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She The People: August, 2012

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Ann Romney says women want to see “the grown-up” take over Barack Obama’s job

The morning after her husband accepted the Republican presidential nomination, she declared that “it’s time for the grown up” to step in.

By Annie Groer  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Paul Ryan introduced as fibbing fibber as media turns a fact-check corner

We are all fact-checkers now.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:57 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan, fact-checkers, presidential race, Barack Obama, Will McAvoy, HBO, 'The Newsroom'

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Ann Romney will tell you what’s wrong with you

Through her words and tone, Ann Romney reinforce the idea that she and Mitt are made for each other.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:24 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, Tampa, Republican convention. Donald Trump, birther, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 08/29/2012

RNC ejects attendees for assaulting an African-American camera operator with peanuts

Two incidents that occurred within hours of each other scream for a need for Republicans to face their racial unease.

By Jamila Bey  |  11:13 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/29/2012

At ‘Women for Mitt’ event, Ann Romney humanizes...Ann Romney

She repeatedly reverse-bragged — complained, you might even say — that her kids were really no picnic.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Women for Mitt, Mitt Romney, RNC, RNCLive, Republican Convention, Women for Romney

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Ads address insurance disparity for female service members

A pair of commercials ad another argument to the national discourse about women becoming pregnant through non-consensual sex.

By Jamila Bey  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Parsing the 'American way' in a night of contradictions at the RNC

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:56 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, Nikki Haley, Tampa, RNC, Republican convention

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Cardinal Dolan to pray with Democrats and Republicans: Well played, your eminence

Then again, the Catholic Church practically invented politics; wasn’t that incense in the original smoke-filled rooms?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Nancy Pelosi, master of donor maintenance, is on the road again

“You have to give us money,’’ she says at a fundraiser at Ethel Kennedy’s, “so we win and don’t have to ask you for money.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House races, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Ethel Kennedy, Joe Kennedy III, Citizens United, Drive for 25, Paul Ryan, presidential race, Barack Obama, Tommy D'Alessandro

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Duran Duran: A political unifier among Gen-X women

By Suzi Parker  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Duran Duran, politics, Pussy Riot, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 1980s, Bill Clinton, war on women

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Will Hurricane Isaac be a Katrina redux or a re-do for the GOP?

Hurricane Isaac may be blowing past the Republican convention in Tampa, but the storm still has the potential to do damage to the GOP brand, and in turn, Mitt Romney.

By Patricia Murphy  |  05:52 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive, Hurricane Isaac, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Republicans Democrats, Chris Cristie, FEMA, NOAA, Katrina, budget cuts

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Shauna Prewitt on protecting the children of rape

Shauna Prewitt wants laws to terminate rapist-fathers' rights and for society to learn the truth about the typical rape.

By Diana Reese  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rape, abortion, adoption, pregnancy, rapist father, paternal rights, pro-life, pro-choice, rape-conceived child

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Some Texas counties want Medicaid dollars

By Lori Stahl  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Texas, health insurance, Obama, Rick Perry, White House, affordablecare

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Anthony Foxx: Q&A with Charlotte’s mayor and DNC host

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Foxx, Charlotte, North Carolina, DNC 2012, Democratic convention, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, banking, education, New South

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Mark Sanford gets engaged: So that’s where the trail ends

Clarin, a newspaper in Argentina, reported he is engaged to girlfriend Maria Belen Chapur — the “soul mate” in the scandal that knocked Sanford off his trajectory as GOP rising star.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:19 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanford, Argentina, South Carolina, Nikki Haley, Republicans, Tampa, RNC convention

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Is tithing what Romney’s hiding in his tax returns?

A Nevada political blogger extrapolates from Romney’s 2010 tax return that the candidate may have shortchanged the Mormon church by $6 million.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LDS, Mormon, Romney, tax returns, tithes

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 08/26/2012

College hookups: Boys have always been on the side

The only difference today is that one-night stands are better documented in social media.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:34 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hanna Rosin, sex, hook-ups, college campuses, Madonna, Helen Gurley Brown

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Todd Akin: The GOP's Thorn In Tampa

By Suzi Parker  |  08:54 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Sarah Palin, Sarah Steelman, GOP, abortion, Missouri, Mike Huckabee, Claire McCaskill

Posted at 04:16 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Wanted: A president who can end the war in Chicago

Alarming level of violence in the city demands both immediate and long-term intervention.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  04:16 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Nancy Pelosi: Todd Akin’s views are ‘the doggie doo’ on GOP shoe

In an interview, Nancy Pelosi calls Akin’s views “the doggie doo on the shoe of his party, the tattoo on Paul Ryan that they won’t be able to get off.’’

