More women: DNC announces new speakers, GOP struggles to close gap

For women, the differences are stark Politico The USA Today/Suffolk University Poll found 90 million Americans who are eligible to vote might not do so, with 42 percent agreeing that: “there’s not a dime’s worth of difference” between the two parties. I must respectfully disagree.

Democratic Convention To Feature Prominent Women Speakers Huffington Post WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Convention Committee Wednesday announced a lineup of convention speakers who will further solidify the party’s standing with female voters. The list, passed along by a source from the committee, includes the …

More women: DNC announces new speakers CNN (blog) (CNN)– Nine additional Democratic women, many with ties to specific voting blocks, will address the national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Democratic National Convention Committee said Wednesday.

Obama women’s advocate Sandra Fluke to speak at the Democratic National … Washington Post  A Democratic official says Sandra Fluke will try to solidify President Barack Obama’s support among women during a speech next month at the Democratic National Convention.

Democratic Convention To Highlight Abortion Rights, Women’s Health, Equal Pay National Journal The leaders of the two largest abortion rights groups in the country are among a slew of prominent women expected to escalate attacks on Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s positions on women’s issues at the upcoming Democratic convention.

POTUS enjoys 15-point lead among women voters … video.msnbc.msn.com Video on NBCNews.com: Top Talkers: President Obama weighed in on Rep. Todd Akin’s …

For Women, It’s Not Just About the Economy
 New York Times It’s a wonder, then, why Mr. Romney, who trails Mr. Obama in polls of female voters, chose a No. 2 who seems unlikely to draw women to the Republicans’ side, especially single women who in a recent New York Times/CBS News poll favored the president …

Republicans Make Akin Pariah to Spare Romney Anti-Women Tag San Francisco Chronicle A failed effort by the Republican hierarchy to drive U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin out of the Missouri race underscores the party’s weakness with women voters that might cost it the White House and control of Congress.

As women’s issues could tip scales of election, GOP struggles to close gap Haaretz (blog) As women’s issues could tip scales of election, GOP struggles to close gap. Republican state senate candidate’s comments regarding ‘legitimate’ rape have provided democrats with easy campaign fodder.

Akin factor: Dems blast Hasner’s support for Ryan budget as anti-woman … Palm Beach Post “It’s no surprise that Adam Hasner supports Paul Ryan’s budget: just like Ryan and the Republicans in Washington, Hasner has shown time and again a complete disregard for the needs of Florida’s seniors and women,” said a statement by Florida Democratic …

Another Paul Ryan vulnernability: Education cuts Washington Post (blog) Obama is campaigning today in Ohio, where he is giving a speech right now hitting Mitt Romney andPaul Ryan on education. … Among white non college women, 66 percent say the education cuts raise serious doubts about Romney.

Paul Ryan: ‘No Splitting Hairs Over Rape’ Wall Street Journal (blog) In an Tuesday interview with a Pittsburgh television station KDKA that was airing Wednesday, Mr.Ryan said that Mr. Akin – who is running for Senate against Sen. Claire McCaskill – was “outrageous” in saying that women rarely get pregnant as a result…

Ryan: Women’s Health Exception Rendered Abortion Ban ‘Virtually Meaningless’ ThinkProgress Paul Ryan (R-WI) opposed an exception to a so-called “partial birth abortion” ban when the procedure was necessary to save the mother’s life, according to a 2000 floor speech on the issue…

Todd Akin: The man who said too much Salon When Missouri’s Republican candidate for the Senate said that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy, not only was Todd Akin echoing the extreme antiabortion positions held by many in his party, he was exemplifying the creeping extremism within the Republican Party on women’s issues and far more.  In the new, extremist Republican Party, Akin is not an aberration.  He is merely the latest canary in a coal mine of crazy.

Polls indicate Akin still ahead, public doesn’t believe he misspoke The Hill (blog) Another poll, however, conducted by SurveyUSA, is more troubling for the congressman: Fifty-four percent of those polled, split pretty evenly between women and men, believe he should drop out of the race. By party breakdown, however, a majority of …

GOP needs to get up to speed on women’s issues — quickly Statesman Journal WASHINGTON — Some days Mitt Romney must wonder how he got involved with this crew. Here he’s trying to talk about jobs, jobs, jobs — and his political colleagues keep changing the subject to a topic about which an alarming few seem to know anything …

Kaine ads focus on female voters Washington Times Democrat Tim Kaine, who released his first television ad Tuesday, is targeting female audiences with fall advertising buys as he and Republican George Allen both try to woo the critical voting bloc in the closely watched Virginia Senate race.

Concerned Women for America’s Courageous Attack on Pussy Riot Forbes Writing for the American Thinker and the Concerned Women of America, Janice Shaw Crouse, who would appear to have had a pretty successful career in and around the major organs of movementconservatism, essentially argued that Pussy Riot’s “punk …

Paul Ryan’s policies can resonate with Latina women VOXXI Paul Ryan’s reputation among women has incited contested statements on whether he’s heading a conservative “war on women,” but some question whether his stances on abortion are secondary to getting the economy on track.

Romney, Akin, Ryan, and women FT.com (blog) Mitt Romney has a woman problem. Not with his wife, the telegenic Ann, who has a gift for making the man accused of being an automaton seem real, but with the millions of women voters who will comprise the majority of the electorate this November.

Akin’s comments bring women’s right issues to forefront again NBCNews.com Akin’s comments bring women’s right issues to forefront again. Rep. Todd Akin’s controversial remarks renewed the drive by women’s rights advocates to inform voters of what could be at stake in this election.

Akin’s Rape Remarks Boost Democratic ‘War on Women’ Theme San Francisco Chronicle The Obama campaign is seeking to prevent Romney from narrowing a gap in support from women voters. Women, who generally favor Democratic candidates, accounted for 53 percent of the electorate in 2008 and backed Obama over Republican nominee …

Abortion and the Gender Gap: the Numbers National Review Online Watching some television chatter the other night, I heard a guest say, and the host agree, that abortion is an important reason for the “gender gap” between the parties. I was aware that pollinghad generally not found big differences between men and …

BBC News – US row over Congressman Todd Akin … bbc.co.uk Election glossary. A row has erupted in the US after a congressman saidwomen’s bodies …

Missouri Republican claims ‘legitimate rape … politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com Claire McCaskill in November’s general election, said Sunday that he … I hold for the …

Will the election be about demographics or the … current.com Michelle Bernard, founder and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics … on the …

Rep. Edwards on the War on Women ‘battle lines … current.com Election 2012 · The Feminist Majority on legislation that could ‘send women back to the …

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