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Tyler Kingkade

Members Of Congress Are Finally Focused On College Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

On Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced an "unprecedented," extensive survey sent out to 350 colleges and universities -- public, private ...

Ivy League Administrators Physically Block Anti-Sexual Assault Protest

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.08.2014 | College

A student group at Columbia University, a school currently under fire for alleged mishandling of rape reports, claims administrators physically blocke...

Empowering Working Women and Families Means Closing the Wage Gap

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The reality is, despite making up 51 percent of the population and approximately 47 percent of the workforce, not to mention earning 58.5 percent of all graduate degrees, women still make on average just 77 cents on the dollar as compared to men.

The Invisible War: Sexual Assault in the American Military

Ruth Rosen | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

Three soldiers gang rape a female soldier. A commanding officer holds down a woman as he threatens her with a charge of adultery -- which would end her military career and send her to prison -- if she tells anyone. This is the "invisible war."

Increasing STEM Education for Our Nation's Women

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

But when it comes to filling the fastest-growing jobs in our economy in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), women do not come close. In fact, the latest census found that only 26 percent of STEM workers in the United States were women, meaning a full 74 percent of all STEM jobs are filled by men.

Congress To Continue Debate Over Military Sexual Assault Legislation

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tumult over how to stop sexual assaults in the U.S. military is a long way from over as Congress grapples to find legislative ...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Laura Bassett

Military Sexual Assault Cases To Remain Within The Chain Of Command | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following a months-long, emotionally-charged showdown between Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) over...

Military Sexual Assault Bill Headed For Senate Vote

Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to curb sexual assaults in the military by stripping senior commanders of ...

Reese Witherspoon: Women Are 'Grossly Underrepresented' In Politics

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon is putting the focus on women ahead of the 2014 elections. HuffPost's Sasha Bronner spoke with Witherspoon a...

Gillibrand Optimistic For Passage Of Military Sexual Assault Bill

AP | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senator who's led efforts in Congress to address military sexual crimes says she thinks she has the votes to pass legislation th...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Agrees To Vote On Military Sexual Assault Bills | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans relented Wednesday night and agreed to hold expedited votes on a pair of bills that would further crack down on sexua...

Slow Progress In Military Sexual Assault Battle

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. military's system for handling sexual assault cases is so inadequate that...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Who Blocked Military Sex Assault Bill Now Backs It | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Sen. Jerry Moran, blocked votes on bills meant to address sexual assault in the military, the Kansas Republican apparently h...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator Blocks Votes On Military Sexual Assault | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, blocked a bid Monday to vote on bills to combat sex...

Creating Opportunities for American Families to Succeed

Sen. Brian Schatz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Hawaii
Sen. Brian Schatz

As two of only a handful of U.S. Senators with young children, we understand what it's like to be working parents with family responsibilities. It's not easy. And too many middle class families around the country are struggling because the system is rigged against them.

The Time Is Now for Military Justice for Assault Victims

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Very soon, the U.S. Senate will hold an historic vote to end the epidemic of sexual assault in the military.

Gillibrand Seeks Records On Military Sex Crimes

AP | RICHARD LARDNER and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is coming under pressure to give Congress detailed information on the handling of sex crime cases in the armed forces...

Few Service Members Who Commit Sex Crimes Go To Prison: Report

AP | RICHARD LARDNER and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

TOKYO (AP) — After a night of heavy drinking at the Globe and Anchor, a watering hole for enlisted Marines in Okinawa, Japan, a female service membe...

Women Are Getting the Job Done

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!

Michael McAuliff

Dem Senator Says She'll Filibuster Competing Sexual Assault Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The battle over how best to address sexual assault in the military hit a heated new pitch Thursday as Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said...

Congressman Mike Coffman Calls for Third Iraq War

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Coffman said: "Certainly an advisory role, but certainly not anything beyond that. And that's if requested. I think we have to be very careful once out about reentering that particular conflict. I would say, in terms of regular troops on the ground, absolutely not." There are three points why, despite his moderate wording, Coffman is calling for yet another war.

It's Time For Paid Family and Medical Leave

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

In far too many cases, unpaid leave means families must face the stark choice between a paycheck and caring for a loved one. This is not a choice any family should have to make.

Senate Set To Send Farm Bill To Obama

Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for t...

Paid Family Leave Law Long Overdue

Tom Nides | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Tom Nides

As a father of two in a family where both parents work outside the home, I know how difficult it is to be both a good parent and a good worker. The good news is that the FAMILY Act would be low cost for employers and employees.This policy is not just good for families and businesses -- it also makes economic sense.