Donald Trump claims to love the military. So why can’t he stop disrespecting veterans?

Trump's attacks on Adm. Bill McRaven are just the latest instances of the supposedly pro-military president disrespecting the military.

The Midwest has a long history of radical candidates — on the right and left

The Midwest has seen the same uptick in far-right and far-left politics we’ve seen around the country in recent years.

When it comes to government jobs, only 1 state gets an "A" in gender parity, report finds

New Hampshire is the sole state with gender parity in its elected offices.

8 positive moments in politics that remind us 2016 wasn't all bad

Feeling down about the political state of 2016? Here are eight moments that should cheer you up, at least a little.
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Meet the three women of color who were just elected into the U.S. Senate

Get to know Tammy Duckworth, Kamala Harris, Catherine Cortez Masto.

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5 silver linings progressives can look to as the country turns red on Election Day

Don't despair, progressives ... not all is lost.
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Illinois Senate Election Results 2016: Tammy Duckworth beats Mark Kirk

?Democrat Tammy Duckworth has won the Senate seat in Illinois, early election results show.
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Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk accused of racism after tone-deaf jab at opponent's Thai heritage

The context makes Kirk's attack on Tammy Duckworth even worse.
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This Image of Tammy Duckworth at Democrats' Sit-In Shows How Much We Need to #DisarmHate

Illinois congresswoman left her wheelchair to sit on the House floor.
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This Man Tried to Defraud the Government — What Happened Next is All Too Rare

Braulio Castillo attempted to get veterans' benefits based on a bogus disability claim. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, an actual war veteran, would have none of it.
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5 Things You Missed While You Were Preoccupied With SCOTUS Decisions

With Affirmative Action, the Voting Rights Act, DOMA, and Prop 8 being the main focus of last week, it wouldn't be surprising if these important developments went unnoticed.
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2012 Election Results LIVE: Women Running for Congress and Senate Nationwide

More women are running for U.S. congressional or Senate seats this year than ever before. How will women fare on Election Day 2012? Stay tuned for live updates on vote totals and key races.
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6 Most Important Congressional Districts to Watch for in Election 2012

Things may be heating up in the presidential race, but there are plenty of fireworks in congressional districts all across the map.
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We Need More Veterans in Elected Office

Veterans have unique and valuable perspectives desperately needed in Washington.

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Servicewomen Closing Gender Gap in Politics

Female veterans, with their military service highlighting their honest commitment to the country, are poised to become a major force in electoral politics.