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Still Not Equal

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

The original 9/11 victim compensation formula is an example of how women as young as our daughters, in this decade, are still facing the same obstacles we vowed to eradicate.

President Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, But Challenges Remain

Carey Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carey Alexander

Though the Act is undeniably a tremendous victory for women and workers, it's far too soon to rejoice.

Equal Stimulation: Why the Stimulus May Be Our Chance to Break into Non-Traditional Roles

Smita Satiani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Smita Satiani

This is the chance to not only to invest in our economy, but in our women as well.

Goodyear, You Can Spare $360K for Lilly Ledbetter?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Even though Lilly Ledbetter has become a standard bearer for the fight for fair pay for women, Lilly herself will never see a nickel of the money that she sued Goodyear Rubber & Tire for.

Third Screen: Women Are Smarter Than Men -- A Valentine

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

Understanding each other is over-rated. Women know this. Men don't talk enough to find out. Just keep buying those chocolates with the anatomically-incorrect heart boxes and leave it alone.

Michelle Obama Makes First Public Appearance Since Moving Into White House

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michelle Obama stepped into the public-policy spotlight as first lady for the first time on Thursday, hailing a new law that will give women greater p...

"I Want to Be Dick Armey's Wife"

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamie Frevele

Since Dick Armey told Joan Walsh on Hardball, "I'm so damn glad you could never be my wife," several women have come forward expressing their desire to become the next Mrs. Dick Armey.

Lilly Ledbetter's Brooch: Love It Or Leave It? (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Today equal pay activist Lily Ledbetter had a bill named after her, which is really exciting. To mark the occasion, she wore a vintage-y brooch of a w...

Standing with the President on the the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

I was so proud and honored to stand with my colleagues beside the president this morning as he put pen to paper, signed his name, and enacted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Not Enough

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

Congress did the right thing by bringing us back to a 40 year old standard when it fixed Ledbetter. But the State of New Mexico is way ahead of the curve, looking forward, not backward.

Lilly Ledbetter Act: Obama Signs His First Bill (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act, the first he signed as president. Ledbetter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and First Lady Michelle Obama were ...

Sam Stein

The Power Of Barack Obama's Orbit | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Barack Obama embarked on his Whistle Stop inaugural tour Saturday, it was remarkable to see just how much of the political universe revolves around...

Lilly Ledbetter's Courageous Acts Pump Up Your Pocketbook

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

Hey, women: want to earn a cool half million? That's about what the average woman loses over a career lifetime due to gender inequities in pay for the same jobs as men.

How Congress Can Act Now for Economic Recovery -- And Simple Justice

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

If concerned citizens call on Congress to take action now, the House and Senate are poised to pass two pieces of legislation that empower working women to challenge pay discrimination.

Sam Stein

Obama, Pelosi Discuss Economy, Labor, And Lilly Ledbetter | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama returned to Capitol Hill today for the first time since his election, convening leaders of both parties to lay the groundwork for his eco...

Joe the Plumber Vs. Lilly Ledbetter

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

When Obama mentioned Ledbetter in a debate, McCain muttered that it would create "a trial lawyers dream." He claims lawyers could take advantage of women who allege discrimination.

John McCain's Wrong Answers to Working Women's Questions--Now Give Him Your Answer at the Ballot Box

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

It's time for real straight talk on how your policies affect real women, Senator McCain.

An Open Letter to Senator McCain

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

Women, Senator McCain, vote on issues important to us, not on whether or not the candidate wears a skirt. The truth is, your candidacy is the worst for women in recent history.

Sam Stein

Obama Ad: McCain Needs "Education" On Women's Issues | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before the crisis in the housing and financial markets threw the presidential election for a loop, the Obama campaign had planned to spend this week m...

McCain-Palin? 10 Reasons to Count Me Out

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Amidst the worst economic crisis in this nation since the 1930s, the prospect of a John McCain-Sarah Palin administration hardly offers much confidence for the future.

More Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Please

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Her performance was so strong and so well focused that it would be foolish not to immediately send her out on the campaign trail and/or to as many television interviews as she can squeeze into her schedule.

Friday Talking Points [46] -- Moose Poop!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sarah Palin has already singlehandedly introduced several terms into our political lexicon. "Hockey mom" is probably the most recognizable of these. ...

Never Done and Under Paid

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

This year Labor Day and Women's Equality Day bookend the week: a timely conjunction, since tension over what properly constitutes women's work is the crux of much of our current public discourse.

On Labor Day, Working Women Need Straight Answers from John McCain

Gloria Feldt and Carole Joffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt and Carole Joffee

John McCain, do you think women belong in the paid labor force? This might seem facetious or rhetorical, but it's a very serious, core question.

Womens' Night at the Convention... Or Not

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

In a night that was supposed to celebrate women and their achievements, why so many male speakers? Why did we get the bland white-toast Mark Warner and the anti-choice Bob Casey.