There's Been a Secret White House Cat for Years

Today's a Friday before a holiday weekend, which means that many journalists and other such people who write things for the entertainment/information of a indoors-bound readership (hi) are doing what's known as "phoning it in." But buried in a mundane-ish Wall Street Journal story about a fox living on the grounds of the … » 4/18/14 2:40pm Yesterday 2:40pm

Texas Republican Launches and Quickly Folds 'Boats N' Hoes' Super PAC

A high-level employee at a prominent Texas firm that has provided consulting services to some prominent Republicans in the Lone Star State will be closing his Boats N' Hoes Super PAC this week, after people found out about it. This is a dark day in both the world of boats and the world of hoes. And in the candidacy of… » 4/17/14 5:30pm Thursday 5:30pm

Kathleen Sebelius Might Be Running For Senator in Kansas

When Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week, it was seen as an inevitable attempt by the Obama Administration to blame someone for their embarrassingly "botched" roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's healthcare.gov. But Sebelius isn't done yet: she could be considering a run for… » 4/16/14 11:40am Wednesday 11:40am

SHOEGAZI: Truthers Think Hillary Planned the Shoe-Throwing Incident

Last Thursday, a Hillary Clinton speech was interrupted by an airborne shoe hoisted by a Alison Michelle Ernst, a woman with a documented history of erratic behavior. Seems like a pretty open-and-shut case: unstable person behaves anti-socially. The end. But because Hillary Clinton is involved, and in the eyes of… » 4/15/14 12:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm

Meet the Kim Kardashian-Approved New Age Guru Running for Congress

Kim Kardashian is not exactly a go-to source for opinions on viable political candidates. But with her latest endorsement of Marianne Williamson, she's joined a growing roster of celebrities who want this already famous spiritual leader to become a political one, by winning a spot in the House of Representatives for… » 4/11/14 6:30am 4/11/14 6:30am

'Kissing Congressman' Won't Resign Though He Has 'Wrecked' Lives

Updates from Congressman Vance McAllister's world: he will not resign from office; he fired Melissa Hixon Peacock, the aide he was caught kissing on camera; her husband says McAllister has "wrecked my life" and that he and Peacock are getting a divorce and McAllister has spent the past 24 hours responding to the texts of … » 4/08/14 1:30pm 4/08/14 1:30pm

New 'Cool' Conservative Website Ads Are a Sexist Pile of Garbage

Breitbart, a #cool news outlet for #hip #conservatives who like to #chill with #friends on the #net, is in some hot water today, after ads hyping the launch of its West Coast-centric site Breitbart California featured Miley Cyrus on all fours with Nancy Pelosi's head 'shopped over and Mark Zuckerberg with breasts. What … » 4/07/14 5:20pm 4/07/14 5:20pm

How I Met Your Mother Was a Lot Smarter About Politics Than Most TV

Tonight, How I Met Your Mother ends its 9-year run by revealing, finally, how mopey-ass Ted Mosby finally met the woman who would eventually let him put two babies in her. But devotees of the show know that it's about a lot more than inside jokes among a group of unusually clever and often drunk friends. They know it… » 3/31/14 2:30pm 3/31/14 2:30pm

A Republican candidate in Chicago who said autism was caused by God's anger over gay marriage has won her primary. Yay, America. Susan Atanus, a legit crazy person, defeated opponent David Earl Williams III in the Republican primary for the 9th Congressional District. She will face off against incumbent Democrat Rep.… » 3/19/14 10:25pm 3/19/14 10:25pm

Two Reasons That Explain Why We're All Obsessed with Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones comes back to television in just a few weeks, and already we're feeling the imperative: All Men (And Women) Must Freak Out. But why is Game of Thrones such a huge cultural phenomenon, among all other fantasy series? It comes down to two huge cultural trends, that are rooted in our widespread anxieties… » 3/18/14 6:01pm 3/18/14 6:01pm

Lithuania Could Ban Pride Events, Cites "Family Values" "Morals"

Former Soviet Republic Lithuania is getting in on the discrimination game with a vote in parliament on imposing fines for LGBT activities. National anti-gay "propaganda" legislation isn't just for Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation anymore! Unsurprisingly, the proposed legislation doesn't differ much at all from… » 3/12/14 10:01pm 3/12/14 10:01pm

Jan Brewer, Evil Queen of Bonkersvania, Won't Be Seeking a Third Term

Oh, Jan Brewer! What a wacky, lovable scamp you'd be if it weren't for all the bigotry and egregious human rights abuses! Deflating speculation that she might challenge Arizona law and pursue a third term as governor, Brewer announced today that she's decided to call it quits. Thank fucking god. » 3/12/14 6:40pm 3/12/14 6:40pm