Topic: politics

Tammy Duckworth Will Tell You What’s Sexist

Tammy Duckworth Will Tell You What's Sexist

When Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) was sworn into Congress last month, she became the first disabled woman in the House of Representatives. A veteran of the war in Iraq, she lost both her legs in combat as a helicopter pilot. After returning to the US, she served in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and then launched her successful campaign for Congress. She was also the subject of a great interview in the New York Times magazine this week that made clear: You do not mess with Tammy Duckworth. Here are our favorite three questions and answers, in which Duckworth explains what’s sexist, what’s sexual harassment, and why whining against women in combat “doesn’t make any sense at all.” More »

Is Hillary Clinton’s Web Site The Beginning Of Her Run For 2016?

Is Hillary Clintonâs Web Site The Beginning Of Her Run For 2016?

Big news today: Hillary Clinton has rolled out a new web site. Many people say this signifies the beginning of her 2016 run. Plus, her old web site, HillaryClinton.com, offers a link to the new website “to reach the Office of Hillary Clinton,” which is creating further speculation. And this web site was launched a week after she leaves her post as Secretary of State. Coincidence? I think not. In this case, this picture might literally be saying 1,000 words. More »

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 »