Statement by the Vice President on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

By The White House As the world recognizes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, I am deeply concerned by the continued magnitude of this problem. Approximately one in three women across the globe is physically or sexually abused during her lifetime; many at the hands of an intimate partner. Too many […]

Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal

By Feminist Newswire As of Monday, Alexander must serve another 65 days in Duval County Jail. After that time, Alexander must spend another two years on house arrest. Related posts: Prosecutors Claim South Carolina’s Stand Your Ground Law Doesn’t Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US […]

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Return to District Jail

By David Dismore November 25, 1917: The struggle of the imprisoned suffragists continues today, but Warden Zinkham now must deal with several dozen suffrage prisoners, nineteen of whom are hunger strikers. Related posts: August 27, 1920: Carrie Chapman Catt Returns to New York City for Massive Suffrage Celebration October 6, 1911: As California Suffrage Vote […]

U.S. House to hold hearing on oil export ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A House of Representatives panel will hold a hearing on Dec. 11 to explore whether a decades-old law that prohibits the export of crude oil makes sense in an era of domestic energy abundance. Source: U.S. House to hold hearing on oil export ban

Flournoy withdraws from consideration as U.S. defense secretary: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Michele Flournoy, a former top U.S. Defense Department official widely tipped as a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the job, Foreign Policy Magazine reported on Tuesday. Source: Flournoy withdraws from consideration as U.S. defense secretary: report

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Romanian President-elect Klaus Iohannis

By The White House Vice President Joe Biden called Romanian President-elect Klaus Iohannis to congratulate him on his election victory, noting the impressive voter turnout as a sign of a strong and healthy democracy. The Vice President underscored the strength of the bilateral relationship and expressed appreciation for Romania’s contributions to NATO, its support for […]