Gender and Politics in the media

Coverage of the Democratic National Convention, It’s No Secret: Democrats Look To Women For Votes

Michelle Obama to appeal to voters for husband’s second term at DNC VOXXI CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michelle Obama had to convince voters four years ago in Denver that her husband was ready to be president, was like them even with his “funny name” and was a man who respected women, never mind his bruising primary fight with…

Michelle Obama’s pre-speech to women journalists AZ (blog) First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech tonight will likely make it clear that there’s a lot at stake forwomen in this year’s election. She primed women journalists to deliver that message in a conference call just for them earlier today.

Gender politics hits primetime at Democratic convention Politico CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gender politics is hitting the Democratic National Convention. Seven prominent House Democratic women — including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — will take the stage in prime time on the first night of the convention here..

What to look for at the Democratic National Convention Fox News Her stated goal is to appeal to women voters – a critical vote in this year’s election. Winning support from all women but especially suburban women is the number one theme of the convention. It will continue on Day Two with a must-see TV speech from …

Democrats Actually Have a Pitch To Make to Female Voters Tonight Slate Magazine (blog) A week ago tonight at the Republican National Convention, the Romney campaign made what will likely be its biggest push to attract female voters, culminating in a speech where Ann Romney appealed to female voters by suggesting that being a …

DNC to Open With Focus on Hispanic, Female Voters Voice of America Two blocs of voters – Hispanics and women – will be front and center when the Democrats formally open their national convention Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

What candidates’ wives are telling us CNN Speeches by spouses are one of the many aspects of American electoral politics that puzzle the rest of the world. As a reporter from VG (The Way of the World), the largest newspaper in Norway, was heard to ask, “What do these women do that their men …

Dispatches from the DNC: Women’s Caucus, Blogger Briefing, and Castro Fever! Burnt Orange Report The highlight of the morning was Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who gave a rousing speech, naming off the proud female Democratic and progressive standard bearers from Bella Abzug to Barbara Jordan.

Rep. Donna Edwards Urges Black Women to Put on Some Flats and Stump for … BET It has been almost a year since President Obama offended some African-Americans when he admonished them during remarks delivered at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Phoenix Awards dinner to stop grumbling, take off their slippers…

Pelosi Touts Congress’s Women, Candidates to Win Votes Bloomberg Democrats tonight will showcase women in Congress and running for office, a move that may appeal to voters concerned about comments from Missouri Republican Todd Akin that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy.

It’s No Secret: Democrats Look To Women For Votes NPR (blog) “I can’t understand why any woman would want to vote for Mitt Romney, except maybe Mrs. Romney,” Madeline Albright, a former secretary of state under Bill Clinton, told The Huffington Post on Monday. First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak…

Women’s Issues Highlighted On First Day Of Democratic Convention RTT News was the clarion call Tuesday afternoon at the Democratic National Convention women’s caucus meeting. The event marked the first official caucus of the week, an obvious choice for a party which has pushed women’s issues to the forefront of the campaign

Polls: Obama Leads In Colorado, Michigan TPM Romney only holds a 3-point edge with men in the Colorado poll, a core constituency for the former governor. Obama wins women 52 percent to 44 percent in the state, and takes independent voters 44 percent to 36 percent.

Poll gauges political pulse of West Virginia State Journal The Romney-Ryan ticket has a gained a lot of support in West Virginia, particularly among independents, women and seniors, the poll found. “There also appears to be some crossover,” Repass said.

How Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s One-Woman Warrior, Wages Political Combat Daily Beast Cutter doesn’t see her job as trying to appeal to female voters. She doesn’t have to. Her presence as a feisty warrior for Obama sends a message every time she pops up on the screen.

LINDA SHOEMAKER: Is it any wonder women prefer Democrats? San Angelo Standard Times SAN ANGELO, Texas — Have you wondered why Democrats are favored over Republicans amongfemale voters?

The RNC’s Stepford Wives Philadelphia Magazine (blog) Which sort of raises the question: Why would any woman vote for that man? Not surprisingly, it turns out a lot of the women in attendance were simultaneously clapping and holding their noses, according to the New York Times.

Democrats reframe abortion debate Politico Starting Tuesday, the Democratic convention here will feature speeches from Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, NARAL President Nancy Keenan and Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, who became a flashpoint in the debate over requiring…

Jarrett Touts Obama’s Attention to Women’s Issues MarketWatch Ms. Jarrett, speaking at a morning event in conjunction with the Democratic National Conventionhere, said it should come as no surprise that the first bill Mr. Obama signed into law in January 2009 was aimed at ensuring fair pay for women.


Appealing to women voters – Video on Newsnation’s Tamron Hall talks with a political panel about why ..

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