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War on Women

Biden Says GOP Will Intensify 'War On Women'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday the Republican Party's "war on women" is real and will "intensify" with appointments to the Supreme Court in th...

Romney Campaign, RNC Fundraising Off Hilary Rosen Moms Remark

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Guess what pops up if you google "Hilary Rosen"? The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee have placed online ads on Google to show...

Obama, Romney Quick To Engage In War Over 'War'

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Everywhere you turn in politics a war is raging – at least of words. Republicans say President Barack Obama is pursuing wars on religion and th...

Election 2012 and... The Mommy Wars?

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Underlying every single argument about women in this election is the issue of class. Ann Romney, the privileged mother of five versus women who "have" to work for pay.

War on Caterpillars? Absurd. GOP War on Women? Reality.

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called the GOP's War on Women "fictional... It's a fiction because, No. 1, there is no war on women." There is no war on women? He seems to think that the only issue in the War on Women is abortion. To put it simply, he couldn't be more wrong.

Jason Linkins

I Don't Know Guys, I Have A Funny Feeling That This Hilary Rosen Flap Won't Actually Decide The Election | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

So let me catch you up on what's been happening over the past 12 hours in the life of our always hyper-cogent political discourse. Hilary Rosen, a "De...

Romney's 'Amazing' Claim On Women Called Into Question

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has come up with an "amazing statistic" and Republicans inside and outside his presidential campaign are doing their ut...

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Demands Correction From PolitiFact On Women's Job Loss Claim | Jon Ward | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's top policy adviser sent a letter to on Wednesday demanding that the fact-checking site "retract" an article...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Won't Repeal The Lilly Ledbetter Act, Campaign Confirms | Sam Stein | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As president, Mitt Romney would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which provides women with more legal channels through which to pursu...

Ignoring Context, Romney Campaign Keeps Hammering Women's Job Loss Number

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

On a conference call Wednesday morning, the Mitt Romney campaign continued to repeat their new mantra that women have suffered 92 percent of job losse...

Sam Stein

Obama Is Aggressor In War On Women, Romney Campaign Says | Sam Stein | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign declared during a conference call with reporters Tuesday that if there is a war on women, the major blow was Pres...

Haley Speaks Out On 'War On Women'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Nikki Haley objected to the idea that the GOP is waging a "war on women," telling Fox News on Monday that "women are doing well" and shouldn't be char...

The GOP's Problem With Women and Caterpillars

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Don Draper must be giving sensitivity training to the Republican Party these days as they deal with the fallout from the war on women.

Wasilla, Alaska Lawmaker Links Girl Scouts To Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

What appeared to be a routine resolution in Alaska's legislature honoring the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts was blocked on Thursday when a repr...

McConnell: 'War On Women' Is A 'Manufactured Issue'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) dismissed on Monday the idea that the GOP is waging a so-called war on women, calling it a "manufacture...

Obama, Don't Take Female Vote for Granted -- Earn It!!!

Laura Finley | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Laura Finley

Mr. Obama, please take seriously the needs of women and do not presume that the female vote is yours for the taking.

Alaska Senator Heading To New Mexico For Fundraiser With Female GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is flying from Alaska all the way to New Mexico to hold a fundraiser for fellow Republican Rep. Heather Wilson. Republi...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: GOP 'Rooting For Economic Failure'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics

Debbie Wasserman Schultz slammed her Republican colleagues on Sunday during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley. Asked abo...

Caterpillars and Contraception: Why Gov. Nikki Haley is Wrong

Nancy Keenan | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Women are the majority of the electorate, and, in large part, our votes will decide the outcome of the 2012 presidential race. Judging by the president's speech, it's clear that he gets this. Judging by recent comments from supporters of Gov. Mitt Romney, it's equally clear that they don't.

16-Year-Old Laela Zaidi Speaks Out Against War on Women

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Sixteen-year-old Laela Zaidi from Joplin, Missouri is proof that you're never too young to have your voice heard.

Don't Think of a Baby! Reframing the Birth Control Debate

Vicky Kuperman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Vicky Kuperman

At the end of the day, liberals can still tune into The Daily Show, and wonder why nobody has yet to put Rick Santorum in a straitjacket. But during the day, they need to play the frame-game. What's in a name? Everything.

Lisa Murkowski: 'It Makes No Sense To Make This Attack On Women'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) spoke out forcefully in favor of reproductive rights on Wednesday in Homer, Alaska, as many in her party have sought to...

Three Videos Everyone Should See Before Voting

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

"Personhood" for zygotes cruelly subverts the very idea of a culture of life and potentially criminalizes every pregnant woman. Are you really cool with that? Even if you personally would not chose an abortion?

Sandra Fluke: Bills Going After Women's Health 'Dangerous' But Affordable Care Act 'Amazing'

The Huffington Post | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

While Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke calls some legislation that targets women's health "dangerous," she only has good things to say about Presid...

Jason Linkins

Caterpillar War: The Media Life Cycle Of A Dumb Political Analogy | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Here's the problem that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has: Mitt Romney, all but confirmed as the GOP's nominee for president, is standing on the wrong s...