Posts tagged "election 2012"

Rachel Maddow Has Some Advice For Republicans On How To Talk About Rape

Did you know that House Republicans go on a retreat every year? (I imagine Democrats do the same, by the way.) Do they serve tea sandwiches and practice trust falls? Who knows. On last night's "Rachel Maddow Show," Maddow discussed one of the scheduled retreat activities we do know about (which took place between between archery…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2013

Beyoncé & Her Huge Green Earrings Sing “The National Anthem”

2013 Inauguration, we've got your meme: Beyoncé performed "The National Anthem" wearing huuuuuge sparkly green earrings and swipes of cat eyes eyeliner. It's no Aretha Franklin and her giant hat, but then again, what is?
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2013

Love Conquers Hate: Get The Details On The Latest Marriage Equality Victories!

Before Tuesday, no state had ever legalized same-sex marriage through a popular vote (although numerous states had voted to outlaw it). Today, not one but two states have voter-approved marriage equality laws on the books, and another state shot down a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. We still have a long way to go,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 7, 2012

Obama’s Girls Looked Gorgeous Last Night

Barack Obama came out on top in last night's history-making election, and we couldn't be happier (or more sedated — it takes a lot of Valium to get through that vote count). Of course, our president is the first to say that he'd never have gotten where he is without his girls behind him,…
By: Rachel Krause / November 7, 2012

Election Night Style Stealer: Tom Brokaw’s Rad Round Eyeglasses

Between Brian Williams making marijuana jokes, Diane Sawyer possibly being drunk(?), and Karl Rove begging Fox News to take back that whole "Obama wins" thing, the election newscasts last night were chock full of fun. Even among all the holograms and painted ice maps, I couldn't help but notice Tom Brokaw's awesome tortoiseshell eyeglasses. The…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / 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

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

Now And Then: Getting Women To Vote

There are just two more weeks left until the presidential election will decide if Barack Obama will stay in the Oval Office for another four years or Mitt Romney will become our country's next commander-in-chief. With the final presidential debate tonight and early voting starting in some states, now's the time to make sure you're…
By: Tres Sugar / October 23, 2012

Who Wore It Better?: The First Lady Faces Off Against Ann Romney

Now that we've gotten that silly town hall presidential debate out of the way, let's discuss what's really important: clothes! In a twist of fashion fate, First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney both sported vibrant pink to last night's event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Egg went for a…
By: Rachel Krause / October 17, 2012

Full Frontal Freedom Reminds Us That Voting Is Sexy

Full Frontal Freedom is a coalition of artists and media professionals who are using their talent and creativity to raise awareness about the important issues this election year and remind you that it's sexy to vote. "Our vote is our most powerful weapon in this democracy … All the money in the world cannot buy…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 4, 2012

Sarah Silverman Hilariously Explains Voter Suppression Laws, Which Is Not Hilarious At All (NSFW)

As we've previously discussed, voter suppression laws are kind of a big deal -- specifically because they impact the poor, people of color, the elderly and students much more than anyone else. And since we -- and we're guessing, you -- aren't Ms. Moneybucks P. Cashly, we'll likely be disproportionately impacted. That's why we…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 25, 2012

People Twerking It At The RNC (NSFW)

I interrupt your regularly scheduled consideration of serious political issues to bring you this video of Republicans twerking it to "My Neck, My Back (Lick It)" by rapper Khia. I must warn you the audio is very NSFW, but the dance moves make it all worth it. I don't know about you, but I'm refreshed…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 31, 2012

Representative Todd Akin Says “Legitimate Rape Victims” Don’t Get Pregnant

Exhale. Just give me a moment, would you? I'm trying to relax, get centered, you know? I've got a hand mirror and I'm ready to spend some quality time with my vagina and its mysterious, miraculous abilities. See, this weekend, a politician named Todd Akin, a representative for the state of Missouri, said that according…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2012

Ron Paul Supporter Hawking RomneyRyan.com

Surf over to RomneyRyan.com, and you'll pretty quickly realize that it's not a Romney campaign site. It features a link to Romney's tax returns, a link to a list of his top contributors, and the message, "This site, much like Mitt Romney himself, is for sale to the highest bidder." That last bit i…
By: Newser / August 16, 2012

Political Reporter Marin Cogan On How Mitt Romney’s A Mansplainer

Have you ever dated a mansplainer? You know, one of those dudes who feels the need to tell you exactly how the world works by spouting off incredibly obvious information. According to Urban Dictionary, mansplaining is simply: "To explain in a patronizing manner, assuming total ignorance on the part of those listening. The…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2012

Janna Little Ryan: 7 Things To Know About Paul Ryan’s Wife

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate, is not the only new, youthful face that has stepped into the spotlight in the last week. Janna Ryan, Paul’s wife, has quite a history of her own on Capitol Hill. Here are seven things to know about Janna Ryan...
By: Daley Quinn / August 15, 2012

“Married With Children”‘s Katey Sagal Trashes Ann Romney At Roseanne’s Roast

Roseanne Barr wasn't the only lady in the hot seat on Sunday night's Comedy Central roast: Mitt Romney's wife Ann Romney also took a punch. It was delivered by Katey Sagal, the actress who played chronically disinterested mom Peg Bundy on "Married With Children." Sagal quipped: Roseanne, I feel honored that you and I broke…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 14, 2012

Hey Girl, Follow Paul Ryan Gosling On Twitter!

Hey girl, take a quick second and follow Paul Ryan Gosling, the Twitter account for the better, smoother, sexier Paul Ryan. Above, a selection of some of our favorite tweets. Cutting Medicare has never sounded so erotic. [Paul Ryan Gosling]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 13, 2012

Paul Ryan: 12 Things To Know About Mitt Romney’s VP Pick

Happy Saturday, folks! Did you hear? Mitt Romney has announced his running mate for the presidential election -- Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Let's get to know him, shall we?
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 11, 2012
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