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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.

President Obama on extending middle class tax cuts

BY IN News On 09-07-2012

President Obama spoke today on the need for Congress to act now to extend tax cuts for middle-class Americans, rather than hold them hostage to the debate over tax cuts for the wealthiest: [M]ost people agree that we should not raise taxes on middle-class families or small businesses—not when so many folks are just trying to get by. Not when so many folks are still digging themselves out of the hole that was created by this great recession that we had, and at a time when the recovery is still fragile

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President Obama on extending middle class tax cuts


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