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Niki Tsongas

100 Years Later, The Preservation Of Our National Parks Remains An Important Priority

Rep. Niki Tsongas | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green
Rep. Niki Tsongas

Today, thanks to a century of conservation and preservation efforts undertaken by the National Park Service, national treasures across this country remain unspoiled. Our modern mission must maintain and grow those efforts so that our national parks endure to benefit future generations.

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas on Embracing Change

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Stacey Alcorn

Niki Tsongas knows how to achieve big goals through embracing and creating change and during our time together, she offered four lessons to creating change the Tsongas way.

Niki Tsongas Defeats Ann Wofford In Massachusetts Midterm Election Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) defeated Ann Wofford in the race to represent Massachusetts' 3rd District on Tuesday. Tsongas was first elected in 2007...

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.

Laura Bassett

Congress Takes On Military Sexual Assault In New Bipartisan Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

In the midst of a growing crisis over sexual assault in the U.S. military, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives proposed a bill on Thurs...

Pulling Rank: Women Lead the Charge Against Military Sexual Assault

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Barbara Lee

While women's numbers in the military -- and in elected office -- may be dwarfed by their male counterparts, women in Congress are giving new meaning to the phrase "pulling rank."

Molly O'Toole

White House Wades Into Military Sexual Assault Controversy | Molly O'Toole | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

The White House delved further into the controversy over sexual assaults in the U.S. military Thursday, meeting with members of Congress in the wake o...

House Members Push Measure On Military Sexual Assault

Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A House Republican and Democrat are pushing a bill that would strip the authority of military...

Molly O'Toole

Chuck Hagel Calls For A Major Reform Of Military Justice | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Monday for reform of the military justice system, stating in an internal memo that changes are necessary to ensur...

Molly O'Toole

Sexual Assault Victims Freed From Oppressive Disclosure | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

Sexual assault victims will no longer have to disclose related counseling on applications for national security clearance, National Intelligence Direc...

Molly O'Toole

Lackland Sex Scandal Reaches The House | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paula Coughlin and Jennifer Norris finished each other's sentences, laughed loudly and put a hand on the other's shoulder. Coughlin is a...

The Ultimate Women's Gift List

Barbara Lee | Posted 02.17.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

Forget two turtle doves or five golden rings. This holiday season, women have a lot to celebrate. Here are my 12 standout moments for women in 2012, tied up with a bow.

Molly O'Toole

Air Force Sex Scandal Report Cites 'Abuse Of Power' Amid Petraeus, Allen Investigation | Molly O'Toole | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A U.S. military shaken by the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation of its top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, a...

A Banner Year for Women? Winning Is About More than Numbers

Barbara Lee | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Barbara Lee

The "year of the woman" has gone through as many iterations as Mitt Romney's stance on abortion.

Molly O'Toole

The War We're Losing: U.S. Military Fails Female Victims Of Military Sexual Assault | Molly O'Toole | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- On an isolated hilltop outpost overlooking a town in Eastern Afghanistan in spring 2007, a cell phone rang. If the phone -- a detonatio...

NOH8 On The Hill: 10 Members Of Congress Pose For Marriage Equality (PHOTOS)

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurence Watts


Andrea Stone

Bill Offers Expanded Legal Protections To Victims Of Military Sexual Assault | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers will introduce a bipartisan bill Wednesday that for the first time would provide expanded legal rights and protections for ser...

Courage Makes Appearance in Congress (VIDEO)

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Isn't it great when a member of the House is willing to represent the truth -- even a politically inconvenient one? At issue: When do you accept that your military strategy is not working?