Topic: U.S. Congress
The 2010 elections were tough on all Democrats, but particularly on female lawmakers. The upcoming 112th Congress may see fewer women in office on Capitol Hill than last session. Yet-to-decided races in the House and Senate will determine if that happens, but if it does, it would be the first time in 32 years that the number of women in Congress declines from one session to the next. What's already clear is that 10 women are not returning. Most of the congresswomen defeated Tuesday were House freshmen. Two had served multiple House terms, and one was a Senate veteran. Some lost to tea party favorites and conservatives backed by Sarah Palin, while others were bested by standard-issue Republicans. Here are the women, some familiar and some not, we will not see on Capitol Hill come January as a result of Election Day losses. Source: CNN, National Journal‚ Almanac of American Politics, Politico
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The Kauffman Foundation surveyed 200 economics bloggers about the status of the economy and the recovery. Here's what they said.
10/26/2010 11:05 am
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10/25/2010 10:18 am
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10/24/2010 05:04 pm
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10/22/2010 04:06 pm
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10/21/2010 06:20 pm
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10/12/2010 02:05 pm
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