17 hrs ago
Susan Estrich: With Sensitivity, How Dumb Does John Boehner Think Women Are?
In those days, it wasn't uncommon to see men who were running against women making subtle appeals to toughness, using national security and crime issues as a way to raise questions about whether their female opponents had what it takes.
The GOP has the wrong policy
It can't be easy being a Republican man, with all the women and minorities getting offended all the time.
Mitt Romney's abysmal showing among women and minorities last year triggered no shortage of warnings that Republicans had better adapt to changing demographics - or pay the price at the ballot box for decades to come.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Washington Monthly
Lipstick on a Pig
When someone asks you if a victim of rape should be compelled by the state to carry a resulting pregnancy to term, it is not a gaffe if you reply that this hypothetical almost never happens because women's bodies have a way of preventing conception when they are under stress.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Ann Romney advice to pols: Respect
Ann Romney isn't becoming a political consultant, but she does have life wisdom that some politicians could benefit to hear.
CNN Asks Eric Cantor 'Do You Not Know How to Talk to Women, Sir?'
Touting the "huge problem" the GOP has with women voters, CNN dredged up Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" remark from last year and asked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor point-blank "Do you not know how to talk to women, sir?" The obnoxious question came from Capitol Hill correspondent Dana Bash, who challenged Cantor's point that GOP ... (more)
GOP tries to deal with its women problem
"Some of our members just aren't as sensitive as they ought to be." House Speaker John Boehner said bluntly when asked about recent efforts by the House GOP campaign arm to improve how male candidates appeal to female voters.
Off to the races: Obama won't wade into Hillary-vs.-Biden
Obama wouldn't pick sides in a potential Clinton-Biden primary on Hardball yesterday.
Hardball?? How Chris Matthews rolled over for Barack Obama
Everyone knew going in that the MSNBC host would be a sympathetic interviewer. But he knew he would be graded on his aggressiveness, so I expected at least a few fastballs.
The Daily Beast
The GOP's Shrinking Big TentBy Jamelle Bouie
They don't want to fund gay candidates, want to repeal the minimum wage, and need classes on talking to women.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
's Gut Check for December 5, 2013
The revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of its dark days of apartheid, has died.
The Huffington Post
GOP Dudes Get Trained Up In The Ways Of Womenfolk, Apparently
Here is some good news for everyone who likes half-assed attempts at "rebranding" and "message adjustments."
GOP Men Should Be 'a Little More Sensitive' to Women, Boehner Says
Insensitive remarks about women and women's issues - like those made by Akin, above, during the 2012 campaign - are what Republicans hope to avoid in 2014.
Republicans are trying to learn how to talk about women
The Republican party doesn't want any more "Todd Akin-style gaffes" in 2014, so they are all taking lessons on how to talk to and about women, according to a report from Politico .
Republican Staffers And Candidates Are Taking Classes To Learn How Not To Offend Women
The National Republican Congressional Committee is offering tutorials to staffers of men up for election next year on how not to offend women.
National Public Radio
GOP Family Feud: 'Showboat' DeMint Takes on 'Tyrant' McConnell
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is more than a little aggravated with the Senate Conservatives Fund, and who can blame him.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Limbaugh conservatism's next test: Anti-women dogma's inevitable cost
After Todd Akin uttered the fateful words that destroyed his Senate campaign in August of last year, everyone in the GOP wanted a tug at the rope as they tied him to the train tracks.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Huffington Post
America Is 'Less Safe' Than 2 Years Ago, Intelligence Committee Chairs Say
The lawmakers who lead the House and Senate intelligence committees both said on Sunday that they believe the United States is less safe from a terror attack than it was two years ago.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
DYCHE | A Look at the Bevin vs. McConnell Battle
It is time to check in on Matt Bevin. Remember him? He is the multi-millionaire tea party-type Connecticut transplant who, instead of taking on liberal Louisville Democrat John Yarmuth for the House of Representatives, wants to oust Republican leader Mitch McConnell and his 90% lifetime American Conservative Union rating from the Senate.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Going to extremes
Nearly 50 years ago, on a July night at a convention hall in San Francisco, a steel-haired, square-faced man in horn-rim glasses accepted his party's nomination for president of the United States.