Dem Rep: 'If You're A Self-Respecting Human Being, Vote Obama'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Barbara Boxer made a strong statement about the 2012 election this week. "I gotta say to the women out there, whether you're Republican or Democrat...

Shaking the Fleas off the Dog

Will Durst | Posted 06.20.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

We're entering general election territory, so anything Mitt Romney might have said up during the primary... no longer applies. We're beginning anew. Reshuffling the deck. The winter of our discontent has been made glorious summer by this Son of Dork.

Laura Bassett

Lilly Ledbetter Slams Mitt Romney, GOP On Fair Pay Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Equal Pay -- Will We Ever Get There? An Interview With Lilly Ledbetter

Martha Burk | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

April is the month every year when the paychecks of women working full-time, year-round catch up with what men earned by the previous December 31. This year it's April 17.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Slams Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'That Thing Is A Nuisance'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ashley Judd Has Grit

Leslie Griffith | Posted 06.13.2012 | Media
Leslie Griffith

She first appeared on my radar after starring in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Judd played her Tennessee Williams-type role with an elegant,...

Amanda Terkel

Mitt Romney's Women Surrogate Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent days, Mitt Romney's campaign has been trying to squash the perception that he's bad with the ladies. It's been bringing ou...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Won't Repeal The Lilly Ledbetter Act, Campaign Confirms

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As president, Mitt Romney would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which provides women with more legal channels through which to pursu...

Matt Sledge

Olympia Snowe Laments Death Of Bipartisanship, 'Retro' Contraception Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe received an enthusiastic response at a gala on Monday meant to spur more women to run for elective office. The re...

Why I Hope Today is the Last International Women's Day

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Lois Alter Mark

Today is International Women's Day, an event the world has been celebrating for more than 100 years. Personally, I hope it's the last one.

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.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin GOP Rolls Back Equal Pay Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2009, the Wisconsin legislature made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court. That law is now on the ...