First lady Michelle Obama has been doing a lot of high-fiving with schoolchildren like these in Dallas to promote healthful lifestyles. Now she's diving more deeply into the politics of school lunch. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Rep. Linda Sanchez, seen with her son, Joaquin, says balancing her duties as a mother and a member of Congress can be a struggle, but she's lucky to have the flexibility of being a boss. Courtesy of Linda Sanchez hide caption

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President Obama surveys tornado damage with Vilonia, Ark., resident Daniel Smith on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"We have allowed ourselves to be branded [in] a way I do not feel is representative of who we are as Republicans," says Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., of her party's negative reputation on women's issues. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., plays in the annual Congressional Women's Softball game in 2011. She says it's hard to get more women to run for office. Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama speaks during an April 7 visit to Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md. It was his fourth visit to Prince George's County in as many months. Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Josie Maisano poses with her congressman, Democrat Sander Levin of Michigan. Levin says if Congress can't respond to people like Maisano, "we've failed." Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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In New Hampshire, where the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular, the state has exceeded expectations for insurance enrollments. Credit goes, in part, to a grass-roots campaign to sign people up. Brian Snyder/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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