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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.

President Obama dedicates Independence Day to honoring veterans

BY IN News On 10-07-2012

The Obamas spent this year’s Fourth of July honoring our nation’s veterans, servicemembers, and military families, the men and women who, as the President said in his remarks, “represent what is best in America.”? The President and the Department of Homeland Security's Janet Napolitano conducted a citizenship ceremony in the East Room of the White House early Wednesday. The ceremony granted U.S. citizenship to 25 members of the United States armed forces who were previously undocumented

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President Obama dedicates Independence Day to honoring veterans


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