She's Not Just A Girl

"Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?' It's just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I'd appreciate it." -Senator Barbara Boxer after being called "ma'am" by Brigadier General Michael Walsh earlier today. [Politics Daily] » 6/18/09 4:20pm 6/18/09 4:20pm

Obama's New Awesome Administration Appointment Is Tammy Duckworth

Iraq War veteran and director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth was nominated as the new Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs. [ThinkProgress] » 2/03/09 3:40pm 2/03/09 3:40pm

Hillary Heads To The Floor

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved Hillary Clinton's nomination to be Secretary of State. The full Senate is expected to vote to confirm her next week after the Inauguration. [Associated Press] » 1/15/09 10:40am 1/15/09 10:40am