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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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An early picture of the Obamas

BY IN News On 16-01-2015

Before the First Lady’s birthday tomorrow, President Obama sent this email to supporters: Every year, around Michelle's birthday, I like to think back on who we were when we first met and how far we've come together.

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An early picture of the Obamas


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