GOP Senators Vow to Waste Time Trying to Defund Planned Parenthood

At a clown car of a press conference this afternoon, nine Republican senators vied to show the American public who hates abortion the worst, vowing to defund Planned Parenthood so hard, you bet. By that, I guess, they mean taking away Title X funding, the federal money used for family planning services. Planned… »7/29/15 4:30pm7/29/15 4:30pm

GOP Pols Condemning Planned Parenthood Supported Fetal Tissue Donation

Recently Planned Parenthood has been entangled in what their president Cecile Richards refers to as a “smear campaign.” Accused of selling fetal parts by way of highly suspect videos from anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress, Congress has initiated investigations into the organization. Yet some of those… »7/28/15 3:25pm7/28/15 3:25pm

Republicans Will Use Senate Majority to Push 20-Week Abortion Ban

Good, great, now this is happening: the GOP plans to use its new majority in the Senate to try to pass a federal ban on abortion after 20 weeks. The idea, of course, is to inch ever-closer to overturning Roe v. Wade, because this is the party of small government and minimal interference into the private lives of… »12/08/14 2:50pm12/08/14 2:50pm

Ashley Judd Reportedly Elbowed Out of Senate Race by Scheming Democrats

Good news for those waiting for season two of Netflix's House of Cards: the political maneuvering going on behind the scenes in Kentucky allegedly rivals Francis Underwood's best laid plans. Former Judd adviser Jonathan Miller believes that Ashley Judd was dissuaded from challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch… »4/01/13 10:50am4/01/13 10:50am

Mitch McConnell Is Fairly Pissed About Xenophobic Tweets Targeting His Wife Elaine Chao

We may all believe that contemporary American politics is a series of intellectual exchanges between people who have learned to overcome their philosophical differences and engage civilly with one another, but sometimes politics can get ugly. Like, name-calling, racism ugly, as in the case of a series of tweets from… »3/03/13 12:30pm3/03/13 12:30pm

Ashley Judd's D.C. Speech Already Being Picked Apart, Natch

Ashley Judd was under a microscope during a 90-minute appearance at a George Washington University student forum, ostensibly to speak about public health but, for all practical purposes, to continue establishing herself as a serious candidate to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky. »3/02/13 5:15pm3/02/13 5:15pm

Conservatives Run Attack Ad Against Ashley Judd Even Though She Isn't Actually Running Yet

Ashley Judd, staunch feminist and delightful human being, is still just barely "mulling" a 2014 senate run against Kentucky Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Cliff's Notes: It is currently February of 2013)—but that didn't stop conservative Super PAC American Crossroads from firing up a big dorky… »2/07/13 9:30am2/07/13 9:30am

Republicans Insist On Not Calling Sotomayor Racist, Call Her Racist

  • Senate Minorityi Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't think it's his place to stop or chastise prominent Republicans who are running around screaming, "Racist!" at Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Of course, McConnell doesn't think a lot of things are his place, up to and including holding the Republican Senator majority. […
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