She The People: Congress

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez should enjoy foreign relations chairmanship while it lasts

Will the embattled New Jersey Democrat hold on to his post?

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:31 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Jo Ann Emerson steps down to spend more time making money

Missouri Republican Jo Ann Emerson a 16-year veteran of the House, become the second member of the 113th Congress to quit the office before the session even begins.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  03:17 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress

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 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 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 11:21 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Joe Coors: ‘I'm not a beer’

But the 70-year-old Coloradan has attained “Young Gun” status in his congressional race against Democratic incumbent Ed Perlmutter.

By Sandra Fish  |  11:21 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Perlmutter, Joe Coors, Congress, Election 2012, Christine O'Donnell, "I'm not a beer"

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/14/2012

Allen West, conspiracy theorist, isn’t alone

And the number of people who favor his political style is growing.

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  allen west, GOP, Communists, McCarthy, Democrats, Congress

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Violence against women is no joking matter

It is incredibly sad that 18 years after the Violence Against Women Act was passed, Congress is questioning reauthorization of the act.

By Michelle Bernard  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Violence Against Women, VAWA, Congress, Women's Rights, Crime and Criminal Justice, Feminism, Boston University

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Re: No friend to women...

There are actually four states in the union that have never elected a woman to either house of Congress. One is Vermont. Vermont?

By Karen Tumulty  |  05:39 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vermont, women's rights, politics, u.s. congress