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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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One Year Later, Same Old Party

BY IN News On 19-03-2014

After the 2012 election, the Republican Party was at a crossroads. They had just lost two presidential elections in a row — but not only that, they had only won a popular majority in a national election once in the last six presidential races. Read more

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