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 office: » 11/14/12 6:50pm 11/14/12 6:50pm

Lesbians, Immigrants, and Harvard Professors: Get to Know Your…

The 113th US Congress will have 20 women senators, the highest ever in the country's history. Put that in your binder and smoke it! (Or you could say all of their terms synced up, JUST LIKE PERIODS.) Here's a primer on who's new, who's sticking around, and who's making history. » 11/07/12 5:00pm 11/07/12 5:00pm

Lady Politicians Who Don't Make Us Want To Put Our Heads In The Oven

While Sarah Palin's out of the spotlight for now and Michele Bachmann's once bright political aspirations are fading fast, we may feel tempted rejoice. But for every Palin and Bachmann, there's a Noem and a Haley ready to take their place, and trying to argue with any of their ilk might feel like a neverending game of… » 10/13/11 5:30pm 10/13/11 5:30pm

Senator Klobuchar Scolds Fashion Writer On Senate Floor For Sexism

It's not often that the Senate chamber talks fashion criticism, but yesterday, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was sufficiently irritated by Robin Givhan's Washington Post piece to chastise her for her Kagan critique. Meanwhile, Givhan is defending herself. » 5/26/10 12:00pm 5/26/10 12:00pm