Posts tagged "congress"

Senate Democrats Prepared To Filibuster Through Planned Parenthood Defunding

The congressional funding bill that would keep the government from shutting down after Wednesday is heading to the Senate today, but with complications, of course. As it exists now, the

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm

House Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood In Grand Exercise In Futility

Sorry, jerks — this is not going to pass the Senate or be approved by President Obama. …

Robyn Pennacchia | September 18, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Women In Washington, D.C. Can Now Be Fired For Using Birth Control

A House committee voted to overturn a new Washington D.C. law that would have banned employment discrimination based on reproductive health decisions like using IVF, having an abortion, or even

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 23, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Cory Booker Is Calling Congress Out On Its “Pot Hypocrisy”

Or is it hyPOTcrisy? Heh heh heh.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 20, 2015 - 5:45 pm

What $29 A Week For Food Looks Like For Actual Low-Income People (And Not Gwyneth Paltrow)

Gwyneth Paltrow was tapped by Mario Batali to do the #FoodBankNYCChallenge and eat on $29 a week. Here’s what she bought…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 10, 2015 - 5:00 pm

President Obama Is Urging Congress To Provide Better Paid Sick Leave To American Workers

President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation today that would improve on America’s sparse and globally uncompetitive sick pay laws. It would require six weeks of sick pay for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Congressional Staffers Walked Out Of Their Jobs On Thursday To Protest Police Killings

Black and Hispanic congressional staffers on Capitol Hill walked out of their jobs to protest police killings yesterday. [The Root]
The median net worth of White households in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

6 Reasons Millennials Don’t Vote (And 6 Reasons You Really Should)

Today is Election Day, and this year’s vote is a very big deal. The US Senate stands to see a major power shift, and this election’s results will set the…

Claire Hannum | November 4, 2014 - 9:00 am

A Year After Shooting, Gabrielle Giffords To Resign

Over the weekend, beloved Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords announced she will leave Congress to focus on her health. Her resignation comes nearly a year to the day after Giffords was…

Julie Gerstein | January 23, 2012 - 9:40 am

Anti-Abortion Activists Bring Ultrasounds To Congress

Anti-abortion activists will bring their “Voices from the Womb” project to Capital Hill on October 13 when they perform ultrasounds on expectant mothers to “introduce” congressional employees to fetuses at…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Representative Tammy Baldwin Runs For Senate

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the only lesbian in Congress, has announced she will run for an open senatorial seat in 2012. If elected, Baldwin would become the nation’s first…

Jessica Wakeman | September 6, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Even Politicians Masturbate, Says Ex-Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders

“We’re at least talking about [masturbation] much more. [In 1994] everybody was acting like this was a word they’d never heard. Everybody does it, but nobody admits to it. If…

Jessica Wakeman | April 19, 2011 - 4:20 pm

7 Things To Know About The Government Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood

“The moving target is focused on women in America.”

That was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to reporters this morning as he addressed the threat of…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Sexting Makes Its Way To Politics: Congressman Resigns Over Shirtless Cell Pic

Celebrities from Rihanna to Vanessa Hudgens to Jamie Foxx have learned the hard way that if you’re a public figure and you take a photo of yourself sans clothing that…

Kate Torgovnick/ | February 11, 2011 - 12:40 pm

A Congressman Takes A Swipe At Student

In this video, which is already going viral, North Carolina Congressman Bob Etheridge takes a swipe at a student who asked him if he supports the Obama agenda. The…

Nikki Dowling | June 16, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Man Runs For Congress Against … His Wife?

There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition between partners, but this is just too much. Democrat Linda Fischer is running for reelection in the Missouri House of Representatives and…

Nikki Dowling | April 1, 2010 - 6:50 pm