Many people take their political affiliations seriously. Perhaps you were brought up to revere Ronald Reagan while your partner thinks that Reagan's decisions are what got this country into big trouble. Maybe when you were a kid you helped your family put up yard signs for Bill Clinton but your partner has no respect for that former president's policies.
This week was the last debate so celebrities all over were opening up and saying who they were voting for. However, birthday girl Katy Perry decided to use her hot body to show the world! Here are some of our favorite trending topics of the week.
Well, that's one more 2012 presidential debate said and done, and I'm sure the only thing people on both Democrats and Republicans will be able to agree upon tomorrow will be that both Michelle Obama and Ann Romney looked faaabulous in their Schiaparelli pink outfits. Yep, the wives sure made quite the impression! But not as much as Mitt's "Binders Full of Women!"
During the last election, my neighbors Mark and Jennifer were at odds with each other. They had been married for over 25 years and always voted for the same party. This year was different. Mark was voting for McCain, and Jennifer was voting for Obama.
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Let's say you're a staunch republican, and you fall madly in love with a hardcore democrat — can you make your relationship work in spite of your wildly different political views? And how can you deal with the inevitable rising tensions as election day fast approaches? It's certainly not easy to manage, but it's not impossible either. Here are a couple of things you can do.
Kevin D. Williamson's article starts with the premise that women — even Michelle Obama! — must elect Romney because he's blinged-out rich, and of course women are attracted to status — while men go for youth and fertility. Then he goes on for a couple more unbearable, rambling pages.
Listen, I'm the first girl to admit I think Mitt Romney is a looker. So I'll also be the first one to say he's a real [insert expletive] jerk. As the race to the White House gets more and more intense, Romney, who at one time supported Planned Parenthood, as did his wife, who donated a lovely sum to the organization, is now singing a different tune. What can you expect from a flip-flopper?
March is National Women's History month—anointed so in order to empower today's women by teaching them about women's progress in the past. Women's progress is a dynamic thing, and is often marked by two steps forward, one step back. From education to reproductive rights, check out our Women's Rights report card below to see how the fairer sex is faring today.
With the Iowa Caucus behind us, the 2012 Republican primaries are well under way. Treading the waters of an election can be strenuous on a new relationship, especially when political views lay on polar opposite ends of the spectrum. But before you yell, "Can't we all just get along?!" know that there are plenty of political ideals that singles do agree on.
Poll: Does Christine O'Donnell's One-Night Stand Matter?: No. Her one-night stand has nothing to do with her political race. Yes. Her one-night stand is relevant.
Sex and politics: Google searches for pornography spike after political victories. A husband and wife psychologist team decided to get to the bottom of whether or not political victories cause an upswing in pornography usage. It turns out, YES, there is in fact more titillating viewing going on the night of an election, but only if you happened to vote for the winning party.
And now comes the post-election ennui. According to several sources, celebrity breakups a sprouting like pubescent chest hair. Marilyn Manson got dumped, Jaime Pressly needs a break and McAdams - Gosling are no more. We're sure they all have their reasons.
Barack Obama is a lot of things. He's a senator, a president-elect, a Harvard grad, a lawyer, and a man willing to admit his mistakes. This story did not make it into the mainstream media, but Barack Obama once screwed up the game of one Nicklaus Lovelace. During a press junket, he called out Lovelace on his babyface and ruined his game. But, because Obama is a big (if skinny) man, he manned up and apologized. Solid work, future Prez.
Politics: you can't escape 'em. Even if you're not a die-hard CNBC junkie you probably have an opinion about the 2008 Presidential election, and if you don't, well that's a political decision as well. And no matter how hard you try, affairs of state will enter into your relationship in some form or another. So whether you're thinking about discussing Sarah Palin with your new beau, aruging about voting with your old man or wondering what goes on between Barack and Michelle, YourTango's got you covered. Check out our stories below to find out about the intersection of politics and relationships.
If politics are important to you, discussing your beliefs early on in a relationship is important. Differing views shouldn't kill a bourgeoning relationship (Democrats and Republicans can get along in the bedroom and in life), but is there a stigma against those who opt out entirely? Love Buzz polled our friends and contributors to find out.