Politics

Congress kicks off first day back with abortion ban

As it stands, the bill is expected to pass both the Republican controlled House and Senate only to be vetoed by Obama.

By: Maggie Serota / January 7, 2015

Obama in decline: A political pre-mortem

The political obituaries of the Obama presidency are already being written.

By: Steve King / December 18, 2014

GOP Rep: Women need permission from fetus’s dad for abortion

Missouri's Rick Brattin said women can be exempt in the event of rape, but only "legitimate rape." So don't even think about pulling a fast one when it comes to claiming ownership and agency over your own body.

By: Maggie Serota / December 17, 2014

Jeb Bush announces plans for 2016 Presidential run

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 16, 2014

Congress: Torture-shmorture, Venezuela’s where the real trouble is

Governments in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

By: Daniel Murphy / December 15, 2014

GOP rep. urges congressional action on the War on Christmas

Doug Lanborn is totally onto our dastardly plans to ruin his favorite holiday.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 12, 2014

Rick Perry: ‘Running for the presidency is not an IQ test’

Rick Perry is very much looking forward to being the President of the United States of America. Shudder.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 11, 2014

GOP staffer resigns after snide comments about Sasha and Malia

Lauten wrote "Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at the bar."…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 1, 2014

Mississippi may vote on making Christianity the state religion

The Magnolia State Heritage Foundation wants Mississippi's official religion to be Christianity, and for there to be a "Confederate Heritage Month."…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / November 18, 2014

Al Franken is pretty sure Ted Cruz has no idea what net neutrality even is

Al Franken explains what Ted Cruz got wrong about net neutrality, which is everything.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / November 17, 2014

Conservatives think Dorothy Zbornak was murdered by death panels

Thank you for being the best conspiracy theory ever.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / November 14, 2014

Outgoing Arkansas governor pardons son for pot conviction

Kyle Beebe was charged with possession of over an ounce of pot over 10 years ago.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / November 13, 2014

Candidate tried to remove name from ballot, didn’t campaign, still got elected

The name of the county this all took place in, I shit you not, is Yolo. #YOLO.

By: Alex Moore / November 7, 2014

American politics sucks and it’s your fault

Yeah, you personally. It’s all your fault.

By: Steve King / November 5, 2014

Senator says he will be a great president for white men in ‘male only’ clubs

Not that kind of all-male clubs. It's Lindsey Graham.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / October 31, 2014

Congressman casually suggests Obama wants to spread Ebola

Tad more unpatriotic than Kanye saying Gorge W. didn't care about black people, no?

By: Robyn Pennacchia / October 30, 2014
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