Imagine: A Project Runway Inauguration Dress For Michelle Obama

The Daily Beast » 11/06/08 1:00pm 11/06/08 1:00pm issued a challenge to former designers: . (At the time, Obama's win was not confirmed.) And! As with all challenges, there was a twist: The designers could only use Laura Bush's 2005 Inaugural Ball dress, an American flag, burlap potato sacks and $10 worth of trims of their choice. The resulting…

Jon Stewart: Barack Obama "Cured My Leprosy"

While some were busy doing drunken post-mortems on the season premiere of America's Next Top Model last night, others were busy swooning over Daily Show host Jon Stewart, who appeared on Larry King Live to discuss the writer's strike, the Oscars (he's hosting this Sunday, don't you know?) and, of course, the election.… » 2/21/08 12:30pm 2/21/08 12:30pm

It Takes A Village (Or At Least A Grandma) To Raise Barack Obama's Girls

Last night, Michelle Obama — accessorized with perfect flip, a strand of pearls, and a pair of seriously-toned upper arms — sat down with Larry King for a quick, calm chat about issues both political and personal, specifically motherhood (Michelle admits she has a village to help her raise her two daughters), Hillary… » 2/12/08 12:30pm 2/12/08 12:30pm

Mike Gravel: The Candidate You Didn't Know You Wanted (And Probably…

Did you vote yet? Are you a Democrat bemoaning the departure of Edwards, Kucinich, Richardson, et. al. or are you conflicted about Obama vs. Hillary? Take heart: Mike Gravel is still in the race! (In states where it isn't hugely expensive to get on the primary ballot, that is). Gravel is experienced: he has been a… » 2/05/08 12:00pm 2/05/08 12:00pm

Hillary, Not Bill, Will "Wear The Pantsuits" In The White House

In one last push to carry the Super Tuesday primaries — at least the one in New York — a visibly-tired but upbeat Hillary Clinton visited The Late Show with David Letterman last night and talked football (she's happy for the Giants), policy (she really is stealing Edwards' platform on helping the poor!) and Poppa Bill. … » 2/05/08 11:00am 2/05/08 11:00am

"Thank God Women Are Not Lazy, Negligent Assholes When It Comes To…

Please give a warm welcome to Crappy Hour regular and former Wonkette editor Megan "Anonymous Lobbyist" Carpentier! Today, Megan will be filling in for Jezebel's favorite rabblerouser, Moe Tkacik, who is a bit under the weather (although she was able to rally enough to engage in everyone's favorite IM exchange on current … » 2/04/08 10:00am 2/04/08 10:00am

Democratic Dames Vie For The Hearts, Minds, Votes Of Women

In anticipation of Super Tuesday, candidates and surrogates were out in full force this weekend, blanketing many Super Tuesday states with messages of hope, change, experience, vision and various other words that resonate with voters despite their nebulous nature. But what was most inspiring to some of us was the sheer … » 2/04/08 9:30am 2/04/08 9:30am

New York NOW President Calls Ted Kennedy A Traitor; Obama A…

The National Organization for Women's New York State chapter president Marcia Pappas just went apeshit on Ted Kennedy for endorsing the "new guy," Barack Obama. "Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical… » 1/28/08 5:30pm 1/28/08 5:30pm

Six Out Of Seven Black Women Don't Like Republicans

Another Monday, another clip from Real Time With Bill Maher. On Friday night's episode, Bill invited conservative commentator and CNN contributor Amy Holmes onto his show, where she aired footage of an interview with a group of African-American women regarding race, gender, politics and Republicans. Although Holmes'… » 1/28/08 1:00pm 1/28/08 1:00pm

Barack Obama Wants To Rename October "Baracktober"

Illinois Senator Barack Obama appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman last night to read Letterman's Top 10 List (subject: "Obama's Top Ten Campaign Promises"). Unfortunately, the Democratic presidential candidate appeared sorta beaten-down (maybe it was bad lighting, but we blame Letterman's writing staff) but he … » 1/25/08 11:00am 1/25/08 11:00am

John Edwards, David Letterman Tussle After Hair Tousle

Although we were psyched to see Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody on Letterman last night, the actual interview was a bit of a letdown: the two didn't really cover ground they hadn't already covered back in 2006 during Diablo's first Late Show go-round to promote her book Candy Girl. But Letterman's first guest, Democratic … » 1/23/08 1:00pm 1/23/08 1:00pm

5-Year Old Obama Supporter Sings Her Own Version Of American Anthem

The incomparable Jeanne Moos of CNN (seriously, does the woman have the best job on TV or what?) did an amusing segment last night about a 5-year-old girl named Ebony and her charming, slightly-stilted — Moos says "mangled" — rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at a Barack Obama rally the other day. And since we could… » 1/22/08 5:20pm 1/22/08 5:20pm

Young Feminists Can't Decide Between Obama & Clinton

At Wellesley college, Hillary Clinton's alma mater, young women are split on the Clinton vs. Obama issue, The Washington Post reports. For instance: Katie Chanpong and Aubre Carreon Aguilar are both feminists and political activists. "If you're a woman, you vote for Hillary because of what it means to women everywhere,"… » 1/11/08 4:00pm 1/11/08 4:00pm