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Ann Romney as GOP’s Secret Weapon: Should She be the Republican Candidate?

April 11, 2012

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With Rick Santorum out of the presidential race, Mitt Romney can unofficially turn his attention to campaigning against President Barack Obama. But he’s been having problems connecting with voters, especially women. Can Mitt turn that around? And if so, how? …

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Nikki Haley Won’t Be the GOP VP Pick

April 3, 2012

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Who could be better as a Republican vice presidential pick than a young, attractive, up-and-coming rising star who happens to be a woman of color, a mom of young children and the governor of an important Southern state?  The GOP …

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Michelle Obama: Middle Class Secret Weapon for 2012

March 19, 2012

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Vice President Joe Biden is being touted as the Obama re-election campaign’s secret weapon to connect with the all-important middle class vote.  But the VP isn’t the only one with working class roots on the Obama team — what about …

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Which Sarah Palin Do You Prefer?

March 9, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/ GYI NSEA If you’re feeling a little rogue, get ready for more Mama Grizzly than you can stand because Sarah Palin is coming to multiple screens near you! As frustrated and conflicted Republicans are trying to choose …

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

March 1, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/Steve Debenport 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 …

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Michele Bachmann is Out. Or Is She?

January 4, 2012

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Image via Wikimedia Commons/(CC) Gage Skidmore It was really just a matter of time until Michele Bachmann’s presidential race was over.  I had a sense that things were close when her children showed up with her on interviews right before …

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Mothers of Intention — Ilina from Dirt and Noise: Involving Your Children in Your Political Passions

December 26, 2011

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Welcome to the latest installment of BlogHer’s series Why I’m Political. I know lots of people steer clear of the world of politics or anything that makes you think about one more televised candidate debate! But the political means …

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Is Rick Santorum Getting a Pass Because He’s a Dad?

December 9, 2011

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Moms on both sides of the political aisle are well-acquainted with the heat high profile women candidates, who happen to be mothers, take when someone raises the “Who’s taking care of the kids question.”  It’s something I devoted a whole …

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Mothers of Intention “Why I’m Political” Series — Jaelithe Judy

November 24, 2011

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Why I’m Political series. Don’t run off! I know the word “politics” can be scary and conjure up images of never-ending presidential debates. But that’s not what this is about. It’s about thoughtful …

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Pizza: Capitol Hill’s Favorite Vegetable!

November 17, 2011

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Image via gapersblock.com I am so glad I don’t have to worry much anymore about how to get vegetables into my daughters diet — I just need to have her eat more pizza and fries at school! Well, at least …

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Is Sexual Harassment the New Normal?

November 9, 2011

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  Herman Cain now has four women accusers saying he sexually harassed them and at least one recent story suggests that the number may rise. While Cain claims he’s not getting out of the 2012 Presidential race and that …

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Mothers of Intention: “Why I’m Political” Series

November 4, 2011

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What are women voters thinking about for the 2012 election — when they’re not being bombarded by stories about Herman Cain’s lady troubles or Rick Perry’s very own Howard Dean moment?  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re focused …

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