A new book about Romney's failed campaign reveals that Mittens took an internal family poll in 2010 over whether he should run for president. Ten out of twelve said no, including Romney himself. Eesh. » 7/02/13 10:00am 7/02/13 10:00am

Shocking: More Women Gave Obama Money Than Romney

Poor Mitt Romney; all of the money, self-tanner, and binders of women in the entire world couldn't get him into the good graces of America's ladies last month. Only 28 percent of his donors were women, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, while female donors made up 44 percent of the Obama campaign's… » 12/14/12 12:15pm 12/14/12 12:15pm

How Planned Parenthood's Political Team Aced the Elections

As we reported last month, Planned Parenthood's political arm had an incredibly effective election; nearly 100 percent of its spending went towards races that ended with pro-choice politicians in power. How did they do it? » 12/06/12 2:05pm 12/06/12 2:05pm

Thanks to Team Rape, Most Americans Consider Themselves Pro-Choice Again

Just six months ago, a Gallup poll found that the number of people who call themselves "pro-choice" was only 41%, a record low. Many conservatives gleefully championed the study as evidence that scores of youngins were becoming radically invested in the anti-abortion movement, while others thought the poll was more… » 11/16/12 12:45pm 11/16/12 12:45pm

There Are Too Many Lady Senators to Fit in the Bathroom at One Time

One of the cliché (but kinda true) "pros" of being a dude is that women always have to wait in line FOREVER to use the bathroom. But Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) told the Washington Ideas Forum today that she experienced a "historic moment" in the ladies room, thanks to the influx of women recently elected into… » 11/14/12 6:50pm 11/14/12 6:50pm

In Best Ever News, Planned Parenthood Killed It Re: Election Spending…

Not into schadenfreude? Better stop reading now. Everyone else, get ready to rub your palms together and cackle: Planned Parenthood saw a near perfect return on its election spending, while conservative groups spent enough to make Donald Trump blush but have little to show for it. » 11/09/12 3:45pm 11/09/12 3:45pm

Claire McCaskill's Daughters Are Just Like Us, But Way Cooler

Here's another reason to be thrilled that Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill beat out Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin on Tuesday: her daughters, 23-year-old Maddie and 21-year-old Lily Esposito, are AWESOME. Here's why, in no particular order: » 11/09/12 3:00pm 11/09/12 3:00pm

8th Grade Math Teacher Says Obama's Win Means She'll Have to Keep…

Sharon Hailey Aceta, an 8th grade math teacher at Rawlinson Road Middle School in Rock Hill, South Carolina, posted a sarcastic and highly inappropriate Facebook status update after Obama won a second term as President earlier this week: » 11/08/12 7:15pm 11/08/12 7:15pm

Was It Inappropriate for Obama to Call His Daughters Beautiful During…

On Tuesday, in his victory speech, Obama called his daughters beautiful. "Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes, you're growing up to become two strong, smart, beautiful young women, just like your mom," he said. "And I am so proud of you guys." » 11/08/12 1:55pm 11/08/12 1:55pm

Way More Female Facebook Users Are Voting (or Talking About Voting)…

According to this addictive Facebook Stories voting app that breaks down voting demographics and lets you "watch" users vote in real time, women are outnumbering men among active Facebook voters 2-to-1. 30% of voters are between the ages of 25-34. » 11/06/12 6:30pm 11/06/12 6:30pm

To the Booth and Back: Tell Us Your Voting Stories

We want to hear all about your voting experiences today: Was your polling site packed, with lines wrapping around the block? (That's what we're hearing from most people so far, which sounds frustrating, but also high voter turnout = YES, PLEASE.) Was it hard for you to take time off work to cast your ballot? Was this… » 11/06/12 10:25am 11/06/12 10:25am

Mitt Romney Suspends Campaign, Campaigns Anyway, Then Sends the Red…

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Mitt Romney announced that he’s halting his Presidential campaign so he can collect supplies to send to the Red Cross. Except instead of canceling his campaign events, Mitt Romney just rechristened them “storm relief events” and continued to hold rallies, this time complete with photo… » 10/31/12 3:40pm 10/31/12 3:40pm

Lena Dunham's Pro-Obama Ad Brought to You by Russia & Satan, Says…

Lena Dunham's pro-doin' it with Obama (voting that is!) ad has made me fall a little bit in love with her and conservatives shoot a little bit of irate steam out of their ears. But no GOP'er freaked out more hilariously than Minnesota Republican party deputy chair Kelly Fenton, who reminded us today that Dunham's ad… » 10/27/12 3:00pm 10/27/12 3:00pm

Obama Wants You to Vote Like Your Vagina Depends On It

It's hard to believe (say, about as inconceivable as the concept that some women are raped because it's God's "intention") that Obama could've lost a significant amount of support from women voters after that one lackluster Denver debate. But, according to national polls and some battleground state surveys, that's… » 10/26/12 10:25am 10/26/12 10:25am

CNN Thinks Crazy Ladies Can't Help Voting With Their Vaginas Instead of…

With only two weeks to go until Election Day, CNN's taking a serious investigative look into our country's undecided voters: hormonal women. I.e., all women. "New research suggest that hormones may influence female voting choices differently, depending on whether a woman is single or in a committed relationship," CNN … » 10/24/12 4:35pm 10/24/12 4:35pm

Whose 'October Surprise' Will Be More Shocking, Gloria Allred's or…

Donald Trump has been harumphing about a "bordering on gigantic" Obama-related bombshell that will "possibly" change the course of the entire election, but no one's been paying him that much attention, since dude tends to harumph a lot. But while we wait for him to unveil his "October Surprise" at noon today on… » 10/24/12 10:50am 10/24/12 10:50am

Debate Night: the Final Fury

Enjoy the debate. Just not as much as that guy, okay? (Also, do you think he represents, like, religion as a whole and Romney and Obama are political pandering? Is "God" having the last laugh? Just think about it, that's all I ask.) (Don't think about it, forget I said anything.) » 10/22/12 8:45pm 10/22/12 8:45pm

Clear Eyes, Zero Class: Mitt Romney's Now Selling Plagiarized Friday…

After Mitt Romney began shamelessly ganking the signature Friday Night Lights line "Clear eyes, full hearts, AMERICA, can't lose," the creator of the beloved Texas football drama wrote the campaign a letter asking them to stop plagiarizing him (truth be told, he should have also requested Romney stop being a dork.… » 10/22/12 4:20pm 10/22/12 4:20pm

Billboard Criticizing Mormon Stance on Blacks and Gays to Follow Mitt…

Mitt Romney is a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a religion viewed by many Americans unfamiliar with the faith as a strange tradition shrouded in secrecy and characterized by the sort of perky friendliness that can only be concealing a horrible Stepford-style robot factory. But as one… » 10/22/12 12:50pm 10/22/12 12:50pm