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The Political Stakes in the Battle for Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

A victory on health care would reinvigorate the progressive movement that elected Obama, and secure the president's place as one of America's great presidents.

Still Not Equal

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

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.

Obama Gets Gender Right in First 100 Days: Women in Top Spots, Policies Signal Shift toward Equality

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

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.

We Are All Guilty

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Why do women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and abuse? There is no easy answer.

Obama is a Young Man in a Hurry, and Just What We Need

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

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.

Is President Obama the Most Active President Ever?

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

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.

A Life Of Service: For Love, Money or Both?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

The recession may not only be changing household budgets and habits, but also challenging longstanding gender roles.

A Woman Who Got it Right

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

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.

President Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, But Challenges Remain

Carey Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carey Alexander

Though the Act is undeniably a tremendous victory for women and workers, it's far too soon to rejoice.

Shirt of Change

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael DeJong

Obama's brilliant photo of him in a crisp white shirt sans jacket will come to symbolize a new presidential power.

Michelle Obama Makes First Public Appearance Since Moving Into White House

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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...

Standing with the President on the the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

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.

"I Want to Be Dick Armey's Wife"

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamie Frevele

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.

Yes You Can

Heather Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Frank

One person really can make a difference, as we saw so clearly today with the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.

Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Not Enough

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

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.

Lilly Ledbetter's Courageous Acts Pump Up Your Pocketbook

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

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 Horror, The Horror!: GOP, Business Alarmed by Fair Pay Bills

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

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.

John McCain's Wrong Answers to Working Women's Questions--Now Give Him Your Answer at the Ballot Box

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

It's time for real straight talk on how your policies affect real women, Senator McCain.

An Open Letter to Senator McCain

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

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.

Peaceful Revolution: Mothers' Five Questions for Palin/Biden Debate

Nanette Fondas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nanette Fondas

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.

Women Leaders Hold Press Conference on the Presidential Election

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Washington - Top leaders from women's rights groups gathered to announce their support of the Barack Obama - Joe Biden ticket at an emotionally charg...