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 politics… » 10/09/14 9:50am 10/09/14 9:50am

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

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

Republicans Quietly Tap Lobbyists for Shift on Marriage Equality

While no progressive could be blamed for thinking that the Grand Old Party is far from changing its tune on gay rights issues, apparently it's happening. While marriage equality has gained traction amongst the majority of Americans, Republicans are quietly turning to K Street lobbying firms to help them shift their… » 7/31/14 11:04pm 7/31/14 11:04pm

'Kissing Congressman' Won't Resign Though He Has 'Wrecked' Lives

Updates from Congressman Vance McAllister's world: he will not resign from office; he fired Melissa Hixon Peacock, the aide he was caught kissing on camera; her husband says McAllister has "wrecked my life" and that he and Peacock are getting a divorce and McAllister has spent the past 24 hours responding to the texts… » 4/08/14 1:30pm 4/08/14 1:30pm

Birth Control Doesn't Encourage Risky Sex -- Someone Tell the GOP!

According to new study that surveyed nearly 8,000 women and teenage girls, no-cost access to birth control doesn't encourage women to engage in risky or "promiscuous" sexual behavior. Another related study conducted the same week (by me) finds that no-cost access to birth control does have one harmful effect on the… » 3/09/14 5:00pm 3/09/14 5:00pm

Actress Booted from Vagina Monologues After Ad for Tea Party Candidate

A truly unfortunate political ad for the California gubernatorial race featuring a semi-famous Latina actress, her shivering old Chihuahua, and a state assemblyman who looks like he could be have had a small arc as a bumbling villain on Weeds has really, really pissed off San Francisco's Latino community. The… » 1/19/14 1:30pm 1/19/14 1:30pm