20 Badass Quotes From the Women of the DNC

The major political conventions are over! Boo, say nerds. Hooray, say people who just want their regular network TV shows back and journalists who are probably exhausted from two weeks straight of talking points, hats embellished with donkeys and elephants, and stadium food. While the seemingly endless stream of vague… » 9/07/12 7:40pm 9/07/12 7:40pm

Your Morning Cry: Gabrielle Giffords Leads the Pledge of Allegiance

Feeling stone hearted this morning, like your cold black heart can't possibly feel any more feelings? Are your eyes drier than a Kansas corn field? Here's a remedy for the drought on your face — former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords leading the DNC in the Pledge of Allegiance. » 9/07/12 11:10am 9/07/12 11:10am

Tracy Reese Rushing to Get Michelle Obama's DNC Dress in Stores

Designer Tracy Reese was to Today this morning, talking about how thrilled she was to find out that Michelle Obama had chosen to wear her dress at the DNC on Tuesday night. "We were warned there was a possibility, but they weren't sure until the last minute," Reese told Natalie Morales. "We were all crowded around and… » 9/06/12 5:40pm 9/06/12 5:40pm

The Hug Is Never Just a Hug: Bill and Barack Are Perfectly Physical

You'd have to be living under a rock (or at least without an internet connection) to have somehow missed the news that Bill Clinton completely slayed his forty-eight-minute speech at the DNC last night. Both Twitter and Facebook were bursting with energy regarding the former president, though it wasn't just because of… » 9/06/12 1:20pm 9/06/12 1:20pm

Gabby Douglas Scores Perfect 10 on Challenging 'Pledge of Allegiance'…

Olympic double gold medalist and cute-as-a-button living American Girl doll Gabby Douglas led the Democratic National Convention in the Pledge of Allegiance yesterday. She did not flip onto or off of the stage, and despite the fact that NBC gymnastics analyst Elfi Schlegel speculated in a concerned, hushed voice that… » 9/06/12 12:20pm 9/06/12 12:20pm

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

Bill Clinton Brings Down the House, But All We Can Talk About Is Hillary

The 2012 election is still 61 days away, but reporters and the public alike are already over it. Can't say I blame them — this year's process has already worn my neurons down to frayed, dysfunctional wires that register nothing phrases like "create opportunity" and "get America working" like actual sentences that mean… » 9/06/12 11:10am 9/06/12 11:10am

CNN's Resident Conservative Jackass Calls the DNC 'The Vagina…

Last night, several women spoke at the Democratic National Convention, among them First Lady Michelle Obama and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And Erik Erickson, CNN's token bombastic jagoff conservative decided to present us with some light hearted bon mots about the speaking roster, calling the DNC "The… » 9/05/12 7:50pm 9/05/12 7:50pm

Amber Riley's Rendition of the National Anthem Will Make You Feel All…

I like to think of myself as a fairly accomplished shouter of songs. The other week, for example, I accurately sang probably 75% of the notes to Celine Dion's The Power of Love while in the shower, and the other day I sang the part of Cabaret about goin' like Elsie without my voice cracking/glass shattering. Glee » 9/05/12 7:10pm 9/05/12 7:10pm

This 3-Year-Old Just Styled All Over the Democratic National Convention

Carina Victoria Castro is not one of those kids who gets shy in front of strangers and hides behind her mom, refusing to talk, or worse, lifts up her skirt to form a kind of temporary cloth wall between herself and strangers. No. The 3-year-old daughter of Julian Castro, rising Democratic party star and mayor of San… » 9/05/12 12:50pm 9/05/12 12:50pm