Welcome to the second installment of DUDEFIGHTS, a new more-regular-than-I-anticipated feature that highlights Inside Boys fighting with each other and me just sitting back and enjoying the action.
This week, the US Senate will begin debating provisions of the Violence Against Women Act that extend protection to undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples, because Republicans are so opposed to extending protection to undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples that they're willing to contest something called…
Yesterday, the mayor of Washington, D.C. and several city council members were arrested for blocking an avenue during a protest of a federal budget compromise that forbids the city's to use local tax funds to fund abortion. What's going on here?
The headline on the right-wing CNS News blares, "Abortion, Environmental Regulation are Priorities for Obama in Seeking Budget Compromise." Not quite. So what did the president say yesterday in his press conference about the budget standoff?
Senator Harry Reid has pissed off numerous people at home with just a few words in a major speech recently: "The time has come for us to outlaw prostitution."
Good news: Democrats, mindful of the despair of the base, plan to take up the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal in the Senate after all. And Obama is getting involved, pushing the Senate not to wimp out. Will it work?
Republicans took the House in a historic sweep, but failed to take the Senate — or elect rich-lady candidates (Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Linda McMahon) and sundry crazy people (Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Carl Paladino). Here's a complete rundown.
It's challenging to stand out as a bigoted crackpot this campaign season, but Sharron Angle deserves a gold star, says Rachel Maddow, for having the most "overtly racist" ad this year. Is she also the most bigoted major-party nominee?
• Two high school teachers from Winnipeg have been suspended for performing a lap dance at a pep rally. School officials say the dance was "totally inappropriate" and a 12th grade student called it "dirty." Video after the jump. •
• As part of a temporary exhibit, the Secession building in Vienna has incorporated a swinger's club into the work. Although the swingers aren't there during the day, their mattresses, erotic pictures, and whirlpools are. •
The only thing worse than getting up early in the morning to read and regurgitate the news — among other things — is doing it on the weekend. There really is no crappier an hour.