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She The People: November, 2012

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 11/30/2012

What Lincoln' leaves out, and why it matters

SHE THE PEOPLE | It's a movie, not a civics lesson. But where are the African Americans who fought for their own liberation?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:38 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Gennifer Flowers: Bill Clinton may not have won without me

Without Gennifer Flowers's confession of an affair, Bill Clinton may have never been president. Or so says Flowers.

By Suzi Parker  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Who fakes cancer on the Internet? Women

The community that women seek when cancer strikes can backfire if a manipulator enters the arena.

By Donna Trussell  |  09:09 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/28/2012

A woman's place is in a House Committee Chair

SHE THE PEOPLE | A women's place in the House has been recognized for nearly a hundred years but it still balks at putting them at the head of the table.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress

Posted at 10:14 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Tom Ricks to MSNBC: You're just like Fox, only not as good at it

SHE THE PEOPLE | This was no mere partisan smackdown; it was more subversive than that.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:14 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Women in combat: Fewer stars, but the bombs are just as deadly

SHE THE PEOPLE | The bombs are just as deadly, even if women are not in official combat positions.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:19 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 11/26/2012

The Bold and the Beautiful' says goodbye to Susan Flannery

It's a fitting farewell for character Stephanie Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful" as actress Susan Flannery leaves the show after 25 years.

By Diana Reese  |  08:02 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/24/2012

Larry Hagman's epitaph: ‘Evil does good’

What might have started as a parody of a back-stabbing Texas oilman in the 1980s had arguably become a part of Hagman, who made numerous appearances around North Texas in full J.R. regalia.

By Lori Stahl  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Larry Summers: It's time to tax carbon and treats

It's hard to believe that raising the top tax rate to 39.6 percent where it was under President Clinton will do grievous damage to the economy.

By Joann Weiner  |  08:09 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  carbon tax, fat tax, fiscal cliff, Lawrence Summers, Obama, tax incrase, tax policy, Twinkies

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012

Soldier's last wish: Let DOMA die before I do

As a chief warrant officer in the New Hampshire National Guard, Charlie Morgan's spouse is eligible for survivor benefits. But as a lesbian married to another woman, her wife will not receive the benefits other military widows get -- benefits she will need to raise their daughter Casey, 5, after Charlie is gone.

By Andrea Stone  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Leaving Israel as bombs fall around family

Of course the basement of the cozy townhouse Cousin Haim shares with his wife of more than 40 years contains the requisite safe room, complete with gas masks and other survival gear. But at 75, and with ailments that keep him tethered to a large tank of oxygen, he couldn't scamper down into the deepest protective recesses and instead took refuge in the stairwell to the cellar.

By Annie Groer  |  08:39 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Up and down those stairs again? The tiring life of a scandal babe

SHE THE PEOPLE | It isn’t a career, no matter how big the book advance.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:31 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Paula Broadwell and the public's right to know it all

SHE THE PEOPLE | Sometimes it's news, sometimes it's scandal. This story has a little bit of everything and I'm part of a business that gives everyone a peek.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/17/2012

Huckabee: GOP pumped more bullets into wounded Todd Akin

SHE THE PEOPLE | “I regret the Republican Party’s complete abandonment of Todd Akin,” he says.

By Diana Reese  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Unions did not kill Twinkies, but they'll take the fall

SHE THE PEOPLE I As someone who's pro-union, it's hard to watch striking workers lose their game of chicken with Hostess.

By Diana Reese  |  11:52 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Bungee jumping off the fiscal cliff'

Rational tax economists believe that the U.S. economy won't go over the fiscal cliff, while non-economists believe otherwise.

By Joann Weiner  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Irish abortion debate after woman's death resonates in U.S.

