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We Make More Effective Congresspeople (When We Manage to Get Elected)

Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

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President Obama: “35 days left until we elect the last Congress of my presidency”

BY IN News On 30-09-2014

This morning, with just 35 days left until the November election, President Obama emailed Democrats across the country to ask for their support. Here’s what he said: ? There [...]

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Baseball Champ Mo’ne Davis Is Tough Act to Follow

BY IN women eNews On 30-09-2014

The star pitcher's success in August is earning her a place in baseball's Hall of Fame for good reason. The pressures on girls to give up baseball around age 12 [...]

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Democratic National Committee Promotes VoyAVotar2014.com at CHCI

BY IN News On 30-09-2014

Washington, DC – This year the Democratic National Committee will have an unprecedented presence at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Conference. [...]

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Postmortem Fame, Public Shame for Black Mothers

BY IN women eNews On 30-09-2014

Black women are hardly ever on the cover of commercial publications or standing in front of television cameras with a sea of microphones in their faces unless they are famous [...]

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DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Early Vote Decision in Ohio

BY IN News On 29-09-2014

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court agreed with Ohio Republicans’ move to delay the start of early voting in Ohio, which was set to begin Tuesday. [...]

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Dalit Stops Cleaning Dry Toilets, Becomes Leader

BY IN women eNews On 29-09-2014

Choti Bai has left the dehumanizing work behind and is helping other Dalit women follow her lead. Manual scavenging is illegal in India but activists estimate that over a million [...]

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Japan’s Feminism Stumbles Over ‘Comfort Women’

BY IN women eNews On 29-09-2014

Journalists, historians and publishers who try to tell the story of the Korean "comfort women" are being fiercely attacked while Japanese leaders deny the forcible recruitment of women to serve [...]

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Allison Grimes Makes Big-Bucks Push in Kentucky

BY IN women eNews On 28-09-2014

The 35-year-old’s battle for the Senate seat of 72-year-old Mitch McConnell is testing partisan nerves and attracting so much super PAC spending it could be the most expensive Senate race [...]

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Mary Burke: “Add your name to defeat Scott Walker”

BY IN News On 27-09-2014

Mary Burke sent this email to Democrats across the country, asking them to help her defeat Scott Walker in the Wisconsin gubernatorial race. Here’s what she had to say: [...]

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Afghan Politician Raises Daughter as Son

BY IN women eNews On 27-09-2014

Former Afghan parliamentarian Azita raised her youngest daughter as a boy, revealing the practice of bacha posh, as practiced in Afghanistan and brought to life in this excerpt from journalist [...]

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