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Delegate Moms: Where’s the Child Care?

August 28, 2012

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  As increasing numbers of women who have young children become involved in the political process, the issue of child care gets more attention. That’s good as far as it goes. But with the GOP Convention going on in Tampa …

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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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Paul Ryan for Vice President: Where’s the Sarah Palin Treatment?

August 13, 2012

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Image via ryanforcongress2008 What do new GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin have in common? They’re both the parents of young, school-aged children. Ryan’s children — ages seven, eight and nine — are in …

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Will Mitt Romney “Go Rogue” with His VP Pick?

August 10, 2012

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Mitt Romney doesn’t have it in him to “go rogue” when it comes to his vice presidential selection. In a way, I wish he did — it sure would make the rest of the campaign season more interesting. But no …

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Republicans Fear Election Zombies

July 16, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/Vladimir Semenov   Republicans see dead people. Well, they see dead people, and possibly zombies, when it comes to the visions of voter fraud that dance in their heads.  The GOP likes to conjure up images of the …

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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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When it Comes to Women’s Health, GOP Can’t Have it Both Ways

June 16, 2012

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Nothing more to add here! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone…

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Women in Politics: The Hard Truth

May 28, 2012

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I came across this great graphic about women in politics I wanted to share — not great in the fact that so few women think about running for office, but great because this sums up pretty clearly that women are …

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Happy Mother’s Day, President “Mom!”

May 13, 2012

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  The first woman elected to the White House will answer to many names — Madam President, ma’am, and, most likely, Mom. That’s something I like to think about on Mother’s Day. Given the demographics and family status of many …

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