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:27 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  War on women, legimiate rape, forcible rape, Nancy Pelosi, Todd Akin, Suzan DelBene

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Prince Harry: Poster boy for the millennial generation

By Suzi Parker  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Las Vegas, London, Olympics, nude pictures, scandal

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 08/23/2012

What’s next in the Todd Akin saga? | Google Plus Hangout

So what happens next, and how will Akin’s gaffe affect the Republicans at the the top of the ticket in November? Our bloggers chat in a Google+ Hangout.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:34 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google Hangout

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 03:42 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Why Condi Rice is everywhere

She can buck up her GOP bona fides in Tampa, adding a face of diversity and conciliation to a party that’s been accused of lacking both.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:42 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleezza Rice, Mitt Romney, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, Republicans, Augusta National, golf. immigration, education

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Phyllis Diller: Always funny, and always in control

Watching her back then, you knew that she was really, to use a more modern phrase, “building her brand” — Phyllis Diller Inc.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:36 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Phyllis Diller, comedy, Whoopi Goldberg, Roseanne Barr, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Betty confetti from Paul Ryan's mom

Have optics co-opted the 78-year-old Medicare recipient? Apparently, the campaign has created an online avatar to speak for her.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Paul Ryan, Betty Ryan Douglas, Betty Douglas, Romney, Campaign, Optics

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Augusta National drops 'no girls allowed' rule

In 2012, it just seems anachronistic that women were barred from the private club just because of their sex.

By Carla Baranauckas  |  04:57 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Yoder apologizes for skinny-dipping

Skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee? Here's the latest stupid action from a lawmaker.

By Diana Reese  |  01:48 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Yoder, Kansas, Republicans, Congress, Eric Cantor, Sea of Galilee, skinny dipping

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Russian punk rockers: A cautionary tale for brazen women

Who doesn’t like a feminist punk rocker? Apparently Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cohorts in Russia, especially the Russian Orthodox Church.

By Suzi Parker  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pussy Riot, Vladimir Putin, Russia, free speech, Duran Duran, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sting, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, punk music

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 12:28 PM ET, 08/18/2012

Dallas is divided over how to fight West Nile

By Lori Stahl  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  West Nile, virus, Dallas, pesticide

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 08/18/2012

Pelosi's one word for Ryan? ‘Medicare Killer’

"He's a nice person," she said of the vice presidential candidate, but "I don't really know him well because I've never been to the gym."

By Patricia Murphy  |  12:05 PM ET, 08/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nancy Pelosi, Jimmy Fallon, Paul Ryan, Medicare, Joe Jonas, John Boehner, Congress

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/17/2012

The Obama kiss: Love and ice cream

The marker remembering the Obamas’ first kiss signals a tenderness we can return to.

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 08/16/2012

The 93-year-old face of Pennsylvania voter ID law

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  voter-ID laws, Pennsylvania, Michael Nutter, Advancement Project, ACLU, Democrats, Republicans

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Longtime congressman who probed Planned Parenthood loses to tea party challenger

Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns (Fla.) hurt by ‘incumbent’ label.

By Lori Stahl  |  06:10 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen, Nancy Brinker, Solyndra, Cliff Stearns, President Obama, Florida

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/14/2012

New gay general: A salute is in order

Brig. Gen Tammy Smith is the first openly gay member of the US military to be promoted to general.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  US Army, Brigadier General, 4-star, women in the military

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Michelle Obama shares Leno stage and conversation with Gabby Douglas

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Gabby Douglas, Ann Romney, Jay Leno, Olympics, Tonight Show

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Gabby Giffords moves home to Tucson to heal

Former congresswoman will continue her recovery at her home, 17 months after the shooting that left her injured and six others dead.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:50 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gabby Giffords, Tucson, Mark Kelly, shooting, assassination, houston, brian injury

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Helen Gurley Brown turned mouseburgers into sex kittens

Helen Gurley Brown changed women’s lives. A sexual trailblazer and feminist, Brown took no prisoners in the early 1960s.

