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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.

Welcoming our Men and Women Home with Open Arms

BY IN News On 15-05-2012

On the ninth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, we asked Democrats to take a moment to thank some of the 1.5 million men and women who served our country over the past nine years. We received some truly touching responses, many from veterans of past wars who share a special bond with our nation’s newest veterans. Others echoed the sentiments of President Obama when he welcomed troops home at Fort Bragg in December

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Welcoming our Men and Women Home with Open Arms


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