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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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., says that Great Society social programs aren't helping working people. Jose Luis Magana/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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In January, President Obama attended an event for the Council on Women and Girls where he signed a memorandum creating a task force to respond to campus rapes. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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