The abortion rights movement in the United States is finding much to celebrate in the midterm elections, though activists concede that victory is relative in this political landscape.
Heidi Heitkamp, the first-term Democratic senator from North Dakota, lost her reelection bid to GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer — a defeat considered a direct result of her vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Donna Shalala, whose résumé already includes secretary of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration, is now adding a new title — congresswoman — after winning in a longtime Republican district in Florida.
The congressional race between Republican Lena Epstein and Democrat Haley Stevens in suburban Detroit is a model for the battle for the key demographic of white, college-educated, suburban women.
In the past year, a growing outcry against harassment and abuse has toppled dozens of men from power, but less attention has been paid to the institutional scaffolding that allowed those men to gain and keep power in the first place.
Donna Shalala, a former Cabinet secretary and college president, got mad enough at Trump to make her first run for public office at the age of 77, seeking a congressional seat in South Florida.
The oldest victim of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting had seen anti-Semitism rise and fall over the years, but was shielded from the worst of it. Until Saturday.
They do not hide their gender identities, nor do they deny the historical significance of their emergence onto the political stage, but most transgender candidates say they aim to focus on issues other than their sexuality. This week, however, that became harder than ever.
In an event that seems like a reprise of the 1990s, former first lady Hillary Clinton will join former Clinton Cabinet Secretary Donna Shalala Wednesday at a fundraiser for Shalala’s congressional campaign.
Alyse Galvin never thought of running for political office until she attended the Women’s March. Now she’s in a close race for Alaska’s congressional seat.
Abortion-rights advocates are preparing for the likelihood that the Supreme Court in the near future may curtail, or completely overturn, Roe v. Wade. Their strategy focuses on securing abortion rights in individual states.
Women won elections in record numbers after Anita Hill's testimony in 1991. Will Christine Blasey Ford spark a similar trend?
The accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh raise questions about the responsibility of mature adults for events in the distant past. But the answers will be provided by politics, not moral philosophy.
The record number of women running for office this midterm election year has led to a record number of races in which both major-party candidates are women, creating an interesting real-world experiment in political science.
A record number of women have entered primaries for local, state and national office this year, creating an expectation among activists that there will be a record number of women on the ballot in November, and that a record number of women will be among the officials sworn in on January, especially
A reversal of Roe v. Wade would make abortions harder to obtain in many states. But it wouldn’t mean a return to the pre-1973 status quo. Medical technology and the world have changed since then.
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement after 30 years as a moderate swing vote on the Supreme Court poses a real threat to abortion rights in the United States, advocates and constitutional scholars agree. But exactly how that threat will play out is uncertain.
White House aide Stephen Miller, who is behind Trump’s harsh position on immigration, had immigrant great-grandparents, including one who flunked his naturalization test on his first try.
Harvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent
Abortion foes have a plan to bring a case to the Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Their strategy involves going through the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers states from Arkansas to the Dakotas and is one of the most conservative in the nation.
The man arrested in the van attack on a Toronto sidewalk reportedly posted messages on Facebook about hating women because they rejected him — the hallmark of those who call themselves “incel,” for “involuntarily celibate.” But does that make the attack terrorism?