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 2:50pm 12/08/14 2:50pm

GOP Bill Kindly Gives You the Right To Pay For Your Own Birth Control

A proposed Republican bill aims to bravely stand up for a woman's right to pay for her own birth control out-of-pocket. Uh, thanks? » 7/16/14 1:10pm 7/16/14 1:10pm

Wordlessly Smiling Mitch McConnell Is the Internet's New Favorite Toy

Ever wanted to watch Mitch McConnell smiling, set to the dulcet sounds of "Pony," by Ginuwine? The answer to that question is almost certainly no, but such a video now exists, and it will haunt your dreams for weeks. » 3/17/14 3:00pm 3/17/14 3:00pm

Mitch McConnell Campaign Made a Pathetic Auto-Tuned Smear Video

It's so great when conservative politicians attempt the internet. Just imagine them sitting around a yellowed, ten-year-old computer and saying, " shall we 'internet' today?" » 7/02/13 4:40pm 7/02/13 4:40pm

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 10:50am 4/01/13 10:50am

Mitch McConnell Is Fairly Pissed About Xenophobic Tweets Targeting His…

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 12:30pm 3/03/13 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 5:15pm 3/02/13 5:15pm

Conservatives Say Ashley Judd Is the Next Todd Akin

Many liberals think Ashley Judd shouldn't challenge Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell for his seat in 2014 because there's no way she'll win. But it's pretty entertaining to watch Republicans try and come up with creative ways to run her out of the state before she's even in the running. » 2/26/13 12:05pm 2/26/13 12:05pm

Ashley Judd May Just Be a Pawn In the Political Game

Why do we care whether Ashley Judd decides to run against Kentucky Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014? Duh: she's a celebrity, and we care more about what celebs do even if they're "just like us," which they are not. » 2/25/13 3:35pm 2/25/13 3:35pm

Conservatives Run Attack Ad Against Ashley Judd Even Though She Isn't…

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 9:30am 2/07/13 9:30am

Anti-Abortion Advocates Block Healthcare Reform, Pretend To Stab Old…

As anti-choice protester Randall Terry travels the South performing gruesome "death panel" reenactments, some pro-life Democrats in Congress say they'll block any healthcare reform bill until all coverage for abortion is removed. » 8/25/09 9:30am 8/25/09 9:30am

Michael Jackson's Death Now Influencing Iranian Protesters

Is Michael Jackson bad for Iran? Is Minnesota Govenor Tim Pawlenty giving up on his bromance with Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell? Did John Edwards really make a sex tape? The Washington Independent's Spencer Ackerman helps answer these important questions. » 6/29/09 10:00am 6/29/09 10:00am

Republicans Insist On Not Calling Sotomayor Racist, Call Her Racist

All The Appointment Gossip You Can Handle, Including Aretha Franklin

More Obama Cabinetry And Lieberman Speculation

Election 2008 Results Live Blog

The election that I quit my career almost exactly a year ago to try my hand at covering is nearly at an end, but it's not technically over until John McCain calls Barack Obama and concedes. So it might actually be a while. Luckily, I'm here to sum up what I'm seeing and I have some friends around to help! Spencer » 11/04/08 8:00pm 11/04/08 8:00pm , ,

It's Election Day, So Go Vote Already

Election Day marks the end of this interminable campaign, though not the issues that drive it or, one hopes, the electorate's interest in politics. To help me mark the time, former Jezebel Moe Tkacik » 11/04/08 10:00am 11/04/08 10:00am takes a break from running up and down the East Coast and hobnobbing with the intellectual elites and a Congressman or…