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Congress Awaiting Rules on How They Should Behave Around the Pope

Pope Francis’s September visit to the United States will include a joint address to both houses of Congress, which means means Congress has less than two months to figure out how to behave around the Pope. Somebody get Henry Higgins on the phone so we don’t look like a passel of complete yahoos! » 7/29/15 12:45pm Wednesday 12:45pm

Watch South Carolina's Confederate Flag Get Taken Down, For Good

On Friday, South Carolina removed the Confederate flag that has flown over the state’s capitol for more than 50 years. As the Highway Patrol Honor Guard marched and removed the symbol, protestors both for and against its removal crowded around and yelled things like “take it down!” » 7/10/15 11:15am 7/10/15 11:15am

Silly Capitol Police Officers Keep Forgetting Their Guns in Bathrooms

Capitol Police officers seem to have a habit of forgetting their guns whenever they take a leak. Several incidents have occurred in the past few months with Glocks being left out in the open by absent-minded security. In January, a Glock and its magazine were found jammed in a toilet seat cover holder at the Capitol… » 5/03/15 3:45pm 5/03/15 3:45pm

Someone Please Help Nancy Pelosi Escape This John Boehner Kiss

Ohio Republican and man-sized Oompa Loompa John Boehner was re-elected today to his third term as speaker for the House of Representatives, despite some two dozen fractious Tea Partiers voting against him for not being anti-Obama enough. To celebrate, Boehener gave Nancy Pelosi the most uncomfortable kiss in the… » 1/06/15 5:20pm 1/06/15 5:20pm

POTUS to Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Order

On Monday, President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order shielding LGBTQ workers from discrimination within federal government-affiliated companies. The directive will also specifically protect federal workers from discrimination on the basis of gender identity but it will not exempt religious groups. » 7/21/14 11:40am 7/21/14 11:40am

Republicans Offer Class on How to Talk to Women Without Being a Dick

The GOP has more problems than a math book with a distant father, but the problem that stings the worst, electorally speaking, is its problem with women. Now, party leaders are doing something about one aspect of that problem, designed especially with the hapless male conservative in mind: sensitivity training. I'm… » 12/05/13 4:30pm 12/05/13 4:30pm

Gay Equality Bill About to Be Passed By the Senate, Killed By House

For the first time since 1996, the US Senate is poised to actually vote on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, a piece of legislation that aims to make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based on their sexuality or gender identification. It's all very inspiring, and a testament to how far… » 11/04/13 7:40pm 11/04/13 7:40pm

John Boehner's Hypothetical Gay Child Would Never Change His Opinion on…

Aw, man. Doesn't John Boehner just seem like the coolest, most laid-back of dudes? Forget the kind of guy you want to have a beer with. No, the House Speaker is the type of chill who'd you want to take to the beach, surf some waves, smoke a j and chit-chat about life with — all because he comes off as so reasonable,… » 3/18/13 10:25am 3/18/13 10:25am

GOP Offers Women an Olive Branch By Appointing Men to Chair Every…

The Republican Party might as well rename itself The Sausage Party. After a series of very important meetings, House of Representatives' majority party has chosen the legislators who will occupy the all-important roles of committee chairs during the next session. And, to the surprise of no one, every person they… » 11/28/12 11:50am 11/28/12 11:50am

Michele Bachmann Told She Can No Longer Sit at Cool Republicans' Lunch…

Michele Bachmann and America have had some pretty sexy times together. Remember when Michele Bachmann was running for President and she won the Iowa Straw Poll and everyone freaked out for a haysecond before they realized that she's about 8 players short of a baseball lineup, brain-wise? Remember how she gave that… » 7/19/12 7:00pm 7/19/12 7:00pm

Hillary Clinton Boldly Goes Before the Cameras With No Makeup On

Hillary Clinton has been especially busy this week, traveling to China and India and accomplishing all sorts of important tasks. While the media has been dutifully covering all of her travels, she's also gotten a bit of attention for something that has nothing to do with her actual job: Hillary had the nerve to show… » 5/08/12 9:00pm 5/08/12 9:00pm

John Boehner Hints That Obama Is a Loser, Then Says He's Just Trying to…

John Boehner went on State of the Union today and proved in his interview with Candy Crowley that he's fast becoming Public Frenemy Number One. He both insulted President Obama and tried to claim he's just giving his pal some constructive criticism. The most subtle jab he delivered came during a discussion of Mitt… » 4/29/12 8:00pm 4/29/12 8:00pm

Republicans Continue 'Imaginary' War on Women by Trying to Cut Funding…

Earlier today, President Obama threatened to veto a law that would have kept student loan interest rates low because Congressional Republicans had funded it with money earmarked for a mostly woman-focused preventative health care program. When faced with accusations that this was yet another way that conservatives… » 4/27/12 7:00pm 4/27/12 7:00pm