Kay Steiger

Kay Steiger is an associate editor at Talking Points Memo. She formerly worked at Raw Story, Washingtonian magazine, the Center for American Progress and The American Prospect. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the Guardian, Jezebel, AlterNet and others. She graduated from the University of Minnesota. Contact her at

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Rep. Blake "" Farenthold (R-TX) is getting sued for allegedly creating a hostile workplace for a former staffer. Who knew allegedly insinuating semen stains were on her skirt or communicating he had "wet dreams" about her might lead to this?

Cromnibus (yes, they're still calling it that) passes in a 219-206 vote in the House.

We're less than four hours away from a government shutdown, and it seems that there is no plan to stop that from happening. Both sides seem to say that there's no way a shutdown will actually take place, but there's still no word from Republican House leadership about what, if anything, the House will vote on thus far.

The only people who appear to have a plan are Steve King and Michele Bachmann.

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Ashton Kutcher, best known for lying to people on camera for laughs, has endorsed the idea of going after "shady journalist" Sarah Lacy over her critical coverage of Uber. Without mentioning that he is an investor in Uber.