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

Sensitive Politician Told Rape Victim She Had "Buyer's Remorse"

It's hard to keep track of the asshattery of this year's Republican candidates, so we'll refresh your memory: Ken Buck said to vote for him because he doesn't wear high heels. He's also hard-line anti-choice, and terrible to rape victims. » 10/11/10 4:56pm 10/11/10 4:56pm

Primary Victories for Wrestling Exec, High Heels Dude

Last night's primaries were a mixed bag both for Democratic control of Congress and for women in politics. Among other races, Republicans picked Ken Buck for Colorado Senator — because he doesn't wear high heels? » 8/11/10 10:06am 8/11/10 10:06am

The 10 Lowest Moments For Women In Politics This Year (So Far)

Yesterday, we learned that voters were polled on whether Barbara Boxer or Carly Fiorina has better hair. Even without the 2008 election's bombast (Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin), the past year has been rather rocky for women in politics. Some lowlights: » 7/29/10 1:54pm 7/29/10 1:54pm