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  • Election a step backward for women in Congress

    The Congressional midterm election results weren't just a catastrophe for Democrats. They were a setback for women as well. True, new women were elected on Tuesday, including new Republican senators and representatives. It's true as well that the...
  • Women Mostly Missed Republican Wave

    Women Mostly Missed Republican Wave
    The Congressional midterm election results weren't just a catastrophe for Democrats. They were a setback for women as well. True, new women were elected on Tuesday, including new Republican senators and representatives. It's true as well that the...
  • Romney stands tall amid weak Republican field for 2016

    Romney stands tall amid weak Republican field for 2016
    An early indication of the paucity of prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 is the recent boomlet for Mitt Romney, the loser in 2012. His reputation for defending big business while being tone-deaf to the needs of the middle class...
  • Gutierrez is Texas-bound to see how immigrant minors are being treated

     Gutierrez is Texas-bound to see how immigrant minors are being treated
    U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois will be among 12 members of Congress to visit a section of the U.S. border Thursday and Friday where tens of thousands of children have crossed into the country, his office announced Wednesday. Gutierrez, a Democrat,...
  • 'Grandparent scams' gain traction, lawmakers told

    'Grandparent scams' gain traction, lawmakers told
    When Linda and Ron Spence got a desperate phone call from someone who identified himself as their grandson, Michael, they didn't think twice. He was in trouble. Of course they would help him. Michael told the Spences he'd been gambling online. He owed...
  • SSA to continue offering verification letters in offices

    SSA to continue offering verification letters in offices
    WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration announced Thursday it will continue to provide benefit verification letters at field offices, reversing an earlier plan to cut that service that had led to criticism from members of the public and some...
  • An appeal to women voters [Editorial]

    An appeal to women voters  [Editorial]
    It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
  • Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby shows gay marriage support

    Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby shows gay marriage support
    Monica Wehby, the Republican U.S. Senate nominee running in deeply blue Oregon, on Tuesday did something that's a rarity for a GOP candidate: She highlighted her support of same-sex marriage.  In a TV ad released by her campaign, Wehby receives the...
  • Female senators urge NFL to adopt zero-tolerance abuse policy

    Female senators urge NFL to adopt zero-tolerance abuse policy
    A group of 16 senators wrote to the NFL Thursday, asking the league to create a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence after a video was released of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife. "We were shocked and disgusted by the...
  • GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation

    GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation
    WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote. Democrats had expected a close...
  • Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote

    Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote
    WASHINGTON -- It wasn’t long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a...