• Vermont Nov 17, 2021

    Leahy Retirement Sets Off Scramble for Successor in Vermont

    Democrat Patrick Leahy’s announcement that he will retire after eight terms in the Senate has set off a scramble in Vermont over the rare opening in the state’s tiny congressional delegation. While political observers expect Democratic Rep. Peter Welch to be a leading candidate if he decides to run for the seat in 2022, there is also pressure for...

  • Donald Trump Jul 30, 2019

    Suburban Women Recoil as Trump Dives Into Racial Politics

    Carol Evans approves of Donald Trump’s immigration policy. She gives him credit for the strong economy. But the Republican from the affluent Milwaukee suburbs of Waukesha County, a GOP bedrock in the state, just can’t commit to voting for the president next year like she did in 2016. “I just don’t like the way he talks about other people,” Evans,...

  • New Hampshire Dec 19, 2018

    Nevada Becomes 1st US State With Female-Majority Legislature

    Nevada became the first state in the U.S. with an overall female majority in the Legislature on Tuesday when county officials in Las Vegas appointed two women to fill vacancies in the state Assembly. The appointments of Democrats Rochelle Thuy Nguyen and Beatrice “Bea” Angela Duran to two Las Vegas-area legislative seats give women 51 percent of the 63 seats...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2018

    Women Elected in Record Numbers in State Legislative Races

    Women’s winning streak in this year’s elections has extended to statehouses across the country. More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures when those chambers convene for their upcoming sessions, representing roughly a quarter of all state lawmakers across the country. That mark will eclipse the record of 1,875 who served this year, according to reports Thursday from the...

  • California Nov 7, 2018

    6 Takeaways From Election Day

    The Democrats took control of the House of Representatives and the Republicans held on to the Senate. But there were other big moments that transpired on Election Day 2018.

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2018

    Women's March: Record Number of Women Win in Midterms

    The elections that saw a surge of women running, especially Democratic women pushed forward by antipathy toward President Donald Trump, got off to a promising start for breaking barriers with the first result to be recorded: the territory of Guam chose Democrat Lou Leon Guerrero as its first female governor. By early Wednesday morning, the results for the U.S. House...

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2018

    2018 Primary Season: Democrats Shift Left, Republicans All About Trump

    The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump’s grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm elections. Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and more diverse slate of candidates they believe can flip control...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    More Women Than Ever Run for Senate, But Hurdles Remain

    Women running for office are due to hit another threshold with a record number of candidates for the U.S. Senate, but actually winning those seats and changing the face of the chamber are a different matter. Many of the women jumping into Senate races face uphill campaigns. Two female senators, both Democrats, could lose their re-election bids, possibly leaving the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 21, 2018

    Off the Sideline: Students, Women, Teachers Embrace Activism

    Suddenly, America is on the march. Saturday’s March for Our Lives, planned for Washington and hundreds of other locations, is just the most recent sign that an extraordinary number of Americans are taking to heart the old truism that democracy should not be a spectator sport. In numbers not seen since the tumult of the 1960s and ’70s, multitudes are...

  • Congress Mar 14, 2018

    Students Take to Streets on Anniversary of Parkland Shooting

    Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School and other schools across the country walked out of class to honor the victims of the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, and to push for changes to gun laws.

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