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How Women Are Driving American Politics: Curated by Susan Page

The 2020 election was all about women. Women as voters defeated President Trump in his bid for a second term. Women as candidates reached record numbers, including gains in the GOP. And the first woman was elected vice president, although the nation’s highest glass ceiling remained unbroken. These articles explore how it happened and why it matters.

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    Just the stats, ma'am

    Results: Women Candidates in the 2020 Elections

    Results: Women Candidates in the 2020 Elections

    Last Update: December 7th at 3:30pm ET For most current numbers visit our Election 2020 Results Tracker According to the Center for American Women and …

    On Shirley Chisholm and other black female groundbreakers

    Vice president-elect Kamala Harris, profiled

    Kamala Harris Makes Her Case

    Kamala Harris Makes Her Case

    The Presidential candidate has been criticized as a defender of the status quo. Can she prove that she’s a force for change? This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. One day in early June, Kamala Harris, the junior senator from California, tapped the glass of the bakery case at …

    What Kamala Harris’ white suit at the victory speech meant

    Kamala Harris in Her White Suit

    Kamala Harris in Her White Suit

    Correction: November 10, 2020 This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of a picture caption with this article referred incorrectly to the children pictured with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. They are her grand-nieces, not her nieces. On Saturday …

    The challenges of being a “first"

    Here’s What Kamala Harris Faces as a ‘First’

    Here’s What Kamala Harris Faces as a ‘First’

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    POLITICO - By Teresa Wiltz

    Amid the celebratory memes rocketing around yesterday, other women of color who’ve cracked through ceilings have some advice: Buckle up. So many firsts. First woman. First Black vice president. First Black woman vice president. First South Asian American. First South Asian American woman. First VP …

    The success of Republican women in congressional races in 2020

    The Women’s March in 2017 and what it started

    The message from women voters in the suburbs

    On the glass ceiling left unbroken, the presidency

    The year of 'No woman need apply'

    The year of 'No woman need apply'

    In Washington, it once seemed reasonable to conclude that 2020 would be a good year for a woman to seek the Democratic nomination for president. For the party's voters around the country, not so much. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's exit from the race Thursday left a party that emphasizes its …

    On the 100th anniversary of suffrage, Women of the Century

    About the Author

    Susan Page is the Washington Bureau chief of USA TODAY and the author of "MADAM SPEAKER: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power," being published by Twelve/Hachette in April 2021. The 2020 election was the 11th campaign she has covered. She’s interviewed the past nine presidents; when President-elect Biden takes office, that number will tick up to 10. She’s also the author of the New York Times best-seller, "THE MATRIARCH: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty."

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