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Dropping the Redskins name has become a civil rights issue as tribes have united to push politicians and team executives rethink their positions. A new campaign video has been released. The message: Native Americans call themselves many things, but mascot is not one of them.

If Alex Sink wins a special congressional election in Florida, the U.S. Congress for the first time in history will have 100 women serving at once. Close the Gap's Laurie Kretchmar explains what this milestone could mean.

Once again persons who don't have ovaries, menstrual cycles or the possibility of birthing babies, remain obsessed with a woman's right to choose what goes on in her reproductive nether regions. Rep. Paul Ryan is promising to fight for a rider that would allow employers to refuse to cover contraception in their health insurance plans for moral reasons.

Last year was a historic year for women voters and candidate, and Nov. 5th's election results show the trend is continuing on state and local levels. As we look to next year's midterm elections, 43 percent of Americans say it would be a good thing if more women were in Congress.
How many Latinas are in the Senate? None. And there's never been any. And in Congress, of the 78 women, there are only nine Latinas. And there's only been one Latina governor--New Mexico's Susana Martinez.
As candidates start thinking about a run during next year's mid-term elections, they might want to consider what single female voters want, according to a new poll. The House Democratic Leader and others have laid out a plan.
It's a clear sign of political progress. There are so many women in the Senate now, there are too few stalls and the Capitol has to add more to accommodate the Ladies of the Higher Chamber.
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly this week to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), approving the measure by a 78 to 22 member vote. The bill was bipartisan, sort of, in that it garnered the vote of every female senator regardless of party lines. However, 22 Republican male senators voted against the bill because of its provisions dealing with domestic abuse on tribal lands and discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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