She The People: Senate


Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Do Democrats owe their Senate majority to women?

A new study says women’s votes made the difference in the outcomes of several high-profile races that helped Democrats retain control of the Senate.

By Krissah Thompson  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women in politics; women 2012; women's votes; U.S. Senate; women in the Senate;

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Brown-Warren debate: ‘I’m not a student in your classroom,’ or how not to zing

SHE THE PEOPLE | Brown, in last night’s debate, told Warren, “I’m not a student in your classroom.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:38 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, campaigns, Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senate race, Mitt Romney, Presidential Debate, presidential race, Scott Brown

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Is Sen. Claire McCaskill a moderate?

In the middle of the political spectrum is exactly where the Missouri Democrat wants to be. Is she?

By Diana Reese  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin, Missouri Senate race, legitimate rape, wildcat, moderate

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 09/22/2012

Has Akin changed his views on earmarks for cash?

A super PAC could add $250,000 to his campaign in his race against Claire McCaskill.

By Diana Reese  |  01:53 PM ET, 09/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, legitimate rape, Missouri Senate race, Newt Gingrich, Rick Tyler, Senate Conservatives Fund, Jim DeMint

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Missouri Senate Debate: Few surprises

The three contenders for the U.S. Senate seat from Missouri

By Diana Reese  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin, Jonathan Dine, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, U.S. Senate, Missouri, legitimate rape, debate

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Todd Akin: Another gaffe

Can we trust the candidate to do a good job in office?

By Diana Reese  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Missouri, U.S. Senate race, conservative women, Phyllis Schlafly, abortion, legitimate rape, women for Todd Akin, war on women, birth control, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Lulli Akin compares treatment of husband by GOP bosses to ‘rape’

This time it's Lulli Akin, the candidate’s wife.

By Diana Reese  |  05:49 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Lulli Akin, GOP, Missouri Senate race, rape, legitimate rape

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 09/08/2012

Elizabeth Warren's message for the middle class

The crowds have gone home, the confetti's swept up, but the speech I remember didn't get the big headlines. Elizabeth Warren spoke to the middle class.

By Diana Reese  |  04:42 PM ET, 09/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elizabeth Warren, Bill Clinton, Democratic National Convention, Massachusetts Senate Race, middle class, Scott Brown

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Sarah Palin: Steelman can beat McCaskill

Sarah Palin won't give up on Sarah Steelman, who lost to Rep. Todd Akin in the GOP primary.

By Diana Reese  |  05:54 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Sarah Steelman, Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill, Senate, Missouri Senate race, third party

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Say goodnight, Todd Akin

SHE THE PEOPLE | No wonder Claire McCaskill wanted to run against this guy. But after his remarks about “legitimate rape,” will he even stay in the race?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:44 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill, Missouri Senate race, Clayton Williams, Claytie Williams, Ann Richards, legitimate rape

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Sarah Palin: Mama grizzlies united

Sarah Palin gives mixed impressions in campaign visit to Missouri: She's more celebrity than statesman.

By Diana Reese  |  10:30 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, sarah steelman, tea party, claire mccaskill, missouri senate primary

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/05/2012

Richard Mourdock: Q & A with Indiana’s GOP Senate nominee

Q: You didn’t endorse Romney or anyone else in the primary, right? A: No, I didn’t. They would never endorse me, so why should I?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Mourdcok, Joe Donnelly, Indiana senate race, Indiana senate, Richard Lugar, Dick Lugar

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 08/02/2012

The lesson of the Ted Cruz victory

By Lori Stahl  |  04:05 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz, Texas, David Dewhurst, Sarah Palin, tea party, Senate

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Don Young takes a slap at Linda Lingle — and the GOP

Yes, the ad is adorable, but Hawaii's Republican Senate candidate Linda Lingle can't be too happy about it.

By Sandra Fish  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawaii, Senate, Alaska, Election 2012, Linda Lingle, Don Young, Mazie Hiruno

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Dick Lugar, poor loser?

Some candidates are at their finest in defeat, but Lugar showed he had no practice at losing.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:26 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Lugar, Dick Lugar, poor loser, Richard Mourdock, Indiana Senate race, Indiana Senate Republican primary

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Joe Donnelly, the Democrat in the Indiana Senate race, is a winner today, too

if Richard Mourdock does win tonight, as expected, those outside Republican groups that boosted his candidacy will have handed the other party an opening.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Donnelly, Richard Lugar, Dick Lugar, Richard Mourdock, Indiana Sentate race, Indiana Republican Senate primary, Nancy Pelosi

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Barbara Mikulski, the record-breaking not-so-gentle-lady

Even among her ideological allies, the Maryland senator can be considered grating, and she has been known to end an interview if she doesn’t like a reporter’s questions.

By Annie Groer  |  01:13 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate, Barbara Mikulski, feminist, record for longest serving woman

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Violence against women: A partisan issue?

Every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted last month to oppose reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, despite easy readoption in 2000 and 2005.

By Lori Stahl  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  violence against women, Senate, Planned Parenthood, political parties