Archive | April, 2009

Barack Obama: America’s Newest Sex Symbol?

April 29, 2009

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I have always been fascinated by presidential politics and the personalities of presidents. It takes a mighty big ego, plus a lot more, to wake up one morning and say to yourself, “I think I want to be the leader …

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BREAKING NEWS: Arlen Specter Leaving GOP for Democrats

April 28, 2009

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Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has announced that he is leaving the GOP to become a Democrat, and will run as a Democrat in his upcoming re-election bid in 2010. CNN has reported that constituents who were visiting Specter on …

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Five Reasons I Love Being a Political Mom

April 28, 2009

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My friends David at It’s Not a Lecture and Catherine at Her Bad Mother are going around the world virtually with their project, The World According to Mom. They’re trying to get completely around the globe (in 80 clicks!?) …

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Mothers of Intention — Bea Arthur Was Much More Than Maude

April 27, 2009

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Mothers of Intention, PunditMom’s weekly feature on what other political moms are writing about around the blogosphere. This week, my friend Gloria Feldt has given me permission to cross-post her wonderful essay on the …

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White House Communications Director Ellen Moran’s 100 Days

April 24, 2009

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White House Communications Director Ellen Moran is bidding farewell to her plum appointment before Barack Obama has officially been in office for 100 days. Moran is one of just a handful of women in Obama’s official inner circle and is …

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New EEOC Guidance on Caregiver Discrimination

April 23, 2009

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My word of the day is “irony.” I was supposed to attend the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing about updated guidance on caregiver discrimination in the workplace to live blog it for MomsRising. Then my nine-year-old daughter got sick and …

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Mothers of Intention — Has Dooce Become the Modern Day June Cleaver?

April 21, 2009

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It’s time to resurrect my weekly feature Mothers of Intention. Many bloggers who are moms (notice I didn’t use the term mommyblogger) wrote about politics and the presidential campaign here at Mothers of Intention in 2008. In trying to decide …

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Taking on The Burger King

April 20, 2009

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Looking for me? While I’m at the Politics Online Conference, you can find me over at NPR.Call me crazy, but I’m still thinking about “square butts!”…

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Hillary Clinton is a Social Media Animal! Who Knew?

April 17, 2009

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been called a lot of things in her day, some of them not so complimentary. “Social media animal,” however, probably isn’t a term that Hillary ever thought would be attached to her name. She’s …

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Hillary Clinton & Digital Town Hall from the Dominican Republic

April 16, 2009

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Feel the need for a tropical getaway but don’t have the funds? Well, how about watching Hillary Clinton’s Digital Town Hall in the Dominican Republic, live, right here at PunditMom? You can even submit questions ahead of time for …

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PunditMom + Political Junkie Should Make for a Good NPR Podcast!

April 15, 2009

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Chatting about politics with new people is always fun for me, so I’m really excited to be participating in an NPR podcast at 2:45 p.m. Eastern time today on the Norm Coleman/Al Franken Senate race and other political news of …

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As My Mother-in-Law Would Say, "Norm Coleman — Dayenu Already!"

April 14, 2009

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I experienced my first Passover kind of late in life after marrying into Mr. PunditMom’s family. The seders weren’t long in his parents’ household, but everyone knew if it was getting too late, my mother-in-law would loudly proclaim it was …

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