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The Women's Vote: Ebola or Equal Pay?

Martha Burk | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Ebola-hawking candidates are trying for a bait and switch, but my bet's on women. Voting for someone who plays on Ebola fears while denying female workers a chance at equal pay is a fool's game -- and female voters are not fools.

Why All Women Should Go Vote This Election Season, Explained In A Makeup Tutorial

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women

"First step is foundation. I'm using a shade called 'rhetoric' by 'condescending politician.' It feels so good to be slapped in the face with rhetoric...

GOP Gubernatorial Debate Spoofs 'The Dating Game' In Appeal To Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Republicans attempted to show that they're really trying to reach out to women voters by talking about women as “ornamental” and playing music fro...

Republican's Big Reversal Reflects State Electorate

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, moving toward the middle in a Senate race with national stakes, said Tuesday he abandoned his longti...

The GOP's Latest Effort To Win Over Women Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

A new Republican political action committee aimed at targeting female voters kicked-off its efforts in Texas on Wednesday, Politico reports. The P...

Drinking to the State of the Union for Women

Martha Burk | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

For years I played the "drinking game" during the State of the Union speech, but it got so I couldn't make a dent in a single glass of wine when it came to counting the number of times the word "women" was uttered.

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.

Why Aren't Women Voting for Women?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.28.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Women, still judge other women -- simply put, continue to be judged against the standards initiated and maintained by men. And because many women therefore know quite well what it's like to feel judged, they then turn that judgment back on one another.

Fickle Voters Present 'Puzzle' After Decisive 2012 Gap

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama's re-election makes it official: Women can overrule men at the ballot box. For the first...

A Historic Election For Women

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

This week saw a historic election for women, both on the ballot and at the ballot box. Women who run for office today will inspire more of our young women and girls to do so in the future, so we can one day get to 51 percent representation.

Education A Top Election Issue For Voters, Polling Results Show

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Education was largely absent from the election just months before, but polling results Monday reveal that education has emerged as a top issue among e...

We Are Targets

Marilyn Katz | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Marilyn Katz

Increasingly over the last days I've heard it said, this time by reputable news outlets, that the Obama campaign was 'targeting women' with the implication that it was somehow a new found and sneaky strategy.

CNN Scratches Controversial Story

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.26.2012 | Media

CNN has removed a story from its website about how women's hormones can affect their voting choices. The story, which appeared on the website's hea...

Why All Women Should Vote for Obama

Cindy Caponera | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Cindy Caponera

The Obama/Biden ticket is not just about women's reproductive choices. It's about the issues that are OUR issues.

Critical Group Emerges In 2012 Showdown

The Daily | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

As both campaigns scour for new voters -- especially in increasingly crucial Florida -- a growing group of experts and a recent Gallup survey suggest ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll: Female Voters Focused On Economy, Prefer Obama To Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As women have found themselves in the center of much of 2012's political wrangling -- their bodies a topic for debate, and their hearts ...

Elise Foley

Kay Bailey Hutchison: Republicans 'Don't Have A Problem With Women'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said Sunday that Republicans "don't have a problem with women." Hutchison appeared on CNN's "State of the Unio...

Obama, Don't Take Female Vote for Granted -- Earn It!!!

Laura Finley | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Laura Finley

Mr. Obama, please take seriously the needs of women and do not presume that the female vote is yours for the taking.

What's at Stake for Women 2012: An Interview With Nancy Pelosi

Martha Burk | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Martha Burk

"[Republicans] run against me because I'm effective. They came in massively against us because they feared what we were trying to do for women and men in the workplace -- and it has an impact."

Are Female Voters to Blame for the Failure of Female Candidates?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Our country's inability to elect women to the highest or even second-highest office in the land begs the uncomfortable question: if women are the majority of American voters, then does the blame for the dearth of women leaders lie with women voters?

The XX Voting Bloc

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.06.2012 | Media
Rachel Sklar

It's barely two months old, but 2012 has already been incredibly interesting -- and specifically, interesting for women. Now, more than ever before, women are positioned to be a hugely decisive engine of political power.

Republican Women Flock To Surprising Candidate

The Washington Post | Dan Balz and Sandhya Somashekhar February 23, 2012 | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Over the past several weeks, Republicans have watched squeamishly as presidential contender Rick Santorum has waded into multiple controversies that r...

GOP Spring Loaded to a Hostile Position: The Response George Soros Wants

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

The vote against paycheck fairness for women this week is a sign of what's to come from the GOP: pathological politics and hostility all the way.

Got a Gender Gap Problem? Push for Gun Restrictions

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

If Democrats want to know what women want this election season, I encourage their campaign gurus to start talking about an issue that has strong consistent support from women of all ages, races, and locations: gun control.

Dems Get In Touch With Their Feminine Side

AP | LIZ SIDOTI and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — In a last-ditch effort to prevent electoral disaster, President Barack Obama and Democratic allies are vigorously wooing women voters,...