Notre Dame Again Loses Anti-Birth Control 'Religious Freedom' Appeal

An appeals court has once again told the University of Notre Dame that their religious freedom is not being compromised by the fact that they have to fill out a two-page form to get out of covering birth control. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled yesterday that the Obama Administration wasn’t… » 5/20/15 11:10am 5/20/15 11:10am

Judge Orders Administration To End Detention of Women and Children 

Since last summer, Homeland Security has been routinely holding women and children in detention centers across Texas and New Mexico. Under pressure from border states, the Obama administration made the decision in order to stave off the large influx of undocumented workers. But the policy has been applied broadly,… » 2/21/15 3:00pm 2/21/15 3:00pm

Now We Can All Go to Cuba Without Having to Lie About It 

Less than a month after President Obama restored full diplomatic relations with Cuba, his administration announced Thursday that they'll ease travel restrictions to the country for U.S. citizens. That means you'll no longer have to pretend you're going as part of a church group or for "professional research." » 1/15/15 10:50am 1/15/15 10:50am

White House Considered Replacing Joe Biden With Hillary Clinton

No, this isn't a Leslie Knope stress dream: according to a new book about the 2012 Presidential election, some top White House aides thought it would be a good idea to replace Vice President Joe Biden with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a way to bolster Obama's floundering approval ratings. Imagine what… » 11/01/13 10:25am 11/01/13 10:25am

Feds Say They’ll Allow Morning-After Pill for All Ages

YES: Earlier today, the Department of Justice notified the badass U.S. District Judge Edward Korman that they'll comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions. The DOJ is submitting a plan for compliance, and if Korman approves it, they'll drop their appeal of … » 6/10/13 9:30pm 6/10/13 9:30pm

Enough With the First Lady Job Approval Polls

America's a pretty divided country when it comes to most political matters. Old white dudes are pretty upset that "traditional America" is no longer, young people of color are dismayed that old white dudes are still in charge, and Congress, as Congress is wont to do, is fucking up. But at least one Washington fixture… » 12/28/12 3:50pm 12/28/12 3:50pm

President Obama Fine With Gay Marriage as Long as It Doesn't Try to…

After Vice President Joe Biden said that he thinks gay marriage is just fine and dandy and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan agreed that he didn't have a problem with it, either, the President's been in a bit of a No Homo mode. I mean, he's sort of okay with the idea of gay marriage, as long as the gay marriage… » 5/08/12 12:10pm 5/08/12 12:10pm

FBI Finally Changes Terrifyingly Narrow Definition of Rape

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that the definition of rape will finally be updated to include shit you already probably thought should've been in there. This is important because crime rates as reported by the FBI are used to determine how much money is allotted to anti-rape initiatives and victims'… » 1/06/12 3:50pm 1/06/12 3:50pm