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Fictional Bookshelf: What Members of Congress Might be Reading This Weekend

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In this turbulent political climate, we all have a sharp eye on Congress as they shape national policies that will affect us all for years to come.  But, with all that hard work, we worry about what about how they’re reading in their downtime. We hope that our leaders are prolific readers, turning to literature for answers and insights, but since we can’t get a look at their bookshelves with our own eyes, we are left to imagine what reads they turn to when bargaining across party lines becomes too much to handle. Here are the books we like to think members of Congress cozy up to on weekends: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff Wolff’s…

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Female Empowerment Soars in These Books Featuring Strong Women Worthy of Miss Sloane Status

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We’re always excited about a new movie featuring a strong female lead, which is why we absolutely can’t wait to see Miss Sloane, a political thriller that comes out this Friday, November 25. The film stars Jessica Chastain as Elizabeth Sloane, a lobbyist in Washington who’s considered one of the best. She’s also one of the most cutthroat and will do anything to win. But when she takes on the formidable gun industry, she’s picking one of the biggest battles of her life. One that might even put her life on the line. *CHILLS EVERYWHERE* We can already tell that Sloane is going to be a Claire Underwood-type character (from House of Cards): ruthless, tough and the kind of woman…

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5 Things We Need from Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Publishing in 2017

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Trust me when I say this—Ruth Bader Ginsburg rocks. There’s a good reason why she’s affectionately known as The Notorious RBG. About a dozen years ago I had the great pleasure to meet the U.S. Supreme Court Justice and I’ve been a fan ever since. She’s brilliant, feisty, dedicated and outspoken. When she was asked when there will be enough women on the Supreme Court she shot back, “When there’s nine.” She pointed out that no one was shocked when there were nine men. Why shouldn’t there be nine women? You can imagine my delight when I learned that Ginsburg and her authorized biographers are preparing a book of her writings and speeches, My Own Words, due out from Simon &…

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The Notorious RBG: We love the new rock star feminist!

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg has done some amazing things. But prior to the current craze that’s sweeping the Internet, putting this woman’s name and rock ‘n roll in the same sentence was usually part of a joke. Oh, ha-ha, a societal and political leader elevated to the Supreme Court, who doesn’t exactly sport the latest fashions, is a what? A rock star? Please. Oh, but she is. The legendary feminism leader, and one of the most critical figures in American history, is heating up the digital space. She’s got it all rolling now; there’s a new biopic starring Natalie Portman, her well-documented role in the gay marriage issue, and that glove. Wait, a glove? This picture showed up in TIME magazine and added fuel to…

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