Has the 'Year of the Woman' Finally Arrived?

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When the new Congress opens for business, a record 20 percent of the Senators will be women. In the House, they've increased their numbers from 52 to 61. The State of New Hampshire will send an all-female delegation to the Senate and Congress.  But women were 53 percent of Tuesday's voters. Are they even close to having a fair share of political power? Why are there are more female Democrats in leadership roles than Republicans? Are there issues that unite women across party lines? We hear more about newly elected women and their prospects for effectiveness in institutions still dominated by men.

Credits

Guests:
Jennifer Duffy - Cook Political Report - @jennifereduffy, Tali Mendelberg - Princeton University, Tiffany Dufu - White House Project - @tdufu, Kate Obenshain - Republican Party of Virginia (formerly) - @kateobenshain, Terry O’Neill - National Organization for Women - @terryoneill

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton