Terrible State Senator Says His Opponent Is Only Running Because Her…

Scott Fitzgerald is a longtime Republican State Senator from Juneau, Wisconsin. Known as "Big Fitz," he's one of the politicians who's been most active in moving Governor Scott Walker's awful agenda through the legislature, and as a result he's facing a recall election. His opponent is 41-year-old Lori Compas, a… » 5/13/12 9:00pm 5/13/12 9:00pm

The Curious Case of Why We Give a Shit Whether Elizabeth Warren Is a…

Things in the tight race for Massachusetts Senate between incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and his likely challenger, Democratic folk hero Elizabeth Warren, have taken a turn for the bizarre. Scott Brown has found himself in the unusual position of attacking Elizabeth Warren for claiming to be a Native… » 5/01/12 10:50am 5/01/12 10:50am

Stupid Senator Stupidly Calls President Obama Stupid

Just when you think the relationship between Republicans in Congress and President Obama can't get any more strained, one of those supposed "gentlemen" from the Hill goes and does something even more ridiculous than all of the other ridiculous things they've already done. This time the culprit is Senator Chuck… » 4/08/12 9:45pm 4/08/12 9:45pm

Senator Olympia Snowe Retires Because She's Had Enough of This Partisan…

In a serious blow to reasonable behavior in our nation's capital, longtime Senator Olympia Snowe, Republican of Maine, announced today that she will retire at the end of her current term. This surprising decision was not due to political pressure—she was expected to be re-elected easily—and, in fact, it puts her… » 2/28/12 9:00pm 2/28/12 9:00pm

Members of Congress Will Go on Awkward Dates with Each Other at the…


If you needed further proof that Congress is basically an only slightly more grown up version of high school, this should convince you: As if ordered by an exasperated guidance counselor (paging Tami Taylor), lawmakers from each party have agreed to sit next to members from across the aisle during Tuesday's State of… » 1/22/12 9:30pm 1/22/12 9:30pm