01/07/2015 09:26 am ET Updated Jan 07, 2015

The Secret History Of Women In The Senate

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Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.

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