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Texas AG Greg Abbott Pays Women Less Than Men For Same Job

Laura Bassett | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and his Republican allies have struggled lately to articulate their views on equal pay for women, and the situation...

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...

Claire McCaskill Infuriated By Rand Paul's Remarks: He's 'Trying To Show That He Can Be Tough'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) denounced Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) recent comments on former President Bill Clinton's “predatory behavior” with fo...

Reince Priebus Rebukes Huckabee's Libido Comments

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus on Monday criticized Mike Huckabee's controversial comments about women and birth control, saying H...

Amanda Terkel

Iowa GOP Senate Candidate Says The Way To Talk To Women Is On An 'Emotional Level'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republican candidates figure out how to best win over women voters, Iowa GOP Senate candidate Mark Jacobs thinks he has the answer: a...

Laura Bassett

Republicans Don't Really Care If More Women Get Elected

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Less than a quarter of Republicans believe that electing more women to Congress would be a good thing, according to an ABC News/Fusion poll released o...

Laura Bassett

House GOP Disapproval Opens Doors For Women Candidates In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

As Republican congressmen take the brunt of the blame for the government shutdown, a group of female challengers to ten of the most vulnerable GOP inc...

The Republican Empathy Gap

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

We live in a skybox nation, where the rich and the poor very rarely meet and therefore understand little about each other. For Fox News anchors, a minimum wage job is a fun thing you do over the summer to get out of the house; for most people, it's their livelihood.

GOP Launches New Push For Women

time.com | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

If you want to understand the biggest challenge facing the Republican Party, there are worse places to start than a private mailbox located near an Ap...

GOP Scrambles To Improve Outreach To Women

National Journal | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

When the House Judiciary Committee passed a late-term abortion ban in June, Republican leaders scrambled to find a female, media-savvy legislator to b...

Contentious Bill Gets Revised After Rape Controversy

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans have modified a tough anti-abortion bill to include exceptions for rape and incest after the GOP sponsor of the l...

Tea Party Mistakes Prompt GOP Change

Real Clear Politics | Caitlin Huey-Burns | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Endeavoring to rebrand their party, GOP elders do not want voters conjuring up names like Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin when they hear the words "Rep...

Laura Bassett

GOP Turns To 'Mommy Blogs'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The National Republican Congressional Committee launched an online ad campaign on Tuesday that uses local "mommy blogs" to target female voters in 20 ...

11 Actions That Prove Republicans Are Intent On Making 2013 A Terrible Year For Sex

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

Move over "war on women," the GOP's "war on sex" is here to invade your bedroom and reproductive system. While some of the measures below may resem...

Jason Linkins

RNC Spring Meeting Attendees To Keep Giving 'Minority And Women Outreach' A Try

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Republicans are really, really trying to learn how to communicate with women and minorities. Earlier this year, members of the House Republican caucus...

LOOK: This Is What Young Republican Women Did In 1941

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women

It would be fair to say that the Republican Party of recent years has not done much to curry favor with women. We stumbled upon a 1941 photo from ...

Laura Bassett

Eric Cantor: I 'Care Very Deeply About Women'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

In response to accusations that he is to blame for stalling the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (...

Conservative Women Mock Male Counterparts

Talking Points Memo | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

It didn’t take long for a panel of conservative women Wednesday night to begin mocking the men on their own side of the aisle. ...

South Carolina, Your Woman Problem Is Showing

Toni Panetta | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics
Toni Panetta

Between Obama carrying women voters nationwide in 2012 and 2008 and the GOP's multitude of votes against women, there's little denying the Republican Party has a woman problem. And yet women are absent from the speculation about who should replace Jim DeMint.

The Election Is Over, but the Fight Goes On

Kate Michelman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Kate Michelman

The national vote, while worthy of high-fives all round, is hardly the end of our struggle for women's rights. When conservatives lose a decisive battle at the federal level, they don't go home and sulk. They redouble their efforts at the state and local levels.

Former Bush Adviser Issues Gruesome Warning On Rape Remarks

Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

For any Republican man considering following in the footsteps of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) or failed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock by making ...

Laura Bassett

What Went Wrong: GOP Pundits Point To Dismissal Of Women, Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Dismissing reproductive rights and other women's issues as a "distraction" from the economy was a strategic mistake by Republicans that could have cos...

GOP Gov Admits Failures With Minorities, Women

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says the Republican Party must find a way to deliver its core political message and broaden the base of vote...

Republicans Think Women Are Great

Lloyd Garver | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Garver

If they are so special to the point that, as Ann Romney said, "women hold the country together," why can't they be trusted to make their own decisions about their bodies?

Women and Rights in 2012 -- What We Stand to Lose and Why

Kristen Houghton | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Kristen Houghton

Taking away women's rights is the highest, and unfortunately most legal, form of bullying.