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Super Tuesday and Mitt Romney: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Mitt Romney was the big winner on Super Tuesday.  Or was he? Yes, he placed first in six of the ten state races. Yes, he came out on top in Ohio, the most watched contest of the night. But …

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Super Tuesday Plans? Hang Out With Me at iVillage iVote!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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    All the political wonkiness is swirling around for Super Tuesday!  What’s going to happen?  What will the results mean?  Who’s in and who’s out?  Third-party candidate here we come? If you’re like me, you’ll need someone to …

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Rush Limbaugh & The GOP: You Can’t Take Back “Slut”

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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The last two news cycles have been filled with reports of  Rush Limbaugh’s  so-called “apology” to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.  No doubt, you’ve all heard by now that Limbaugh’s faulty understanding of how the birth control pill works …

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Democrats to Court Suburban Moms. Will the GOP Come Calling, Too?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Women decide elections. That’s a fact that’s been proven by a variety of studies.  Yet, political parties and candidates often don’t want to engage with women in any meaningful way.  And when it comes to women voters who happen to …

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Santorum Thinks You’re a College Snob

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Just when I think Rick Santorum can’t say anything else to make my jaw drop, he conjures something new to confirm my suspicions that he’s not just an uber-conservative, but that maybe he’s gotten a few too many whiffs of …

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Rick Santorum Doesn’t Want to be President

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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  Rick Santorum has found his footing as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.  He’s gaining attention by the day, which is borne out by recent polls that put him in a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney, the …

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Kate Upton and Barack Obama Walk Into A Bar …

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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You know this year you won’t be able to escape political talk at happy hours, cocktail parties or even online.  But you don’t have to immerse yourself Congressional Quarterly or CSPAN to keep the conversation going.  So here are a …

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Valentine’s Day Reads for Your Inner Pundit

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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So, how do you cross Valentine’s Day with punditry?  How about a few reads from the PunditMom library on love?  Here are some of my favorites (along with a nice “mocktail”).  What are yours? Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped

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Can Rick Santorum Fix His “Woman” Problem?

Monday, February 13, 2012

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If Rick Santorum wants women voters to support his presidential candidacy, he might want to stop talking about women. Soon. He’s clearly doing well with conservative Christian voters around the country, as his wins in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado …

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Birth Control Fight Isn’t About Freedom of Religion

Friday, February 10, 2012

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Vocal Catholic bishops and members of the religious right community want America to think that President Obama has launched an all out assault on religion with the announcement that employer-provided health insurance policies have to cover birth control without a …

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All the Presidents’ (Candidates’) Wives

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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Much ado has been made about Jodi Kantor’s book, The Obamas, for its focus on the First Couple’s marriage and the role that First Lady Michelle Obama has a White House influencer. Critics (of both Michelle Obama and Kantor) …

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Will Newt Gingrich Get a Second Date with Women Voters?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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South Carolina women loved Newt Gingrich. Women voters in Florida? Not so much. The results of the Florida Republican presidential primary show that while the ladies in the Palmetto State liked what Gingrich had to say as a candidate, …

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