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Texas Democratic Senator, Leticia Van de Putte (C) speaks during a women's rights rally before a Special Session of the Texas Legislature in Austin, Texas on July 1, 2013.

Wendy Davis ally launches campaign

11/23/13 02:00PM

The state senator who helped Wendy Davis filibuster Texas' restrictive abortion law is joining her again -- this time in the race for governor. read more

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, Sen. Susan Collins, and Rep. Niki Tsongas leave after a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 23, 2013.

Republican women lead the way

10/11/13 12:45PM

"If it were up to the women, this would be over already," said Senator Maria Cantwell. "There's still a lot of testosterone going around." read more

President Obama Signs The Middle-Class Tax Cut Bill

How Larry Summers opened the door to a woman

09/16/13 07:00AM

Larry Summers’ days of failing upward in public life are over. That, at least, is the working conclusion from the Obama economic adviser’s withdrawal Sunday from the bizarrely public race for chair of the Federal Reserve. Now there's one fewer impediment for Obama to nominate the highly qualified, economically prescient and well-liked Janet... read more

(Equality Day Post) - Irin Carmon - 08/26/2013

Oh horrors! What if women were allowed to vote?

08/26/13 04:30PM

Today is Women's Equality Day,  the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the vote. It's a moment to remember not just the activists who doggedly worked to include women in the democratic process, but also that process's unfinished business--and those who stood in the way. Below, a compendium of caricatures and... read more