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Senator Olympia Snowe to Retire from the Senate

Earlier this week and to the surprise of pretty much everyone, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe announced that she would not be running for re-election this year. Snowe has served as Senator since 1994, when she became the first woman to have served in both houses of a State Senate as well as both houses of […]

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Politics

What’s the Fuss About Cordray?

Earlier this week, President Obama officially appointed Richard Cordray as Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a relatively new agency designed to protect against the massive loophole-mining and financial excesses that led to the recession. Despite his experience and credentials, Republicans immediately called foul because the President pushed through what’s called a “recess appointment,” […]

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Decisions, Decisions: Women Running for Public Office

Yesterday, the Huffington Post published a thorough and interesting article about the state of women in the US Senate and the disparity between the Republican and Democratic Parties in tapping female candidates. The whole thing is worth a read, especially the slideshow at the end featuring the thirteen women running for Senate next year. But […]

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History

Women’s History Month: Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun was the first African-American woman to be elected to the United States Senate, where she served from 1993-1999.  As of today, she is the only African-American woman ever to serve in the U.S. Senate, the only woman ever to defeat an incumbent in a senate race and the only woman senator ever […]

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Live-Blogging(ish) the Election Results

Good evening, readers. Hattie here bringing you the latest on the midterm election results as they come in, starting at 7:00 pm EST. EIC Ophelia, in what she will likely come to consider a bad decision, has given me the keys to the castle for the night. I plan to lower my grammatical and journalistic […]