The original 9/11 victim compensation formula is an example of how women as young as our daughters, in this decade, are still facing the same obstacles we vowed to eradicate.
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What is also significant is about Obama's appointments is that more than half are women of color -- this is more than any other president in the history of the country.
Why do women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and abuse? There is no easy answer.
Some complain Obama's taking on too much by including health care reform in his overall economic agenda. I think he's getting it just right.
President Obama's confidence that he can do many things effectively seems to stem from his confidence in himself first and then the confidence in the administration he has assembled.
The recession may not only be changing household budgets and habits, but also challenging longstanding gender roles.
Today marks the 76th anniversary of Frances Perkins' nomination as Labor Secretary in FDR's cabinet, and it's worth revisiting her distinguished career for insights into weathering our current economic crisis.
Though the Act is undeniably a tremendous victory for women and workers, it's far too soon to rejoice.
Obama's brilliant photo of him in a crisp white shirt sans jacket will come to symbolize a new presidential power.
Michelle Obama stepped into the public-policy spotlight as first lady for the first time on Thursday, hailing a new law that will give women greater p...
I was so proud and honored to stand with my colleagues beside the president this morning as he put pen to paper, signed his name, and enacted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Since Dick Armey told Joan Walsh on Hardball, "I'm so damn glad you could never be my wife," several women have come forward expressing their desire to become the next Mrs. Dick Armey.
One person really can make a difference, as we saw so clearly today with the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.
Congress did the right thing by bringing us back to a 40 year old standard when it fixed Ledbetter. But the State of New Mexico is way ahead of the curve, looking forward, not backward.
Hey, women: want to earn a cool half million? That's about what the average woman loses over a career lifetime due to gender inequities in pay for the same jobs as men.
The two pay equity bills being considered this week by the House are a good sign that pro-worker legislation will get a fair hearing in this new Congress.
It's time for real straight talk on how your policies affect real women, Senator McCain.
Women, Senator McCain, vote on issues important to us, not on whether or not the candidate wears a skirt. The truth is, your candidacy is the worst for women in recent history.
Let's ask our leaders to lead us toward solutions to the very real concerns mothers and families have today. Perhaps if we keep asking we will finally get an answer.
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