Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, is expected to announce her candidacy for President of the United States on May 4th. We've got the main points you need to know about her:
She’s a staunch Republican. Although according to a national CNN poll released last week, only 2% of Republicans named her as their first choice in the presidential election, less than 12 other candidates and likely candidates.
She has never held elected office. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 01, 2013
Happy Sequester Day! Today the US is facing across-the-board spending cuts that will add up to about $85 million in deficit reduction this fiscal year, and $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. So what’s getting cut? The cuts are split pretty evenly between domestic and defense funding. While Republicans like John McCain are afraid that these defense cuts will compromise the nation and leave us vulnerable to attack (#militaryindustrialcomplex), we’re a little more concerned about the targeted domestic programs that relied on government funding to provide crucial services. Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Feb 27, 2013
There is some good and surprising news for gay marriage! A legal brief arguing that gays have a constitutional right to marry, signed by dozens of Republicans, is being submitted to the Supreme Court this week.
Yes, you read that right. As of Monday, over 75 Republicans, many well-known and influential, have signed their name to a document that opposes Proposition 8 and, supports same-sex marriage. This is in preparation for next month's Supreme court cases dealing with Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Jan 24, 2013
We have BuzzFeed to thank for these great shots of Hillary Clinton throwing major shade at John McCain as he questions her about the Benghazi consulate attack. Secretary of State Clinton, the patron saint of kicking ass and taking names, appears to be pretty contemptuous of the senator, as well as generally over this whole “Senate Foreign Relations Committee” thang.
I highly recommend watching the video of this exchange, which features the Secretary of State laughing sarcastically, raising her eyebrows in a super sassy way, and staring the senator down. Read More