Archive | January, 2009

PunditMom and MojoMom Strike Again!

January 31, 2009

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When MojoMom (also known as Amy Tiemann) calls, I always answer! This week, she invited to me to hang out at her podcast to have a political chat about our new president, the newly signed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Law

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At This Rate, Soon We’ll All Be Tracy Flick

January 30, 2009

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Remember Tracy Flick from the movie Election? The over-achieving, uber-ambitious, won’t-let-anything-get-in-my-way gal running for class President? If she didn’t before this week, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is now very familiar with Tracy, who some are saying is Gillibrand’s alter ego.…

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SpinCycle Thursday — There’s a New POTUS in Town & He Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Coat!

January 29, 2009

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So, the ice is sort of melting here, and so is my brain (!), but, as always, there’s lots of good stuff going on to read about: Can you tweet your Congressman or Senators? The more I learn about Timothy

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The ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’ Dance for Women

January 28, 2009

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I’m not trying to be a party pooper. Borrowing one of PunditGirl’s new favorite words — I’m “ecstatic” that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is going to get signed into law by President Barack Obama. It’s a wonderful step …

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PunditMom’s SpinCycle Wednesday Ice & Snow Edition

January 28, 2009

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Good icy Wednesday morning! We’re iced in here at Chez PunditMom — no school, but that’s OK as PunditGirl is trying to devour Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. But that doesn’t mean that politics stops on a …

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Spin Cycle Tuesday — Blagojevich Takes on The View & More!

January 27, 2009

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Blago gets really brave and takes on the ladies of The View.There’s a huge leap forward today for women around the world — President Obama repealed the global gag rule, which prohibited foreign aid from the US to …

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Was Caroline Kennedy Ever the Real Candidate?

January 26, 2009

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So the very high profile bid for the spot of junior U.S. Senator from New York for Caroline Kennedy is over, and it did not end in a pretty way. She announced last week she was withdrawing her name …

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PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Monday — Amendments, Sexism and the Year of the Ox

January 25, 2009

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Does the Constitution need another amendment? Russ Feingold thinks so. Maybe you do too, if you live in New York or Illinois. Lots of people, including myself, wondered if Caroline Kennedy had the experience to be New York Senator. Cokie

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PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Sunday — OH NO! I Agree with Campbell Brown!

January 25, 2009

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What do you think — does she have a point about President Brarack Obama and transparency? After I posted the list of Senators who voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay legislation — those who voted against it were all …

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Who Voted Against Fair Pay for Women?

January 23, 2009

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Senators: Alexander (R-TN)Barrasso (R-WY)Bennett (R-UT)Bond (R-MO)Brownback (R-KS)Bunning (R-KY)Burr (R-NC)Chambliss (R-GA)Coburn (R-OK)Cochran (R-MS)Corker (R-TN)Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID)DeMint (R-SC)Ensign (R-NV)Enzi (R-WY)Graham (R-SC)Grassley (R-IA)Gregg (R-NH)Hatch …

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Fair Pay and Health Care for Kids are Closer to Reality

January 23, 2009

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As I started to write this post, I realized I was at a bit of a loss. I love writing about fair pay for women, health care for children and better schools, but I just couldn’t help wondering why there’s …

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PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Friday — Does David Paterson Really Want to Cross the Kennedys?

January 23, 2009

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I have a feeling the Kennedy family is going to have a few choice words for New York Governor David Paterson. After leading her to believe she was the front runner, Paterson now says Caroline Kennedy was “not ready for

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