Only 10 Big-Money Donors Gave to Lincoln Chafee's Presidential Campaign :( [Updated]

Lincoln Chafee, a gentle, smiling bird you’d rather not be killing for dinner but you have to, that’s nature, has raised just over $15,000 for his Democratic presidential campaign. Of that sum, $4,100 came from his own wallet, while $8,300 was collected from a selection of major donors as numerous as toes on your… »10/21/15 3:34pm10/21/15 3:34pm

Overwhelming Democratic Favorite Jim Webb to Drop Out of Race, No, How Could This Happen

Reports began trickling out an hour ago that overwhelmingly popular Democratic candidate Jim Webb, a guy who a strong two percent of the base said they might consider voting for, will be leaving the Democratic primary race. An hour from now, he’s expected to rise from the ashes as an independent candidate and, yes,… »10/20/15 12:50pm10/20/15 12:50pm

Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Blocked By Senate Democrats

Today Senate Democrats rallied enough support to block a bill that, if passed, would eliminate Planned Parenthood’s government funding. Good news, indeed — but we’re not yet out of the woods. GOP leaders are steadfast in their resolve to defund the organization, even if their efforts lead to another government… »8/03/15 9:15pm8/03/15 9:15pm

Democratic Staffer Won't Serve Jail Time for Drugging, Raping Women

A former Democratic Congressional aide pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual assault charges after raping two unconscious women in 2010, but will serve no jail time. According to prosecutors, Donny Ray Williams, 37, put put Ambien in one woman's drink and raped her while she was unconscious. A month later, he took another… »12/03/14 2:30pm12/03/14 2:30pm

Republicans Pose With Ladymags, Claim They Now Understand Women

This afternoon, a reporter who covers the Michigan politics snapped a photo of what Tina Fey would describe as "grey faced men with $2 haircuts" glowering over women's fashion magazines. Accompanying the photo was the caption, "@MIHouseGOP members Victory, Pettalia, and Glardon: 'Don't say we don't understand women.'"… »6/05/14 6:30pm6/05/14 6:30pm

Republicans Let a Woman Talk So Obviously They Don't Hate Women

Last night, the GOP's response to the President's State of the Union made history: a woman delivered it. Two women, actually. See? They're not alienating to women at all, unless you count the other stuff they did yesterday, which includes passing a bill that would make it all but impossible for many women to pay for… »1/29/14 11:40am1/29/14 11:40am

White House Considered Replacing Joe Biden With Hillary Clinton

No, this isn't a Leslie Knope stress dream: according to a new book about the 2012 Presidential election, some top White House aides thought it would be a good idea to replace Vice President Joe Biden with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a way to bolster Obama's floundering approval ratings. Imagine what… »11/01/13 10:25am11/01/13 10:25am

Poll: GOP Men Don't Think We Need Any More Ladies In Government

Fetch the smelling salts, I'm about to pass out from shock — a new poll reveals that there is a big gap in attitudes between liberals and conservatives when it comes to the role women should play in the government. And— surprise of surprises — the group with the least forward-thinking view of all is conservative men. »10/29/13 5:15pm10/29/13 5:15pm