If you spend enough time in or around Washington, you'll meet amazing people who work for the government.
My younger sister retired a few years ago after a 30-year career teaching history and social studies at an inner-city high school.
But I want to pay tribute to Anna Lee Woodruff, an extraordinary, selfless woman and beautiful grandmother who in her quiet determined way was a role model for her two daughters, and who left a lasting impression on so many who knew her.
As the mother of a son with disabilities, I try to keep an eye out for news that affects people in the large community of which he is a part.
Every news organization should ideally be as broadly representative as possible.
You can find inspiration when you're not even looking for it.
There have been trade-offs every day, every month, every year. There's a lot that I missed and I do have regrets in that area. But I have been able to bring to my family the richness of being a journalist.
As the mother of a grown son with a traumatic brain injury, I couldn't be more excited about the prospect of finding out how to repair even a small part of the damage that changed his life.
And I've been incredibly lucky to have a long career in journalism that has given me a front-row seat to some of the most important moments in modern American political life.
For the past 21 years, I've been privileged to be part of an amazing organization called the International Women's Media Foundation.
I've never seen Washington as divided as we are right now.
If image is everything, how can the Democratic presidential hopefuls compete with a President fresh from a war victory.
Is this administration, the Clinton administration, an administration that needed defending?
My mother was adored by her family and by the scores of children she took care of and their parents, all of whom called her 'Miss Woody.'
Politics is in my blood. I'd love to be involved in 2008, maybe even '06.
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