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 6:30pm 6/05/14 6:30pm

50 Years Of 'Equal Pay' Lip Service From Presidents

On Tuesday night, President Obama was met with a standing ovation after mentioning in his State of the Union address that women shouldn't get paid less than men, that policies that don't promote pay equality are from the "Mad Men era." Turns out, Presidents have been promising to lift women out of the Mad Men era… » 1/30/14 3:20pm 1/30/14 3:20pm

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 11:40am 1/29/14 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 10:25am 11/01/13 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 5:15pm 10/29/13 5:15pm

Gross 71-Year-Old Assemblyman Thinks 14-Year-Old Intern Is 'Sexy'

Statutory rape laws, what a drag — am I right or am I RIGHT?? At least that's the opinion of New York Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez. The 71-year-old Democrat from Brooklyn was stripped of all party leadership positions because of unsavory comments he made about the sexiness of a 14-year-old intern. Puke. Even… » 3/13/13 9:30am 3/13/13 9:30am

The NRA's Congressional BFFs Who Have Suddenly Changed Their Tune

The number of NRA-endorsed politicians who've changed their Second Amendment tune since Adam Lanza shot 20 kids and seven adults with a semi-automatic rifle last Friday keeps rising. But can we really trust that these formerly staunch pro-gun representatives will take action? Check out their pre and post-Sandy Hook… » 12/20/12 12:25pm 12/20/12 12:25pm

Dating Website Allows You to Screen Out the Republicans (Or Democrats)

A new pair of dating sites aim to remove the awkward initial political conversation from internet courtship by matching users only with people who share their political affiliation, via a sophisticated series of questions on individual viewpoints. Which is a huge improvement over the old way that people tried to suss… » 11/19/12 4:45pm 11/19/12 4:45pm

Watching Steel Magnolias Makes Him Cry: Cory Booker Is Just Like Us

Because we can't stop, won't stop with the Bookerdemonium, New York magazine brings us some more reasons why we'd love to cuddle up to Mayor Handsome. (And there are, alas, reasons why we really wouldn't.) Either way, there's no denying that the man is a political star; every person with a Twitter account wants to be… » 11/09/12 11:15am 11/09/12 11:15am

Navigating Your Post-Election Victory Depression

We are the champions, my friends. But just because voters roundly rejected antique social ideas and embraced candidates and laws that would have made the hippies proud, if only the hippie demographic didn't currently consist of old-ish white people who mostly voted for Mitt Romney doesn't mean that we can rest on our… » 11/08/12 11:15am 11/08/12 11:15am

Hot or Not: Why Conservative Women Are 'Prettier' Than Liberal Ladies

Today in pretty pretty princess news: A new survey out of UCLA found that female politicians with "stereotypical feminine facial features" are more likely to be Republicans than women with gender-ambiguous or masculine facial features. The more gender-atypical the woman, in fact, the more likely she is to vote… » 10/09/12 11:50am 10/09/12 11:50am

Republicans and Democrats Are Less Tolerant of Interparty Marriage

According to some disheartening new research — and a super-handy chart courtesy of Mother Jones' Kevin Drum — Republicans and Democrats are rapidly turning into the Montagues and Capulets of American politics. While it's no secret that our two-party political system has a long, bloody history of divisiveness,… » 9/28/12 1:05pm 9/28/12 1:05pm

Female Mega-Donors Are Starting to Make It Rain This Election Cycle

A reproductive rights super-PAC called Women Vote! is seeing a boost in donations from a group that's generally underrepresented in the great vote-purchasing telethon that is the American democratic process: women. Thanks to the emphasis certain politicians have placed on reproductive rights this election cycle,… » 9/26/12 10:25pm 9/26/12 10:25pm

Tammy Baldwin Is a Totally Gross Lesbian for Daring Dance at Gay Pride…

If all goes according to plan, come November, Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin will become the first openly LGBT person elected to the US Senate. But if all goes according to the, uh, Chick-fil-A agenda of one of her opponent's top aides, Baldwin will be defeated, because this one time in 2010, she danced onstage at a gay… » 9/11/12 3:30pm 9/11/12 3:30pm

10 Ways the Democratic Party Is Trying to Be Your Best Friend

The 2012 Democratic Party platform, in sharp contrast to its paranoid, grasping, haterade chugging brother the RNC platform, is a friendly, hug-oriented drum circle of a political wish list. So much so that it can verge on feeling a little too try-hardy. Let's examine the 10 most noteworthy ways that the bespectacled,… » 9/06/12 11:30am 9/06/12 11:30am

Nancy Pelosi Reassures Us That the GOP Platform Is a Constipated Mess…

Nancy Pelosi, the Edward Teach to the GOP's fastidious merchant ships, answered some questions posed to her by Raw Story's Megan Carpentier about the major differences between the way the Democratic Party platform addresses women's issues vs. the Republican Party platform about what to do with the baby-making androids » 9/05/12 9:30am 9/05/12 9:30am