Women may hold key to unlocking Capitol gridlock

  • Article by: EMILY HEIL , Washington Post
  • Updated: December 16, 2012 - 11:41 PM

The record number of women in the next Senate say they know how to work together to get things done.

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thankbhoDec. 16, 12 8:59 PM

Amy, How did your fight against medical device taxes go that you and Franken spearheaded that was spelled out in the Obamacare bill that you both voted for and was rammed though to all Americans?

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drfranktDec. 16, 12 9:24 PM

"The record number of women in the next Senate say they know how to work together to get things done."...I have worked as a nurse for a number of years. Yes, a male in a female dominated occupation. My wife would rather work for a male for 1 reason...males don't carry grudges and can actually work together. Women carry grudges for a lifetime!

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chablis28Dec. 16, 1210:02 PM

Really, tell me ONE contraversial issue that Amy has been able to find common ground with Republicans.LOL! Anyone can get agreement accross the isle on the easy fluffy stuff. And its completely silly to suggest women in general are better then men at negotiating deeply held divides in ideolgy. Hillary Clinton got zero done in the middle east.

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chablis28Dec. 16, 1210:08 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif haven't been afraid to throw an elbow. XXXXX Yea, Pelosi is a great example of being open to bipartisanship! LOL to the max!

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chablis28Dec. 16, 1210:30 PM

We need more people in office like; Tim Walz (D) Al Simpson (R) and Tom Coburn (R). Gender doesn't matter. Unfortuately both sides have plenty of flame thowers and trouble makers like;Franken(D), Boxer (D), Pelosi (D),Eric Cantor (R) and the like.

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don50Dec. 16, 1210:39 PM

Amy only said anything about the medical device bill after the bill passed. It was lip service. Many Minnesotans will lose their jobs because of this tax. Her liberal agenda is number one priority. Pelosi was the most non bipartisan house leader in the history of the House and libs are proud of her for it. Any conservative women is deemed a traitor. Amy works on fluff things that get her good photo ops, She has a lifetime job because this is a lib state not because she works with the other side. She just does what Dem leadership tells her to do. If she really was for helping Minnesotans she would voted against Obaamacare if the first place and she knows it. When you see all the layoffs at Medtronic among others in the next year, thank Amy for her "hard work".

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jpcooperDec. 16, 1211:05 PM

These women will not get anything done! They think a spending cut is "save $75 dollars off you next $300 purchase" coupon at Macys!

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staredDec. 17, 1212:02 AM

This belief is an unsubstantiated and unproven myth spread to make certain people feel good.

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windigolakeDec. 17, 12 5:56 AM

Boy, the misogynists are out in force. These are the wounded from the last election who are still fighting the GOP war against women. I have worked for and with women AND men all my life. As a man, I find women to be far fairer, more accommodating of different viewpoints and more results-oriented.

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tnesleyDec. 17, 12 6:54 AM

Perhaps they can show us to manage the federal budget like a home budget, not spending more than you take in. But then, the Senate has not passed a budget in 3 years.

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