Women exercise power horizontally. I've said this often -- in speeches about women leaders, in Arianna's latest book ("On Becoming Fearless"), and at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit, an annual event that I chair. Not that women aren't gaining clout vertically. These days a businesswoman must oversee some $6 billion in annual revenues to make it onto Fortune's annual Most Powerful Women list. That compares to around $1 billion when we started ranking corporate women in 1998.
Sometimes the hardest thing about being Secretary of State is managing relations with 191 other countries across the globe. And sometimes it's just making nice with three or four of your colleagues in the Cabinet.
If there's one thing President Bush should know to avoid in debates, it's the audible sigh. And the eye-rolling. Yet there he was last night, doing his best Al Gore, as most TV networks ran those forbidden cutaway shots that hurt him as much as John Kerry did.
Leaders of last Sunday's March for Women's Lives held a news conference on Capitol Hill Thursday to repeat their demand for an apology from Bush campaign adviser Karen Hughes for her remarks about abortion rights.
On a recent day at the airport in Austin, Texas, a tall woman with a familiar face was standing alone, waiting to catch a plane, when a man strode purposefully across the terminal and started talking to her.
The Bush-Cheney re-election campaign on Thursday defended its use of footage of the wreckage of the World Trade Center in political ads, amid criticism from some of the families of September 11, 2001, victims.
Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee said Tuesday that President Bush's State of the Union message was "big, strong and confident" even as he acknowledged the speech "didn't have a lot of big new proposals."
Ten months before he faces voters, President Bush will warn in his State of the Union address Tuesday of leaving "work unfinished," and aides said the speech is designed to rebut attacks from the Democratic presidential candidates and defend his decision to invade Iraq.
For the second day in a row, President Bush practiced his State of the Union address Monday, running through the approximately 50-minute address twice in front of his advisers with the help of a TelePrompTer, a senior administration official said.