Topic: women in politics
Yesterday, the Washington Post‘s blog The Fix published a headdesk-worthy post about White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, a key player in the Obama administration. The post was not about her work, however, but about her fabulous shoes. Ladeez love shoes, amiright? Here are the five most obnoxious lines from the post. More
A downside to encouraging more women to run for office is that we’ll have to see more female candidates behaving like complete nutbags. More
It’s catchy, but let’s face it: Beyoncé’s song, “Who Run the World? (Girls)” is way off.
Women hold just 18.1% of congressional seats, 23.4% of statewide elected positions, 24% of state legislative positions and 12% of mayorships in the 100 largest U.S. cities. It was seen as cataclysmic last fall when 20 women headed to the Senate. More
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, 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
Rumors have been flying for a few weeks now, and now they’ve been proven true: President Obama is naming Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan. That makes her the first woman to hold the post. Is it enough to erase the memory of her painfully awkward attempt to join the Senate a few years ago?
President Obama has been suggesting lately he’d like to see Congress raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour. Senator Elizabeth Warren just leapfrogged right over him, suggesting that the federal minimum wage would be almost $22 an hour right now if it had kept up with worker productivity. Is a $22 an hour minimum wage realistic?
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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
Anna Wintour, the most powerful woman in the fashion industry, is on the short list to be a U.S. ambassador to Great Britain or France. The news, confirmed by ABC News, was first reported by Bloomberg News’ Hans Nichols, who said Wintour, 63, is among a handful of top Obama financiers interested in the posts. More
Sallie Krawcheck is going to Washington. When it was reported last week that Sallie Krawcheck was possibly in the running to be named the new head of the SEC, it came off as surprising news. But now it seems that Krawcheck has been steadily networking for not only this position but possibly for another government role. More
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