US Not Ready For a Woman President, Says Woman Who Ran For President

Minnesota Congressman Michele Bachmann has issued her edict on the chances Hillary Clinton's theoretical campaign would have during a theoretical 2016 election: not good. Mostly because America simply isn't ready for a female President. I bet the schmucks who donated to Bachmann's 2012 Presidential campaign feel pretty … » 2/20/14 1:30pm 2/20/14 1:30pm

Political Journalists Are Forever On Bad Mom Patrol

There's been lots of political yammer (yammer because it's definitely not dignified enough to merit being called "discussion" but it's not yet loud enough to be called "yelling") in recent days and weeks about women who have political ambition. People are concerned, really. Concerned that maybe the women who have political … » 2/18/14 3:40pm 2/18/14 3:40pm

Opponents Offer Unhelpful Critique of Wendy Davis: She's A Bad Mom!

Texas gubernatorial candidate and pro-choice It Girl Wendy Davis announced just last week that she'd raised over $12 million dollars over the second half of 2013. And, on Sunday, like clockwork, a Dallas paper ran a barbecued garbage "expose" that slammed her for being a bad mother. Texas-style sexism really sticks to… » 1/21/14 7:20pm 1/21/14 7:20pm

Poll: GOP Men Don't Think We Need Any More Ladies In Government

Fetch the smelling salts, I'm about to pass out from shock — a new poll reveals that there is a big gap in attitudes between liberals and conservatives when it comes to the role women should play in the government. And— surprise of surprises — the group with the least forward-thinking view of all is conservative men. » 10/29/13 5:15pm 10/29/13 5:15pm

Democrats Make a Push to Grab Female Voters and Make Female Leaders

Late last week, the DNC announced the formation of the Democratic Women's Alliance, a new program they say will work to encourage women to enter and stay in politics. It's been promoted, unsurprisingly, as a big F.U. to the those he-man woman haters in the Republican Party, as if the Democrats are creating a new team… » 10/28/13 12:30pm 10/28/13 12:30pm

U.S. Can't Have a Lady President Until Al Qaeda Does, Says Douchey Man

Have you watched a man dig a hole with his mouth and then jump in and try to dig himself out (also with his mouth) this morning? If not, I encourage you to check out Donny Deutsch on Morning Joe explaining to Mika Brzezinski, Kathleen Parker, and Alex Wagner why a woman can't be the President until every other country… » 8/14/13 1:10pm 8/14/13 1:10pm

We're Already Talking About Hillary Clinton's 'Presidential Diet'

If Hillary Clinton were to run for President in 2016, she'd have a lot of ducks to get in a row — fundraising, amassing an army of volunteers, getting key endorsements, building a killer staff to fuel her unstoppably Hillary Machine. Dozens of extra-shiny flag lapel pins, I'd imagine. Here's something that would… » 8/08/13 10:50am 8/08/13 10:50am

NPR Retracts Insights on 'Perky' Kirsten Gillibrand's 'Girlie Voice'

New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's star has been rising for the past several years. She was elected to fill Hillary Clinton's senate seat in 2010, and since then, has been championed by Democratic party stars like Howard Dean or the super-PAC EMILY's List as a possible contender for president. This week,… » 5/16/13 4:30pm 5/16/13 4:30pm

Stephen Colbert's Sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Wins the South…

There's always something a little unfair about when a family has multiple successful, brilliant and highly achieving children. You mean that the Sedarises get two comedic geniuses?! The Quaids get Dennis and Randy? Mona Simpson is Steve Jobs' sister and they didn't even know it until adulthood because Steve Jobs was… » 3/20/13 12:40pm 3/20/13 12:40pm

Stephen Colbert's Sister Is Running for Congress And I Want to Move to…

OMG. Amazing, incredible news! Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, Stephen Colbert's sister, is declaring herself a candidate in the South Carolina special election to be held in May to fill Tim Scott's open House seat. Senator Tim Scott is the crazy Tea Partier former congressman who was tapped by crazy Tea Partier current… » 1/18/13 5:30pm 1/18/13 5:30pm

101 Facts About 100 Women of the House and Senate

Yesterday, a record 101 women were sworn in as members of the US House of Representatives and Senate, which means that now, a mere 80% of federal elected officials are male. Woo! Girl power! It's the end of men! But before we get ahead of ourselves celebrating women's total 20% domination of the legislative branch,… » 1/05/13 11:01am 1/05/13 11:01am