Side B: Continued from Love Songs, Part 1; Q & A

Side B: Continued from Love Songs, Part 1; Q & A Q & A One of my favorite Current...more

Good start to GOP House?

In news that makes makes my cold, hard conservative heart happy, the House is scheduled to vote on a repeal of Obamacare on Friday....more

Will Graphic Images on Cigarette Health Warnings Work?

As a smoker, I have encountered these warnings, usually when I perceived a change in the wording or when, while traveling in a different country, I encountered the warning in another language. I even collected the warnings, as a sort of travel memento. As far as contemplating my health, they seemed to have no effect. It's possible that the drastic change from text to imagery will attract some attention, but when I initially contemplated the notion, I wasn't moved. ...more

I think the labels will target those who have not yet purchased their first pack. It may also ...more

2010 Election: House Race Results We're Watching

UPDATES AT BOTTOM OF POST, NEWEST AT THE TOPStephene Moore (D) vs. Kevin Yoder (R) - Kansas' 3rd District [UPDATE: Called for Yoder last night]This race was previously noted on BlogHer:...more

Congressional Candidate Suzan DelBene Answers BlogHer's Questions

BlogHer reached out to women candidates running in tight races this election cycle -- here at, on Facebook and Twitter. After collecting the questions, we sent six to each candidate. Suzan DelBene, running for Congress in Washington's 8th District, answered questions from the BlogHer community here: 1) You're a supporter of fiscal responsibility and corporate oversight. What about government responsibility and oversight? Will you work toward greater transparency in government? ...more

Race to Watch: Minnesota's Michele Bachmann Debates Tarryl Clark

The Minnesota Sixth District, a sprawling, irregularly shaped district comprising of numerous suburbs and smaller cities in central Minnesota, has had a fair share of media attention ever since Republican Representative Michele Bachmann first won her congressional seat in 2006. ...more

Thank you for such a detailed account of the race and the debate. Although the polls show ...more

Recognize Concussions on World Alzheimer’s Day

Today is a day for recognizing the devastating impact Alzheimer’s disease has on families.  As organizations all over raise awareness for World Alzheimer’s Day -  I have to stop and think of the impact the disease has had not only in my work in Congress but in my own life as well. Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia, is a disease that now afflicts more than four million people in our nation.  Families, including my own, are very much aware of the effects and the serious need for more research, education, and resources.  I read today that the population with dementia ...more

Not many realize the magnitude of the crisis we face when young concussed athletes become ...more

Election 2010: What's at Stake for Obama and Women Candidates This November

Election years without a presidential race often come with lower voter turnouts and less public interest, but these mid-term elections can be big indicators of social shifts, and they can change the balance of power in Washington dramatically. ...more

You mentioned how President Obama went after John Boehner for being against infrastructure. ...more

If "Don't Ask - Don't Tell" Is Repealed This Week, Will it Really Go Away?

The rule of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the U.S. armed services could be grinding to an end. Repeal could come up for a vote as early as this week. ...more

You raise two issues :
1. Arguing with a lover during front line patrol.

Actually, if you ...more

Congressman Souder's AFFAIR with PART TIME worker

OOk, by now you know that the 'family values', 'abstinence only', 'marriage is between a man and a woman' Republican Congressman Mark Souder from Indiana is resigning for having an affair with a staffer, but did you know she was 'PART TIME'?...more