US: Female senators lead charge against military sexual assault. A question of how to woo female voters.

House GOP Women Hope for More Influence Roll Call (blog) “We are proud to introduce an engaging platform for people across the country to learn about our work in Congress and how we are bringing a women’s perspective to the important issues facing our nation,” Ellmers said in a statement of what she hoped to …

Female senators lead charge against military sexual assault CBS News In Congress, women are leading the charge, CBS News’ Jan Crawford reported on “CBS This Morning.” Democrats and Republicans are focused on sexual assaults in the military. On the SenateArmed Services Committee, their voices are louder than ever.

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7 women to watch at the military sexual assault hearing Washington Post (blog) The contrast — six male military chiefs appearing before a committee stacked with more women than ever before — will provide the latest proof of how the expanding role and influence of women in Congress is reshaping policy debates on Capitol Hill.

Women in the Senate Gain Strength in Rising Numbers New York Times WASHINGTON — Senator Claire McCaskill wandered down the dais at the Senate Armed Services Committee’s first hearing of the year and noticed a startling tableau: women to the left, women to the right.

Frustrated Olympia Snowe left the Senate — but not politics — to crusade for … MinnPost.com (If you think you can come up with the name of that woman, I’ll put it at the bottom to give you time. I tried, but had to look it up.) This year, the first year of Snowe’s retirement from elective office after 18 years as a U.S. senator, the number of …

Senate Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling The Daily Beast The record number of women in the Senate are already having a serious impact on important committees, nowhere more so than on the Armed Services …

Women’s Groups, Campaign Finance Reformers To Combine Efforts Against … New York Daily News (blog) The idea is to jointly amp up public pressure on the four-member Independent Democratic Caucus that controls the Senate with the Republicans to bring the measures to the floor for a vote “as a progressive litmus test,” a source with knowledge of the …

Jim Mone / AP file Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., left, waves to the rally crowd as Sarah Palin looks on before Paliln addressed the crowd in support of Bachmann’s re-election on April 7, 2010 in Minneapolis.

As two prominent GOP women fade, a question of how to woo female voters NBCNews.com What does that mean for a Republican Party struggling to woo the women voters it needs to win national elections? It may be for the best, say some of the GOP operatives who have been pushing the party to rebrand itself after its 2012 losses. “They and …

Republicans Continue to Be Mystified by the Secrets of the Lady Vote Jezebel Dumb question, obvious answer: Republicans will only “woo” female voters if they support policies that benefit women. Palin and Bachmann are women, yes, but that doesn’t mean they’re able to lure significant amounts of lady voters solely on the basis …

Restoring New York as a Leader in Women’s Rights Huffington Post Over 150 years ago, the women’s suffrage movement began in America at the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Since then, New York has been at the forefront of important social and legal movements that have advanced the equal…

Why Do So Many Women Think Anthony Weiner ‘Deserves a Second Chance’? The Atlantic An interesting aspect of the poll was how the opinions of Weiner skewed by gender, or rather how they didn’t. I figured women would be more likely to hold negative views of Weiner than men, due to the undertones of sexual coercion inherent in his …

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