FBI Grills Hillary Clinton About Emails 

Hannah Gold · 07/02/16 02:45PM

The FBI interviewed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for three-and-a-half hours on Saturday morning as part of its investigation into whether her use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State broke the law. The interview was conducted at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C.

How Tall Does Each Candidate Seem? 

Allie Jones · 01/05/16 01:10PM

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio wore some cute boots yesterday. Once New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro tweeted out a photo of them, both political and fashion journalists had questions. How high are those heels? (Two inches, easily.) Where did he get them? (The campaign has yet to say.) Do they come in my size? (I personally want to know.) And—cutting to the real issue at hand—how tall is Marco Rubio anyway?

If the Media Loses, So Do You

Hamilton Nolan · 10/29/15 10:10AM

After patriotism and religion, “attacking the media” is the most popular refuge of the scoundrel.

Accused Child Molesters Heart Huckabee

Adam Weinstein · 06/11/15 01:24PM

Duggars be damned: It turns out presidential Easter ham Mike Huckabee has another alleged child molester in his coterie. A prolific co-author of Huck’s and other Christian moralists’ books left his church and escaped prosecution when the statute of limitations ran out on his alleged sexual assaults of a young girl.

Rick Santorum Had a Campaign Rally in Iowa and Only One Person Showed Up

Adam Weinstein · 06/10/15 10:51AM

Some competitors thrive on being the underdog. Some find humor and vigor in humiliating setbacks. And some are just glass-jawed failure artists, their piled losses more befitting than any theoretical small victory. Rick Santorum is the latter, having reached mediocrity’s apogee while eating lunch alone on Monday.

Remember When Jeb Bush Proposed Public Shamings for Unmarried Moms?

Adam Weinstein · 06/09/15 01:05PM

People forget today that George W. Bush first ran for president as a “compassionate conservative” because it was novel to do so: Most conservatives openly acknowledged that they were pricks by 2000. Like George’s brother Jeb, who wrote in 1995 of wanting society to attach a “sense of ridicule” to single parenting.

The Vatican Is Really Butthurt About U.S. Citizens Approving Gay Marriage

MTanzer · 11/11/12 04:33PM

Last week, voters in Maryland, Maine and Washington state voted for marriage equality and the gays rejoiced! After all, this was the first time that gay marriage had been approved by popular vote. But just like at the end of The Avengers, there's another villan hiding in a distant galaxy, in this case, it's Europe.

The Gawker 2012 Election Night Liveblog

Max Read · 11/06/12 07:45PM

Tonight, on television: the season finale of American Politics. After millions of years of campaigning, human president Barack Obama and liquid-metal terminator Mitt Romney will meet on the Sacred Plains for the mythical and deadly Dance of Swords, the traditional choosing ceremony for our people. Who will win their bloody game? Who will retain control the Senate? Will Chris Christie finally attract the attention of his crush Bruce Springsteen? Will top CNN analyst The Will.i.am Hologram seize return to prophesy the birth of a God-Emperor whose reign will surpass a thousand years? Crack election experts "the staff of Gawker.com" will be here to "live-blog" the results as those questions — and more! — are answered. Join us!

Ohio Man at Romney Rally Has Terrible, Racist Taste in Shirts

Mallory Ortberg · 10/13/12 11:09AM

This shirt — "Put White Back in the White House" — was spotted at yesterday's Romney/Ryan campaign rally in Ohio. A member of Romney's campaign said it was "reprehensible," presumably referring to the massive cat hair on the back of the right shoulder. You're in public. Have a little self-respect. [via Buzzfeed, images via Getty]

Not All People Dislike Obama Because He's Black, But These People Do

Cord Jefferson · 09/26/12 04:30PM

In an Associated Press article from earlier this month, national affairs writer Jesse Washington posed the question, "Does racial bias fuel Obama foes?" "The question of whether race fuels opposition to President Barack Obama has become one of the most divisive topics of the election," Washington continued. "It is sowing anger and frustration among conservatives who are labeled racist simply for opposing Obama's policies and liberals who see no other explanation for such deep dislike of the president."