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The Supreme Court: The Elections and Beyond

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

As voters, we bear the ultimate responsibility for making sure we know what kind of justice the candidates for president would likely appoint.

Is Romney the Teflon Candidate?

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
John Blumenthal

Is it because of the economy? Perhaps, but the economy is improving. Is it Obamacare? Is it the fabricated perception that Barack Obama is a weak president? Have the Republicans successfully convinced Americans that his foreign policy has lowered America's stature around the world?

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 ...

The Debates and Our Lonely Constitution

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

Six hours of election debates are now over. Six hours of national discourse fundamental to our democracy, yet our Constitution was mentioned only once -- by Mitt Romney. Our Constitution deserves more, and so do the voters.

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.

Want to Get Past Romney's Lies About Women's Rights? Look to the Supreme Court

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Romney's dangerous agenda, whatever it is, would last for four years. His right-wing Supreme Court could last for forty years. That's a scary thought for anyone who cares about the rights of women.

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.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign Muddles Response To Lilly Ledbetter Act Question Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday morning brought additional confusion over what Mitt Romney would have done had the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act come to his des...

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.

Presidential Debate II: What Mitt Romney Really Said About Women

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

This is an election, Mr. Romney, not a date. Women don't want to feel special. They want to earn a living and feed their families. To influence how workingwomen are going to vote, you would have to talk to them as voters.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Adviser On Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'He Was Opposed To It At The Time' [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Had Mitt Romney been president in 2009, he would not have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, a top adviser to the Re...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden, Post-Debate, Appeals To Women's Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after firing up the Democratic base with a debate performance designed to do just that, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday kept th...

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 ...

Video: Michelle Obama Gets DNC Women's Caucus 'Fired Up And Ready To Go'

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

The War on Women has been raging nationwide with Tea Party-controlled state legislatures and governors signing into law multiple bills that attack wom...

Mr. President, Lay Out the Plan

Mike Lux | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Democrats have made the arguments they needed to about the fundamental difference in values between the two parties. Now that the table is set, Joe Biden and Barack Obama need to finish the meal.

Jayhawks Are In The House

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
John Celock

Kansas Democrats are out in force at the Democratic National Convention, including cheering on a home stater on the podium. Jason Perkey, the executiv...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #23, Equal Pay for Women

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Nine days after Barack Obama was sworn into office, he signed his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, as a direct response to a May 2007 Supreme Court ruling that made it harder for employees to file pay discriminations claims.

FULL TEXT: Read Lilly Ledbetter's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Lilly Ledbetter addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday night. Below, her prepared remarks as prepared for deli...

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.

Why Gay Marriage and Women's Rights Are Critical for the Elections

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The presidential elections of 2012 are understandably all about the economy. But human rights are not a luxury that we can afford to forget about at times of crisis, but a necessary foundation of a prosperous society.

Women Have Outgrown Washington's Mold for Them

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

You can't look at the numbers and deny it: Women have changed American society, but has society changed back?

Paycheck Fairness Act: a Popular Remedy to a Real Problem

Margie Omero | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Debate over Paycheck Fairness heats up in the Senate today. But as with many other women's issues, it's far more controversial with Washington politicians than with voters.

Both Sides: Has Obama Grown in Office? OK to Tout OBL Death?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhat matters more with Bin Laden - the raid or an ad? Dizzy Dean: "It ain't bragging if you done it."

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.

Women are Wimps

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Is the GOP saying that women should expect to earn less because they default to parenting over work? Is this the party line? Because I know a lot of pretty ambitious Republican women who would disagree.