8:08 AM, Jan 21, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Possible presidential candidate Carly Fiorina confronted President Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, over the White House paying female employees less than their male counterparts:
"Good morning, Valerie," Fiorina said, speaking to Jarrett on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "I think, certainly, every woman on this panel and every woman across the nation agrees that equal pay for equal work is absolutely required. I also think it's just a fact that laws exist on the books today, and if a woman is being discriminated against because of her gender, she should use the full extent of that law. I am struck by the fact the president hasn't really led in this regard. He's not paying women equally by his own measures in his own White House. And I am also struck by the fact that the single greatest impediment to equal pay for equal work is this seniority system, which pays not on merit, not on performance, but on time and grade. And who is it who supports the seniority system? Unions, government bureaucracies, the vast majority of constituencies that the Democratic party represents and who support the Democratic party. So why wouldn't the White House take on the seniority system and say let's pay women by merit and by their results? Because based on my own experience, in those scenarios, women will be paid equally."
Jarrett responded with a whopper: "Let's unpack your question a little bit. So, first of all the first question and last question, let's weave them together: in the White House women do earn equal pay for equal work."
But as the Washington Post reported in July, males get paid 13 percent more than women in the Barack Obama White House:
The White House has not narrowed the gap between the average pay of male and female employees since President Obama’s first year in office, according to a Washington Post analysis of new salary data.
The average male White House employee currently earns about $88,600, while the average female White House employee earns about $78,400, according to White House data released Tuesday. That is a gap of 13 percent.
In 2009, male employees made an average of about $82,000, compared to an average of $72,700 earned by female employees — also a 13 percent wage gap.
11:59 AM, Oct 28, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On Sunday's political talk shows, several Republicans criticized the Obama administration's response to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Here's Senator John McCain of Arizona on CBS's Face the Nation:
11:17 AM, Oct 29, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
With only a few days until Election Day, Democrat Jerry Brown holds a slightly smaller lead over Republican Meg Whitman in California’s gubernatorial race.
11:33 AM, Oct 22, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
With eleven days left in the election, a new poll, commissioned by Carly Fiorina’s campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, shows that the Republican candidate for Senate from California has a fighting chance. The race, between Fiorina and Democratic incumbent senator Barbara Boxer has been called by Fred Barnes, “The Most Important Race of 2010.”
If Fiorina beats Boxer, liberalism will suffer a grievous defeatOct 18, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 05 • By FRED BARNES
Meg Whitman v. Jerry Brown. 12:00 AM, Aug 19, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
I had the pleasure of traveling to California last week, a place D.H. Lawrence once described as “crazy sensible” because its people think about “just the moment: hardly as far ahead as carpe diem.”
Abortion hasn't been a winning issue lately for Blue State Dems.1:32 PM, Jul 23, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
"Fiorina faces challenge on abortion," reports Politico:
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is drawing almost the same support from California voters as incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to recent polls.
Fiorina’s position on abortion? Not so much.
10:12 PM, Jul 12, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
California Democratic senator Barbara boxer is trailing Republican challenger Carly Fiorina by 2 points--47% to 45%--in a new SurveyUSA poll of likely voters released this evening. Fiorina has been closing in on Boxer--cutting the Democrat's lead from six, to five, to four, to three points in the last four polls--but this is the first public poll showing Fiorina in the lead.
12:24 AM, Jun 9, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
The AP has called Meg Whitman the winner of the Republican primary for Governor of California; Carly Fiorina has been declared the Republican winner of the Senate race. Whitman currently has 61.8 percent of the vote over her opponent Steve Poizner, with 7 percent of precincts reporting. Fiorina holds 54.9 percent over her closest opponent Tom Campbell, with 9.3 percent of precincts reporting.