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.
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Though the Act is undeniably a tremendous victory for women and workers, it's far too soon to rejoice.
This is the chance to not only to invest in our economy, but in our women as well.
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.
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 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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act, the first he signed as president. Ledbetter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and First Lady Michelle Obama were ...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
It's time for real straight talk on how your policies affect real women, Senator McCain.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Sarah Palin has already singlehandedly introduced several terms into our political lexicon. "Hockey mom" is probably the most recognizable of these. ...
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.
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.
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.
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