Posts tagged "election"

Voting Results On Ballot Measures Shows There’s Still Hope For This Country

So Republicans now control the House and the Senate, and they defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Maryland, Maine, Massachussetts, and (sigh) Illinois, and so control the majority of gubernatorial offices in the U.S. Don’t freak out too much; let’s be honest, politicians’ inability to care about their constituencies knows no political party. Ever listened to…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 5, 2014

Be My Boyfriend: Czech Prez Candidate With A Full Face Tattoo

Dear Vladimir Franz,

They say that beauty is only skin deep, and it’s pretty clear that you took that literally. As the first fully-tattooed presidential candidate of the Czech Republic (and like, probably anywhere?), you’re blazing a trail for ink-stained politicians everywhere.

By: Julie Gerstein / February 4, 2013

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

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

Fashion Face-Off: Michelle Obama Vs. Ann Romney

You’re probably sick to death of hearing about their husbands, but Ann Romney and Michelle Obama merit some attention, too. We’re not going to talk about their politics, but we are going to examine their wardrobes. In the past four years, Michelle’s risen to prominence as a fashion star, but Ann certainly is giving her…

By: Julie Gerstein / 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 casual sheath style…

By: Rachel Krause / October 17, 2012

Singer From Creed No Longer Has Arms Wide Open To Obama, Looks Like “Family Guy’s” Quagmire Now

Scott Stapp is the lead singer of ’90s band Creed. Creed are a bunch of Nickleback Jrs. — they used to be, like, the most hated band in the world until Chad Kroeger and Co. unseated them. Nowadays, Stapp is busy punditing about the upcoming election on Fox News. He’d really like another Reagan, but…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 3, 2012

Everything You Need To Know To Vote, Dummy

Guys, the 2012 presidential election is nigh! And with less than two months to go before the next president is elected, y’all need to get your voting ducks in a row. If you’re not registered, or not sure where you’re registered, or are concerned about weird, restrictive new voter ID laws in your states, we’ll…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 13, 2012

Hustler’s Larry Flint Is Out For Mitt Romney’s Blood

Okay, maybe not his blood — but definitely his tax returns. The porn broker took out full page ads in The Washington Post and USA Today, soliciting information on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s financials. Romney has released tax returns for 2011 and 2010, but has repeatedly stated that he will not make available any…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2012

Did Romney’s Campaign Steal Its Logo From Robinson BMX?

Well, it sort of appears so. Wonder who tipped the Romney/Ryan team to the idea — I’m guessing it was one of Romney’s five hot sons…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 15, 2012

The Best Part Of Working On A Campaign? Sex With A Secret Service Guy, Apparently

As much as I love it when women’s magazines try to inject political coverage in between the beauty tips, sometimes the end result is a painful FAIL.

Take a piece on Glamour.com about working on a presidential campaign: “It’s like one giant summer camp whirlwind!” What does that mean, exactly? Well, if you’re…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2012

The Fashion Flock Comes Out In Support Of Barack Obama

As if we need any more reason to believe that our President is as hip as they come: Obama’s throwing a party in his hometown, and all the biggest fashion folks are invited. Back in February, the POTUS introduced Runway To Win, a fundraising effort featuring reasonably priced Barack-branded clothing and accessories with proceeds going…

By: Rachel Krause / April 18, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Probably Won’t Ever Be President

Speaking on a Thai television show, Hillary Clinton said she isn’t thinking about the 2012 election and is “100 percent focused” on her Secretary of State gig. “I doubt very much that anything like that will ever be part of my life,” she said. [Huffington Post]
After critics balked at the idea of using taxpayer…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2009

Dealbreaker: He Voted For The Wrong Guy

I like to think of myself as a fair, open-minded individual. I have my opinions, sure, but I certainly don’t begrudge anyone for holding a different set of views than I do. In the past, I’ve dated plenty of guys with whom I don’t always agree, like the guy who counted Phil Collins as a…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 4, 2008

Slideshow: All The Presidential Candidates’ Accessories

Because Barack Obama and John McCain are stuck in suits most of the time, the only chance we have to see their style is in the accessories. Now, we think some of the lapel pins that the candidates and their wives have been wearing are a little much — we’re in a recession, people, you…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 21, 2008

Justin Timberlake Rocks The Voting Box

Justin Timberlake has put his “Dick In A Box,” but now he wants to stuff something else in there: a ballot! In this remix of his classic song for “Saturday Night Live”, JT rocks the vote! {Although, maybe not everyone can get down to change.) Jessica Biel is beautiful, but she makes for…

By: Simcha / October 15, 2008

Where Women Rule

We’ve all wondered: What if women ruled the world? While it may seem far fetched, we’ve already got a town — McLean, Texas. It’s got one stoplight and a whole lot of unstoppable women. Since 2007, the mayor, her five aldermen, the post office master, the justice of the peace, school principal, the bank, nursing…

By: Simcha / April 22, 2008

What Does Fred Thompson Have Against Women?

We’re not political analysts or anything, but we’re going to take a wild guess and say that Republican Presidential Candidate Fred Thompson just lost a whole lot of potential votes. On Wednesday in Iowa, he said, “There is no woman on the horizon that ought to be president next year, let’s all agree on that.&#8221…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 28, 2007