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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.

Former colleagues reveal the facts about Artur Davis

BY IN News On 28-08-2012

Once a strong supporter of moving our country forward, Alabama's former Rep. Artur Davis switched parties after meeting with defeat in his run for governor and is now joining the GOP in launching unfounded attacks against President Obama at the Republican National Convention. But his former colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus remember Davis before his political switch, and have come to the conclusion that Davis' decision to switch political parties was a “result of a nakedly personal and political calculation or simmering anguish after failing to secure the Democratic nomination for governor of the State of Alabama in 2010.” In a letter to Davis, they remind him—and Americans—of the facts about his record : Less than two years ago, you routinely touted your progressive record as a member of the House of Representatives

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Former colleagues reveal the facts about Artur Davis


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