Topic: politics

Paycheck Fairness Act Reintroduced In Senate

Paycheck Fairness Act Reintroduced In Senate

Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that seeks to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, into the Senate this week. The measure was first introduced in 2009, passing in the House, but failing to garner Republican support in the Senate; in 2011, the bill fell short of the six votes necessary to override a Senate filibuster. More »

The 10 Best Hillary Clinton Faces From Yesterday’s Benghazi Testimony

The 10 Best Hillary Clinton Faces From Yesterday's Benghazi Testimony

Yesterday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally delivered her long-awaited congressional testimony concerning the attack on the U.S Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. While serious health problems had forced Clinton to postpone her appearance on Capitol Hill last month, there was no doubt that the Secretary of State was back in fighting form before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In fact, Clinton appeared — dare we say — feisty; she gave us more face and hand gesticulations than a bunch of first-time actors pretending to be an Italian family in an Olive Garden commercial. More »

Here’s Jon Stewart’s Brutal Takedown Of MSNBC And Fox News’ Inauguration Coverage

Here's Jon Stewart's Brutal Takedown Of MSNBC And Fox News' Inauguration Coverage

The second day of Daily Show host’s Jon Stewart‘s inauguration coverage took a brutal look at how MSNBCFox News and CNN covered Monday’s events.

How did MSNBC cover the event? By remaking about its “massive crowd.” Fox, on the other hand, noted a “much smaller crowd than four years ago.” CNN, meanwhile, was too preoccupied with Michelle Obama‘s dress to notice. More »

Can Everyone Stop Talking About Michelle Obama’s ‘Eye Roll’?

Can Everyone Stop Talking About Michelle Obamaâs âEye Rollâ?

The 57th Inaugural Ceremonies featured Richard Blanco, who is the first Hispanic, the first openly gay man, and the first immigrant to recite an inaugural poem; the first-ever inaugural mention of gay rights; and this doozy of a fashion statementby Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and yet the Internet can’t stop talking about Michelle Obama’s eye roll. More »

President Obama’s Disappointing Record On Hiring Women

President Obamaâs Disappointing Record On Hiring Women

The first action Barack Obama took as president was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extends the legal rights of women who have experienced pay discrimination on the job. It’s something he mentions often, as he has cultivated a reputation as a female-friendly president. To be fair, it wasn’t that hard to do when the other guy was Mitt “Binders Full of Women” Romney. But as the New York Times reports today, his inner circle is currently almost 100% male. More »

‘Rodham’ Follows 20-Something Hillary Torn ‘Between Career And Boyfriend’

âRodhamâ Follows 20-Something Hillary Torn âBetween Career And Boyfriendâ

A screenplay about a 20-something Hillary Clinton titled Rodham is making the rounds in Hollywood, and according to a new poll of film executives, everyone wants to get their hands on it. The screenplay’s angle is that it depicts young HRC “trying to decide between her career and boyfriend.” It includes a scene in which she applies makeup and sings “You’re So Vain.” Oh dear. Is strong, sensible Hillary Clinton turning into a simpering romantic comedy heroine? More »

How Mentoring Led To The First All-Female Congressional Delegation

How Mentoring Led To The First All-Female Congressional Delegation

Congress has been making headlines recently for being even more dysfunctional and deadlocked than usual, thanks to the “fiscal cliff” disaster just narrowly averted. This morning, Politico reported that House Speaker John Boehner walked up to the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, as negotiations began and said, “Go f— yourself.” How kind and professional! So it’s about time we got to read an upbeat story about the institution, and here’s a great one: The story of how New Hampshire produced the first all-female congressional delegation, which becomes official tomorrow. As one newly elected representative put it, “Pink is the new power color in New Hampshire.” More »

The 7 Most Outrageous Firings Of 2012

The 7 Most Outrageous Firings Of 2012

A lot of people were fired in 2012. Thousands, probably. Maybe even tens of thousands, who knows. Maybe even you! But not everyone’s firings were crazy enough to make the news. Here are our picks for the seven most outrageous firing stories of 2012, from the disabled guy fired for being two minutes late to work, to the woman fired for being “irresistible” to her boss. More »