Senate Passes Amendment Barring Sex Offenders From the Military

It looks like there's at least one positive side effect of the summer's exposé of the sexual assault and harassment of 48 female trainees at Lackland Air Force Base—that attention's being drawn to the myriad problems and legal loopholes in the U.S. armed forces when it comes to the well-being of their female troops.… » 12/01/12 1:00pm 12/01/12 1:00pm

New Version of Violence Against Women Act Shows GOP Only Hates the Most…

Faced with accusations that their opposition to renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is a sign that they've taken a very unpopular "pro-woman beating" stance, Congressional Republicans are hurriedly drafting their own version of the bill to prove that they don't hate all women. Their version will be sort of like… » 4/25/12 9:00pm 4/25/12 9:00pm

Senate Women Maintain Civility with Regular Dinner Parties

Though partisanship amongst the Senate's Republican and Democratic men has never been greater, lady legislators have maintained a civil level of discourse mostly, writes the Daily Beast's Margaret Carlson, by attending a monthly "no boys allowed" supper club, ironically held in the Capitol's Strom Thurmond Room. » 3/04/12 6:00pm 3/04/12 6:00pm

Senate Votes to Kill Rule That Would Allow Employers to Deny Birth…

Some good news, for a change: earlier today, the US Senate voted to table the Blunt Amendment, a terribly stupid provision tacked onto an unrelated transportation bill which would've allowed any employer or insurance company to decline to cover any medical care for any moral reason. Twenty million women could've been… » 3/01/12 3:00pm 3/01/12 3:00pm