Topic: presidential election

Is Hillary Clinton’s Web Site The Beginning Of Her Run For 2016?

Is Hillary Clintonâs Web Site The Beginning Of Her Run For 2016?

Big news today: Hillary Clinton has rolled out a new web site. Many people say this signifies the beginning of her 2016 run. Plus, her old web site, HillaryClinton.com, offers a link to the new website “to reach the Office of Hillary Clinton,” which is creating further speculation. And this web site was launched a week after she leaves her post as Secretary of State. Coincidence? I think not. In this case, this picture might literally be saying 1,000 words. More »

Wild Card: Women Can Still Change This Election Outcome

Wild Card: Women Can Still Change This Election Outcome

Women have always been one of the biggest groups of supporters in President Obama’s corner. In 2008, women supported Obama 56% compared to John McCain’s 43%, according to Reuters. But this time around, the president’s hold on female voters isn’t as strong, and the floundering support has the potential to be the difference between a second term for Obama and a first term for Romney. More »

10 Female Celebs Who Show Big Support For President Obama

10 Female Celebs Who Show Big Support For President Obama

Supporting President Obama for re-election seems to be the hip thing to do in Hollywood, especially among women. Some of the most prominent female celebrities have publicly voiced their support for Obama in this year’s election. Whether they do it officially through a campaign PSA, or not so officially through a not so subtle fashion statement like Katy Perry, famous women have been voicing their opinion left and right, well, mostly left. More »

Ann Romney’s Big Speech: ‘It’s The Moms Who Always Have To Work A Little Harder’

Ann Romneyâs Big Speech: âIt's The Moms Who Always Have To Work A Little Harderâ

Throughout the presidential campaign season, public perception of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has often been that he seems robotic, mean, and hilariously awkward. Among women registered to vote, he has only a 34% favorability rating. So last night, his wife got the chance to try to correct that impression on the biggest stage the Republican party has to offer: A big prime-time speech on the first real night of the Republican National Convention. Ann Romney delivered a speech about love, marriage, motherhood, and working women. More »

Why The Obsession With Paul Ryan’s P90X Body Is Good News For Female Politicians

Why The Obsession With Paul Ryan's P90X Body Is Good News For Female Politicians

Here’s a complaint familiar to feminist media-watchers: The political candidate is a serious, accomplished person, but the media insist on asking frivolous questions and writing frivolous stories. What a hot body! What a great fashion sense! What an interesting exercise routine! Only in this case, for once, the candidate isn’t a woman. It’s Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential nominee and owner of “fierce” six-pack abs. Is this progress? More »

Candy Crowley Will Be The First Woman To Moderate A Presidential Debate In 20 Years

Candy Crowley Will Be The First Woman To Moderate A Presidential Debate In 20 Years

CNN host and chief political correspondent Candy Crowley will moderate one of the presidential debates this fall, making her the first woman to take on the prestigious task in 20 years. Today’s announcement marks a victory for Crowley, of course, but also for the three teen girls who have been lobbying all summer for a woman to host a presidential debate. More »

You’ll Be Shocked By The Difference In How Republicans And Democrats In Congress Pay Their Female Staffers

You'll Be Shocked By The Difference In How Republicans And Democrats In Congress Pay Their Female Staffers

It’s only July, and this presidential election season has already included several big conversations about how Republicans and Democrats treat women: Do Democrats disrespect stay-at-home moms? Do Republicans want to restrict access to birth control? Well, here’s another piece of evidence to fuel that long-running debate: The average female Republican staffer for the House of Representatives makes a whopping $10,000 less than her male counterpart. Ouch. And here’s the really shocking thing: The gap between male and female Democratic House staffers is only $1,500. More »

Anita Perry Is Much More Interesting Than Her Husband

Anita Perry Is Much More Interesting Than Her Husband

Why do real and potential first ladies so often seem much more likable than their husbands? Laura Bush was a Dostoevsky-loving librarian. Judith Steinberg Dean was a quiet, glamour-shunning doctor. Michelle Obama’s popularity is still at 65%, compared to her husband’s 42%. Now we can add Texas first lady Anita Perry to that list of political wives more appealing than their husbands. More »