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Hillary Clinton To Hold D.C. Fundraiser With 12 Female Senators

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's presidential bid will get a boost from a dozen female senators next month when they host a fundraiser for her in Washi...

Vulnerable North Carolina Democrat Takes Lead In Senate Race, Polls Find

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is leading her Republican challenger among likely v...

Clinton-Warren for Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.

Women Are The Only Adults Left In Washington | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

With the federal government at shutdown's door, the 20 female Senate members are setting new standards for civility and bipartisanship. Look out, old ...

This Is Finally Happening For The Women Of The Senate

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women

The 20 women in the U.S. Senate are finally getting a larger ladies' room. Back in November, Senator Amy Klochubar (D-Minn.) reported that "traffi...

More Women, More Progress

Ellen Malcolm | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Ellen Malcolm

Adding women to our legislative democracy can make Congress work better. We would never see the partisan game-playing that horrifies us if half the members of Congress were women. And certainly those who abuse women... or allow it to continue... would be held accountable.

The Dirty Thirty of the Women's Movement

Caren Z. Turner | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Caren Z. Turner

Yes, women have moved beyond the title of "secretary" but we haven't reached our full governmental stride where the title "Madam Secretary" is commonplace. With all the movement in the women's movement, the time is ripe to change that.

Amanda Terkel

Barbara Mikulski On Women Senators' Dinner With Obama: 'Boy, Did We Dish It Up' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said on Wednesday that the women of the Senate had a productive meeting with President Barack Obama this week, telling a...

Obama Hosting Female Senators For Dinner

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has invited the 20 women elected to the U.S. Senate for dinner at the White House on Tuesday...

Jennifer Bendery

Patty Murray: 'I Opened The Door' For Senate Record | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You wouldn't know it by watching Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on the Senate floor Thursday, but history was being made and she was a big ...

Elise Foley

20 Women Make History In The Senate | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Amanda Terkel, Jennifer Bendery, Ryan Grim, Eliot Nelson and Laura Bassett contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from Nor...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden: 20 Female Senators Is 'Wonderful,' But We Should Be At 51 | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leaders aren't the only ones thrilled about adding more female senators to their ranks in the new Congress. "I thin...

Twenty Women Senators on the Cliff

Sue Casey | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Sue Casey

It's rare for any women leader to suggest openly that in some ways women might be more capable leaders than their male counterparts, but one does have to wonder: If these women were in charge, really in charge, would things be so different?

6 Ways Elizabeth Warren May Affect Your Personal Finances

LearnVest | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women

It's clear that Warren is ready to make some big changes in Washington. So what exactly is on her mind? These six things are likely to be on her agenda -- and they're likely to affect your wallet.

12 Things We Would Install When Remodeling The Senate Women's Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.15.2012 | Women

Power meetings and traffic jams are going on in the Senate's women-only restroom. At least, that's what Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Amy Kloc...

Laura Bassett

Women Break Records In 2012 Election | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Following two years of unprecedented legislative attacks on women's reproductive rights, the 2012 election will go down in history as a groundbreaking...

Amanda Terkel

Historic Number Of Women To Serve In Next Senate | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress will have 20 female senators, the most ever in U.S. history. Joining the Senate will be Republican Deb Fischer (Ne...

Where Are the Women in 2012? Running for Office!

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Rather than standing down, women are stepping forward in greater numbers than ever -- as activists, as donors, and as candidates. In fact, 2012 is actually poised to be a historic year for women candidates.

The Year of the Populist Woman

Mike Lux | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

If all or even most of this class of women senators were to win in 2012, it would be historic, easily the highest quality group of new women senators ever. Progressives should do everything we can to rally behind them and help carry them to victory.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Women Face High Stakes In 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While a majority of people who live in the United States are women, there are only 17 of them in the U.S. Senate. And if Americans turn ...