By Suzi Parker  |  08:44 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Helen Gurley Brown, David Brown, sex, Cosmopolitan, New York, Arkansas, journalism

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Candy Crowley to moderate a presidential debate: ‘I am wowed’

The Oct. 16 event features a town hall format similar to the one that ABC’s Carole Simpson oversaw two decades ago, and Crowley couldn't be more pleased.

By Annie Groer  |  05:59 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Should Fareed Zakaria be forgiven for plagiarizing?

It depends on whether you look at it from the point of view of journalism or academia.

By Delia Lloyd  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fareed Zakaria, Fareed Zakaria plagiarism, plagiarism, Jill Lepore

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Romney and Ryan in North Carolina — just like the Olympics, minus the national unity

The 2012 Olympics may be coming to a close but the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign is picking up the theme.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:42 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, 2012 election, medicare, medicaid, North Carolina, NASCAR

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Janna Ryan: Family comes first

Janna Ryan, wife of Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan, is the poster girl for Generation X women who wanted to have it all.

By Suzi Parker  |  10:06 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Janna Ryan, Paul Ryan, Wisconsin, Mitt Romney, 2012, vice president

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 08/11/2012

The meaning of Ryan's missing necktie

On a summer Saturday, what are the candidates telling us with their wardrobe choices?

By Diana Reese  |  06:17 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Paul Ryan, introduced as ‘faithful Catholic’ on ‘human life,’ was rebuked by bishops over cuts to poor

And Ryan’s admiration of Ayn Rand is not the “urban legend” he says it is.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan, Catholics, Mitt Romney, presidential campaign, George W. Bush, Pope John Paul II, Affordable Care Act, Ayn Rand

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Romney needs some Rubio pizzazz

The Florida senator has charisma, gravitas, and he's Hispanic — and he'd be a bold choice as a Romney running mate.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:46 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Marco Rubio, Election 2012

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Minnesotans for Tim Pawlenty, or else Michele Bachmann, for vice president

Minnesota has a great political history in presidential campaigning. So why not put a Minnesotan on the ticket this year?

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pawlenty, bachmann, vice president, minnesota

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Mitt Romney could do worse than Mike Huckabee as Veep

Mike Huckabee knows how to activate the evangelical base, and that’s something Mitt Romney desperately needs.

By Suzi Parker  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, 2012, evangelicals, tea party, Chick-fil-A, Arkansas, Republican National Convention, Tampa

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 08/09/2012

What’s so bad about RomneyCare? Just ask Andrea Saul.

Even the wildly out-of-context “You didn’t build this” ads against Obama didn’t accuse him of killing anyone.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:59 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, presidential election, Bill Burton, Priorities USA, Joe Soptic, RomneyCare, Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, health care reform, conservatives

Posted at 12:12 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Nancy Brinker’s Komen shakeup too little and way too late

Once a brilliant marketing strategist, she still hasn’t addressed some basic questions about the decision to defund Planned Parenhood.

By Lori Stahl  |  12:12 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nancy Brinker, Susan G. Komen, abortion, communicationis crisis

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Sikh temple shooter's ex-girlfriend shows female face of hate

Misty Cook is blonde, rosy cheeked and pretty, but the sweet-looking mother of one is also the ex-girlfriend of the gunman who brutally killed six Sikh worshipers in Milwaukee temple.

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:57 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Misty Cook, Wade Page, ex-girlfriend, Sikh, temple, shooting, skinhead, ADL, women

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Gabby’s mom: Hair complaints ‘ignorant’

Mother of Olympic gold medalist worries that criticism of daughter’s hair undermined her confidence in final rounds.

By Krissah Thompson  |  05:14 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012

No Fluke: Obama needs Colorado's women voters

Colorado women helped Obama win in 2008, and they may be even more crucial in his race against Mitt Romney.

By Sandra Fish  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Sandra Fluke, Ken Buck, Michael Bennet, birth control, abortion, personhood, Colorado, elections 2012

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/08/2012

The Sikh temple shooting and the sleeping giant of white supremacy

The shooting is a terrifying reminder of what hate groups are capable of doing. For too long, our government has failed to admit that they are a prevailing threat to our country and its people.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/08/2012

George P. Bush: He's not your father's George Bush

Just when pundits were writing the political obituary for the Republican establishment in Texas, someone throws a curve ball.

