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Paul: Bill Clinton Is A 'Serial Philanderer'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) elaborated Wednesday on earlier remarks regarding former President Bill Clinton’s "predatory behavior," characterizing the De...

Another Gender Gap Exists and These Savvy Ladies Seek to Close It!

Ebong Eka | Posted 01.28.2014 | Money
Ebong Eka

Studies show that women still earn less money than men for the same work. Since the signing of the Equal Pay Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,...

On 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, We Must Make Equal Pay for Equal Work a Reality

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

Fifty years ago today, Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, enshrining in law the principle that a worker should be compensated based not on gender, but on his or her performance. Five decades later, much work remains as we strive to translate this noble principle into practice.

Equal Pay Day: Fairness for America's Women

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

Today, we recognize the progress we have made toward pay equality -- but too many women are still underpaid for the same or nearly the same work as men do.

Equal Pay -- Only 45 Years to Go!

Martha Burk | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, but women are still way behind men in earnings.

Racial Prejudice in 2012

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The 2012 presidential election campaign has been disappointing. Perhaps the most disappointing thing about this election is that were President Obama white it is likely he would be on his way to a landslide victory.

Republicans' Amazing Achievement in Walker Recall Provides Object Lesson for Obama and Democrats

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When it comes to campaigning and messaging -- as opposed to governing and solving real-life problems -- Republicans almost always surpass expectations. If Democrats "get it," they could use the same strategy to their great advantage.

Laura Bassett

Lilly Ledbetter Slams Mitt Romney, GOP On Fair Pay Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who famously sued her employer after discovering she was being paid less than her male colleagues and who inspired the firs...

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.

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Block Bill Preventing Wage Discrimination In The Workplace

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats were unable to overcome a Republican filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday, with the chamber falling two v...

Women Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

On April 20th, Americans observe Equal Pay Day -- the date that marks the 110 extra days that women must work into 2010 in order to equal what men earned in 2009.

Dragging Our Feet on Equal Pay Day

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

Shortchanging women means shortchanging men and children as well. In the present climate of encouraging economic self-sufficiency and focusing on family well-being, righting the wrongs of unequal pay seems like a no-brainer.

A Milestone With Miles To Go

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first bill signed into law by President Obama. This c...

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.

Peaceful Revolution: In Appreciation, to the Magnificently Overqualified Women of America

Alexandra Estes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Estes

John McCain quipped that rather than earning a pay rate equal to a man's, for doing the same job, a little more "education and training" will help cure the woes of working women.