Get Ready for the Most Depressing Senate Debate of All Time!

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… » 4/23/12 6:40pm 4/23/12 6:40pm

The Budget Compromise That Hurts DC Women

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? » 4/12/11 10:05am 4/12/11 10:05am

Planned Parenthood Defunding Intensifies Budget Faceoff

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? » 4/06/11 10:00am 4/06/11 10:00am

Harry Reid Wants To Outlaw Prostitution In Nevada

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." » 2/23/11 9:59am 2/23/11 9:59am

Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Vote Scheduled For Saturday

DADT has never been this close to repeal: Harry Reid has scheduled a preliminary vote on Saturday, and several Republicans could bring the vote tally over 60. Maybe our soldier letter-writer will see the end to the hypocrisy yet. » 12/17/10 10:24am 12/17/10 10:24am

House Passes DADT Repeal; Fate Is Back In Senate's Hands

As expected, the House passed the standalone Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal bill. Now Harry Reid has to schedule a Senate vote. Reid's statement yesterday didn't make it clear if and when he will. » 12/16/10 10:57am 12/16/10 10:57am

A Ray Of Light For The Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal

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? » 11/18/10 12:36pm 11/18/10 12:36pm

Post-Midterm Quarterbacking: The Good, The Bad, And The Inconclusive

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. » 11/03/10 9:35am 11/03/10 9:35am

Monopoly Parent Kills Sharron Angle's "Amnesty Game"

It took a cease and desist letter from Hasbro to get Sharron Angle to remove this creepy "Harry Reid Amnesty" game site. The company had complained about Monopoly being ripped off and entangled in partisan politics. Some things are sacred. » 11/02/10 6:03pm 11/02/10 6:03pm

Sharron Angle's Bigotry May Well Pass Go

Sharron Angle may not be talking to journalists, but she's got jokes. In the past day, she's sent Joy Behar flowers to thank Behar for calling her a bitch and launched a Monopoly-inspired game to mock Harry Reid on immigration. » 10/28/10 10:03am 10/28/10 10:03am

A Short History Of Sharron Angle's Bigotry

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? » 10/25/10 4:07pm 10/25/10 4:07pm

President Obama Made A Little Boy Cry

Nothing sinister! Obama just didn't see the boy waiting for a handshake, and walked past him. Senator Harry Reid spotted the child, asked what was wrong, and got Obama to return. Cute, but still: file under "decline of manliness, evidence." » 10/24/10 11:30am 10/24/10 11:30am

Stop Telling Men To "Man Up"

Politicians, especially women, apparently missed the memo yesterday that the phrase is "human the fuck up." Telling your male opponent to "man up" just has a better ring to it, apparently, judging from its overuse lately. » 10/15/10 5:20pm 10/15/10 5:20pm

Senate Majority Leader Has Special Nickname For Female Colleague

"We in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest member," said Harry Reid at a fundraiser for Kirsten Gillibrand. Previously, a Republican rival, asked in a debate to say something positive about the Senator, called her "attractive." » 9/21/10 1:17pm 9/21/10 1:17pm

Amanda Knox Showed "A Sort Of Regret" For Murder • Jaycee Dugard To…

• On Thursday the judges who convicted Amanda Knox of murder released documents explaining the December 5th verdict. They said that although they could find no motive for the murder, there were "no holes or inconsistencies" in the evidence. • » 3/04/10 5:30pm 3/04/10 5:30pm

Teachers Punished For "Spirit" Lap Dance • Fox Viewers Aren't…

• 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. • » 2/24/10 5:20pm 2/24/10 5:20pm

Austrian Museum Welcomes Sex Orgies • Navy Lifts Ban On Women…

• 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. • » 2/23/10 5:30pm 2/23/10 5:30pm

Conservatives Take Democrat Bashing To New Levels

The fun times at today's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will include bashing a Nancy Pelosi piñata and whaling on a Harry Reid punching bag. But don't worry - only ladies can hit the pinata. Classy, broads. [Think Progress] » 2/18/10 1:40pm 2/18/10 1:40pm

Harry Reid, The First Male Prostitute And Andy Rooney Walk Into a Bar...

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. » 1/23/10 10:00am 1/23/10 10:00am

Notes On A Campaign Scandal: Reid, Edwards, And The Tarnish On 2008

"Harry Reid Racist" is the seventh most searched term on Google, thanks to a new book called Game Change. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's gossipy, behind the scenes look at the 2008 campaign is creating some political fallout. » 1/11/10 10:00am 1/11/10 10:00am