And a breakthrough
Published: Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 10:24 p.m.
Some 90 years ago, Jeanette Rankin became the first woman ever elected to the U.S. House. That it would take more than 4 generations for a woman to finally ascend to the Speaker's dais shows just how stubbornly durable that congressional "glass ceiling" has been. Pelosi and the Democrats propose, among other things, to raise the minimum wage, lower the cost of prescription drugs and authorize federal funding for stem cell research. All of those issues poll well with the voters. The question is, how will they cope with the less popular, more complex, issues; like a runaway deficit, the war and immigration reform?
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