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Senator Ron Johnson Sure Hopes Tammy Baldwin Can Understand Math

Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin was among the most progressive members of the US House of Representatives during her tenure as a Wisconsin Congresswoman. Wisconsin's senior Senator Ron Johnson is a Tea Party idiot. But so far, everything is hunky dory! Baldwin is confident that the two can work together in Washington, and… »11/08/12 6:30pm11/08/12 6:30pm

Lesbians, Immigrants, and Harvard Professors: Get to Know Your Trailblazing Lady Senators

The 113th US Congress will have 20 women senators, the highest ever in the country's history. Put that in your binder and smoke it! (Or you could say all of their terms synced up, JUST LIKE PERIODS.) Here's a primer on who's new, who's sticking around, and who's making history. »11/07/12 5:00pm11/07/12 5:00pm

Tammy Baldwin Agonizingly Close to Becoming the First Openly Gay Senator

Oh my gaaaaaaaaaahd, Tammy Baldwin! Is anyone else out there anxiety-pacing all-day all-night because you just want Tammy Baldwin to win so bad? Can't you just taste a Tammy Baldwin victory? (It tastes like blueberry muffins!) Baldwin is in a dead heat with Republican Tommy "Tom-Tom the Tomahawk" Thompson (hot-button… »11/05/12 4:10pm11/05/12 4:10pm

Want to Know What's in These Female Candidates' Bags? iPads, Meditation Beads, and a Gun

We women loooove getting a peek at what other women are carrying in their purses. I'm kidding around, because it's such a tried-and-true ladymag spread, but I'm also undeniably a sucker for a good "What's In Her Bag?" article, too. (I'm also still patiently waiting for the day when someone asks to photograph what's… »9/28/12 4:45pm9/28/12 4:45pm

Tammy Baldwin Is a Totally Gross Lesbian for Daring Dance at Gay Pride Parade, Says Asshat Republican

If all goes according to plan, come November, Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin will become the first openly LGBT person elected to the US Senate. But if all goes according to the, uh, Chick-fil-A agenda of one of her opponent's top aides, Baldwin will be defeated, because this one time in 2010, she danced onstage at a gay… »9/11/12 3:30pm9/11/12 3:30pm

Senate Candidate Wishes We'd All Stop Whining About the Poors and Their Petty Need for Food

Poor Eric Hovde. He is just so sick of hearing of our sob stories about how we are poor and need help. No, Eric Hovde is not someone's crotchety old grandfather. He's a strapping young Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, and during a recent campaign presentation he accidentally revealed that he is… »6/19/12 9:30am6/19/12 9:30am

Lady Politicians Who Don't Make Us Want To Put Our Heads In The Oven

While Sarah Palin's out of the spotlight for now and Michele Bachmann's once bright political aspirations are fading fast, we may feel tempted rejoice. But for every Palin and Bachmann, there's a Noem and a Haley ready to take their place, and trying to argue with any of their ilk might feel like a neverending game of… »10/13/11 5:30pm10/13/11 5:30pm