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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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Wendy Davis’ Single-Mom Story Sings for Me

BY IN women eNews On 03-03-2014

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the sons of single mothers, traded on their families’ narratives of triumph over hardship. It’s nice to see Texas Democrat Wendy Davis flipping the script and highlighting her own achievements as a single mom.

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Wendy Davis’ Single-Mom Story Sings for Me


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