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?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 31, 2013 - 2:20 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 7, 2012 - 2:40 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | November 7, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 7, 2012 - 10:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | November 7, 2012 - 8:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 6, 2012 - 9:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | November 6, 2012 - 8:00 am

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…

Pop Sugar | October 23, 2012 - 5:50 pm

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

Rachel Krause | October 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 4, 2012 - 1:20 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | September 25, 2012 - 9:40 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | August 31, 2012 - 9:20 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 19, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Ron Paul Supporter Hawking

Surf over to, 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…

Newser | August 16, 2012 - 3:50 pm

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.

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2012 - 8:00 am

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,…

Daley Quinn | August 15, 2012 - 8:00 am

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 13, 2012 - 11:20 am

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?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 11, 2012 - 12:30 pm