Topic: women in politics

Chelsea Clinton Says She Might Run For Office; Are You Shocked?

Chelsea Clinton Says She Might Run For Office; Are You Shocked?

Hillary Clinton hasn’t said whether she’s thinking about another run for president in 2016, but meanwhile her daughter seems to have political ambitions of her own. “Right now I’m grateful to live in a city, in a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president, my senators and my representative,” Chelsea Clinton told the Today show yesterday. “If at some point that weren’t true and I thought I could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact, I’d have to ask and answer that question.” She’s practically a senator already! More »

Margaret Thatcher Did More For Women Than We Will Ever Know

Margaret Thatcher Did More For Women Than We Will Ever Know

Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of England, died yesterday of a stroke at the age of 87. Clearly Thatcher was considered a force of nature in politics. With a nickname like “The Iron Lady,” how could she not be? In fact, Hillary Clinton modeled herself after Thatcher, specifically focusing on her toughness, when she ran for President in 2008. More »

Senator To Mansplaining Colleague: ‘I Am Not A 6th Grader’

Senator To Mansplaining Colleague: 'I Am Not A 6th Grader'

Do not mess with Senator Dianne Feinstein. During a committee hearing on gun control yesterday, brand-new Texas senator Ted Cruz tried to lecture her on the Bill of Rights. It was a classic case of mansplaining, and Feinstein, who has been in the Senate for more than 20 years, was not having it: “I’m not a sixth grader,” she retorted. “It’s fine you want to lecture me on the Constitution. I appreciate it. Just know I’ve been here a long time.” More »

Obama’s Defense Of Susan Rice Wasn’t Sexist, But She Shouldn’t Be Secretary Of State

Obama's Defense Of Susan Rice Wasn't Sexist, But She Shouldn't Be Secretary Of State

President Obama is receiving flack today for defending his decision to possibly nominate  U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for Secretary of State. Rice has been criticized, most notably by John McCain and Lindsay Graham, for her handling of the immediate aftermath of the deadly Sept. 11 Libya. They are saying her labeling of the attack as a spontaneous outburst of violence rather than a planned terrorist strike makes her an unqualified nominee. More »