Democrats Make a Push to Grab Female Voters and Make Female Leaders

Late last week, the DNC announced the formation of the Democratic Women's Alliance, a new program they say will work to encourage women to enter and stay in politics. It's been promoted, unsurprisingly, as a big F.U. to the those he-man woman haters in the Republican Party, as if the Democrats are creating a new team… » 10/28/13 12:30pm 10/28/13 12:30pm

What Working Moms Really Need Are Wives

Men's lives aren't plagued with—or, hell, defined by—the daunting task of successfully balancing their professional and personal lives. They don't call themselves "working dads" or fret about "having it all." For them, a career and a family is a given. Good, old fashioned sexism aside—why? What do they have that we… » 5/14/13 4:00pm 5/14/13 4:00pm

How to Be Friends With a Congresswoman

Congress isn't exactly the most welcoming place in the country for women — on a scale of lady friendliness, it probably falls somewhere between "NFL locker room after a big loss" and "XBox Live chatroom." Women in Washington are on their own, but for each other. And when they do find each other, they form the sort of… » 9/12/12 11:40am 9/12/12 11:40am

Your Morning Cry: Gabrielle Giffords Leads the Pledge of Allegiance

Feeling stone hearted this morning, like your cold black heart can't possibly feel any more feelings? Are your eyes drier than a Kansas corn field? Here's a remedy for the drought on your face — former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords leading the DNC in the Pledge of Allegiance. » 9/07/12 11:10am 9/07/12 11:10am

Republican Party Shockingly Struggling to Attract Female Support

In 2010, Republicans made big gains in both the US Congress and state legislatures, sailing into office on promises that they'd be the ones to balance the budget largely because of a push from female voters defecting from the left wing. But now, after over a year of non-job creating ladyparts legislation, it seems… » 3/09/12 6:40pm 3/09/12 6:40pm

Your Afternoon Cry: Gabrielle Giffords' Farewell Speech


Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is resigning from her seat in the US House of Representatives after being shot in the head while meeting constituents. Watch her friend, Florida's Debbie Wasserman Schultz, read her final statement to her colleagues as Giffords looks on, surrounded by friends. And ready the… » 1/25/12 2:40pm 1/25/12 2:40pm

GQ Doesn't Think There Are Too Many Powerful Women in DC

Hey, GQ has put out a new list of "The 50 Most Powerful People in Washington," and there's some good news: A lady is in the top ten. To absolutely no one's surprise, the woman is Hillary Clinton, bad-ass Secretary of State and all around powerful person extraordinaire. She landed the number five spot. » 1/23/12 11:55am 1/23/12 11:55am

Congressman Refuses To Apologize For "Not A Lady" Comments

Rep. Allen West will not apologize for calling Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz "vile" and "not a Lady," explaining that he is "a military man" and "there are certain ways that we speak in the military." I guess that includes bizarre email outbursts in response to respectful criticisms? Political Correction notes that… » 7/21/11 1:40pm 7/21/11 1:40pm

Amid Weiner Resignation Rumors, A Call For More Women In Office

The fresh round of Weiner rumors, per The New York Daily News is that he'll resign to stem the media embarrassment that most recently included crotch grabbing shots from the House gym. If he does, he'll be heeding the call of, among others, several female elected representatives and party leaders. The congressman has… » 6/13/11 10:39am 6/13/11 10:39am

Congressman Questions Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Abilities

Debbie Wasserman Schultz juggled being a formidable congresswoman with a mostly-secret battle (in 2007) with breast cancer, including a double mastectomy and seven surgeries. She's been the chief deputy whip, sits on the crucial appropriations committee, is known for her fundraising, and talks serious game on TV. She… » 4/07/11 2:45pm 4/07/11 2:45pm