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
The first openly-gay woman to lead a legislative chamber and three female African-American lawmakers are among those nominated for EMILY's List's second annual Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award.
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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 over the course of the year. Molly Stoneman has been nominated by Princeton University as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in... read more
At Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, the men in the ever-widening pool of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates used their speeches to call for the best ways to crush Obamacare and immigration reform. But the women focused on one target: the likely 2016 Democratic standard bearer, Hillary Clinton. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina... read more
With the resignation of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Friday afternoon, Oregon is set to be led by the country’s first openly bisexual governor in Secretary of State Kate Brown.Brown, who has been preparing to take over for Kitzhaber as calls mounted for his resignation following corruption allegations, was also the country’s first bisexual... read more
The race between Hagan and Tillis was among the tightest in the country and perhaps the most expensive in history, with spending in the race expected to top $100 million. Leading into Election Day Hagan was holding a little more than a percentage point edge over Tillis. read more