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The Washington Post
Top GOP leaders moving quickly to approve Obamaa s Syria plans
House Speaker John A. Boehner , joined by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers , left, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, , right, in July. If Congress approves President Obama's plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels in the coming days, with little drama, he'll have top Republican leaders to thank -- even if they're moving quickly for their own partisan reasons.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Mayor Murray on Tim Eyman's initiative against minimum wage boost: Bring it on
Mayor Ed Murray is ready to do battle against Tim Eyman and an Eyman-proposed statewide intiative that would roll back Seattle's phased-in $15-an-hour minimum wage and prohibit any city or town in Washington from enacting a wage ordinance. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is ready to take on Tim Eyman if the initiative promoter gets on the ballot with a measure to roll back Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
McMorris Rodgers to Young Women: Be Risk Takers
When the 113th Congress convened last January, Sen. Amy Klobuchar found a clear sign of progress in an unlikely place: There was "a traffic jam in the women senators' bathroom." Women now hold 99 of the 535 voting seats in Congress.
The Washington Post
In male-dominated Congress, ita s male-dominated committee hearings
Obama administration technology officials, from left, David Powner, Henry Chao, Frank Baitman, Todd Park, and Steve VanRoekel testify on Capitol Hill about "Obamacare" implementation. Congress's demographics do not mirror America's.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Washington senators, McMorris Rodgers react to Obama speech - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Washington's two U.S. senators and the congresswoman representing Eastern Washington promised Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the tools needed to defeat the Islamic State.
US News & World Report
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Is Not a Helicopter Mom
You're can't be everywhere all the time if you're going to run for public office, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says. There's one thing that Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., made abundantly clear as she addressed a predominantly female audience Wednesday in Washington and discussed work-life balance: Her congressional kid says the darndest things.
US News & World Report
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Worries Gillibrand Only 'Telling Half the Story'
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., recently rattled Washington with tales of male colleagues on Capitol Hill calling her "porky," "chubby," and saying, "You're even pretty when you're fat," when she was actually eight months pregnant. Several Republicans and "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski have suggested Gillibrand "name names" to give the stories, which Gillibrand detailed in interviews and in her book "Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World," which came out Tuesday, more oomph.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Congresswoman Who Opposes Minimum Wage: McDonald's Workers...
Workers at fast food restaurants like McDonalds are struggling to make rent and falling into deeper poverty every year. But according to the highest-ranking Republican woman in the nation, they're not looking for "top down" solutions like a higher minimum wage.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Ex-aide: Ethics panel expands probe into GOP leader
A former employee of the top-ranking Republican woman in the House said Monday that ethics investigators have expanded their probe into the actions of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. Todd Winer, communications director for McMorris Rodgers between 2009 and 2013, said the House Ethics Committee is examining allegations that the congresswoman attempted to "intimidate and punish" him for cooperating with an investigation into allegations that she improperly mixed campaign and official funds.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Export-Import Bank: Short term extension but business plans long term
The U.S. Export-Import Bank's loan guarantees have been a vital tool in Boeing's overseas sale of its passenger jets, and has allowed Boeing to compete with Airbus. House Republican leaders in Washington, D.C., appear ready to punt on the business-sensitive issue of renewing the U.S. Export-Import Bank, keeping the vital export tool alive through the November election and early into 2015.
National Journal to Host Through the Ceiling: Empowering Women in 2014 and Beyond
National Journal has announced its third annual Women in Washington event - Through the Ceiling: Empowering Women in 2014 and Beyond - with keynotes from Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers .
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Pregnancy rare for member of Congress
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's pregnancy is a rarity in Congress as the Hoffman Estates Democrat is set to become only the 10th sitting federal lawmaker in history to give birth.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Can the GOP Lower the Gender Gap?
Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus had a point when in an appearance on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown," he pushed back at the story published by Politico in which the publication spun two webs that showed the GOP continuing to trail the Democrats among female voters as proof that it was "stuck in the past."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sounds desperate despite Rep. ...
Fear and exaggeration are the mother's milk of politicians' appeals for money, and rarely has the tactic been better displayed than in an e-mail blast sent out Wednesday by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on behalf of U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
GOP poll: Women 'barely receptive' to Republican policies
Two powerful, male-led Republican "SuperPACs" commissioned a major poll on what women think of the party and its candidates, and were rewarded with dismal results.
Exclusive: GOP poll of women: Party 'stuck in past'
A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups - including one backed by Karl Rove - paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as "intolerant," "lacking in compassion" and "stuck in the past."
Thu Aug 21, 2014
'Conversation with Cathy' event drew a crowd of 30 residents
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is making stops in Eastern Washington to meet with her constituents, which included a stop in Clarkston.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Cathy McMorris-Rogers visits Clarkston for town hall meeting
Covering Washington, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers is coming to Clarkston tomorrow .
McMorris Rodgers' town hall draws both supporters, critics - Tue, 19 Aug 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. An August town hall had a very November feel Monday as U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers addressed a crowd that included her election opponent and struck an optimistic tone on many of the major issues facing Congress.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
The Washington Post
NRCC urges early outreach to women
In his ad for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, Republican House candidate Stewart Mills begins his spot decked out in hunting gear and ends with him wearing pink high heels.