SHE THE PEOPLE | Does a tragic death in Ireland have implications across the Atlantic?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:29 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 11/14/2012

The millions of reasons Nancy Pelosi decided to stay

SHE THE PEOPLE | Had she stepped down, her post would have gone to a pup by the name of Steny Hoyer, who is 73.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  06:43 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Petraeus scandal: Its not about the sex

SHE THE PEOPLE | Petraeus had an ego that was out of control long before Broadwell came along.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:11 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 11/13/2012

For Charlotte neighbors Paula Broadwell and Rielle Hunter, the spotlights intense

The New South star is neither the headquarters of fire and brimstone Southern retribution nor a progressive hotbed.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:41 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 11/13/2012

David Petraeus and all the generals friends a field guide

I wish Holly Petraeus the best -- and can't wait to see if she holds her position

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:39 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Petraeus

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Sesame Street loses a little magic amid Elmo allegations

Sesame Street is simply not a place where such torrid things ever happen.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Paula Broadwell, downfall of a great man, blah, blah, blah

SHE THE PEOPLE | The rush to blame bad decisions on her more than him is an all-too-familiar story.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:23 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 11/11/2012

The East Coast Rapist bristles at the r-word

It was only after seeing some of his victims in court, Thomas said, that he realized for the first time that they weren't objects but real people he'd caused real harm.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:13 PM ET, 11/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 07:37 PM ET, 11/08/2012

The end of a long, ugly road for the GOPs Southern strategy

SHE THE PEOPLE | Here’s one campaign call that should never have been a head-scratcher.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:37 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Will President Obama get the respect he deserves now?

How to answer a list of slights with the vote.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:02 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Women win in New Hampshire, now the first state an with all-female Congressional delegation

After Tuesday's election, New Hampshire will be represented by all women in Congress, as well as being led by a female governor.

By Diana Reese  |  02:07 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Women make historic gains in the U.S. Senate

SHE THE PEOPLE | For the first time in history, women will hold 20 seats in the U.S. Senate.

By Suzi Parker  |  02:04 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 11/07/2012

American expats in Israel: A mother lode of absentee voters

Impact of American Expatriate Voters in Israel

By Annie Groer  |  07:05 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Claire McCaskill legitimately shuts down Todd Akin in Missouri Senate race

After a hard-fought campaign. Sen. Claire McCaskill legitimately shuts down Todd Akin's Senate bid, winning 55 to 40 percent.

By Diana Reese  |  06:10 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Why Romney lost women

SHE THE PEOPLE | You can't win by hoping your own folks know you were winking when you made some of those promises.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Michelle Obama, Mariah and company try to close the deal in North Carolina

Though some polls show Romney with an edge, the Obama campaign hopes to pull off two in a row

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 11/06/2012

With Romney or Obama, your taxes are going up

A Democratic and a Republican economist debate whose taxes will increase under a President Obama or a President Romney.

By Joann Weiner  |  08:40 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, fiscal cliff, Obama, Romney, tax policy

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Arkansas misses Bill Clinton as he campaigns for Obama

Once a hot spot for presidential candidates, Arkansas has become a wasteland of political boredom.

By Suzi Parker  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Jonathan Dine, the Libertarian alternative to McCaskill, Akin

The self-employed 33-year-old personal trainer and father of a 3-year-old daughter told me frustration led him to run.

By Diana Reese  |  07:42 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 11/04/2012

A resounding vote for early voting

A resounding vote for early voting

By Annie Groer  |  04:33 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Jill Biden and daughter hit issues checklist in North Carolina stop

With early voting ending and Election Day drawing close, Democrats make a last-minute push to repeat Obama's 2008 win.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:38 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Why Romney will win the popular vote

Mitt Romney will win the popular vote based on the relatively weak economy under President Obama

By Joann Weiner  |  01:08 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Gore, Election 2000, Election 2012, electoral vote, George W. Bush, Obama, popular vote, predicting elections, Ray C. Fair, Romney

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Don’t look now, but that hoax just ate New Jersey

SHE THE PEOPLE | Ignoring climate change has been one of the few issues both parties could agree on.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:49 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Meeting Gloria Steinem and making peace — sort of

Sorting out the complicated history of the struggles of African Americans and women for equality isn't easy.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:49 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Aspiring novelists race to write 50,000 words during NaNoWriMo

Write a novel in a month? Sure thing. Some 300,000 people will work on doing just that, producing a 50,000-word novel in November as part of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.

By Diana Reese  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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