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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.

Marriage equality

BY IN News On 10-05-2012

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz just sent out this email: Friend — “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” That's what our President said yesterday afternoon, and with it, made history. Let's show that we're right there with him: Add your name alongside other Democrats in support of marriage equality today. The President made clear that he's always stood up for LGBT rights — whether in fighting to get hospital visitation rights for LGBT patients and their loved ones, or ending “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.” But he said what brought him to support same-sex marriage, more than anything, is his strong belief in equal rights for everyone.

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