Missouri Republican wants to opt out of the Affordable Care Act as an individual.

Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) and his wife are suing the government because their insurance would provide contraceptive care were they to use it. Rep. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and his wife, Teresa, say the contraceptive benefit required by the Affordable Care Act violates their religious beliefs as Catholics and parents of three daughters. In what may be [Read More...]

Georgia Republican might be a tad racist. And by “a tad” I mean “a lot.”

State Sen. Frank Millar doesn’t like a law in DeKalb County, GA that allows early voting on Sunday – specifically because there are so many black people in the area.  How did this fact come to light?  Easy.  The man freaking said it, like he was proud of it: A Republican state senator in Georgia [Read More...]

The GOP taking ISIS very seriously.

If you peek at FOX News lately you’ll likely see something about ISIS (with implications for how a fanatical organization across the globe in a nation destabilized by a Republican Congress back with George Bush is somehow the fault of President Obama).  Republicans have been talking about this grave threat constantly. However, in a moment [Read More...]

Mayor of Huntington, WV thinks prayer can solve public problems.

The mayor of Huntington, WV doesn’t like the amount of drug abuse in his city.  His solution?  Getting those arrested for drug use into treatment and job training programs. Ha!  Just kidding.  He wants everybody to pray. Huntington, West Virginia Mayor Steve Williams thinks he has a solution to the scourge of drugs and crime [Read More...]

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) defends the right to fire LGBT employees.

One of North Carolina’s reps in the House thinks businesses should be able to fire gay people simply for being gay.  You can probably guess his political party. Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) compared the right to fire gay workers with the right to smoke cigarettes on private property, ThinkProgress reports. Said Pittenger: “You need to [Read More...]

BREAKING: Federal court withdraws its decision to defund the Affordable Care Act.

In July the US Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia ruled in a 2-1 decision that much of the ACA, which has secured healthcare for millions of Americans, must be defunded.  The court has, happily, just withdrawn that decision. In July, two Republican judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the [Read More...]

Florida mayor ejects constituent from town meeting for not standing for prayer/pledge.

Below is a video of a town meeting in Winter Garden, Florida where resident Joseph Richardson is kicked out for refusing to stand for a prayer and for the pledge of allegiance. Fucking Christ. First, why is there a prayer at a city council meeting in the first place? Second, the police actually escorted the [Read More...]

Phoenix police arresting sex workers and giving them the choice between church and jail.

In Phoenix the police have taken to a new tactic for ending prostitution.  Keep arresting prostitutes, but give them the choice between church or jail: Project ROSE, a program he started in 2011 along with Arizona State University Prof. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, whose expertise is in social work. The goal is simple and, many would say, [Read More...]

Who is paying the attorneys Boehner hired to sue Obama? GOP? Boehner? No, it’s the taxpayers.

I imagine it’s easy to file a lawsuit that even conservative legal experts say has no chance at winning, all for the sake of a political stunt, when you don’t have to foot the bill: Last January, a Washington attorney named David Rivkin co-authored an article in Politico Magazine that laid out a legal theory that Speaker [Read More...]

Sarah Palin angry at Tina Fey for making her look stupid.

Sarah Palin is not happy with Tina Fey.  Palin thinks Fey’s famous impersonation of her made Palin look “stupid”: In an excerpt from the new edition of SNL tell-all “Live From New York,”printed in the Hollywood Reporter, Palin had this to say about her decision to be a guest on the show: “I know that [Read More...]