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Montana Senate candidate Amanda Curtis touts inexperience

AP/POLITICO – HELENA, Mont. — State Rep. Amanda Curtis immediately struck a populist note as Montana Democrats’ new U.S. Senate candidate, saying the November election will not be about which political party controls the Senate but whether it will be controlled by millionaires or the middle class.Curtis, 34, was chosen Saturday as the Democrats’ replacementContinue Reading

Female Pitcher Big Star At Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — An African-American female pitcher from Philadelphia and a team from Chicago have created a buzz at the Little League World Series. Philly’s Mo’ne Davis and the Jackie Robinson West squad are the talk of the series; professional athletes and politicians alike are following their every move. They’ve Skyped with theContinue Reading

Mary Burke could beat WI Governor Scott Walker

By JAMES HOHMANN, POLITICO – Part of an occasional series on the hottest races of the 2014 midterm election. VIROQUA, Wis. — Mary Burke might be the last candidate you’d expect to potentially topple one of the Republican Party’s leading governors and upend the 2016 presidential field. The only elected office she’s ever held is a schoolContinue Reading

Money gap: Why don’t women give?

By ANNA PALMER and TARINI PARTI, POLITICO – For all the progress women have made in Congress and in elections, they are practically sitting out the new game that is redefining American politics: big money.It’s not that women want to leave it to men like Sheldon Adelson and Tom Steyer to sidle up to theContinue Reading

Georgia’s Michelle Nunn posts strong fundraising numbers

Wall Street Journal – Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn had one of the best fundraising quarters of any candidate in this election cycle’s key Senate races, pulling in $3.5 million over the last three months, according to new data. That’s nearly a million more than Republican businessman David Perdue, and over $1.5 million more than RepublicanContinue Reading

Michelle Howard is Navy’s first female 4-star admiral

CNN — The U.S. Navy has promoted Vice Adm. Michelle Howard to admiral, making her the first female four-star officer in the Navy’s 236-year-history, the White House said Tuesday.Howard, who was the first African-American woman to command a Navy ship, will become deputy chief of naval operations, plans and strategy, White House spokesman Josh EarnestContinue Reading