America Suddenly Being Remarkably Cool to Gay People

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that effective immediately, visa applicants who are married to a person of the same sex will be treated exactly the same as those in heterosexual marriages. And yesterday, the Senate approved several openly gay nominees to various posts with no debate or opposition. It's… » 8/02/13 5:30pm 8/02/13 5:30pm

Teresa Heinz Kerry Released from Hospital, Should Be Okay

Good news for Secretary of State John Kerry and condiment fans across the world: Teresa Heinz Kerry was discharged from a Boston hospital on Saturday, a little less than three weeks after suffering a seizure at her Nantucket home on July 7. The 74-year-old Kerry is expected to make a full recovery after the frightening … » 7/28/13 12:00pm 7/28/13 12:00pm

Breaking: Teresa Heinz Kerry Hospitalized, In Critical Condition

7:39 p.m: Secretary of State John Kerry's wife and Heinz heiress Teresa Heinz Kerry was rushed to a Massachusetts hospital at around 3:30 this afternoon, according to the AP via Buzzfeed. The 74-year-old Kerry, who has been stabilized but remains in critical condition, had been staying at the family's vacation house… » 7/07/13 8:30pm 7/07/13 8:30pm

Saudi Arabian Female Driving Activist Manal al-Sharif Calls John…

Saudi Arabian former computer security consultant Manal al-Sharif, arguably the most public face of those who oppose the Saudi female driving ban, got behind the wheel of a car in May of 2011 when she realized that nobody was taking action against the ban. al-Sharif's friend filmed that drive with an iPhone, put it on… » 3/23/13 6:00pm 3/23/13 6:00pm

President Obama Will Probs Choose John Kerry To Be Next Secretary of…

Yesterday's ousting of Secretary of State frontrunner Susan Rice, after Republican senators argued that she'd mismanaged the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, meant that POTUS' alleged favorite candidate to succeed Hillary Clinton was no longer an option. » 12/15/12 4:30pm 12/15/12 4:30pm

More Obama Cabinetry And Lieberman Speculation

  • Though Barack obama told Americans nothing about forthcoming nominations, that doesn't mean there's nothing to speculate about! John Kerry, Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson are lead speculative Secretary of State candidates, Robert Gates might stay at the Defense Department, Janet Napolitano could be headed to Justice…
» 11/07/08 7:40pm 11/07/08 7:40pm

Sarah Palin, Pals Wave Goodbye To That Last Shred Of Respectability

  • Sarah Palin knows that John McCain's robocalls are pissing people off and she wouldn't do them if she were running the campaign. However, since she's not running things, she dutifully spoke into the robocall-making microphone like the big boys told her to. [CNN, TPM Election Central]
  • Also, in North Carolina, black…
» 10/20/08 6:30pm 10/20/08 6:30pm

John Kerry To Rachel Maddow: John McCain's Campaign Is "Disgraceful"

John Kerry knows from negative GOP campaigning, and last night, Rachel Maddow invited him to discuss John McCain's attacks on Barack Obama's character. Kerry is disgusted by the McCain camp's obsession with Bill Ayers, and brought up all the questionable folks McCain has palled around with. From the lobbyist who worked … » 10/15/08 2:00pm 10/15/08 2:00pm

The Vatican: Vote Against Abortion Or Be Damned

By Vatican standards, American Catholics (and particularly American politicians) are some of the worst misbehave-ers in the world. Long gone are the halcyon days of JFK, when he could stand up and proudly say that as a politician in America, he was answerable only to his constituents and not to the Pope in Rome. What's … » 9/17/08 2:30pm 9/17/08 2:30pm

Which Politicians Do Your Favorite Mall Retailers Really Support?

We still don't know who those Abercrombie-wearing toolbelts at the Barack Obama speech were. But we do, thanks to the media's dogged refusal to back away from this story, know they weren't sent by Abercrombie & Fitch. Employees of the world's worst company only gave a total of $500 to the Obama campaign, and that was… » 4/24/08 2:30pm 4/24/08 2:30pm

Slate Scribe in Love with Michelle Obama, the Phrase "Big-Girl Panties"

A few weeks after the launch of their barely mediocre no-boys-allowed blog, the XX Factor, Slate has rolled out a new series of articles about the marriages of the Presidential candidates called First Mates. Though the headline might have inspired fears of lady lit ghettoization, Melinda Henneberger's introductory… » 10/29/07 10:30am 10/29/07 10:30am