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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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Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Recognizing Memorial Day

BY IN News On 28-05-2012

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today in recognition of Memorial Day: ? “Today, Americans in towns, cities and communities across the country join together to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our great nation. It is the incredible courage of America’s servicemen and women that make it possible for every single one of us to enjoy the freedoms that define who we are as a country. And for their bravery, we owe them a debt of gratitude that can simply never be repaid.

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