Texas Is About to Elect a Complete Wackadoo as Its Lieutenant Governor

Hello Texas state residents, and any American human of voting age who has even an ounce of concern about the men and women elected to lead our nation: Texas is about to elect a living, breathing, Rush Limbaugh parody as its next Lieutenant Governor and every last one of us should be terrified. » 10/21/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Rachel Maddow Endures Tricksy Politicians With Sleater-Kinney Jams

Rachel Maddow, bastion of political information in bold frames, shared her top five punk songs to help us survive the midterm elections on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Not sure if you've noticed, but the Democrats are chasing black folks around while Colorado politicians who've long been against a women's right to… » 10/21/14 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

Aging Republican Bro Calls Female State Politician 'Ugly As Sin'

A New Hampshire state Representative bro called his female colleague, Rep. Ann Mclane Kuster (D), “ugly as sin.” In a blog post. On the Internet. Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (R), the culprit, is a jerk, an idiot and late — didn’t we already sort out inappropriate comments like these with N.Y. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s … » 10/14/14 10:50am 10/14/14 10:50am

Wisconsin's Governor Cannot Hide His Contempt for Women and the Poor

During his relatively short time on the national stage, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has proven himself one of the Republican party's most prolific fundraisers and has some wonks speculating about a 2016 Presidential run. But perhaps his most impressive achievement is the extensive scope of the damage he has done… » 10/10/14 4:10pm 10/10/14 4:10pm

The Daily Show Notices the GOP Is Courting Gays Now

Remember when U.S. Republicans were wooing Latinos in 2012? Well, the political party has ditched them for the LGBTQ vote and The Daily Show's Al Mardigal is none too pleased. In fact, Madrigal believes 'Latinos were the original gays!' and then he mentions something about mojitos being a "gay drink." » 10/10/14 11:50am 10/10/14 11:50am

Prostitution Scandal-Mired White House Employee Got Ironic Promotion

Last night, the Washington Post reported that the White House is much more involved in the Secret Service's Cartagena prostitution scandal than they're letting on. And it's all over some Ivy League 25-year-old volunteer whose father gave a five-figure amount of money to Obama campaign. Paging Olivia Pope. » 10/09/14 12:30pm 10/09/14 12:30pm

The Daily Show Tackles The GOP's Inept Wooing of 'The Lady Vote'

The midterm elections are coming, and this time the Republican Party wants YOUR vote, ladies. Not by revamping their platform and selecting candidates that don't say horrifying, sexist shit—don't be silly! No, as the Daily Show's Kirsten Schaalexplained last night, the GOP is producing a bunch of ads putting politics… » 10/09/14 9:50am 10/09/14 9:50am

App Tries to Get You to Vote By Comparing It to Hooking Up

Here are some things that are like sex: pizza, driving a nice car very fast, being on high quality recreational drugs at a concert. Here are some things that are not like sex: voting. In fact, voting is not only just about the opposite of sex. But don't tell that to the earnest PSA and app architects who keep reaching… » 10/06/14 10:40am 10/06/14 10:40am

Alabama Abortion Law Assigns Lawyers to the Fetuses of Pregnant Teens

Alabama, eager to be the national leader in something besides painkiller prescriptions, had a parental consent law go into effect this summer that goes further than any other state in dehumanizing and humiliating abortion-seeking teens who don't want to get their parents involved. A girl who doesn't want to or cannot… » 10/03/14 12:20pm 10/03/14 12:20pm

GOP Proves It Finally 'Gets' Women With Say Yes to the Dress Ad

After being pummeled in the 2012 elections, the GOP has been asking itself, over and over, the infernal question it cannot seem to answer: What do women even care about? Finally, almost two years and dozens of embarrassing news cycles later, they have their answer. Wedding dresses. Bitches love wedding dresses. » 10/01/14 2:15pm 10/01/14 2:15pm

The Secret Service Had Issues Way Before the Woman in Charge Got There

On Monday, invalid human Laura Ingraham indicated that she believed the White House's current security issues are due to the fact that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was hired for being a woman and not for being a qualified human. But Pierson's gender identity is prompting even sometimes more levelheaded… » 10/01/14 11:00am 10/01/14 11:00am

Notorious RBG Used to Jazzercise But Now Does an Air Force Workout

Supreme Court Justice and perfect human being Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 81 years old and, to reiterate, not planning on retiring any time soon. That's partly because she does a military workout to keep herself in shape, and partly because she can't think of another person who could do her job as well as she does it. Lean… » 9/30/14 1:20pm 9/30/14 1:20pm