1:30 pm, March 7th | by Colette McIntyre
When I was growing up, I used to love the Choose Your Own Adventure series (probably because having that much agency and freedom was intoxicating for a girl who wasn’t even allowed to hold the TV remote). Since all you Internet denizens are infatuated with 90s nostalgia, here’s a Jane Dough Choose Your Own Adventure for you to star in.
12:30 pm, February 27th | by Colette McIntyre
While sequestration may sound like something you did once while you were drunk in high school but regretted ever since because some people won’t let you forget it and, like, hell-ooo, you’re a different person now, the term refers to a series of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts that could impact multiple government agencies, lead to hundred of thousands of job cuts and cause lasting damage to the economy — so yeah, it’s kind of a bummer.
3:00 pm, February 23rd | by Sarah Devlin
However you feel about the former First Lady, presidential candidate and now former Secretary of State, when you take a look at Hillary Clinton’s resumé it’s hard not to feel some admiration for the sheer volume of her accomplishments.
9:45 am, February 21st | by Colette McIntyre
Well, would you look at that! In a poll measuring the favorability of possible 2016 presidential nominees, one hypothetical candidate won deep-red Georgia with a comfortable margin. No, it wasn’t Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) or Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI). It was the South African grind train conductor and Queen of “O Rly?” faces herself, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Boom. Check, please!
4:30 pm, February 18th | by Colette McIntyre
Because Washington and Lincoln have had their share of the spotlight, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite and lesser-know First Ladies in the gallery below. Join us as we celebrate the newly-founded (by us) All The Presidents’ Women Day. As the saying goes, “Behind every great man is a woman who should probably be standing beside said great man, if not strutting ahead of him while listening to En Vogue’s ‘Free Your Mind.”
9:30 am, February 12th | by Sarah Devlin
Everyone wants to sit with Michelle at the State of the Union tonight. Did she ask you to sit with her? I sat by her last time, so.
3:30 pm, February 5th | by Meredith Lepore
Big news today: Hillary Clinton has rolled out a new web site. Many people say this signifies the beginning of her 2016 run. Plus, her old web site, HillaryClinton.com, offers a link to the new website “to reach the Office of Hillary Clinton,” which is creating further speculation. And this web site was launched a week after she leaves her post as Secretary of State. Coincidence? I think not. In this case, this picture might literally be saying 1,000 words.
3:30 pm, January 30th | by Colette McIntyre
Senator DeLauro, who has been responsible for introducing the Paycheck Fairness act for each of the past eight congresses (which must feel similar to banging one’s head repeatedly against a wall), designed the legislation to help women who believe they are victims of gender-based wage discrimination. In a press release, she said, “The Paycheck Fairness Act will help the Equal Pay Act fulfill its intended objective, offer real protections to ensure equal pay for equal work, and see that women are paid the same as the other half of our nation’s workforce for the same job.”
12:30 pm, January 25th | by Colette McIntyre
She’s a smart woman as well the SEC’s first former prosecutor — most SEC chairman have been plucked directly from Wall Street or the pools of private securities lawyers. But she also has experience defending the architects of the 2008 financial crisis. Whose interests will she serve at the SEC?
11:30 am, January 24th | by Colette McIntyre
How’s this for progress — according to NPR, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is lifting the 1994 rule that bars female soldiers from front-line positions.