Posts tagged "2012 election"

The Top 10 Moments & Reactions From Last Night’s Election Coverage

Between tweeting from two accounts (The Frisky's and my own), updating the liveblog with election results, and bouncing back and forth between the networks, I somehow managed to keep my sanity last night as the presidential election was decided. Here are 10 moments you might have missed...
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2012

Watch: Governor Mitt Romney’s Concession Speech & President Obama’s Victory Speech

Considering I thought it was very possible that we might not know who won the election until this morning or even days from now, I guess I should be grateful that the thing that kept me up waaaaaay past my bedtime was waiting for Gov. Mitt Romney to deliver his concession speech and President Obama…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2012

13 Celebs Rocking The Vote

Did you vote on Election Day? I hope so -- if not, you have no excuse, because even the very famous and very busy managed to make it to the polls. After the jump, a few of the celebs who were snapped casting their ballots. And look at that, they're just like us: they came…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 7, 2012

Barack Obama Wins 4 More Years As The President Of The United States

Though a few states are still too close to call, Barack Obama's win in Ohio has secured him the presidency for another four years, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Check out our liveblog of all the returns and check out the site tomorrow for more election coverage. Forward!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 6, 2012

2012 Election Night Live Blog!

Well, our long national nightmare known as ELECTION SEASON is almost over. Later tonight, we will (probably) know who will be the President of the United States for the next four years. Will Barack Obama secure himself another term? Or will Mitt Romney succeed in getting me to move to Mexico? In additio…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 6, 2012

Hot Links: 3 Reasons To Look For Love On Election Day

I'm so nervous about the election that I've had the runs all day, but maybe the rest of you are in a better place to get some action this Election Day. [Your Tango] In their own words: Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on women. Have you voted yet? [Tres Sugar] Kirstie…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 6, 2012

Illinois Woman In Labor Votes Before Going To Hospital

Now that's dedication! Illinois mama-to-be Galacia Malone stopped at her local voting station to vote while her contractions were still five minutes apart. Once she voted, she dashed off to the hospital to give birth. Amazing. [ABC News] Women in the military say that sexual assault is still very much a problem. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2012

Superheroes Endorse Political Candidates In Cute Crayon Drawings (No, Really)

Writer J. Caleb Mozzocco draws cartoons of himself asking superheroes about their political endorsements. Some of them, like Wonder Woman, didn’t really feel the need to give indepth answers, but I particularly like the level to which Batman appears to have considered his decision. Join us behind the jump for more, and don’t worry: we’ve provided annotations for non-comics readers.
By: The Mary Sue / November 6, 2012

Jon Hamm Is Sexy Even When Discussing Democracy With A 13-Year-Old Girl

"I had a 13-year-old girl come up to me in Colorado — this is a dead true story — and say, 'Well, you’re a wealthy white male … why are you here?' And I was like, first of all, that’s the greatest question I’ve been asked on this entire tour. But secondly, she had conflated…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2012

2012 Election: How To Follow Ohio’s Result

All eyes are on the swing state of Ohio tonight, but when polls close at 7:30pm, there's a good chance we won't know anything for certain. For those following at home, here's what we'll know, when we'll know it, and what factors could make all the difference in the Buckeye state, courtesy of the Washington Post: As early…
By: Newser / November 6, 2012

Miranda Hobbes Would Rather Shoot Herself In The Head Than Vote For Mitt Romney

"I think Miranda Hobbes would rather shoot herself in the head than vote for Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is so terrible on women’s issues. I know that there are women who support him, and it’s hard for me to understand, but certainly Miranda nor Carrie nor Charlotte nor Samantha, none of those women would ever…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2012

10 Reminders From Olde Time-y Suffragettes That You Should Vote!

Once upon a time, women were not legally allowed to vote. Some people believed that there was no need for women to vote, because a wife's political position should always be the same as her husband's. Other people thought that if middle-class white women exercised this right the same way as white men, the next…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2012

The Only Election Night Drinking Game You’ll Need

How are you going to get through the next 24 hours of election news, voting and results? If you're anything like us, you'll need a stiff drink or three to watch the votes roll in tonight. We are nervous as heck, and this drinking game should help us, and you, relax a little bit. Until…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 6, 2012

10 Ways To Get Through Election Day When Your Mate Is Also Your Political Enemy

Election tension is boiling over; it seems like everyone from the office blowhard to the person in front of you at the post office is spouting off opinions that make your blood boil. But what happens when the one disagreeing with you shares your bedroom? Here are 10 tips to help you make it through…
By: Andrea Bonior, Ph.D / November 5, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I’d Never Date Someone Who Doesn’t Vote

I have been a registered voter since the week I turned 18 years old. Admittedly, at 18, I was fairly clueless about the people for whom I’d be voting, but I educated myself on each of them the best I could and embraced the privilege like no other. This opportunity, for me, was far more…
By: Amanda Chatel / November 5, 2012

Why Men Should Stay Home On Election Day

If only women were voting in next week's election, Barack Obama would win ... which is why men need to stay home on Election Day for the good of America. Starring Franchesca Ramsey, Sara Benincasa and other funny ladies who leant themselves to this "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell" skit,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2012

Todd Akin Political Ad Features Woman Who Was Raped & Had Abortion

Three months ago, Missouri's Senate candidate Todd Akin said that "pregnancy from rape is really rare" and "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut the whole thing down." Instead of dropping out of the race for some desperately-needed basic biology lessons, the Republican candidate pressed o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2012

Larry Flynt To Mourdock: $1 Million For Proof ‘God Intended’

Millionaires are sure throwing around their millions: Larry Flynt ran a full-page ad in today's Indianapolis Star offering to put his money where Richard Mourdock's mouth is. In exchange for any "verifiable transcript of your personal conversations with God," including texts, letters, or emails, that say pregnancy from rape is something He "intended", the Hustler publisher is offering…
By: Newser / November 1, 2012

Political Campaigning Will Tear Us Apart

I grew up in a house with a Democrat mom and a "Republican" dad. I put Republican in quotes because technically my dad wasn't registered as anything -- he did that to avoid jury duty or something -- but he did like to argue with my mom and me about our progressive politics. And he…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 1, 2012

Joss Whedon Endorses Mitt Romney … For The Zombie Apocalypse

Joss Whedon is probably best known for creating "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and "The Avengers." He's also an ardent supporter of the zombie apocalypse, whether it be the fast moving zombies of "28 Days Later" or the slow, stubborn zombies of "Night Of The Living Dead." Either way, Joss wants more zombies. And that'…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 29, 2012
1 2 3 4 5 ... 9