One week ago, 49 people were murdered when a lone gunman opened fire in Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub. To date, it is the deadliest shooting in our country’s history. And today, in the wake of this massacre, the United States Senate blocked four different proposals to implement stricter gun control laws.
In an essay published in Sunday’s New York Times, Harris Wofford wrote about meeting the second love of his life. His first, Clare Lindgren, died of leukemia in 1996, 48 years into their marriage. It was a romance seeped in civil service and idealism, which he referred to as an “adventure.”
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has some very strong, very pointed opinions about Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Earlier today, Warren took to both Twitter and Facebook to share those opinions, calling Trump a “loser,” a narcissist, a failed businessman, and “serious threat” that will “tear apart an…
It’s lonely being Ted Cruz, a middle-aged vampire sent to vacation Bible school and then the deep-discount rack at Men’s Wearhouse in quick succession. But today is an exciting day for Cruz, who today has made his second true friend. Everyone say hi to Ted’s new friend, Utah Senator Mike Lee!
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill posted a note to Tumblr Monday afternoon disclosing that she’s recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.
On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, Senator Claire McCaskill dropped by to make an instructive video about all the subjects on which men should “shut the hell up.” We’re listening. We’re right here with you.
Senator Pat Roberts, an old man, was reportedly in a “hearing on US Tariff Policy” when his Frozen-themed ringtone went off and embarrassed him in front of a bunch of other old men familiar with Frozen. He played it off by announcing, “Just let it go.” A little obvious for my tastes, but a solid save overall. (Given…
In good news for equality and bladders, the Senate's 20 female members are getting a nicer and bigger bathroom.
Grab some popcorn and get ready to yell at your computer screen, because things got HEATED today at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed assault weapons ban authored by Dianne Feinstein, the senior Senator from California.
Deb Fischer will be sworn in today as Nebraska's first female senator, a title she won in a landslide. (58 percent to former Senator Bob Kerrey's 42 percent.) But what is Fischer, a 61-year-old cattle rancher, all about — and what does her win mean for Nebraska's women? This PBS interview gives us an idea.
The number of NRA-endorsed politicians who've changed their Second Amendment tune since Adam Lanza shot 20 kids and seven adults with a semi-automatic rifle last Friday keeps rising. But can we really trust that these formerly staunch pro-gun representatives will take action? Check out their pre and post-Sandy Hook…
2012 has been a rough year for American women; it's hard (and depressing) to count the overwhelming number of ways Republicans have tried to cut our funding to crucial health care services and limit our control over our own bodies, from enacting increasingly prohibitive abortion laws to punishing women politicians…
This morning, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill announced on Twitter that she is "tired of looking and feeling fat. Maybe talking about it publicly will keep me on track as I try to be more disciplined. Off to the gym." Is this a lady thing, or do public struggles with weight loss cross gender lines?
Today in posturing in the face of an impending government shutdown: Arizona Senator Jon Kyl said this morning on the Senate floor,
Chris Matthews recently asked Claire McCaskill about amity among female senators: "How come that works for your side of the gender aisle and men don't seem to get along? Is it just the testosterone or what?" Maybe it's the dinner.