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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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Romney’s record: Balancing the budget on the backs of veterans

BY IN News On 10-08-2012

Drive into Norfolk, Virginia, and you're greeted by the sight of an enormous naval fleet in the harbor—a visual reminder that this state has a proud military history and is home to more than 800,000 veterans. Paula Miller, who represented Norfolk in the Virginia House of Delegates, explains Mitt Romney's record on veterans' issues as governor of Massachusetts, and what his record and his policies would mean for veterans across the country: “Having Romney in the White House would only add to the uncertainty for Virginia’s veterans and military families

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Romney’s record: Balancing the budget on the backs of veterans


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