The First-Ever Transgender Candidate is Running for Office in Utah

A transgender person is running for office in Utah for the first time, and could become the first trans person elected in the state. Sophia Hawes-Tingey, a U.S. Navy veteran, is running for city council in the city of Midvale on a platform of improving community safety, environmental stewardship, and corporate… » 6/02/15 7:10pm Yesterday 7:10pm

LOL: Duggar Family Favorite Rick Santorum Is Running for President Again

After months of increasingly threatening-sounding emails to people who drunkenly signed up for his mailing list at CPAC, Rick Santorum is announcing today that he’s officially, really, for real, definitely going to waste a shitload of time and money going after a Republican Presidential nomination that he will fail to… » 5/27/15 2:10pm 5/27/15 2:10pm

Mike Huckabee Supports Josh Duggar, Whose 'Judgment Was Not Mature'

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who’s built his political career on moral uprightness and fulminating against the dangers of homosexuality, wants you to know that he’s here for the Duggar family at this trying time. Duggar admitted yesterday to sexually abusing five underage girls as a… » 5/22/15 1:10pm 5/22/15 1:10pm

Gov. Chris Christie Delivers Speech With Lots of F-Words

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie invoked the spirit of Andrew “Dice” Clay when he delivered a speech brimming with expletives at the New Jersey Legislative Correspondents Club Show on Wednesday evening. The event is an annual fundraising tradition put on by the New Jersey press corps and Christie’s profanity-filled… » 5/22/15 11:10am 5/22/15 11:10am

SC Republican: Abortion Ban Doesn't Keep Rape Victims Pregnant Enough

A South Carolina State Senator is filibustering a bill that would make abortion illegal for 20 weeks, not because he doesn’t hate abortion—he totally, loudly does—but because the bill makes an exception for victims of rape and incest. Those rape and incest victims had 20 whole weeks, State Senator Lee Bright, says,… » 5/19/15 6:15pm 5/19/15 6:15pm

Florida Rep. Alan Grayson on Split from Wife: 'Gold Diggers Gotta Dig'

The divorce proceedings between Florida Congressman Alan Grayson and his estranged wife Lolita, once delayed by a leaky breast implant, continue to be understated and mutually respectful. Grayson, one of the richest men in Congress, paused on his way into court to tell a TV reporter, “Gold diggers gotta dig.” » 5/19/15 2:00pm 5/19/15 2:00pm

Anti-Gay Senator's Wife Says She Was Fired From a Job She Wasn't Offered

Have you ever had a dream about a job interview so realistic that you wake up thinking you’ve gotten an offer? This may be the trickery at work in the case of Leslie Díaz, wife of “conservative Democrat” and anti-gay New York state Senator Rubén Díaz, who says Leslie is now “unemployed” thanks to his political beliefs.
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CA Senate Candidate Criticized for Mocking Native Americans

California congresswoman and current Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez has come under pretty intense scrutiny after making a “war cry” sound and gesture during an informal talk at the California Democratic Party Convention. Sanchez made the stereotypical gesture while explaining to a group of California Democrats that… » 5/17/15 1:45pm 5/17/15 1:45pm

TN Rep Who Pressured Mistress to Have Abortion Votes for Abortion Ban

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, the pro-life, all-family values Tennessee Republican who cheated on his wife and then pressured his mistress to have an abortion, voted this week in favor of a federal 2o-week abortion ban. DesJarlais’ spokesperson said the congressman has “always supported pro-life values”—except, of… » 5/15/15 8:00pm 5/15/15 8:00pm

Men in Congress Are Trying to Avoid Being Alone with Female Staffers

A new report from the National Journal says that many Congressmen have adopted policies that keep them from being alone with their female staffers. The idea is to avoid the appearance of “impropriety,” but those female staffers told the Journal that the policies are hurting their professional advancement and their… » 5/15/15 1:00pm 5/15/15 1:00pm

Read the Gross as Hell Sexts the Missouri House Speaker Sent Intern

Last month, Missouri Southern State University abruptly shut down its internship program at the Missouri State Capitol. The reason behind that move became clear yesterday, when the Kansas City Star revealed that (Republican, married, anti-gay) House Speaker John Diehl was sexting a college freshman intern. A story as… » 5/14/15 10:10am 5/14/15 10:10am