This week, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert finally admitted to sexually abusing teenagers when he was a high school wrestling coach in the 1970s, and he was sentenced to 15 months in prison for steps he took to pay off one of his victims.
Earlier today, Gawker’s Chief Youth Correspondent, Sam, stopped by the office to give us a little insight into the 2016 election through the eyes of our nation’s youth (and also because it’s take your kid to work day).
First, Donald Trump’s candidacy for president tore apart the Republican party. Now it has thrust Trumpettes USA, Palm Beach’s premier organization for talking about Donald Trump while sipping white sangria, into a brutal power struggle over naming rights with Trumpettes Global, a Palm Beach-based Trump “support…
Three people connected to the San Bernardino shooting were arrested Thursday after the FBI conducted searches at multiple residences in California, the Los Angeles Times reports, including the home of Syed Rizwan Farook’s older brother Raheel. An unnamed law enforcement official tells the paper that the arrest was…
Today, after former Speaker of the House John Boehner directly compared him to Satan, Ted Cruz pulled a hard Mariah and said he simply doesn’t know Boehener: “I’ve never worked with John Boehner… I’ve never known the man.” But Ted, you were his lawyer.
Once upon a time, Caitlyn Jenner dreamed of being Ted Cruz’s “trans ambassador.” Many people pointed out that this was silly because Cruz is a virulent bigot, and virulent bigots make terrible bedfellows for LGBT people. Cruz reiterated his bigotry last week, by voicing support for bathroom bills like North Carolina’s…
It is becoming increasingly clear that Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, co-chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee, don’t have the slightest clue about how encryption works. Good thing they’re currently pushing disastrous legislation that would force tech companies to decrypt things for law enforcement!
When the faceless editors of Wikipedia decide an article is not fit for public consumption, it’s gone, only accessible to the site’s top editors—at least, it was. But now we’re keeping track of all the articles Wikipedia doesn’t see fit to print, to present you with very best of the site’s weirdest and worst. Please,…
If Donald Trump made one thing clear in the victory speech he delivered after sweeping a handful of Republican primaries this past Tuesday, it’s that he now views Hillary Clinton to be his only opponent.
Tobacco giant Altria today posted strong profits, with analysts crediting the fact that low gas prices have allowed smokers to purchase more expensive cigarettes. The system works.
Several of Bill de Blasio’s closest aides and political allies have been hit with subpoenas as part of the unfolding investigation by federal and state prosecutors into the mayor’s fundraising activities. De Blasio himself “has not been personally served,” Maya Wiley, counsel to the mayor, told the Wall Street Journal…
Think back on the last two weeks of your life. Have you felt like part of your soul was missing? Have you noticed an eery silence ringing in your ears? Did you wake up in a cold sweat at 3:28 am last night and scream, “GODDAMMIT EDWARD, YOU GAVE US A SINGLE, BUT WHERE IS THE MUSIC VIDEO?”
Author and friend of Gawker Mac Montandon is behind Fun Lovers Unite!, an evening of music and comedy benefiting the Manhattan Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, happening Wednesday, May 11, at New York’s Highline Ballroom, featuring Yo La Tengo, Janeane Garofalo, and many more. Tickets, including…
A new article in Stanford’s student paper includes one of the most inflammatory, wonderful quotes of the entire election cycle, in which the former Speaker of the House completely shits on completely unlikeable presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
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