Bachmann’s former campaign chief — shame on you, Michele By Edward Rollins Fox News I have been a practitioner of tough politics for many decades. There is little that amazes me and even less that shocks me. I have to say that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s outrageous and false charges against a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin reaches that threshold.
McCain defends Clinton aide from conservative attacks Foreign Policy (blog) Huma Abedin, top staffer to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, has a new and unlikely champion — Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
McCain Defends Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Against Bachmann Accusation About Muslim Brotherhood ABC News (blog) Describing the accusations against her as “ugly” and “sinister,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., came to the defense of Huma Abedin, longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
McCain: Huma Abedin’s “An Honorable Citizen” New York Daily News (blog) Allegations that top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is an operative for The Muslim Brotherhood are bull, Republican Sen. John McCain said today in a hands-across-the-aisle floor speech.
VIDEO: Conversative Women Rally in Concord Patch.com Some of New Hampshire’s conservative women leaders rallied at the Statehouse on July 17, calling on President Barack Obama and the Democrats to drop their phony “war on women” claims about Republicans and instead, work to improve economic conditions of women and preserve the family unit.
Women of Color Have an Increasingly Significant Role in Shaping Our Nation Center For American Progress The role of women of color in shaping our country’s economic and political climate is becoming increasingly significant as national demographic trends continue to shift toward women of color becoming the majority among all women.
Sounding Off On Women’s Issues Ahead of Obama Visit NBC 29 News During her trip to Charlottesville Friday, Michelle Obama’s expected to talk about what’s at stake for women in the upcoming election, and it already has women in Charlottesville doing some talking of their own.
Groups ask House leader to apologize for ‘vagina’ comment sanction The Detroit News Around noon, more than 100 people gathered for a rally at the Capitol to promote women’s issues. Bolger spokesman Ari Adler said Tuesday he doesn’t anticipate any apology is forthcoming.
Women as ‘Political Animals’: TV Shows Art Imitating Life Huffington Post (blog) The scripted television lineup is rife with winks and nods to the political drama playing out in real time on the news. Shows like Veep, The Newsroom, and the latest, Political Animals, take advantage of the all-consuming swirl of an election year to entertaining effect.
Gender-blind denial defines America’s perception of equality Grand Forks Herald The need to address gender inequality took center stage here Tuesday during the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s third biennial Road to Equality Tour, which travels to eight cities in and around the state.
NEW: Chafee Praised for Increasing Female Representation in Government GoLocalProv Governor Chafee joined with the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island at the State House on Tuesday to celebrate the Governor’s commitment to having women represented in senior positions within state government and on boards and commissions.
Scant improvement for women’s representation on bench Law.com The percentage of women state court judges inched up this year, according to data reported by the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society at the State University of New York-Albany. At last count, women occupied 27.5 percent of state court judgeships, up slightly from 26.8 percent in 2011. By contrast, the percentage of women on the federal bench declined by 0.1 percent, to 24.1 percent.