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April 4, 2012 | By Morgan Little
It looks like concern within Mitt Romney's campaign that the prolonged Republican presidential primary could damage his standing among undecided voters has some legitimacy. A new USA Today/Gallup poll gauging support among independents in swing states finds that President Obama holds a 48% to 39% advantage over the presumptive GOP nominee Romney, a significant change from polling conducted last year. The poll, conducted before Romney's primary victories on Tuesday, also places Obama's overall support in 12 swing states above Romney's, 51% to 42%. The key to these results is the sizable departure of independent women from Romney's camp over the last few months to Obama's.
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April 8, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Happy Equal Pay Day. Happy what ? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity , a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group, "symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012.” According to the Independent Women's Forum , a conservative nonprofit policy group that resists the...
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2013 | By Elisabeth Egan, Los Angeles Times
At first glance, Jojo Moyes' third novel, "The Girl You Left Behind," bears a striking resemblance to a popular book for kids: "The Daring Book for Girls" by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz. Their covers are doppelgangers, with retro fonts and metallic splashes, and what's inside of each has a similar effect of mobilizing the reader to take charge of her own life. "The Daring Book for Girls" is a call to arms for the independent women of the future, offering instruction on everything from changing a tire to negotiating a salary.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2013 | By Elisabeth Egan, Los Angeles Times
At first glance, Jojo Moyes' third novel, "The Girl You Left Behind," bears a striking resemblance to a popular book for kids: "The Daring Book for Girls" by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz. Their covers are doppelgangers, with retro fonts and metallic splashes, and what's inside of each has a similar effect of mobilizing the reader to take charge of her own life. "The Daring Book for Girls" is a call to arms for the independent women of the future, offering instruction on everything from changing a tire to negotiating a salary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Happy Equal Pay Day. Happy what ? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity , a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group, "symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012.” According to the Independent Women's Forum , a conservative nonprofit policy group that resists the...
NATIONAL
October 28, 2012 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
ASHBURN, Va. - With the presidential contest in Virginia teetering on a knife's edge, Mitt Romney is counting on the economic concerns of suburban women to lock up a state that's almost a must-carry for him. Joanie Smerdzinski, 34, is one of them. She voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and still finds him more likable than his Republican rival. "I mean, would I want to hang out with Romney? No," said the political independent, who also disagrees with Romney's opposition to same-sex marriage.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
Despite making enormous strides professionally and financially, almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, even many of those earning six-figure salaries, according to a new survey. Six in 10 women describe themselves as the primary breadwinners in their households, and 54% manage the family finances, according to the poll by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Even so, 49% fear becoming a bag lady -- a homeless woman who wanders the streets of a city lugging her meager belongings in a shopping bag. Most surprising, 27% of women earning more than $200,000 a year said they fear falling into such destitution.
NEWS
May 8, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
For the Obama campaign, the creation of “The Life of Julia” was the latest campaign gimmick - drawing in female voters through social media to an infographic showing what a young woman's life might look like under the policies of a White House run by Mitt Romney, rather than by President Obama. But Romney does not seem amused. “This little cartoon that they have on the life of Julia really reveals the weakness of the president's policies,” the presumed Republican nominee told Fox News host Sean Hannity during a taped interview that aired Tuesday night.
BOOKS
September 6, 1998 | LINDA JAIVIN, Linda Jaivin is the author of "Eat Me" and "Rock 'n' Roll Babes From Outer Space" (Broadway Books)
"Is the very act of a woman spreading her legs and wanting sex degrading?" asks Lisa Palac in "The Edge of the Bed." She argues against the assumption of both anti-porn feminists and right-wing conservatives that images of female desire are inherently exploitative or oppressive, questioning why we can't see such images as "powerful and liberating" instead. As she points out, "if we're going to examine degrading images of women, why limit ourselves to pornography?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"A Talking Picture" is an honest title for a film that is almost entirely conversation. Yet its rich contemplative tone proves deceptive, for its director, Portugal's preeminent filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira, at 96, still knows how to pack a wallop. Oliveira establishes a sense of timelessness only to catch his audience up short with a film that ultimately could scarcely be a more timely comment on the world in which we live.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
Despite making enormous strides professionally and financially, almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, even many of those earning six-figure salaries, according to a new survey. Six in 10 women describe themselves as the primary breadwinners in their households, and 54% manage the family finances, according to the poll by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Even so, 49% fear becoming a bag lady -- a homeless woman who wanders the streets of a city lugging her meager belongings in a shopping bag. Most surprising, 27% of women earning more than $200,000 a year said they fear falling into such destitution.
NATIONAL
October 28, 2012 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
ASHBURN, Va. - With the presidential contest in Virginia teetering on a knife's edge, Mitt Romney is counting on the economic concerns of suburban women to lock up a state that's almost a must-carry for him. Joanie Smerdzinski, 34, is one of them. She voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and still finds him more likable than his Republican rival. "I mean, would I want to hang out with Romney? No," said the political independent, who also disagrees with Romney's opposition to same-sex marriage.
NEWS
May 8, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
For the Obama campaign, the creation of “The Life of Julia” was the latest campaign gimmick - drawing in female voters through social media to an infographic showing what a young woman's life might look like under the policies of a White House run by Mitt Romney, rather than by President Obama. But Romney does not seem amused. “This little cartoon that they have on the life of Julia really reveals the weakness of the president's policies,” the presumed Republican nominee told Fox News host Sean Hannity during a taped interview that aired Tuesday night.
NATIONAL
April 12, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The shrill debate over a Democratic strategist's assertion that stay-at-home mom Ann Romney should not be advising her husband about women's economic travails glossed over the bind that Mitt Romney finds himself in as he pivots to the fall election. The problem is this: Many of the economic policies that the former Massachusetts governor has embraced during the contentious Republican primary could make it much harder for him to appeal to the moderate and independent women who are key to his quest for the White House.
NEWS
April 12, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
Ann Romney weighed in publicly Thursday about the firestorm over a Democratic strategist's remark that she'd never “worked a day in her life” - arguing that her choice and the choice of other women to stay home and raise their children should be respected. With a smile, the wife of the presumed Republican nominee brushed off Hilary Rosen's comments on CNN on Wednesday night that she'd “never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing” and should not be advising her husband about the economic struggles women are facing in the recession.
NEWS
April 11, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
As Mitt Romney continued his efforts to make inroads with women by bashing President Obama's record, his campaign's hesitation about whether Romney supports a law making it easier for women to file lawsuits alleging pay inequity sparked a social media skirmish between the two campaigns. Attempting to halt a slide in his support from moderate and independent women, Romney has centered his events this week in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut on job losses among women since Obama took office.
NEWS
April 12, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
Ann Romney weighed in publicly Thursday about the firestorm over a Democratic strategist's remark that she'd never “worked a day in her life” - arguing that her choice and the choice of other women to stay home and raise their children should be respected. With a smile, the wife of the presumed Republican nominee brushed off Hilary Rosen's comments on CNN on Wednesday night that she'd “never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing” and should not be advising her husband about the economic struggles women are facing in the recession.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - President Obama tried to burnish his credentials with a crucial group of voters Friday, saying his administration would do more forwomen's health and economic status than his Republican opponents. Speaking at a White House forum on women in the workforce, Obama defended his attempts to boost healthcare access, paychecks and employment opportunities for women. He declared much of the recent political back-and-forth over women's issues "oversimplified. " "Women are not some monolithic bloc.
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