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Just How Female-Friendly Is Obama's White House?

In June 2012, Anne-Marie Slaughter, the current president and CEO of the New America Foundation, wrote a much-read cover story for the Atlantic called “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” It began with a scene of Slaughter, then the director of policy planning at the State Department—and the first woman in that position (“I get this call from Hillary Clinton [offering] my dream job in the world”)—at a swishy reception hosted by the Obamas at the American Museum of Natural History: sipping bubbly, mingling with foreign dignitaries, and worrying about her teenage son. Slaughter wrote, “Having it all was not possible in many types of jobs, including high government office—at least not for very long.”