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Democratic Caucus Chair: Efforts to Link Pelosi to the Election are Sexist

Oh boy. I mean, this is Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, a member of the House Democratic leadership, not some lunatic back-bencher. Someone has to take a stand against these kinds of attacks, which are ultimately demeaning toward women. If criticizing a woman is, ipso facto, sexist, then you are essentially saying that women can’t play the game and take the hits. I similarly

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Weinstein Offers Republicans a New Chance with Women

Harvey Weinstein’s disgrace and the spectacle of so many liberals who advocate for women ignoring his transgressions provides the perfect opportunity for Republicans to make inroads into a voter segment among whom they consistently trail Democrats: Women. The hypocrisy of high-profile liberals is reflected not just in their willingness to ignore what Weinstein did, but in their fear of supporting those he hurt who were brave

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Trump Ices Expensive, Unjust Obama Equal Pay Rule

The White House this week set aside a rule crafted by the Obama White House to force businesses to disclose what they are paying people, information the Clinton administration, which didn’t happen, would have used to begin forcing equal pay. From the Wall Street Journal: A long-time progressive goal has been to use charges of a gender pay gap to begin dictating salaries in the

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Luke Russert Says Republicans “Guilty” of War on Women

MSNBC’s Luke Russert during a broadcast today accepted as fact that the Republicans were guilty as charged in 2012 of waging a war on women. Incredible how propaganda can stick. If you repeat “war on women” enough times, then there is a war on women. This White House understands this kind of tactic well, doesn’t it, you climate deniers out there? So one is waging

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Obama to Promote Girls’ Education – in Other Countries

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks Tuesday at the White House about “expanding efforts to help adolescent girls worldwide attend and stay in school,” according to the White House. “These efforts will build on the investments we have made and the successes we have achieved in global primary school education by elevating existing programs and public and private sector partnerships,” the

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Carney Suggests Republicans are like Racists

President Obama and his aides are up to their usual deeply unpresidential vitriol, suggesting evil motives on the part of Republicans for opposing Obama’s agenda. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today compared Republican opponents of the Paycheck Fairness Act to “conservatives” who fought civil rights legislation. Carney spoke today at the White House briefing: Republicans object to this strenuously using the same arguments that

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Obama’s False Income Inequality Figure

You may be aware that during the recent Miss USA contest, Miss Utah flubbed a question about income inequality between men and women in the United States. Have a look. But even if she got it right, she would have flubbed it. Because she should have started out by questioning the premise of the question. The line that women only earn 77 cents on a

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Don’t Be Fooled: Obamaland Remains a Male Enclave

Despite beginning what is likely to be a series of high-profile appointments of women to his administration, President Obama’s most senior advisers at the start of his second term will continue to predominantly be men. Obama has come under criticism for relying mainly on men as his top advisers. With moves like Thursday’s announcement that he wants to install REI CEO Sally Jewell as Interior Secretary

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