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Elderly Women Hit by Poverty More Often Than Men

Sep 30, 2013
An analysis of recently released census data finds a disconcerting difference in poverty levels between men and women -- particularly those over age 65 -- and unconscionably high levels for women of color. More than one in three Native American women live below the federal poverty line.

What Lies Ahead for Justice Sotomayor?

Aug 9, 2009
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has made history after successfully navigating the grueling confirmation process by finally being sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts at a ceremony at the court's headquarters Saturday. However, the partisan politics that played out during the grilling phase are just a taste of things to come, according to The Christian Science Monitor's Brad Knickerbocker.The partisan politics that played out during Justice Sonia Sotomayor's grilling phase represent just a taste of things to come.

Sotomayor’s Bumpy Road to Confirmation

Aug 6, 2009
In Washington, a Supreme Court nomination usually sets off a flood of political accusations, and in this case the GOP certainly upheld the grand old tradition of seeing sin where none existed.The GOP had to turn to some pretty flimsy accusations in the fight over Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation.

Sotomayor Makes the Senate Cut

Aug 6, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court just got a little wiser. On Thursday, the Senate voted 68-31 -- split largely along party lines -- to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as the first Latina Supreme Court justice and only the third woman to serve on America's top court.

Sen. Inhofe Concerned About the Whole Race, Gender Thing

May 27, 2009
The news that known Latina Sonia Sotomayor may soon join the Supreme Court spurred an apparently alarmed Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) to hold forth in a statement on Tuesday about the need to make sure that Sotomayor will be able to mete out justice from her vaunted post without her pesky extra X chromosome or her non-Oklahoman ethnic roots mucking things up for everyone.

Maddow 1, Limbaugh 0

May 27, 2009
So, Rush Limbaugh's got his knickers in a twist about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, calling President Obama's pick of a Latina an example of "reverse racism." This clearly amuses MSNBC's resident smartypants Rachel Maddow, who's at the ready with a zinger or two for Limbaugh in this clip from Tuesday morning's newscast.