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President Obama and the Chamber of Commerce: Bad News for Women?

February 10, 2011

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When I saw news clips of President Obama walking across Pennsylvania Avenue to make a much-lauded speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the first thought that came into my head was, “Well, there’s one more stake in the heart …

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Politics and Snow — Bring It On!

January 27, 2011

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It’s been a busy week for me at Politics Daily!  You can find me over there this week – When the likes of Chris Matthews become equal opportunity insulters when they toss around terms like “Balloon head”  and “makeup salesperson” …

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Five Budget Holiday Gifts for Congress

December 7, 2010

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As Congress and the President have been battling it out over who is getting holiday “gifts” of tax cuts and other legislative goodies, it’s made me think that maybe we should be giving them a little something for the December …

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If You Don’t Vote ….

October 22, 2010

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If you don’t vote in the 2010 mid-term elections …. … Nevada could have a senator who is out of touch with the issues of her state’s immigrant population and believes any girl or woman who is raped should be …

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The White House *Hearts* Women Entrepreneurs

October 5, 2010

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When you get an invitation to the White House, you go. No, my invite wasn’t like the one the Michaele and Tareq Salahi claimed to have received, but getting any chance to go to the White house through …

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Howdy, Elizabeth Warren!

September 26, 2010

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OMG!   I just love this!  And yes, there IS a new sheriff in town!  If Elizabeth Warren needs a deputy, I have the perfect candidate! Image courtesy Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook page!

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Are You Pregnant? Don’t Hold Your Breath if You’re Applying for a Mortgage

August 30, 2010

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We all know things aren’t going really well for the mortgage industry these days — it’s harder to get mortgages, and people are defaulting on loans they couldn’t afford that they either knowingly entered into or were lured into with

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I Could Have Told Walmart That Moms Are the Key to the 2010 Election

June 23, 2010

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I don’t think I’ve ever specifically said that ‘Walmart moms’ are the key to the 2010 election.  But there have been plenty of studies showing that women in general, and mothers in particular, hold a lot of sway not just …

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Just a Reminder: Wall Street Only Cares About Wall Street

June 16, 2010

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I was excited when I recently had a chance to talk with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about the pending financial reform legislation. (Yes, I AM all politico-geeky like that!) I had hoped to get a real update on …

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The BP/Gulf Coast Disaster is a Big Wake-Up Call

May 27, 2010

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I’m having a hard time believing everything I’m hearing from BP and the never-ending oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Those who are critics of regulation and fans of the ‘free enterprise will take care of everything’ school of …

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It’s Time for “Equal” to Be The New “Good”

May 24, 2010

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Do I really have to put on my “good girl” face if I want to be treated fairly by employers rather than just having a straightforward conversation about why I, as a woman, am deserving of equal pay for equal …

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Wall Street Isn’t Afraid of the SEC

April 20, 2010

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You might say I have a little inside information about the SEC. I spent several years there before I was a “recovering attorney” — first as lawyer in the Enforcement Division who investigated a variety of securities fraud cases and …

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