For Your Consideration: The Next Speaker of the House of Representatives Should Be a Tiny Baby

With California Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s fart noise-length campaign for Speaker of the House coming to an end today amid wild rumors and speculation of “misdeeds,” many Hill watchers are wondering who could possibly take his place as frontrunner. Please allow me to suggest: a baby. »10/08/15 2:20pm30 minutes ago

Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Pulls Out Of House Speaker Race; The Inmates Have Taken Over the Asylum

On Thursday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced that he was dropping out of the race to become the next Speaker of the House. The move comes days after he implied that the House Benghazi Committee was essentially designed to hurt Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. »10/08/15 1:16pmToday 1:16pm

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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »10/08/15 1:15pmToday 1:15pm

Bill Cosby's Lawyers Are Trying to Keep His Upcoming Deposition Private

Bill Cosby lost his latest attempt to stop a civil lawsuit filed by Judy Huth, who says Cosby molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old. The comedian will be deposed on Friday, October 9, and it will be the first time Cosby will speak directly about a sexual assault case in court since his… »10/08/15 1:05pmToday 1:05pm

'Broccoli Is a Treat': Frolicking With Overjoyed Children at a Gluten-Free Expo

Before leaving Brooklyn for the 2015 Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo in Secaucus, New Jersey, I ate a bagel and cream cheese. When I reached Port Authority, I realized I was very tired from—I assume—the bagel, so I ordered a tall Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks. By the time the bus dropped me off at the… »10/08/15 12:50pmToday 12:50pm

How To Talk To A Grieving Person 

In the weeks and months after my father died, “How are you?” became my least favorite question. It was always benign and well-intentioned, but it also inevitably reminded me that I felt like shit. I’d rather have given a gruesome blow-by-blow account of how my father died than talk about how I felt. But talking—or,… »10/08/15 12:25pmToday 12:25pm

Massachusetts Police Force Will Use Pink Handcuffs for 'Breast Cancer Awareness'

The pinkwashing Olympics have their new champion: the police department of Greenfield, Massachusetts announced on Facebook that for the month of October, they’ll be using pink handcuffs. Officers will also sport pins reading “Arrest Breast Cancer.” Because there’s no problem you can’t solve that way. »10/08/15 12:10pmToday 12:10pm

Katie Nolan Unloads on NFL and Sports Media for Not Taking Domestic Abuse Seriously

In April, the NFL suspended Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy after the league’s months-long investigation found that there was evidence that he’d physically abused his then-girlfriend, Nicole Holder. Hardy allegedly threatened to kill her, choked her, and threw her onto a couch covered in assault rifles. »10/08/15 11:30amToday 11:30am

Ex Lululemon CEO Admits 2013 Interview Was 'Biggest Disaster of My Life'

Ever since the fateful day two years ago when Lululemon founder Chip Wilson uttered a slew of idiotic comments (including one being about his yoga pants “not working for some women’s bodies), he has kept mum on his controversial statements—until now. Wilson, who also served as the company’s CEO, recently reflected on… »10/08/15 10:50amToday 10:50am

AHS: Hotel Premiere Includes Lady Gaga as Crazy Sex Vampire and a Rape Scene

A drag queen walks into an elevator with a cop and says, “You’ve lost something and now you’re frozen in time. Can’t go forward, can’t go back.” Not the set-up for an “amirite” joke but, apparently, an overly on-the-nose scene that hints at what’s going on in American Horror Story: Hotel, the follow-up to last year’s … »10/08/15 10:30amToday 10:30am

Teen Threatens to 'Kill All the Girls' After Cheerleaders Refuse to Send Him Nude Photos

An Idaho high school went into temporary lockdown Wednesday after a 15-year-old boy reportedly threatened online to bring a gun to school and “kill all the girls” for refusing to send him nude photos. The student has since been arrested and is being charged with telephone harassment and threatening violence at a… »10/08/15 10:10amToday 10:10am