What Are We Going to Do About Incumbents We Hate? Not a Goddamn Thing

Poll after humorously pathetic poll this year has suggested that Congress is about as popular as a temporary but debilitating illness (it sucks, but it's fun to wake up in a hospital room full of flowers!). So why don't Americans just do the sensible thing and vote out incumbents? Because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, that's why. » 11/10/14 5:30pm 11/10/14 5:30pm

The Internet Is Losing Its Shit Over a Senator's Dairy Queen Tweet

This is Chuck Grassley, a Republican United States Senator from Iowa. (Everyone say "Hi Chuck!") On Monday, he turned the Internet from a temporary repository for people to freak out about teenagers who work in retail to a den of speculation and—dare I say—wonder. » 11/03/14 10:30pm 11/03/14 10:30pm

Colleges That Botch Rape Investigations Could Face Millions in Fines

A truly motley crew of Senators has introduced a bill that would crack down on schools that fail to address campus sexual assault. But unlike window dress-y efforts that amount to little more than campaign ads for politicians uninterested in effecting actual change, this bill actually sounds like it's got some teeth. » 7/30/14 7:00pm 7/30/14 7:00pm

New Version of Violence Against Women Act Shows GOP Only Hates the Most…

Faced with accusations that their opposition to renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is a sign that they've taken a very unpopular "pro-woman beating" stance, Congressional Republicans are hurriedly drafting their own version of the bill to prove that they don't hate all women. Their version will be sort of like… » 4/25/12 9:00pm 4/25/12 9:00pm

Get Ready for the Most Depressing Senate Debate of All Time!

This week, the US Senate will begin debating provisions of the Violence Against Women Act that extend protection to undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples, because Republicans are so opposed to extending protection to undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples that they're willing to contest something called… » 4/23/12 6:40pm 4/23/12 6:40pm

Stupid Senator Stupidly Calls President Obama Stupid

Just when you think the relationship between Republicans in Congress and President Obama can't get any more strained, one of those supposed "gentlemen" from the Hill goes and does something even more ridiculous than all of the other ridiculous things they've already done. This time the culprit is Senator Chuck… » 4/08/12 9:45pm 4/08/12 9:45pm

Another Wise Republican Suggests a Return to Child Labor

In Monday's Republican Presidential debate, Newt Gingrich doubled down on his fabulous idea that the best way to wean families off of government assistance is to let poor kids work as janitors. At a recent town hall meeting, a Republican Senator suggested that letting kids handle pesticides and operate farm equipment… » 1/18/12 12:10pm 1/18/12 12:10pm

Judiciary Committee Puts Kagan One Step Closer To Supreme Court

The Senate Judiciary Committee just voted 13-6 to confirm Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. Lindsey Graham was her only Republican supporter, and many others were worried she was a liberal "activist" who hated marriage and the military. » 7/20/10 1:20pm 7/20/10 1:20pm

Elizabeth Edwards Heads To Oprah; Michelle Bachmann Heads To Crazytown