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  • The numbers don't lie: Women make more effective legislators than men

    Everyone knows that Congress does very, very little. The Washington Post crunched the numbers last year and found that, mathematically,"no Congress in 40 years has been paid more to pass less legislation." It's also a fact that Congress is heavily male. The current, 114th Congress has a record 104 women but that's 104 of 535 lawmakers inall. (And somehow we're supposed to cheer.) But what if these things are connected that men are less likely to introduce legislation and cut deals than women? It turns out that women have been considerably more likely than their male counterparts to get bills through, and to achieve that near-unicorn of modern Washington:bipartisan agreement.
  • After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

    The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates will move their much-debated drug onto the market. The ongoing saga of Sprout...

    White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs

    White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs
    The White House announced Thursday that it was mobilizing key federal agencies to combat a growing, global health threat -- bacteria that have evolved an immunity to powerful antibiotic drugs. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 2 million illnesses...

    The 'Get Obama' show goes on [Commentary]

    The 'Get Obama' show goes on [Commentary]
    It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee. Members were considering House Speaker John...

    The Get Obama show goes on

    WASHINGTON -- It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee. It was considering House Speaker...