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Laura Bassett

Economists: Closing Gender Wage Gap Would Create 'Huge' Economic Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

When 24-year-old preschool teacher Katherine Fenton stood up at the second presidential debate and asked the candidates what they planned to do about ...

GOP Plans for Women? Empty Binders

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Watch the debates and learn more about EMILY's List's incredible pro-choice Democratic women. Because when you listen to what they have to say about things like healthcare access, equal pay, and economic security, your choice at the ballot box will be an easy one.

Why My Vagina Is Voting for Barack Obama

Hayley Krischer | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Hayley Krischer

Let's break it down to see if Mitt Romney can get your vote in the women's department over President Obama.

The Personal Is Political for Obama

Stephanie Li | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Li

Obama and Romney's opposing responses to workplace inequality and reproductive issues highlight the different role women have had in their lives.

The Real Problem with Romney's 'Binders' Blunder

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Paige Bradley Frost

Romney's comment was awkward, politically tone deaf and worse, misleading. Still, much of the reaction has been over-hyped and even silly, detracting from discussions of the meatier issues facing women and families and how the next President will tackle them.

Lilly Ledbetter and the High Court

Simon Lazarus | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Simon Lazarus

The Ledbetter case is not simply a story of how women are denied equal pay -- though it is certainly powerful on that front -- it is also a template for strategic action by progressives in fighting over the courts that could and should be scaled up and broadly deployed.

Romney's Bind on Pay Equity

Jason Stanford | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Mitt Romney launched a memorable meme when he said he had "binders of women," but his amusing turn of phrase shined a light on a horrible answer and a big problem. He doesn't support equal pay for women, and, gosh, he's trying so hard not to admit it.

In Debate, Romney Teases on Workplace Flexibility

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

Cracking the glass ceiling isn't just about making sure women have opportunities to work and receive equal pay and fair treatment, it's about women and men taking on equal responsibilities in all areas of life.

A Binder Full of Memes

Alex Palombo | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media
Alex Palombo

As long as there are people with Photoshop skills, social media know-how and a twisted sense of humor, there will be political memes. And thank God -- sometimes it takes a picture of school supplies full of women to make you think about the issues.

Amanda Terkel

Todd Akin Opposed To Minimum Wage, Equal Pay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) isn't philosophically opposed to businesses paying men and women the same wages -- he just doesn't want the government to make ...

Presenting the Clear Choice for Women

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

When we told them about the Republicans' attempt to block the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which 71 percent of them said was a convincing reason to not vote Republican, one woman spoke for millions across the country when she asked, "What is this, the Stone Age?"

Grading Obama's First Term for Women

Amy Siskind | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Amy Siskind

The goal of this article is to evaluate how women and women's issues have fared during President's Obama's first term. We'll examine the entire four years in order to gauge progress and unresolved shortcomings.

How Can a Woman Vote Republican?

Jamison Doran | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Jamison Doran

As a woman I'm not sure why the other ticket would even be a remote option.

Mitt Romney and the Temple of Womb

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.

What Words Would Mitt Romney Have Used?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I do not suggest that Mitt Romney has to run around like the Dutch boy and plug every stupid comment made by a member of his own party, but when he does, he should at least demonstrate some passion and principle.

Get Talking

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Women across this country need to recognize their role in the democratic process -- not only are they voters, but they can be a valuable and powerful campaign resource. I challenge women to recognize that in themselves.

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.

The Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Happens Today: So What Is It?

The Levo League | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
The Levo League

The Paycheck Fairness Act makes it harder for employers to prevent employees from discussing their wages amongst themselves.

The GOP's Least Known but Best Qualified VP Candidate May Be a Woman

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Mitt Romney's wife Ann may not be the only "secret weapon" the GOP's presumptive nominee is planning to deploy this fall to try to surmount his embarrassing double-digit gender gap with President Obama among women voters.

War on Women Affects Us All

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster

The War on Women is not just about women -- it's about putting the squeeze on the middle class.

WATCH: New Obama Campaign Ad Hits Mitt On Women's Issues

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

After Mitt Romney swept five East Coast primaries last Tuesday, the White House acknowledged that he is President Barack Obama's clear 2012 challenger...

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...

unEqual Pay Day

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Rep. Jackie Speier

There is cruel irony in having Equal Pay Day fall on Tax Day. Women and men share the responsibility of paying taxes, but there is no sharing when it comes to receiving equal pay for comparable work.

Romney Ducks Ledbetter Act Question

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

When Mitt Romney's economic advisers were asked last week whether the former governor supported the Lilly Ledbetter Act, they took a few hours to prod...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Slams Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'That Thing Is A Nuisance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican congressman Pete Hoekstra, who is now running to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), weighed in on the Lilly Ledbet...