Very Unchill Ted Cruz Told a Little Girl the 'World Is on Fire'

Senator Ted "the United Nations is trying to invade the U.S. and enslave us all" Cruz isn't one to tone down his rhetoric for anybody. That includes a confused, terrified three-year-old in New Hampshire who didn't understand that Uncle Ted's fire and brimstone language isn't meant to be literal. » 3/16/15 2:00pm 3/16/15 2:00pm

Scott Walker Wants Colleges to Stop Reporting Sexual Assaults [UPDATE 2]

[Editor's Note: After Jezebel ran this item yesterday, a spokesman for the University of Wisconsin came forward—over two weeks after the budget was released—to clarify: the University requested that Gov. Walker delete the requirements because efforts were redundant with their compliance of the Clery Act. Scott… » 2/27/15 10:10am 2/27/15 10:10am

GOP Offers Paid Maternity Leave to Staff, Not the Rest of America 

Over at the New York Times, Jen Senior has an interesting piece on the disparity between the generous maternity leave benefits GOP senators offer their own staff versus their present position on expanding paid leave to private workers. » 1/25/15 1:30pm 1/25/15 1:30pm

After their embarrassing little disagreement earlier, House Republicans have managed to pass a bill tightening federal funding for abortions. The bill would permanently ban nearly all federal funding for abortions. If it makes to the White House, the President will veto it. » 1/22/15 2:40pm 1/22/15 2:40pm

Surprise: The House Reps Arguing for Abortion Ban Were Almost All Men

The GOP's forever war on abortion suffering an embarrassing little hiccup yesterday, when a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks stalled because Republican Congesswomen just flatly refused to get on board. Last night, the House GOP members were forced to abandon the 20-week ban idea, but not before 16 Republicans… » 1/22/15 10:30am 1/22/15 10:30am

Republican Congresswomen Object to Clause in GOP's New Abortion Bill

As it stands the GOP's current abortion bill - slated to be introduced next week - would ban abortions after 20 weeks. The current legislation makes allowances for abortion in the case of rape, but requires that women formally report their assault to the police in order to qualify for the exemption. But some… » 1/17/15 1:15pm 1/17/15 1:15pm

Pig Testicle Mutilating Woman to Deliver State of the Union Response

Iowa junior Senator Joni Ernst, who rose to national prominence by working a record number of castration double entendres into an early campaign ad (Respect!), will be delivering the GOP's State of the Union rebuttal. This is fucking amazing news. » 1/15/15 5:30pm 1/15/15 5:30pm

Republicans Will Use Senate Majority to Push 20-Week Abortion Ban

Good, great, now this is happening: the GOP plans to use its new majority in the Senate to try to pass a federal ban on abortion after 20 weeks. The idea, of course, is to inch ever-closer to overturning Roe v. Wade, because this is the party of small government and minimal interference into the private lives of… » 12/08/14 2:50pm 12/08/14 2:50pm

GOP Staffer Resigns Over Comments About Obama Girls Lacking Class

Elizabeth Lauten, the Republican Congressional staffer who over the weekend found herself in hot water over comments she made about the Obama girls looking like bar floozies with bad attitudes, has announced today that she's resigning. » 12/01/14 10:10am 12/01/14 10:10am

The Nation's Youngest Legislator Is an 18-Year-Old Conservative Woman

America's youngest state legislator is now 18-year-old West Virginian Saira Blair. She's NRA-endorsed, fiscally conservative and, of course, pro-life. Her dad is a state senator. » 11/05/14 4:15pm 11/05/14 4:15pm

Texas Is About to Elect a Complete Wackadoo as Its Lieutenant Governor

Hello Texas state residents, and any American human of voting age who has even an ounce of concern about the men and women elected to lead our nation: Texas is about to elect a living, breathing, Rush Limbaugh parody as its next Lieutenant Governor and every last one of us should be terrified. » 10/21/14 7:00pm 10/21/14 7:00pm

Republican Senator Is Very Unhappy With This Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Joni Ernst — a Republican Iowa State Senator who is currently running for U.S. Senate — is calling bullshit on a new lawsuit filed by Kirsten Anderson, a former Republican State Caucus employee, who claims that she was dismissed after reporting several cases of sexual harassment. » 10/17/14 2:50pm 10/17/14 2:50pm

GOP Operatives Can't Even Wear Seersucker Suits on TV Anymore

What is the world coming to when a Republican publicist can't even wear dangly jewelry or a seersucker suit while making the Sunday-morning talk show rounds? THANKS, OBAMA. » 10/15/14 3:10pm 10/15/14 3:10pm

No One Benefits More From Government Than Rich, White, Married Men

At the New Republic, the inimitable Rebecca Traister notes that the recent, embarrassing GOP "Say Yes to the Dress" political ads are "one of the first instances in which conservatives have in any way embraced the idea that women now treat government as a stand-in for husbands." » 10/10/14 11:30am 10/10/14 11:30am

The Daily Show Tackles The GOP's Inept Wooing of 'The Lady Vote'

The midterm elections are coming, and this time the Republican Party wants YOUR vote, ladies. Not by revamping their platform and selecting candidates that don't say horrifying, sexist shit—don't be silly! No, as the Daily Show's Kirsten Schaalexplained last night, the GOP is producing a bunch of ads putting… » 10/09/14 9:50am 10/09/14 9:50am

​Reince Priebus Wants To Shut Abortion Clinics out of Compassion

Just when you think the "OBAMACARE" joke has run its course, RNC chairman Reince Priebus is back blaming his party's attempts to restrict abortion on their own compassion (lol) and blaming everything on Obamacare. Oh good. » 10/05/14 6:32pm 10/05/14 6:32pm

Republican Ad Treats Obama Like an Abusive Boyfriend

"In 2oo8, I fell in love," says an attractive and concerned-looking 30-something lady on a clean white couch. "His online profile made him seem so perfect...I trusted him, but by 2012 our relationship was in trouble, but I stuck with him because he promised he'd be better." Step right up and place your bets: domestic… » 9/22/14 5:45pm 9/22/14 5:45pm

Suddenly, Republicans Are All About Getting You Birth Control

After many aspirin-between-the-knees travails and legitimate rape pratfalls, Republicans have finally seized on something that they hope will resonate with women: over the counter birth control. Yay! Right? » 9/15/14 2:00pm 9/15/14 2:00pm

Awful Religious Exemptions Bill Would Prevent Gays From Adopting

Religious exemptions, religious exemptions everywhere! Religious exemptions for everything! If SCOTUS's Hobby Lobby ruling and latest version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act weren't enough, a newly proposed bill from two GOP Senators would allow faith-based adoption agencies opposed to marriage equality to… » 8/10/14 12:34pm 8/10/14 12:34pm