Bleeding Heart Dream Woman Elizabeth Warren Voted to Senate Leadership

Ever since she first rose to national prominence, all of my most tree huggingly liberal friends and family members have been positively giddy about the idea of a Democratic Party helmed by people who think and act like Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, a sharp and staunch advocate for the middle class. Well, as… » 11/13/14 6:30pm 11/13/14 6:30pm

There Are Too Many Lady Senators to Fit in the Bathroom at One Time

One of the cliché (but kinda true) "pros" of being a dude is that women always have to wait in line FOREVER to use the bathroom. But Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) told the Washington Ideas Forum today that she experienced a "historic moment" in the ladies room, thanks to the influx of women recently elected into… » 11/14/12 6:50pm 11/14/12 6:50pm

Lesbians, Immigrants, and Harvard Professors: Get to Know Your…

The 113th US Congress will have 20 women senators, the highest ever in the country's history. Put that in your binder and smoke it! (Or you could say all of their terms synced up, JUST LIKE PERIODS.) Here's a primer on who's new, who's sticking around, and who's making history. » 11/07/12 5:00pm 11/07/12 5:00pm

12 Races That Women Could Win Tonight

Some call it the culmination of the American political process, others call it Bullshit Christmas Eve — however you swing it, tonight, we come to the end of the three ring binder circus that we call the election season (you know, barring excessive, obnoxious litigation. Which is likely). But while we were all… » 11/06/12 11:20am 11/06/12 11:20am

Lady Politicians Who Don't Make Us Want To Put Our Heads In The Oven

While Sarah Palin's out of the spotlight for now and Michele Bachmann's once bright political aspirations are fading fast, we may feel tempted rejoice. But for every Palin and Bachmann, there's a Noem and a Haley ready to take their place, and trying to argue with any of their ilk might feel like a neverending game of… » 10/13/11 5:30pm 10/13/11 5:30pm

Stalking Erin Andrews — Or Anyone, Really — Is About To Get A Lot Harder

Erin Andrews was on Capitol Hill yesterday to advocate for a bill that would include newer technologies in federal anti-stalking laws, as well as expand the definition of stalking. It just passed in the House. How badly is it needed? » 7/28/10 10:35am 7/28/10 10:35am

Senator Klobuchar Scolds Fashion Writer On Senate Floor For Sexism

It's not often that the Senate chamber talks fashion criticism, but yesterday, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was sufficiently irritated by Robin Givhan's Washington Post piece to chastise her for her Kagan critique. Meanwhile, Givhan is defending herself. » 5/26/10 12:00pm 5/26/10 12:00pm

What's The Chance Of A Woman On The 2012 Ballot?

With Sarah Palin off the deep end and Hillary Clinton deeply invested in foreign policy, the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza and Jill Miller Zimon speculate on which female politicians might be on the ballot next. » 7/30/09 4:00pm 7/30/09 4:00pm

Barack Rides Unicorn To Power; Bristol Palin Pops