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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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BY IN News On 03-07-2012

? On June 29, more than 400 delegates from the National Education Association retirees convention in Washington, D.C., showed their support for President Obama by sporting Educators for Obama T-shirts, waving Obama for America posters, and, most important, signing up to volunteer in their communities to help re-elect the President. The DNC seniors outreach team spoke to the audience about the latest activities of the Obama for America campaign and shared our plans for connecting with seniors in the re-election effort.

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