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Let Me Finish: Leading ladies of D.C.

04/24/15 08:10PM

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

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) addresses delegates during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Sep. 6, 2012. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz hits back at Rand Paul in abortion fight

04/13/15 03:49PM

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

Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina listens to a question from the media after speaking at the New England Council's "Politics and Eggs" breakfast in Bedford, NH Feb. 10, 2015. (Photo by Gretchen Ertl/Reuters)

Carly Fiorina on chances she'll run in 2016: higher than 90%

03/29/15 02:13PM

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

Senator Debbie Stabenow speaks at a panel at EMILY's List 30th Anniversary Gala at Washington Hilton on March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty for EMILY's List)

Women fired up at Emily's List event

03/03/15 09:33PM

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. ... read more

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the 30th Anniversary National Conference of EMILY's List on March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

For Hillary, a haven amid a storm

03/04/15 12:48AM

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 (D-MD) takes the stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 5, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty)

Longest serving woman in Congress to retire

03/02/15 10:06AM

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

Women in Politics: College Edition -- Meredith College

02/06/15 03:26PM

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 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

In Iowa, GOP women take aim at Hillary

01/26/15 12:10PM

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

Kate Brown (Photo by Don Ryan/AP)

Oregon set to be led by country’s first openly bisexual governor

02/13/15 05:50PM

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