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Watch President Obama’s Inauguration Speech!

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President Obama's Speech

Trapped at the office on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and can’t watch the inauguration? Us, too. But here’s video of President Obama’s entire inaugural and the full-text of his speech so you can follow along.   Keep reading »

Romney Face-Tattoo Guy Changes His Mind

If you ask us, it seems a little two-faced. Just two weeks after he said he had no regrets about his Mitt Romney face tattoo, Eric Hartsburg has decided to accept an offer to have it removed for free, reports Politico. What’s behind the change of heart? He apparently didn’t like Romney’s post-election “gifts” comment, and says the tat now “stands not only for a losing campaign but for a sore loser.” Will Kirby, who has appeared on shows like “Dr. 90210,” will provide the painful removal sessions, which could take almost a year to complete. Politico notes that, unfortunately for Hartsburg, blue is one of the trickier colors to erase. Read more…

Women Elected To Office: Presented In Pretty Rainbow Graph Form

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Oh, how I do love a good infographic! This one from Maria Popova’s blog Exp.lore.com is clever: it shows each how women have been elected to higher office in each state throughout history. U.S. Representatives, U.S. Senators and Governors are represented by a different color, which then mix together in a rainbow of colors if the particular state has a bunch of women in different branches. This infographic is pre-2012 election data — us ladies won big, so there are some more states that should be pink! — but it’s still nevertheless a fascinating way to display the info. [Exp.lore.com]

President Obama Cries
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Barack Obama cried after Election Night while addressing his campaign HQ. Read More »
Pro-Choice Victories!
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Meet all the pro-choice women who won last night! Read More »
Senate Traffic Jam
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Progress means there is a traffic jam in the Senate Chamber ladies' room. Read More »

Did The Election Reinvigorate Pro-Choice Support?

  • All the rapey nonsense of the 2012 election seems to have reinvigorated support amongst Americans to identify themselves as “pro-choice.” We have to remember, though, that when asked about support for legal abortion, people give different answers depending on how the question is phrased: “pro-choice” versus “pro-life,” “support legal abortion in all cases” versus “support legal abortion in some cases” versus “never support legal abortion.” So while I’m happy to hear that in a recent Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voted described themselves as “pro-choice,” I know it’s not as simple as that.  [Jezebel]
  • Check out this trailer for “Why Do You Have Black Dolls?”, a new documentary about why little kids need black babydolls. [Uptown Magazine]
  • The United States now only ranks 79th in the world for women’s political representation. Only 79th, you guys! (That’s sarcasm, in case you didn’t pick up on it.) [Ms. Magazine] Keep reading »

Progress Means There’s A Traffic Jam In The Senate Chamber Ladies’ Room

War On Women
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It turns out declaring a war on women is not such a successful strategy. Read More »
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10 suggested jobs for Mitt Romney now that he is unemployed. Read More »
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All of The Frisky's posts about the 2012 election. Read More »

“For the first time, there was a traffic jam in the Senate women’s bathroom. There were five of us in there, and there are only two stalls.”

– Senator Amy Klobluchar (D-Minn.) on how the record number of women serving in the Senate (20!) is causing problems in the ladies’ room. Good to know that even lady senators take a long time to pee. May there be many more ladies’ room traffic jams — and a few more stalls, geez, people — in decades to come. [Washington Post]

Kristen Schaal Explains The GOP’s Appeal To Married Women

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All of The Frisky's posts about the 2012 election. Read More »
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It turns out declaring a war on women is not such a successful strategy. Read More »
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The election is over, but this woman is still scared of what could happen. Read More »
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Kristen Helps Republicans Vajazzle Their Message

Once upon a time, Kristen Schaal from “The Daily Show” was a selfish single woman just like me, only caring about where her next free “whore pills” came from. But just as conservative pundits say, once she became a married woman, Schaal suddenly cared about the future of this country. You know, like a married lady does. Here is Schaal on why that ring around her finger made her throw support behind Mitt Romney. [The Daily Show]

10 Things Obama Supporters Love About Tuesday’s Election

1. Our social media kicked your Super Pac’s ass. Sheldon Adelson, called by The New York Times, “the biggest single donor in political history” backed eight conservative Republican candidates through Super Pacs. None of them won. People have been wondering when America would have its social media driven “Arab Spring”? This was it.

2. Karl Rove’s $300 million extra super, ugly, horrible super bad day. Karl Rove has been a boil on the ass of the American political landscape since he first ushered George W. Bush into the White House in 2000. His smug Fox News-driven run of seemingly invincible political gutter dredging has finally come to an end. His American Crossroads Super Pac spent a lot of money and delivered a record-breaking bad return on investment. Read more…

Senator Ashley Judd In 2014?

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The election is over, but this woman is still scared of what could happen. Read More »
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Barack Obama cries while addressing campaign HQ in Chicago. Read More »
Ashley Judd

Hey, if Jesse Ventura, Arnold Schwarzenegger and various and sundry porn stars can run for office, so can Ashley Judd. The actress, women’s rights activist and philanthropist is allegedly being touted by Kentucky politicos as a good Democrat to challenge Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014. Judd, who used to live in KY and now resides in Tennessee, has herself made comments about running for office some say. A Huffington Post political analyst divulged on MSNBC as well that “the money people in Kentucky want Ashley Judd.” I wouldn’t complain: she’s super intelligent and has a compassionate heart. Women may have won big on Tuesday, but not big enough, I say. [USA Today] [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Rep. Tammy Baldwin Responds To Male Colleague’s Offer To Explain Budget “Facts” To Her

Obama Cries
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Barack Obama cries while addressing campaign HQ in Chicago. Read More »
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The election is over, but this woman is still scared of what could happen. Read More »
Pro-Choice Victories!
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Meet all the pro-choice women who won last night! Read More »

“I was a double major in college in mathematics and political science, and I served for six years on the House Budget Committee in my first six years in the House. And I am very confident that when proposals come before the U.S. Senate, I will be able to evaluate them as to how they benefit or harm middle-class Wisconsinites. A yardstick of ‘does it create jobs,’ ‘does it lower the deficit’ and ‘does it help grow the middle class’ is an important one. I’m quite confident that I have those abilities.”

– This is Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the senator-elect in Wisconsin, in response to some laughable mansplaining on account of WI’s Senator Ron Johnson. Baldwin has served in office for two years longer than Johnson and, as stated above, she was a freaking math major with six years on the House Budget Committee in her state. Yet Senator Johnson told the Associated Press he was hopeful he could sit down with her and “lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they’re simply the facts. Hopefully she’ll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions.” Oh, Senator Johnson, whatever would your longer-serving female colleague do without you?! Thank goodness she has someone to “lay out” YOUR “understanding” for her. [Huffington Post]

Barack Obama Cries While Addressing Campaign HQ In Chicago

War On Women
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It turns out declaring a war on women is not such a successful strategy. Read More »
Pro-Choice Victories!
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Meet all the pro-choice women who won last night! Read More »
Suggested Jobs For Mitt
10 suggested jobs for Mitt Romney now that he is unemployed. Read More »
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Bam Gets Weepy With Gratitude

Oh, Lord, this made me cry. Yesterday, President Obama addressed his campaign staff at their Chicago headquarters in a very touching speech. It started with how impressed he is with them and the great things they are sure to accomplish in the future. But halfway through, the president’s voice wavers and tears start rolling down his cheeks. I love that our president is a man who isn’t afraid to show emotion in public. I dare you to watch this and not get a little teary! [Talking Points Memo]

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