Modification of the last infographic. Congressladies + men = still a ways to go.
Source: Office of the Clerk
This is the most beautiful infographic I’ve ever seen. Paging I Love Charts!
These two. (via AP)
Ok seriously. Face AND palm on ass. <3
The Atlantic, on the Obama campaign Tumblr — perhaps the best piece yet on political memedom, the uniqueness of Tumblr as a platform, and why it makes sense in the political sphere. (Only thing missing: a quote from Liba Rubenstein!)
Washington State: the new (and better) California.
(BRB gonna go smoke a joint and get gay married.)
—Original art (before the graffiti) by Sean McCabe for Newsweek, 2010
White House spokesman Jay Carney confirms that Mr. Obama put Mr. Springsteen on the phone with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while the president and the Boss were flying to Columbus from Madison, Wis. on Air Force One.
Mr. Christie, a Republican, is well known as one of the biggest Bruce fans ever, but he’s not gotten love from Mr. Springsteen, a die-hard Democrat, in the past. Mr. Springsteen is notorious for not inviting Mr. Christie backstage that the more than 100 concerts that his No. 1 fan has attended.
But in these days of bipartisan bonhomie between Mr. Obama and Mr. Christie post-storm, who better to serve as yenta between the Boss and his fan? The president!"
THIS IS AMAZING
Infographic #2: Chromatic party breakdown in the House and Senate.
Disclaimer: I lost Oregon Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (special election, 2012). She’ll be up by Tuesday, probably in red.
The Women of the 112th, arranged by start date.
Now imagine the dozens of tiny men in dark suits flooding over the sides.
Point being: GIFWICH.TUMBLR.COM
As the 2012 presidential race enters its final weeks, LIFE looks back at America’s First Ladies across six decades of the 20th century.
Here is a glimpse—through classic photos, as well as pictures that never ran in LIFE—into the public and private lives of the members of an uncommonly exclusive club, before, during and after their years in the White House.
Pictured: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and President Bill Clinton, Martha’s Vineyard, 1993
“He’s a Mormon but he aint got no hoes.” -Why Snoop Dogg’s not voting for Mitt Romney. #truth #politics #hos (Taken with Instagram)
TUMBLR LIVE-GIFS THE DEBATE: NOW ON LIVESTREAM
If our live-GIF coverage of tonight’s presidential debate isn’t enough for you, and you’re not afraid of getting incepted by an infinite meta-blog video loop, then rejoice! The frantic GIF-wizardry originating from Tumblr HQ and appearing in “real” “time” on Gifwich will itself be captured and broadcast via Livestream! Not sure what the next level is after that but I’m sure we’ll hear about it from someone — from the future.
ow. my head!
Political portraiture doesn’t often feature women, so artist Emily Nemens decided to paint all 90+ female members of Congress — in watercolor. The result is 47 linear feet of women in power — and a stark display of uniform power suits, bouffant hair, and toothy smiles. Read more.
My new favorite Tumblr blog, brought to you by high school classmate Emily Nemens, who will post a watercolor portrait of each female member of the 112th Congress — roughly 94 — until the elections in November.
As she puts it:
I want to both honor the breadth and diversity of women in power, but also bring attention to certain disconcerting characteristics that emerge when taken as a whole: the rainbow of power suits, the big hair, the gaudy jewelry and toothy smiles — and the idea that they collectively are only 17% of Congress.
Above: Rep Judith Borg Biggert — Republican.