Women working together across party lines
If you're feeling down about the possibility of bipartisan collaboration, here's an audio antidote from WABE in Georgia, featuring State Senators Nan Orrock (D) and Renee Unterman (R).
Department of Not Very Surprising
The Huffington Post reports on research showing that women in Congress are more collaborative and bipartisan than their male counterparts, and also less powerful.
Who IS powerful?
One woman, who just turned 75, is in fact very powerful and effective, per The Washington Post: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Sure it's not 2016 yet?
Maybe not, but Carly Fiorina is 90 percent certain she'll run for President, and we're still waiting to hear about Hillary Clinton's plans. Meanwhile Democratic women are lined up to run for the Senate in California, Nevada and Illinois and at least one Republican is considering the race in Arizona.
Survey says...we're ready for a woman president!
According to an Economist/YouGov poll, two-thirds of Americans now say the U.S. is ready for a woman president. That's up from past polls, and men and women are about equally likely to think we're ready - a change from the past, when men were more likely than women to say so.
Thanks, Harry, but we already knew
In an interview with The New York Times about his impending retirement, Sen. Harry Reid notes one big difference in the Senate since his early days: the presence of many more women, who, he says, "have changed the dynamic of the Senate."
Combat: good preparation for Congress?
The New York Times interviews Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ), a former Air Force fighter pilot, who won her congressional seat in 2014 after losing narrowly in 2012.
What could a governor do?
That's what Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo asked school-age girls. Their "If I were governor for a day..." essays proposed everything from establishing a "Kindness Day" to planting gardens to filling potholes, according to the Providence Journal.