Democrat Kadie Whalen, 32, is a stay-at-home mother raising three kids. Republican Evelyn Valleao, 44, works full-time yet says she wishes she was financially able to be home with her four children. And Rosie Kohn, a 60-year-old Republican skeptical of Mitt Romney, went back to work 10 years ago after raising five children.
Long before the two parties directly engaged in the 2012 general election, White House senior adviser David Plouffe identified the key political target for Barack Obama: a middle-aged white woman in Ohio.
The recent brouhaha set off by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen (who infamously noted that Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life") is telling on an infinite number of levels. All women on both sides of the so-called "Mommy Wars" (and those horribly caught in the middle of the conflict zone) feel a prickly defensiveness, regardless of where they sit on the spectrum.
Mitt Romney spent his first full day as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee making a direct appeal to women, part of an effort to repair the political damage caused by a combative primary contest.
President Barack Obama used his first Oval Office address on June 15 to order BP Plc to set aside “whatever resources are required” to compensate workers and business owners harmed by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP Plc , coping with congressional investigations and criticism over its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, added lobbyists with ties to lawmakers from the region to the company’s growing team of Washington advisers.