NBC Interns Sit-In for Anchors, Awkwardly Discuss Batman

These NBC interns have to find something to discuss as they sit in for a run through, but their best efforts to mull over some inoffensive happening in pop culture are thwarted by a Batman nerd, who nasally spouts opinions about the movie as a whole ("There is way too much happening inside it"), as well as Anne… » 9/03/12 11:15pm 9/03/12 11:15pm

Terrible State Senator Says His Opponent Is Only Running Because Her…

Scott Fitzgerald is a longtime Republican State Senator from Juneau, Wisconsin. Known as "Big Fitz," he's one of the politicians who's been most active in moving Governor Scott Walker's awful agenda through the legislature, and as a result he's facing a recall election. His opponent is 41-year-old Lori Compas, a… » 5/13/12 9:00pm 5/13/12 9:00pm

Meet the Woman Who's Poised to Become America's First Openly Gay Senator

With all the War on Women madness that's been going on in politics lately, we've been banging our heads against hard surfaces with an alarming regularity. But every once in a while, it's nice to take a break from self-inflicted concussions and instead focus on the good people in the world. » 4/05/12 5:40pm 4/05/12 5:40pm

Gloria Steinem Urges Us to Get Off Our Asses and Vote for Obama

As Republicans in all levels of government have been so busy waging their War on Women on a gazillion different fronts, Barack Obama's team has been equally busy trying to craft a message that appeals to all of the disenchanted women on the right and in the center but that also reminds women on the left that they… » 3/25/12 8:00pm 3/25/12 8:00pm

Senator Olympia Snowe Retires Because She's Had Enough of This Partisan…

In a serious blow to reasonable behavior in our nation's capital, longtime Senator Olympia Snowe, Republican of Maine, announced today that she will retire at the end of her current term. This surprising decision was not due to political pressure—she was expected to be re-elected easily—and, in fact, it puts her… » 2/28/12 9:00pm 2/28/12 9:00pm

Rush Limbaugh Calls Out Danica Patrick: 'What Do You Expect From a…

Rush Limbaugh seems to have a bottomless well from which he can draw offensive blather, and today he reached down there and pulled out a pretty solid gem of pure shit. He was discussing a recent interview Danica Patrick did in which she gave her views on Obama's mandate that health care plans cover contraception. Why… » 2/27/12 11:15pm 2/27/12 11:15pm

Virginia Is Now Perilously Close to Criminalizing Abortion

Virginia must really be desperate to distinguish itself as a place where nobody with a uterus wants to live, because yesterday their House of Delegates passed not one but two insanely restrictive anti-abortion bills, which are both heading pretty directly toward becoming law. You can choose which one you find more… » 2/15/12 12:20pm 2/15/12 12:20pm

Majority of Americans Want to Throw Congress in the Trash and Start Over


It's no secret that Congress is a total shitshow, unable to fix even the most minor problem. The good news is that they've finally gotten bad enough at their jobs that America has been roused from its usual stupor and is starting to take notice—and now we're ready to throw the bums out! Seriously, all of them. » 1/27/12 11:55am 1/27/12 11:55am

Horrible Person Kills a Democratic Campaign Manager's Cat and Scrawls…


If all the disgusting and borderline (or outright) violent rhetoric that's been thrown around in politics lately hasn't been enough to disgust you, maybe this will be. Jacob Burris, campaign manager for Ken Aden, a Democrat who is running for Congress in Arkansas, came home last night to find his family's cat had… » 1/23/12 11:55pm 1/23/12 11:55pm

Members of Congress Will Go on Awkward Dates with Each Other at the…


If you needed further proof that Congress is basically an only slightly more grown up version of high school, this should convince you: As if ordered by an exasperated guidance counselor (paging Tami Taylor), lawmakers from each party have agreed to sit next to members from across the aisle during Tuesday's State of… » 1/22/12 9:30pm 1/22/12 9:30pm