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Colorado Democratic State Representative Crisanta Duran sits at her desk on the opening day of the 2016 Colorado Legislature, at the Capitol, in Denver, Jan. 13, 2016. (Photo by Brennan Linsley/AP)

Six women politicians shifting the local political landscape

03/11/16 06:02AM

Trailblazing is a common quality among the six newly announced nominees for Emily's List's third annual Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award, including the first Latina and youngest woman to be the House Majority leader in Colorado and the first Asian American woman represented in the Michigan legislature. read more

Chase the Race" reporters Mikayla Kelz and Charles Graham outside a Ted Cruz campaign bus in Iowa. (Courtesy of Mikayla Kelz)

What it’s like to be a teen covering the presidential election

02/24/16 12:00PM

 Mikayla Kelz is 16 and won’t be eligible to vote in the presidential election next November. But on Feb 1, she was in Iowa reporting on the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus. "I was speechless," Mikayla said of the opportunity to cover a Ted Cruz rally -- her first stop after touching down in the Hawkeye State. Mikayla, a high school... read more

Kamala Lopez attends The Dinner For Equality on Feb. 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Mike Windle/Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group/Getty)

Filmmaker seeks to put the Equal Rights Amendment back on the map

03/02/16 02:38PM

It's been over thirty years since the Equal Rights Amendment came close to becoming Constitutional law in the U.S. Since then it has become something akin to the white whale for women's rights advocates, its re-introduced year after year, and although it has historically enjoyed bipartisan national support recalcitrant forces have... read more

The U.S. Capitol rises above a large mound of snow cleared from the East Front on Jan. 25, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)

A Senate run by only women? That (sort of) happened this week

01/27/16 10:37AM

"braving the elements" senator from maine both kind of thebookends of the country arctic states if you will ... are here braving gthe elements and i might also note just for a little historical perspective as we convene this morning you look around the hcamper .. read more

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks to the crowd at an event on Sept. 18, 2015 in Greenville, S.C. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty)

Haley warns against following 'angriest voices' in GOP response

01/12/16 11:03PM

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley warned against following "the siren call of the angriest voices" and said anyone who respects America's laws and traditions should be welcome in the country during the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. ... read more

Screenwriter and actress Lena Dunham speaks to a crowd at a Hillary Clinton for President event on Jan. 8, 2016 in Manchester, N.H. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty)

Clinton calls on Dunham, Wambach, for star-powered boost in N.H.

01/08/16 06:46PM

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Hillary Clinton's campaign brought star power to New Hampshire on Friday as actress and author Lena Dunham and soccer champion Abby Wambach hit multiple venues across the state to urge those gathered - mostly young women - to turn out to vote for Clinton in the first-in-the-nation primary.It was a non-typical political... read more

Joint-Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan arrives to speak on stage during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP)

Malala slams Trump ideology as 'full of hatred'

12/16/15 11:42AM

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai had sharp words for U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump for casting sweeping verbal attacks and discriminatory proposals targeting the entire Muslim faith. ... read more

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina talks to reporters in the spin room following the CNN presidential debate on Dec. 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty)

Carly Fiorina tries a more gendered pitch

12/15/15 11:52PM

Soon after 9/11, I got a phone call from the NSA. They needed help. I gave them help. I stopped a truckload of equipment. I had it turned around. It was escorted by the NSA into headquarters. We need the private sector's help, because government is not innovating. Technology is running ahead by leaps and bound. The private sector will help,... read more

A Saudi woman casts her ballot at a polling center during municipal elections in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 12, 2015. (Photo by Aya Batrawy/AP)

Saudi Arabian women vote for first time in local elections

12/12/15 10:46AM

RIYADH — Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time on Saturday in local council elections and also stood as candidates, a step hailed by some activists in the Islamic patriarchy as a historic change, but by others as merely symbolic."As a first step it is a great achievement. Now we feel we are part of society, that we contribute,"... read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands during the playing of Germany's national anthem during a welcome ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 20, 2015. (Photo by Eraldo Peres/AP)

TIME's Person of the Year 2015 is German Chancellor Angela Merkel

12/09/15 08:23AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named TIME's Person of the Year.TIME Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs revealed that the woman who courted controversy in 2015 by opening her nation's border to hundreds of thousands of refugees and managed Europe's debt crisis as the choice in a TODAY show exclusive Wednesday morning.The... read more