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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 9:50am1/21/15 9:50am

Joni Ernst Responds to SOTU By Not Discussing It At All

Iowa senator and hog castrating enthusiast Joni Ernst delivered tonight's Republican response to the State of the Union standing in the Armed Services Committee Room and wearing camouflage heels for subtlety. Ernst elected not to respond to the SOTU at all, instead delivering something between a belated campaign ad… »1/20/15 11:30pm1/20/15 11:30pm

First Lady Inviting Ordinary People to Join Her For State of The Union

Are you sitting by your phone? Good, because it's possible that First Lady Michelle Obama is trying to reach you right now to invite you to sit in her box at tomorrow's State of the Union Address. She's asking ordinary citizens whose letters have touched her the chance to meet her and the president and her camp has… »1/19/15 11:30pm1/19/15 11:30pm

Republicans Let a Woman Talk So Obviously They Don't Hate Women

Last night, the GOP's response to the President's State of the Union made history: a woman delivered it. Two women, actually. See? They're not alienating to women at all, unless you count the other stuff they did yesterday, which includes passing a bill that would make it all but impossible for many women to pay for… »1/29/14 11:40am1/29/14 11:40am

John Boehner Hints That Obama Is a Loser, Then Says He's Just Trying to Help the President Out

John Boehner went on State of the Union today and proved in his interview with Candy Crowley that he's fast becoming Public Frenemy Number One. He both insulted President Obama and tried to claim he's just giving his pal some constructive criticism. The most subtle jab he delivered came during a discussion of Mitt… »4/29/12 8:00pm4/29/12 8:00pm

The Most Glittery Declarations From the State of the Union

Last night, the Powers that Be gathered in Washington DC for the annual Nerd Oscars— the President's State of the Union address. There were ties in primary colors, John Boehner's aggressively orange skin, that hug between the President and Gabrielle Giffords that made everyone cry, plenty of clapping, and more… »1/25/12 12:00pm1/25/12 12:00pm

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


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 9:30pm1/22/12 9:30pm

Michele Bachmann Thinks Occupy Wall Street Wants 'Other People To Pay For Their Stuff'


Our beloved confusing quote generator, Michele Bachmann, took to the airwaves today to spout all manner of nonsense, but among the most amusing things she said—and it's only amusing because we're so far past the point of taking anything she says seriously that we can barely even remember a time when we did—was… »12/04/11 4:20pm12/04/11 4:20pm