Palin Interviewee Calls the President 'Hitler' [Update: Never Mind]

We may have laughed when Sarah Palin announced that she'd climbed down the ladder from Vice Presidential candidate all the way to Woman Who Rants Professionally On The Internet (hi, welcome!), but the former Alaska Governor was most definitely Not Fucking Around. Less than five hours into her subscription channel's… » 7/31/14 1:20pm 7/31/14 1:20pm

"Don't Say Gay" Tennessee Republican to be Lampooned in Musical

You remember state Sen. Stacey Campfield, don't you? He's the Tennessee lawmaker who tried to make it illegal in Tennessee for teachers to discuss anything about sexuality with their students, and then, because that wasn't enough, tried to make it so that if schools found out a student's orientation, the schools would… » 6/10/14 11:28pm 6/10/14 11:28pm

Judge Says 'Ex-Gay' Therapists Must Pay, Texas GOP Doubles Down

The Texas Republican Party has written support for "ex-gay" conversion therapy into their party platform at the same time as a judge in New Jersey has ruled that organisations and therapists who use the discredited techniques may be held financially liable for psychological damage done to patients. » 6/09/14 8:59pm 6/09/14 8:59pm

Everyone's Super Cool with Congressman Aaron Schock's Shirtlessness

If you're a resident of Illinois, you may be familiar with Republican congressman Aaron Schock. If you aren't a resident of Illinois but are a fan of hot shirtless men (or read the New York Times Style section) you're may also be familiar with Schock – he gets a lot of positive attention for doing what no female… » 5/22/14 5:15pm 5/22/14 5:15pm

Florida GOP Rep: New School Curriculum Will 'Turn Your Child Gay'

Like any other change to educational standards, Florida's implementation of the new "Common Core" has come under fire for all the reasons you'd expect of new curriculums. However, if you believe one Florida politician, the worst part is the new standards are totally capable of turning all Floridian children gay. » 5/20/14 9:14pm 5/20/14 9:14pm

Your Daily Eliot Spitzer Update: Eliot Spitzer Is a Feminist

Ex-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer who paid to have sex with women and then paid the price by resigning from his job because this is America, is back in the spotlight, this time running for New York City Comptroller, which is basically a glorified (?) accountant. Of course, because of this, he will be asked to — and… » 7/19/13 9:30am 7/19/13 9:30am

Least Convincing Study Ever: Voters Don't Care How Lady Politicos Look

Have you been operating under the assumption that women in politics are held to an unfair physical standard while male politicians get to paunch over their golfing Dockers like a bunch of semi-retired Dads? Did you assume that a woman's failure to be pretty and skinny and feminine enough might kill her political… » 6/24/13 8:30pm 6/24/13 8:30pm

Australian PM's Body Parts Offered Up on Opposing Party's Dinner Menu

The menu at the Australian Liberal National Party candidate Mal Brough’s $1000 a plate fundraiser dinner describes Julia Gillard, the country's Prime Minister (the PRIME MINISTER) (you know, the Prime Minister), as "Kentucky Fried Quail — Small Breasts, Huge Thighs, and a Big Red Box." » 6/12/13 12:00am 6/12/13 12:00am

An Awful Lot of Indian Lawmakers Face Rape Charges Themselves

In an effort to appease outraged Indians reeling from the death of a 23-year-old who was violently raped and beaten in New Delhi earlier this month and the government's generally terrible track record with handling rape cases, government officials have vowed to "name and shame" convicted rapists. That government… » 12/30/12 4:30pm 12/30/12 4:30pm

The NRA's Congressional BFFs Who Have Suddenly Changed Their Tune

The number of NRA-endorsed politicians who've changed their Second Amendment tune since Adam Lanza shot 20 kids and seven adults with a semi-automatic rifle last Friday keeps rising. But can we really trust that these formerly staunch pro-gun representatives will take action? Check out their pre and post-Sandy Hook… » 12/20/12 12:25pm 12/20/12 12:25pm

Watching Steel Magnolias Makes Him Cry: Cory Booker Is Just Like Us

Because we can't stop, won't stop with the Bookerdemonium, New York magazine brings us some more reasons why we'd love to cuddle up to Mayor Handsome. (And there are, alas, reasons why we really wouldn't.) Either way, there's no denying that the man is a political star; every person with a Twitter account wants to be… » 11/09/12 11:15am 11/09/12 11:15am

GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Thinks Rape Is 'Something God…

JUST WOW: When Indiana's Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock was asked at a debate tonight if abortions should be allowed in cases of rape or incest, he replied with, "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it something that God intended to happen." » 10/23/12 9:43pm 10/23/12 9:43pm