The Huffington Post
The Rise Of Kirsten Gillibrand: How Hillary Clinton's Heir Is Winning Battles And Silencing Critics
On a recent morning in November, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand marched briskly through the Capitol at about 8:30, two hours before the Senate was due to open.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Local activists hosts fundraiser for CCSF
Jane Morrison, 93, a grassroots activist since 1952, hosted 105 City College supporters Nov. 24 at her house for a Sunday champagne brunch fundraiser that raised about $14,000 to support the Save CCSF Coalition.
U.S. rep. introduces resolution against ex-gay therapy
A congressional resolution aimed at protecting young people from the psychological abuse of so-called "ex-gay" therapy has been reintroduced.
The Morning Pride: December 5, 2013
Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT's daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here's what we're reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you're following as well.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Congresswoman Uses Steak, Vodka, And Caviar To Hammer Republicans On Food Stamp Cuts
Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier decided to make an unconventional pitch on the House of Representatives floor Thursday to defend food stamps.
Karabakh Freedom Celebrated on Capitol Hill
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce with Nagorno Karabakh Republic Speaker Ashot Ghulian at the Capitol Hill Celebration of Artsakh Independence.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
When the Sisterhood Attacks: The Cautionary Tale of Colonel Lynette Arnhart
An army colonel trying to level the playing field for female soldiers gets accused of sexism and the Internet rages on This image of a woman soldier is currently used in Army publicity.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
House votes 252-165 to speed up natural gas pipeline approvals
The House passed legislation on Thursday that would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve applications for natural gas pipelines within 12 months.
Hampton Roads Daily Press
Email received at Fort Eustis: 'Average-looking women' better photo ops
As the Army seeks to move women into frontline combat roles, an email meant for "internal discussion" has raised eyebrows about the public communications strategy toward that end.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
GI plain Janes better for Army promotional material?
That's the appeal reportedly being made by an Army unit examining how to introduce women to combat roles.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford continues review of disability program
Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, speaks to a Social Security Administration official on Tuesday after presiding over a Capitol Hill hearing on the disability program.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
National Review Online
Andrew Johnson: The Left and the - War on Women'
Over the past few years, the "war on women" trope has been a go-to tactic against the GOP on nearly any piece of legislation, leaving no issue free from the clutches of Republicans' supposed animosity for women.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Congress Tries Again to Protect Survivors of Military Rape
The statistics on sexual assault in the U.S. military speak volumes. Nearly one in three servicewomen are raped while serving, twice the rate of the general population.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
The Jackson Sun
Navy seeks to sever ties with tainted contractor
The Navy has terminated more than $200 million in contracts with the defense contractor at the center of a widening scandal involving high-ranking officers, prostitutes and bribes.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Lawmakers take aim at sexual assault in military
A measure to protect troops who say they've been sexually assaulted from prying questions gained momentum Wednesday when bipartisan co-sponsors in the House introduced a bill to overhaul preliminary hearings in such cases.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Rohnert Park woman battles sexual assault in military
Kate Weber wants Congress to do something about sexual assault in the military, which the Pentagon said happened to 26,000 service men and women last year.
Sun Nov 10, 2013
Video: November 10: Christie, Netanyahu, Panetta,
The latest on domestic politics and the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program with Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and a panel of experts.
Sat Nov 09, 2013
Transgender Student Rights: Takano opposes repeal effort
Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, and eight other California members of Congress this week wrote a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown opposing efforts to overturn a law requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to the gender they identify with, rather than their biological sex.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Over 30 Legislators Urge White House To Allow 'Orphan Rug' Display
OVER 30 LEGISLATORS URGE WHITE HOUSE TO ALLOW 'ORPHAN RUG' DISPLAY http://asbarez.com/115971/over-30-legislators-urge-white-house-to-allow-%E2%80%98orphan-rug%E2%80%99-display/ Thursday, November 7th, 2013 Photo: President Calvin Coolidge pictured standing on the rug with Near East Relief Vice-Chairman, Dr. John Finley.