By Lori Stahl  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George P. Bush, George W. Bush, President Bush, Republican party, Texas, Cruz, tea party

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/08/2012

STP Google Plus Hangout: Sarah Palin and the veepstakes

We’ll talk about Sarah Palin and her Mama Grizzlies, plus the potential vice presidential candidates’ records on women’s issues.

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google Hangout

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Sarah Palin: Her batting average is still pretty high

All in all, however, I would argue that Palin is having a pretty good season. She has shown a knack for the long shot.

By Karen Tumulty  |  12:23 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, republican politics, conservative, palin

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Charlotte prepares for Democratic National Convention protesters

Are “free-speech zones” and “extraordinary event” regulations that allow police to examine backpacks for suspicious materials an encroachment on First Amendment rights?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democratic convention, protests, Charlotte, union, Occupy

Posted at 09:19 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Democratic abortion foes push for change in platform

Democratic dissenters on the issue of abortion have made their case to the platform committee, arguing that the party should change its language enough to allow for some diversity of opinion on the matter and return to the “big tent” approach of the Clinton years.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:19 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Gabrielle Douglas, Joanna Rowsell — Olympian hair power

Will we ever completely stop caring about women's hair?

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:58 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gabby Douglas, Joanna Rowsell, olympics 2012, hair

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 09:10 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Former CEO Kathleen Mason: I was fired for having breast cancer

Mason says she was fired over the phone, after running the company for 12 years, just three months after sharing her diagnosis with the board.

By Donna Trussell  |  09:10 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  breast cancer, eeoc, discrimination, tuesday morning, kathleen mason, disability

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Gold goes to woman who fights back

Don’t call Kayla Harrison’s gold medal in Judo glory. Call it guts. Call it justice.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  02:56 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kayla harrison, judo, gold, olympics 2012

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/03/2012

What Obama could learn from Romney’s European tour

While we were laughing at his supposed gaffes, he was talking to religious voters who haven’t heard from the president.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 08/03/2012

At Colorado rally, voters see Mitt Romney as attractive new choice

Romney addresses the overflow crowd from a picnic table, endearing many who originally supported others.

By Sandra Fish  |  12:03 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Colorado, swing states, presidential election, election 2012

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 04:04 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Chick-fil-a: For many potential customers, Dan Cathy’s views stick in the throat

The ministry mystery significantly deepened for me over the last decade, as evangelical Christianity became more visibly politically active.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chick-fil-a, dan cathy, boycott, christianity

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/02/2012

More Obama derangement syndrome, this time in racist tweet from Puerto Rican political adviser

SHE THE PEOPLE | Puerto Rican political adviser gets in a simian reference and a bow to birther-ism.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, racist tweet, Puerto Rico, Heidi Wys, Obama derangement syndrome

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Debate official on campaign for a female moderator: ‘It’s very hard to find someone who can do that’

New Jersey girls lobbying for a woman moderator came with cameras but no appointment, says Janet Brown, who heads the Commission on Presidential Debates.

By Annie Groer  |  09:13 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commission on Presidential Debates, Sammi Siegel, Elena Tsemberis, Emma Axelrod, Jim Lehrer, Carole Simpson, Janet Brown, Lesley Stahl, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Gwen Ifill, Christiane Amanpour

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Debate official on campaign for a female moderator: ‘It’s very hard to find someone who can do that’

New Jersey girls lobbying for a woman moderator came with cameras but no appointment, says Janet Brown, who heads the Commission on Presidential Debates.

By Annie Groer  |  08:37 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commission on Presidential Debates, Sammi Siegel, Elena Tsemberis, Emma Axelrod, Jim Lehrer, Carole Simpson, Janet Brown, Lesley Stahl, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Gwen Ifill, Christiane Amanpour

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Michael Phelps, just a Baltimore guy who loves his mom

Phelps is so Baltimore – Towson, Md., counts -- and I love it.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Phelps, Debbie Phelps, Olympics, Baltimore, London

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Late-term abortions and candidate wives’ wardrobes: Google+ Hangout with She the People

She the People’s Melinda Henneberger, Mary C. Curtis, Annie Groer and Jamila Bey will talk about the failed bill to ban late-term abortions in D.C.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 07/31/2012

In Indiana Senate race, Democrat Donnelly looks across the aisle

In Indiana, Democrat Joe Donnelly is not only running to replace outgoing Sen. Dick Lugar, but to continue the Republican’s endangered tradition of aisle-crossing centrism.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:08 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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