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A New President Obama? Thoughts on State of the Union 2013

February 14, 2013

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Image via WhiteHouse.gov/Official White House Photo by Pete Souza   For years, I’ve had a pet peeve with President Obama. I knew he wasn’t as progressive as many Democrats thought he was in 2008. Don’t get me wrong — I …

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You’re More Than a Guest in the First Lady’s Seating Box

February 12, 2013

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The White House just released the list of guests who will be joining Michelle Obama in the traditional First Lady’s Seating Box for the State of the Union address. There are always some Americans invited whose stories are personally compelling …

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My Six Favorite Hillary Clinton Moments

January 30, 2013

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Image via EMILY's List   Hillary Clinton is now a retired woman. She has officially stepped down from her post as Secretary of State. She’s no longer a U.S. Senator or First Lady. She’s not waging a presidential campaign — …

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Ambassadors Inaugural Ball: First of an International Kind!

January 18, 2013

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While there are only two “official” inaugural balls to celebrate President Obama’s second and final swearing in, that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of other festivities going on in Washington, D.C. next week. Other “unofficial” balls are being planned …

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What We Learned in 2012: 2013, Here We Come?

December 20, 2012

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As we look back over the crazy political year that was 2012, and look over our shoulders just in that Mayan prediction about the end of the world is true, here are a few things to consider about what we …

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Women in Politics Radio: Can Women in Social Media Really Make Change?

November 16, 2012

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If you didn’t have a chance to join in, I wanted to share the link to my discussion with Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen Executive Director/Founder & Executive Producer of Women in Politics Media. I know you might be tired of all the …

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Nancy Pelosi Smack Down!

November 14, 2012

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A good photo opp is worth a thousand words.  And that’s what we got as Nancy Pelosi announced she will stay in her leadership role in the Democratic Party, after speculation that she might step aside once President Obama …

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“Poopy Heads” Decide Elections: Sore Losers 2012 Style

November 14, 2012

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There are always hurt feelings after big elections.  People on both sides are invested in their views and candidates, especially in our world of 24/7 media that whips us all into a frenzy so that we can hardly see straight …

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Election Pins and Needles: What’s Been Keeping You Awake?

November 6, 2012

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I’m too distracted to write anything coherent or pithy, but so many thoughts are running around in my head about the outcome of today’s election, so I thought I’d share: 1. My parents live in Pennsylvania — one of  the …

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High Anxiety on the Election Front

November 5, 2012

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Predictions are always a dangerous thing, especially in an election that has been as contentious as the one between President Obama and Mitt Romney. While there is a feeling in the air that we are in a “perfect storm” set-up …

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Political Mothers: The Key to Winning the White House

October 31, 2012

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  I’ve gotten used to being scoffed at when it comes to my political bona fides. Because the word “mom” is in the name of my site, I’m often dismissed as someone who isn’t focused on current events, our political …

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Hurricane Sandy: Which Presidential Candidate Will She Help?

October 30, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy could not have had better timing for a country that has just about reached its limit on campaign fatigue. Not that I’m glad that the Frankenstorm with the friendly-sounding name has wreaked havoc on the entire Northeast and …

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