Todd Akin Went On TV To Talk About Rape Again. It Did Not Go Well.

Todd Akin has made several legitimate mistakes over the course of his flaccid political career. Appearing on MSNBC today to say more stupid shit about rape was among them, and judging by his apparent dogged wrongness in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it won't be the last. » 7/17/14 2:00pm 7/17/14 2:00pm

Seth Rogen's Congressional Alzheimer's Testimony Is Goddamn Delightful

Yesterday, Seth Rogen testified before a Senate subcommittee, pleading for more awareness of and support for Alzheimer's research. It was — like most things Rogen does — endearing as hell. But unlike the characters Rogen typically plays, it was also brave, altruistic, and kind of badass. » 2/27/14 10:40am 2/27/14 10:40am

Hide Ur Men! Senate Confirms 'Radical Feminist' Judge To Federal Court

Earlier this year, feminist boners across the country deflated when the filibuster-happy Senate Republicans blocked the nomination of Ginsburg-in-waiting Judge Nina Pillard to the federal bench. But now, thanks to the death of the filibuster, the Senate was able to go ahead and confirm her. Radical! » 12/12/13 5:30pm 12/12/13 5:30pm

Liz Cheney Is Really, Really Wyoming, You Guys

Liz Cheney has released her first campaign ad as she runs for Senate in Wyoming, a state she's trying to convince the public she has deep roots in. That's proved difficult, given that she moved back in the fall of 2012 from Virginia and has faced criticism that she should have run for office in the state she was… » 11/14/13 10:40am 11/14/13 10:40am

Your BFF Cory Booker Easily Won the New Jersey Senate Primary

Cory Booker just locked down the Democratic nomination for one of New Jersey's United States Senate seats. With the vote still being counted, the AP projected a win by Booker, who had a wide lead over his nearest challenger, Representative Frank Pallone. Come October, it's most likely buh-bye Newark, and hello Mr.… » 8/13/13 9:30pm 8/13/13 9:30pm

America Suddenly Being Remarkably Cool to Gay People

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that effective immediately, visa applicants who are married to a person of the same sex will be treated exactly the same as those in heterosexual marriages. And yesterday, the Senate approved several openly gay nominees to various posts with no debate or opposition. It's… » 8/02/13 5:30pm 8/02/13 5:30pm

Triumph of the GOP Supervillains: Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Less than a week after the Texas House of Representatives passed an unreasonably onerous bill restricting safe and legal access to abortion, the Texas Senate has followed suit, passing the abortion restrictions by a vote of 19 to 11. In other words, if the Texas abortion debate were a superhero movie, Gov. Rick Perry… » 7/13/13 12:00pm 7/13/13 12:00pm

The Lady's Guide to the Big, Throbbing Immigration Reform Bill

Slip into something more comfortable and let your mind wander to its darkest, dirtiest corners, because it's about to get really fucking sexy in here: who wants to talk immigration reform? Thick, rock hard immigration reform? The immigration reform bill the US Senate just passed might not be the sexiest, or even,… » 7/01/13 11:40am 7/01/13 11:40am

Senator Wants to Force New Immigrants to Speak English USA! USA! USA!

Florida Senator and varsity-level combover artist Marco Rubio has taken a break from his busy schedule of practicing "I'm Very Concerned" facial expressions in a mirror to introduce proposed changes to immigration reform legislation that would strengthen the requirement that aspirant US citizens demonstrate… » 6/11/13 12:30pm 6/11/13 12:30pm

Read Gabby Giffords' Fierce, Powerful Piece on Today's GOP Filibuster

In a New York Times' Op-Ed entitled "A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip", Gabby Giffords' joins Obama in unleashing hell on the Republicans (and four Democrats) who filibustered the bipartisan gun background-check proposal earlier today: "Senators say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must… » 4/17/13 11:30pm 4/17/13 11:30pm

Ashley Judd Says She's 'Regretfully' Not Running for Senate

Because of dicks, I bet. I BET IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU DICKS. I don't mean you, specifically, Jezebel readers. But can you imagine running for office? As a woman? Like, it's bad enough just being a lady-blogger or a cute hamster on YouTube or even some rando on Twitter. Politics is for people who are literally that one… » 3/27/13 8:00pm 3/27/13 8:00pm

Barbara Mikulski Is Just the Kind of Political Badass the Senate Needed

Who is single-handedly fending off the Tea Party Huns from gutting the federal budget, standing up for needy families, and making House Speaker John Boehner look like one of the sad clown porcelain figurines your grandmother keeps in her home just to make unwanted visitors ill at ease? That would be the diminutive… » 3/21/13 2:20pm 3/21/13 2:20pm

The Gross Gender Imbalance in the Visa Program for Skilled STEM Workers

On Monday, a whopping four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee convened to hear testimony about the H-1B visa program, which helps U.S. employers temporarily employ foreign workers in highly-specialized occupations. These are usually STEM occupations, and, according to yesterday's stark testimony from engineer… » 3/19/13 12:55pm 3/19/13 12:55pm

Ashley Judd Will Probably Announce Her Senate Run in May, Says Everyone…

There are those involved in Kentucky politics who have it on fairly high authority that Ashley Judd, who might become the very first Senator ever to have shouted the words, "I am the super-mother bug!" while topless, is planning to announce her candidacy for the U.S. Senate this spring. Sources close to the… » 3/10/13 11:00am 3/10/13 11:00am

Ashley Judd's D.C. Speech Already Being Picked Apart, Natch

Ashley Judd was under a microscope during a 90-minute appearance at a George Washington University student forum, ostensibly to speak about public health but, for all practical purposes, to continue establishing herself as a serious candidate to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky. » 3/02/13 5:15pm 3/02/13 5:15pm