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Women in the Senate Confront The Military on Sex Assaults

Jun 03, 2013 - The New York Times - Biographical Materials
Board and Executive Moves

WASHINGTON -- Senator Claire McCaskill wandered down the dais at the Senate Armed Services Committee's first hearing of the year and noticed a startling tableau: women to the left, women to the right.

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a veteran Republican member of one of the Senate's most testosterone-driven panels, was now flanked by them on both sides, including by two Republican colleagues, Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska.

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