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

Rand Paul Is Running for President, Selling Some Awesomely Weird Shit 

Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky man who seems markedly less crazy than his crazy old dad, is set to announce his run for the President of the United States today. Paul, who is anti-abortion, anti-birth control, somewhat anti-vaccination, and a quiet fan of frothing conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones, is still… » 4/07/15 9:50am 4/07/15 9:50am

Republican Governors Bravely Fight Anti- Prison Rape Laws

The Prison Rape Elimination Act has a pretty self-evident mission, and yet, somehow, there are still people who manage to be against it. PREA, first passed in 2003 and finalized in 2012, establishes basic standards to keep American prisoners from being assaulted by other inmates or (more commonly) guards. Yet a… » 3/26/15 2:15pm 3/26/15 2:15pm

10,000 Elephants in the Room: I Made It Through CPAC Without Puking

I am sitting in a rented banquet chair watching Carly Fiorina remove her headset. In a moment, I will stand, smile with false confidence, and replace Fiorina in the chair she vacates, facing the questions of two right wing radio hosts. I was out until 3 a.m. last night drinking whiskey with both of my imminent… » 3/02/15 2:15pm 3/02/15 2:15pm

Hey Republicans, Get Off Pitbull's Dick

Right now, the GOP is thirsting to get Pitbull, internationally renowned rapper and showman, on their team. Republican strategists and politicians rightly assume that if Mr. Worldwide were on their side, they would have at least a fighting chance at influencing the highly coveted Latino vote, particularly since he is… » 2/06/15 12:15pm 2/06/15 12:15pm

Rep. Gohmert Upset 'Our Republican Females' Didn't Back Abortion Ban

Congressman Louie Gohmert is not happy with his female Republican colleagues, who just straight-up refused to get on board with a proposed bill that would've banned abortion after 20 weeks. In a conference call with conservative pastor Rev. E.W. Jackson, Gohmert complained that "our Republican females," as he calls… » 1/27/15 5:50pm 1/27/15 5:50pm

GOP SOTU Response Brings Up Immigration in Spanish, But Not in English

Last night, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst put us all firmly to sleep with a gentle fairytale about our glorious new life in Tea Party America. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican, was set to deliver an almost identical Spanish-language version of Ernst's speech (minus the stuff about being a humble farm girl).… » 1/21/15 9:50am 1/21/15 9:50am

Republicans Will Use Senate Majority to Push 20-Week Abortion Ban

Good, great, now this is happening: the GOP plans to use its new majority in the Senate to try to pass a federal ban on abortion after 20 weeks. The idea, of course, is to inch ever-closer to overturning Roe v. Wade, because this is the party of small government and minimal interference into the private lives of… » 12/08/14 2:50pm 12/08/14 2:50pm