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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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President Obama Addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention

BY IN News On 27-07-2012

On Monday, July 23, President Obama addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention with a powerful speech. The President discussed promises made, and promises kept; accomplishments made, and work to be done; goals reached, and plans for the future. The speech demonstrated President Obama’s enduring commitment to veterans and military families and made it clear that he will do any and everything he can to support them.? The President opened his speech on a highly emotional note, recognizing the servicemen and women lost in the tragic Aurora, Colorado, movie theater massacre and promising their families support.

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