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March 21, 2014

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President Obama stepped up pressure on Russia with a second wave of sanctions and Russia responded with its own restrictions. Also, how Democrats and Republicans are strategizing to rally the base for the midterm elections with an unpopular President and Congress.Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, Wall Street Journal; David Sanger, The New York Times; Michael Crowley, TIME Magazine.

 

If Women Ruled the World

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Diane Sawyer interviewed female senators that make up the 20 record-breaking women in the 113th congress. The interview will air in early 2013  [Photo: ABC News].

Maine Republican Susan Collins and 18 other members of the United States Senate gathered for a kind of celebratory interview the other day.

Voice of the Voters: University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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The competition for female voters this election cycle has been fierce, but no where more than a crucial swing state like Florida where President Obama, Governor Romney and their surrogates have spent a considerable amount of time campaigning. Journalism graduate students May Zayan and Ren LaForme take a look into how female students at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg are considering women's issues as they cast their vote in the 2012 presidential election.

October 19, 2012

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As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for their final debate, the roundtable analyzes the fiesty, second debate, the ever-tightening poll numbers, and the issues that are most important in the countdown to Election Day. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; Amy Walter, ABC News; Charles Babington, Associated Press. 

 

Political perceptions: Economics of the women’s vote

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The presidential campaign suddenly has turned into a fight for women’s votes, as the front pages of nearly every national newspaper demonstrated this morning. (See this WSJ story.) There’s lots of speculation about whether women will vote more on economic issues, which has been the Romney camp’s view for most of the campaign, or on social issues like abortion and contraception.

Obama looks to regain edge with women voters

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President Obama tried in his debate Tuesday night with Mitt Romney to halt any precipitous slide of women voters toward his opponent, which meant he spent loads of time pouring crack filler into his base.

Romney faces a formidable gender gap

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What do women want? Another four years of President Obama, according to a new YWCA-sponsored poll that found him leading Republican Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 31 percent. The yawning gender gap mirrors other surveys nationwide and here in Ohio, a hotly contested swing state, and it represents one of Romney’s most pressing challenges in the home stretch before the Nov. 6 election.

To claim Virginia, Obama’s hopes rest on women

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In a presidential campaign where women’s issues have taken a more prominent role than many expected, the crucial swing state of Virginia is becoming the Grand Canyon of gender gaps.

Women's roles: Sizing up the GOP, Dem conventions

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In a presidential election in which female voters are expected to play an outsize role in picking the winner, one of the curiosities at the Tampa and Charlotte conventions will be how the parties feature women and contrast their issues at the two heavily scripted events.

Caught in the cross fire

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It’s a scary time to be a woman,” says “Jenni,” the young star of one of President Obama’s television ads airing in Virginia and other swing states. “We need to attack our problems, not a woman’s choice.” To hear Democrats tell it, the Republican Party is waging a “war on women” in which abortion rights, birth control, and Planned Parenthood services are under siege.