Tag Archives: women in politics

Infographic: Visualizing the gender gap in Congress

TweetWomen of the 113th has created an infographic depicting the gender breakdown of the 113th Congress, an update on a similar design for the 112th. In a way that statistics alone can’t, the chart shows how few women can be found on either side of the aisle despite gains in the 2012 election. You can [...]
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Liberal super PAC attacks former labor secretary for being Chinese

TweetTo add to the canon of not-only-Republicans-make-stupid-racist-comments, Former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao found herself at the receiving end of a vicious attack by Progress Kentucky, a liberal super PAC in Kentucky. Her sin? Being married to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Oh, and being Asian. Here’s one tweet posted (and defended vigorously) by Progress Kentucky: [...]
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Nancy Pelosi talks to Melissa Harris-Perry about sexism in politics

TweetYou can always count on some real talk from Nancy Pelosi. This weekend she talked with Rachel Maddow Melissa Harris-Perry* about sexism in politics–something the former House Speaker knows a little something about. She argued that it’s hard to increase the number of women in Congress in a political environment driven by money, marked by [...]
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Maine Senator Olympia Snowe won’t seek reelection

TweetThe long-time pro-choice Republican Senator from Maine says she’s had it with the polarization of Washington politics: In announcing her plans, Snowe, 65, emphasized that she is in good health and was prepared for the campaign ahead. But she said she was swayed by the increasing polarization in Washington. “Unfortunately, I do not realistically expect [...]
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