women in politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Women In Politics: Why Hillary Clinton Is Unlikely To Become President http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/women-politics-why-hillary-clinton-unlikely-become-president <p>If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, will she win? According to political science professor Farida Jalalzai, the odds are not in Clinton’s favor. Jalalzai recently <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/05/13/hillary-in-2016-not-so-fast/">wrote an article for the <em>Washington Post</em></a> elaborating on that thought.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:52:25 +0000 Camille Phillips 36535 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Women In Politics: Why Hillary Clinton Is Unlikely To Become President New Children's Book Illustrates The Influential Women Who Helped Found Our Nation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-childrens-book-illustrates-influential-women-who-helped-found-our-nation <p>At the time of the American Revolution, married women in America were not even allowed to own property, let alone vote. Because women did not sign the Declaration of Independence, serve as generals in the war, or get elected to public office, they are not often mentioned in the history of the time.</p><p>But despite their lack of official roles, there were women who helped found our nation through their words and deeds, and through their association with the men who have become known as our Founding Fathers.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:09:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 34305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Children's Book Illustrates The Influential Women Who Helped Found Our Nation National President Of Young Democrats Tours Missouri to Energize Young Voters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-president-young-democrats-tours-missouri-energize-young-voters <p>Atima Omara, president of the Young Democrats of America,&nbsp; is in Missouri this weekend as part of her group’s efforts to avoid a replay of 2010 next year.</p><p>In 2010, Republicans made huge election gains, including in Missouri. Credit, or blame, went in part to a sharp decline in turnout among young voters, who as a bloc lean Democratic.</p><p>The under-30 age group played a significant role in 2008, when a strong Democratic turnout swept Barack Obama into the White House and resulted in Democrats capturing all but one statewide contest in Missouri.</p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:08:41 +0000 Jo Mannies 32271 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National President Of Young Democrats Tours Missouri to Energize Young Voters Hanaway May Run For Missouri Governor In 2016 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hanaway-may-run-missouri-governor-2016 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine </span>Hanaway<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says she's considering running for Governor in 2016.</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:46:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 30143 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hanaway May Run For Missouri Governor In 2016 Is The U.S. Poised For Its First Female President? Author Discusses Women In Politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-poised-its-first-female-president-author-discusses-women-politics <p>The United States Senate has 20 women in office, a mark never before reached prior to the last election. The top political seats in New Hampshire are all held by women: a female governor, two women in the U.S. Senate and women in both of the state's U.S. House seats.</p><p>Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2008 and there is talk of her running again in 2016. Are these signs that America could soon have a woman break the last glass ceiling to executive power or are there still obstacles in the way?</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:51:10 +0000 Camille Phillips 28895 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Is The U.S. Poised For Its First Female President? Author Discusses Women In Politics