Tag: Congress

Rep. Weiner Tweets Wiener, Goes Meta?

Up until Friday, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was best known for three things: (1) being a vocal advocate for his issues in Congress, including but not limited to health care, (2) once racking up nearly two thousand dollars in parking tickets in Washington, DC and (3) being attacked by a goat on live television. After... Read more »

Census Totally Screws Dems, Not Just In Illinois

Like a number of “blue” states, it appears people are fleeing Illinois like it was on fire and heading to states with questionable school board decisions, warmer climates and compelling roadside tourist attractions. As a result, Illinois stands to lose one House seat to the Bible belt; we’ll be divided into 18 House districts instead... Read more »

Harry Reid's Stupidity Spells End for DADT

What do you do when you have a bill, enough Senators in negotiations to send the “yes” votes right to the 60 you’d need to pass it and every gay rights activist in the country holding a bottle of the most expensive champagne you can find? Well, if you’re Harry Reid, you dash their hopes... Read more »

He's In the Majority, He Can Cry if He Wants To

You just probably cost your party major losses in the midterm election and narrowly won re-election to the majority leader position against the wailing protestations of effective Democrats everywhere. What mature activity is next for you? Well, if you’re Nancy Pelosi, the next step is calling the man who’s about to take your gavel a... Read more »

Melissa Bean Says The Long Goodbye

This only took for-f***ing-ever. Republican Joe Walsh beat Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) in the photo-finish contest in Illinois eighth congressional district–the vote counting was completed on Tuesday. Bean holds a press conference Wednesday in Schaumburg to discuss the race and Walsh has one in Washington at the Republican National Committee headquarters. If I were Melissa... Read more »

Mike Madigan Takes Swipe At Pat Quinn Over Taxes

This is clearly opposite day. In an interview, I asked Mr. Madigan if he agrees that Mr. Quinn has “a mandate” to boost taxes, since Mr. Quinn proposed that during the campaign and won, and GOP challenger Bill Brady opposed it and lost. Mr. Madigan replied that talk of a mandate is overblown. “If (the... Read more »

Nancy Pelosi And The Congressional Underpants Gnomes

Damn, I love this picture. Pay attention because I’m about to give you a lesson in how to turn temporary setbacks in to permanent political losses. You may not want this lesson, but I don’t care, because it explains why a political junkie like is practically wetting herself with joy at the thought that, despite... Read more »

It's Morning In America, Bitches.

Or afternoon. Whatever. I don’t even care. Actually, I sort of do, but I am as hungover as you can possibly be without consuming any alcohol. I even sound like Judy Baar Topinka. Go figure. Personally, I’m still digesting what happened last night, and what continues to happen in the hallowed halls of Brady HQ.... Read more »

I Am Still Not Voting For Bob Dold.

Who: Bob Dold, his campaign team and two speakers blaring the greatest hits of the 70s on repeat. What: Campaign event outside of a Metra station. Where: Right outside my apartment window. When: 6:30 in the f**king morning, yesterday. I guess this could have been worse. It could have been playing the Dold theme song... Read more »

Dold With a "D" Not An "E"

When I first moved to Chicago, I listened to a lot of WGN. I don’t do that so much anymore, partly because I loved some of the old announcers and they seem to have gone the way of the dodo, and partly because I cannot handle those commercials for Kars for Kids. I understand it’s... Read more »