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Female senators call on NFL's Goodell for 'zero tolerance' on violent assault

Female senators call on NFL's Goodell for 'zero tolerance' on violent assault

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) --A bipartisan group of female senators sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calling for "zero tolerance" for incidences of domestic abuse.
Gabrielle Levy
Democratic senators rip George Will for 'antiquated' campus rape column

Democratic senators rip George Will for 'antiquated' campus rape column

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --Democratic senators wrote a scathing letter to columnist George Will ripping him for his piece doubting the problem of sexual assaults on college campuses.
Aileen Graef
Female senators tie college loan push to equal pay

Female senators tie college loan push to equal pay

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Female Senate Democrats drew a line connecting two of the issues the party hopes to make the centerpiece of their midterm strategy: equal pay and student loans.
Gabrielle Levy
McCaskill launches effort to combat campus sexual assault

McCaskill launches effort to combat campus sexual assault

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Claire McCaskill held the first of three roundtables as a first step toward legislation meant to improve how college campuses report and combat sexual assault.
Gabrielle Levy
White House to hold ceremony dedicating postage stamp to Harvey Milk

White House to hold ceremony dedicating postage stamp to Harvey Milk

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) --The White House, the USPS, and the Harvey Milk Foundation will hold a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony to celebrate the Harvey Milk forever postage stamp.
JC Sevcik
Warren, Democrats urge passage of student loan bill

Warren, Democrats urge passage of student loan bill

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) --College students joined six Democratic senators on Capitol Hill Wednesday to push for passage of a bill that would allow for refinancing of student loans.
Gabrielle Levy
Congressional Democrats offer bill to protect abortion rights

Congressional Democrats offer bill to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday mounted an effort to thwart states' attempts to clamp down on abortion rights.

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Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, at times overcome by emotion, urged lawmakers to tackle the nation's debt so it won't be passed on to future generations.

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Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Tired and victorious, Barack Obama returned to Washington Wednesday after becoming the third U.S. president in recent history to win a second term.
Wisconsin elects openly gay U.S. senator

Wisconsin elects openly gay U.S. senator

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Wisconsin voters made history in electing Tammy Baldwin the first woman and the first openly gay politician to the U.S. Senate.
Poll: Obama, Baldwin lead in Wisconsin

Poll: Obama, Baldwin lead in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A poll of Wisconsin voters indicates President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney 51 percent to 45 percent in the state.

Obama loses edge over Romney in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are virtually tied in the swing state of Wisconsin, a Marquette University Law School presidential poll indicated Wednesday.
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Newly-elected Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), (L), the first openly gay US senator in history, holds a Bible and raises her right hand as she takes part in a re-enactment of her swearing in by Vice President Joe Biden, in the Old Senate Chamber at the US Capitol, January 3, 2013, in Washington, DC. The senator was previously officially sworn in on the floor of the Senate to begin the 113th Congress. UPI/Mike Theiler
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