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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.

People with Disabilities for Obama

BY IN News On 27-07-2012

Yesterday, on the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Obama for America launched the People with Disabilities for Obama. As someone who has been physically disabled my entire life, today is an extremely exciting day for me. Through People with Disabilities for Obama, my community can support the President as he has supported us over the last three years.

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