Posts tagged "2012 election"

Robin Thicke Breaks His Silence Post-Split, Thanks Fans For Their Support

Robin Thicke has broken his silence following his just-announced split from wife Paula Patton, issuing this boring statement: "I want to thank everyone for the well wishes these last few days. My fans mean everything to me. I’m looking forward to getting back on out on the road and performing in  Washington DC this Thursday,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 26, 2014

Watch President Obama’s Inauguration 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.  …

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2013

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…

By: Newser / November 29, 2012

Women Elected To Office: Presented In Pretty Rainbow Graph Form

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2012

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2012

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

"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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2012

Kristen Schaal Explains The GOP’s Appeal To Married Women

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

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2012

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

By: Tres Sugar / November 11, 2012

Senator Ashley Judd In 2014?

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 reside…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2012

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

"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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 10, 2012

Barack Obama Cries While Addressing Campaign HQ In Chicago

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2012

The Soapbox: The Election Is Over But I’m Still Scared

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission. It’s over. For a while, I managed to hold it together. There was pie to eat and wine to drink and a couch to sink gratefully into. There were friends to laugh with and sigh with, dishes to clean up, and an 8am meeting on my calendar to shake…

By: Emily Heist Moss / November 9, 2012

10 Suggested Jobs For Mitt Romney Now That He Is Unemployed

Listen, my guy may have won on Election Day, but I am not without sympathy for the presidential race's loser, Mitt Romney. It totally sucks to be out of work, especially when you're not sure what profession you're going to pursue next. (Mitt has said that if he didn't become president, he would be done with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 9, 2012

18 WTF?! Political Gag Gifts

Obama won last night. Four more years! Four more years! Some of you are totally stoked on the re-election, some of you may even be bummed. Where ever you stand on the political spectrum right now doesn’t quite matter when there are so many ridiculous political gag gifts out there for all you red and…

By: College Candy / November 7, 2012

It Turns Out Declaring War On Women Is Not Such A Successful Election Strategy

Who'd've thunk?! Suggesting that pregnancy from rape is "God's will," that some rape is "legitimate" while other rape is not, and saying a woman's body has "a way of shutting the whole thing down" so pregnancy does not occur from rape DOES NOT MAKE WOMEN WANT TO VOTE FOR YOU. Missouri Senate candidate Todd Aki…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2012

10 Famous Women In History Wearing Flags In Their Hair

You know, President Obama may have won the election, but during his victory speech last night in Chicago, all eyes were on the woman in the crowd behind him, who ingeniously tucked one of her American flags in hair. But I was stunned to learn that this method of flag adornment is actually a time…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2012

Meet All The Pro-Choice Women Victorious In Last Night’s Election!

Oh my God, you guys. I didn't realize just how BIG us pro-choice feminists won last night's election until compiling this list. It's not just that we have more four years of President Obama — we also have our first openly gay person to serve in the Senate, the first Asian-American women in both the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2012

The Most Hilarious Celeb Responses To The Election On Twitter

Did you watch all of the election coverage last night? We did, and we weren't the only ones. Celebs were all fired up on Twitter last night as they waited for the election returns come in. We gathered up some of the best, funniest Twitter responses -- including RuPaul's amazing "Drag Race" comments (which have…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 7, 2012

Hump Day Hottie: Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker

With the cold winter months approaching, it’s time to heat things up. Our new newsletter, Hump Day Hotties, will bring our favorite eye candy directly into your inbox every Wednesday. (Subscribe here!) Feel free to drool. We won’t judge. Sure, Barack Obama won the presidential election last night and we are, admittedly, incredibly excited. But…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2012

Key And Peele’s Victory Speech!

You watched President Obama's victory speech? Now it's time for Key and Peele's victory speech as Obama and his "anger translator" Luther.  A lot of us would be as enthusiastic as Luther right now if weren't so goddamn tired after last night. Mila Kunis is going to produce a drama called "Meridian Hills" set in the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2012
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