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Scott Walker Brings His Total Contempt for the Poor to a National Stage 

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker—a man who once proposed slashing funding to victims of child abuse, who’s actively trying to end his state’s living wage, and who’s all on board for banning abortion after 20 weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest—took time away from his busy schedule of destroying the social… » 7/13/15 12:45pm 7/13/15 12:45pm

Marco Rubio: Being Anti-Abortion Is Like Civil Rights, Women's Suffrage

In a speech Friday at the National Right to Life Convention, Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio promised to be as anti-abortion as humanly possible, calling abortion “indefensible.” He compared the anti-abortion movement to civil rights, women’s suffrage and the abolition of slavery. Nothing is… » 7/10/15 3:30pm 7/10/15 3:30pm

Mexico Universally Sick of Donald Trump's Shit

Donald Trump continues to be afflicted with a peculiar ailment, wherein rivers of diarrhea run directly from his brain, out of his mouth, and into his typing fingers, sending tweet after tweet about “illegal immigrants” from Mexico and how awful they are. In response, the Mexican people, once determined to politely… » 7/06/15 2:10pm 7/06/15 2:10pm

Romney Hosts Chris Christie and Marco Rubio at Deeply Weird Sleepover

In a scene torn straight from your most unsettling sexual nightmares, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney hosted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Florida Senator Marco Rubio at his house for a sleepover. “It was fun,” Rubio told reporters the next day, while we all shuddered, suddenly chilled to the bone… » 7/06/15 10:10am 7/06/15 10:10am

Chris Christie's Hometown Hates His Guts

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is running for president. He’s not gonna be president, nor should he be, but bless his heart, he’s trying it. Christie announced his candidacy Tuesday morning in Livingston, his hometown, who weren’t all that happy to have him back and spent the days leading up to his announcement… » 6/30/15 6:20pm 6/30/15 6:20pm

Jorge Ramos Asks to Interview Donald Trump, Trump Responds Trumpishly

Four-time bankruptcy filer and seething hernia mass Donald Trump said that all Mexicans crossing the border into the United States are rapists and criminals, so Univision wisely chose to sever their ties with the Trump Organization. On Thursday, Jorge Ramos of Univision politely requested an interview with Trump, who… » 6/26/15 3:10pm 6/26/15 3:10pm

The First-Ever Transgender Candidate is Running for Office in Utah

A transgender person is running for office in Utah for the first time, and could become the first trans person elected in the state. Sophia Hawes-Tingey, a U.S. Navy veteran, is running for city council in the city of Midvale on a platform of improving community safety, environmental stewardship, and corporate… » 6/02/15 7:10pm 6/02/15 7:10pm

1972 Bernie Sanders Had Some Wacky Ideas About Rape

A 1972 essay by Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting some attention today, because it’s weird as fuck. Bernie opines that men masturbate to images of women who are “tied up” and abused, while women fantasize about “being raped by three men simultaneously.” Oh, you’re paying… » 5/28/15 9:45pm 5/28/15 9:45pm

Bernie Sanders Will Introduce Bill to Make Public Colleges Tuition-Free

Senator Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill this week that would make four-year public universities in the United States tuition-free. Much like his presidential campaign, it’s not going to go anywhere, and, much like his campaign, it’s going to prod Hillary Clinton to make affordable higher education a bigger part… » 5/19/15 12:45pm 5/19/15 12:45pm

Hillary Clinton Wants SCOTUS Nominees Who Will Overturn Citizens United

The Washington Post is reporting that Hillary Clinton told a group of big deal campaign donors that if she’s elected president, she’ll only approve Supreme Court nominees who would overturn Citizens United. Despite her new tough talk, Clinton, like every other candidate, will waft towards election day on a tide of… » 5/15/15 11:30am 5/15/15 11:30am

Americans Pretty Much Agree About Abortion, Even if Politicians Don't 

A political science professor brings us a valuable reminder today, at what promises to be the start of a very long and deeply annoying campaign season: most Americans have pretty similar ideas about abortion. They broadly think it should be legal, especially in cases where a pregnant person’s life is at risk. No… » 5/06/15 2:30pm 5/06/15 2:30pm

Mitt Romney Doesn't Think 'Binders Full of Women' Lost Him Any Votes

In an interview this week with world softball-question champion Katie Couric, two-time loser Mitt "Mittens" Romney says he's not running for president again because it doesn't "feel right." He also doesn't believe that "binders full of women" lost him any votes, although he does wish "I would have said that… » 3/19/15 5:20pm 3/19/15 5:20pm

What Are We Going to Do About Incumbents We Hate? Not a Goddamn Thing

Poll after humorously pathetic poll this year has suggested that Congress is about as popular as a temporary but debilitating illness (it sucks, but it's fun to wake up in a hospital room full of flowers!). So why don't Americans just do the sensible thing and vote out incumbents? Because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, that's why. » 11/10/14 5:30pm 11/10/14 5:30pm