New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Thursday morning will announce the Young Women’s Initiative, the first city initiative in the nation designed to invest specifically in the futures of young women of color. “For too long, young women in New York City have experienced systemic disparity in all areas of life, whether its... read more
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chair who for months has positioned herself as the anti-Hillary Clinton, let her essential role in the election be known Monday morning when she officially declared her candidacy for president in 2016 with a video featuring not herself, but the former secretary of state.
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Baltimore's state's attorney probably did not expect to be thrust into the national spotlight during her fourth month on the job. And yet Marilyn Mosby — the youngest top prosecutor of any major city in America — now finds herself playing a key role in a local drama that has gripped the country.The 35-year-old is tasked with... read more
Hillary Clinton is not officially in the 2016 race, but the former secretary of state is already building a powerhouse digital team led by women – just in time for her planned presidential announcement this Sunday. The latest addition to the all-but-declared Clinton campaign is Google executive Stephanie Hannon, who was hired Wednesday to be her... read more
Let me finish with the spate of TV dramas about hot-shot women politicians. I speak tonight as a fervent fan of Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife," someone hooked on Robin Wright's Lady MacBeth-like role in "House of Cards." Not only that, I speak to you as a regular watcher of "Madam Secretary" with Tea... read more
MIAMI, Florida -- Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has spent the last week sparring over abortion politics with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.), who challenged her after his announcement to say “if she's OK with killing a seven-pound baby that is not born yet” when pressed to clarify his own abortion position. And while... read more
Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com. Julianne Simson has been nominated to represent the Florida State University as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging... read more
Carly Fiorina is positioning herself as the GOP’s alternative to Hillary Clinton, criticizing her at every turn and vowing to stop the former Secretary of State from using the “woman card” in 2016. But on Monday’s “Morning Joe,” even Fiorina couldn’t deny part of Clinton’s so-called woman card: “Of course Hillary Clinton has opened doors for... read more
Former CEO and potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Sunday the probability she’ll formally start a 2016 campaign is “higher than 90 percent” and that she will likely announce in early April or mid-May.Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer, told “Fox News Sunday” that she still needs to get “the... read more
LGBT equality is something every person should have access to, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, the first openly gay AG in history, said during an event sponsored by liberal PAC EMILY's List here Tuesday.
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Influential women in government -- from senators and mayors to a governor and city councillor -- along with actors, feminist leaders and campaign operatives (including some men) were fired up here Tuesday over the future of women -- and yes, some were even angry.
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There were no signs of political clouds under the sky-blue ceiling of the cavernous hotel ballroom where Hillary Clinton basked in the admiration of hundreds of her most ardent and powerful supporters Tuesday night in Washington at the 30th Anniversary Gala honoring Emily’s List.After perhaps the most difficult day of her post-State Department... read more
Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland — the longest serving woman in Congress who made a name for herself as a tough-as-nails lawmaker and strong supporter of women’s issues — announced on Monday her plans to retire. At a news conference, the 78-year-old Democrat and former social worker said she would not seek re-election at the end of her term in... read more