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Women for Men Just as Much as They Are for Obama

Lamees El-sadek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lamees El-sadek

The positions President Obama and Governor Romney took on the Women's Amendment is indicative of their social, economic, and political values. Here are facts behind the mandate to inform your vote.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Obama Saves Presidency in Debate II -- Will He Take Mulligan on Economy in III?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer & Matalin agree that Obama "won" the second debate on style/theatrics but they split on substance -- polls show Romney had edge on jobs while Obama scored TKO on "acts of terror" counter-punch. Then: the two 'drill down' on Women, Economy & Turnout.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Gets Heat For Backing Blunt Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Connecticut Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon brought in two moderate Republican senators on Saturday for a rally to help win ov...

Are Women Equal Yet? An Interview With Carolyn Maloney

Martha Burk | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Carolyn Maloney most recently hit the news when she asked: "Where are the women?" before walking out of a Congressional hearing on contraception that featured an all-male panel. I talked with her this month on my radio show.

Mitt to Women: My Economy Will Give What My Policies Take Away

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

With Obama enjoying as much as a 20 point lead with women, who many pundits say could be the key to the election, you'd think the Romney would be a little more accommodating. But Romney's positions could not be clearer.

United Against the War on Women

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The right-wing in this country is waging a war against women and, let me be very clear, it is not a war that we are going to allow them to win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win.

Max J. Rosenthal

Georgetown Makes Controversial Contraception Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Georgetown University's health insurance received national attention after Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke attempted to testify abou...

Ann Or Hilary: Either Way, Motherhood Is a Dismal Financial Decision for American Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Soraya Chemaly

What I am not hearing anyone say loudly and clearly in this Rosen/Romney snafu is that women's ability -- not desire or choice -- to take part in the economy is based on her freedom to make reproductive decisions.

More Good News For Elizabeth Warren In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren picked up the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of the reproductive rights gr...

Lisa Murkowski: 'It Makes No Sense To Make This Attack On Women'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) spoke out forcefully in favor of reproductive rights on Wednesday in Homer, Alaska, as many in her party have sought to...

Sandra Fluke: Bills Going After Women's Health 'Dangerous' But Affordable Care Act 'Amazing'

The Huffington Post | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

While Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke calls some legislation that targets women's health "dangerous," she only has good things to say about Presid...

Scott Brown's 'Strong Willed Women' Taught Him How To Cook, Clean And Sew

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Facing a female challenger for his Senate seat, Scott Brown has been working to bolster his support among Massachusetts women. In recent months, Brown...

Brown Cites Mother In Domestic Violence Law Push

AP | By STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is pointing to his mother's history of abusive relationships with men as he pushes for renewal of a domestic violence ...

Blunt Rallies Support For GOP Candidate

Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro Roy Blunt approached a fellow Republican on the U.S. Senate floor a few weeks back and made a pitch for Mitt Romney, their pa...

What if Sandra Fluke were a Woman of Color?

Mary Keck | Posted 05.21.2012 | Black Voices
Mary Keck

In the wake of the Sandra Fluke vs. Rush Limbaugh media frenzy, we've begun to ask some very interesting questions. The queries popping up over the Fluke-Limbaugh controversy has brought a question to my mind: What if Sandra Fluke were a woman of color?

Christina Wilkie

Rick Santorum's Wife Says He'd 'Do Nothing' About Contraception If Elected

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Karen Santorum said Monday that her husband, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, would "do nothing" on the issue of birth c...

Make Casey Answer for Blunt Amendment

Kate Michelman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Kate Michelman

Women should not need a permission slip from the government or employers to address their reproductive health needs, and it is becoming increasingly clear that the women of Pennsylvania cannot trust Casey to protect their health and defend their rights.

Laura Bassett

Arizona Bill Penalizes Birth Control Use For Non-Medical Reasons

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Arizona legislators have advanced an unprecedented bill that would require women who wish to have their contraception covered by their health insuranc...

The Birth Control Conundrum

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Religious freedom is being pitted against women's rights to basic health care. What exactly does it all mean women of childbearing age?

Republican Ignorance and Contraception

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The contraception discussion has become like a forest of small-mindedness, intolerance and anger out from which the far right and, increasingly, the Republican Party in general, cannot find a way.

Murkowski Speaks Out On Big Regret

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she saw it coming, even before the public scolding last weekend at Alaska's Iditarod dog sled race. Siding...

Laura Bassett

Senate Women To John Boehner: Keep The Blunt Amendment Out Of The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

In a "hail mary" pass on International Women's Day, all 12 Democratic women in the Senate sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) asking ...

Roy Blunt Sends Odd Message On International Women's Day

Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

Thursday is International Women's Day, and House Republicans are celebrating by debating a bill that would make it more difficult for young women to s...

Let's Be Blunt, Roy

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Voters are soundly rejecting this right wing agenda, from the freedom-limiting Blunt Amendment, to the vile attacks of Rush Limbaugh. Not just Democratic voters, but Independent voters, and Republicans too: access to birth control has the potential to impact races across the country.

Laura Bassett

On International Women's Day, Congress Pivots To More Anti-Abortion Legislation (INFOGRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday, March 8 is International Women's Day, and Republicans in Congress are celebrating by debating a new bill that would restrict a...