– Congratulations to Senator Barbara Mikulski, who is about to become the first woman to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee.
– Robert Bork, who once didn’t get confirmed to the Supreme Court after saying he’d vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, died today.
– Yesterday, the Senate passed the Shaheen Amendment to the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment provides federal health coverage for servicewomen who want an abortion after becoming pregnant as a result of rape or incest.
– And finally, in response to Rolling Stone’s piece on ’10 people who helped Obama win the election’ which included a whopping ONE female, an excellent Tweet series on some of the many female staffers who have played a huge role in both his campaigns and his Presidency.