Rep. Steve Southerland II is calling on his female colleagues to support him in a “war on women” after his supporters hosted a male-only gathering earlier this year.
Republican efforts to combat the image of a “war on women” are still not going well. First, Todd Akin re-emerged and started talking about “legitimate rape” again. Now, a conservative conference designed to improve outreach to female voters has only succeeded in offending them even more. On Friday, a group of conservative female politicians met to […]
By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Senator Mark Udall strode into his new Western Slope headquarters last week with a very specific target in mind: women. In two of the first three television ads aired by his re-election campaign, Udall has hammered his opponent’s conservative positions on abortion and past support […]
Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on the minimum wage earlier this month — no surprise there. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican who stood aside. But don’t believe the issue is dead. Democrats will make sure that raising the minimum wage and reducing income inequality will be hot topics all […]
The Republican Party has a problem with women, and it knows it. President Obama won female voters decisively in 2012, and recent polls suggest that Democrats are maintaining that edge (a CNN/ORC survey from February, for example, found that 59 percent of women say the GOP does not understand them). Meanwhile, various Republican politicians — […]
Failed 2010 Senate candidate Ken Buck (R) is ramping up another run, and he’s determined to overcome the gender gap that destroyed his previous attempt to join Congress. Buck, who has served as Weld County district attorney since 2004, is widely considered to be the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to oppose incumbent Senator Mark […]
Paul’s fringe beliefs on reproductive rights would simply lead to back-alley procedures that threaten women’s lives and their ability to conceive later.
Sandra Fluke — who became a household name when Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” for testifying on the importance of the birth control coverage mandate — has filed papers to seek the House seat that will be vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA). Since even Limbaugh had to apologize, conservatives moved on to another […]
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee triggered outrage this week with just one word: “libido.” Republicans insisted that the politician-turned-TV/radio host who was speaking at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting had been misquoted. There’s no way what he said could actually have been offensive, because he was accusing Democrats of something bad… and that’s always good. […]
A day after former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee sparked controversy with his bizarre remark that Democrats insult women “by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help […]
At this year’s annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee, the assembled partisans have focused on rebutting the perception that they are waging a “war on women.” It is not going well. Speaking to committee members on Thursday, former Arkansas governor and failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made the following attempt to prove that […]
As the Republican National Committee’s “Growth and Opportunity Project” nears its one-year anniversary, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has provided yet another example of why his rebranding plan never really had a chance to succeed. According to a Washington Times report, Priebus is delaying the party’s annual winter meeting so he and other RNC members can […]