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Presidential Debates: Here They Come!

October 2, 2012

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It’s presidential debate time! The moments we’ve all been waiting for in the 2012 campaign! OK, so maybe you haven’t been on the edge of your seat about the stand-at-the-podium, semi-scripted events that are a presidential campaign rite of passage.  …

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Are You “Ladylike” Enough for Todd Akin?

September 28, 2012

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  U.S. Rep. Todd Akin says his Senate opponent Claire McCaskill was much more “ladylike” last time she ran for office. A Mitt Romney supporter recently told NPR that Michelle Obama isn’t a good First Lady because she’s not “ladylike” …

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“Cult of Mom” Politics

September 11, 2012

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  Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz each have two things in common. They were featured speakers at the Democratic National Convention and they’re moms. I’m not bringing up their motherhood status because I think it’s important. They …

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Five Reasons I Liked President Obama’s DNC Speech

September 8, 2012

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  For a Democrat like me, it was hard not to like President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at the DNC. Since it was coming on the heels of Mitt Romney’s speech in Tampa for the RNC, I knew he’d be …

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Democratic Spirits Not Dampened by Rain or Change in Plans

September 6, 2012

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When I asked some of the volunteers at the Democratic National Convention about Barack Obama’s acceptance speech being moved from the outdoor Bank of America Stadium to the more weather-friendly Charlotte Convention Center, I could see the disappointment on their …

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DNC Jobs Panel: Will STEM Jobs & Community Colleges Be the Answer?

September 6, 2012

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The 2012 election is about jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs. And the economy. That’s what everyone says, and that’s what many convention speeches are about. But what jobs? For which segments of the population? Working parents? Kids just out of college? …

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Going to Charlotte!

August 27, 2012

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  Guess who’s going to the Democratic National Convention? Yup! I’m super-excited that I’m going to be headed to Charlotte to experience my second presidential convention and my first one with the Democrats. (I covered a Republican Convention back in …

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Michelle Obama’s Miami School Visit Subversive?

July 11, 2012

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Image via Lighthearted Photography with permission   Stay in school! Graduate from high school! Register to vote! These are the subversive messages the Obamas have been trying to get into our children’s schools! Remember a couple of years …

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Supreme Court and “Obamacare”: A Win/Win for American Families

June 28, 2012

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American families across the country are breathing a major sigh of relief. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “Obamacare“) is constitutional and that Congress was within its power to mandate that Americans …

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Arizona Immigration and the Supreme Court: Not Really Good News

June 25, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto   The Supreme Court surprised me this morning by ruling that Arizona lawmakers had overstepped their bounds when trying to pass immigration legislation known as SB 1070, reinforcing that the Constitution provides that immigrations laws are …

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Father’s Day and Presidential Politics

June 17, 2012

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Image via iStock Photo   Much gets made about whether women candidates for political office are mothers. Do they have young kids? If so, should they be running for office? We ask how will they manage, without giving a thought …

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Progressive Women Rock

June 6, 2012

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Women are going to be the key to which candidate — President Obama vs Mitt Romney — will win the White House in November. That’s what we’re talking about on our Netroots Nation panel on Thursday — how to engage …

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