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

John Boehner's Landlord Is A Tanning Bed Lobbyist Because Of Course

Famously tangerine-faced House Speaker John Boehner doesn't live in Washington year-round; he rents. And his landlord is a lobbyist for a tanning bed company because God loves you very, very much and wants you to have a joyous holiday season of rueful ironic chortling. » 12/18/13 1:45pm 12/18/13 1:45pm

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

Join John Boehner and Michele Bachmann for a Super-Gross House Party

No, Miley Cyrus didn’t use the vaunted stage at NBC to douse her social media feud with Sinéad O’Connor with gasoline. She did, however, manage to participate in a “We Can’t Stop” parody that was just as topical. » 10/06/13 12:30pm 10/06/13 12:30pm

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

What Did John Boehner Say to Provoke Michelle Obama's Epic Eye Roll?…

By now, most of the world has had the pleasure of seeing what will surely go down down as the most epic eye roll in world history. But what did John Boehner say to cause Michelle Obama to throw such record-breaking shade during the post-inauguration luncheon? » 1/22/13 1:40pm 1/22/13 1:40pm

Flaccid Boehner Pulls Out of Plan B

Last night, perennially bronzed Speaker of the House John Boehner was forced to abandon "Plan B," his "solution" to the "fiscal cliff," after failing to get enough Republican support to bring it to a vote. Ouch. Kinda embarrassing. But what was Plan B? And what is the significance of its failure? When I saw first… » 12/21/12 3:15pm 12/21/12 3:15pm

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

Cry Your Way to the Top, Ladies

During a speech to Harvard Business School, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told the gathered aspiring magnates that part of her success can be attributed to ... crying at work. Record scratch sound! What?! » 5/29/12 6:45pm 5/29/12 6:45pm

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

David Letterman Almost Makes Michelle Obama Cry

The always charming First Lady went on David Letterman's show last night, and they had quite the conversation. Dave started out by pressing her on whether the President comes home and says "Oh, that John Boehner, what an idiot." She deftly managed to reply with, "It has never happened. Never, never. He is always… » 3/20/12 9:30am 3/20/12 9:30am

John Boehner Choked Up by Lack of Business Attire

Everyone was pretty emotional before, during, and after Gabrielle Giffords's farewell speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives today, including Speaker of the House John Boehner. But was he really crying about the departure of his colleague... or a lack of formality in legislators' business clothes? » 1/25/12 6:45pm 1/25/12 6:45pm

Republicans Triple Budget For Defending Gay Marriage Ban

Guys, these are really tough economic times, and according to legislators, we're all going to have to tighten our belts! Unless of course, you're a high-priced lawyer who's helping Republicans discriminate against gays. In that case, the House has $1.5 million with your name on it. » 10/05/11 10:30am 10/05/11 10:30am

John Boehner's Boys' (Golf) Club

What can John Boehner do that Nancy Pelosi (and Hillary Clinton, and Sandra Day O'Connor, and anyone else unlucky enough to possess ladyparts) can't? Be a member or even set foot at his preferred golf club, the Burning Tree Club, as the co-editors of Mother Jones point out today. (They are similarly cursed.) » 8/02/11 4:25pm 8/02/11 4:25pm

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