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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) speaks to WHO-TV on March 3, 2014.

Gay Democrat announces bill stopping GOP’s Steve King from ‘perverting the Constitution’

Rep. Jared Polis released a statement announcing what he called the “Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act,” a direct response to King’s bill that would bar federal judges from having jurisdiction over any cases involving marriage.
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) [YouTube]

Republican senator’s aide admits to sex-for-drugs scheme: prosecutors

Fred W. Pagan, a longtime aide for Sen. Thad Cochran (pictured above) was charged with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it after local and federal officials found 181.5 grams of the drug during a raid on his home on Thursday.
Reserve sheriff's deputy Robert Bates and shooting victim Eric Harris (Tulsa Police Department)

Sheriff’s office determined Robert Bates was a problem in 2009 — and did nothing about it

In a 2009 investigation, the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office determined that Reserve Deputy Robert Bates — who today is facing charges of second-degree manslaughter for the shooting death of Eric Harris — exhibited problematic behavior, received special treatment, and received inadequate training while volunteering with the force.
James Dobson via Right Wing Watch (YouTube)

Revolution! Anti-gay activists threaten uprising if Supreme Court approves marriage equality

Next week the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could end up making marriage equality the law of the land. It comes at a time when gay marriage has never had more support from the American public. But the culture warriors who have been fighting it for decades are not about to give up.
Heart attack victim Gwendolyn Minnis (WZVN/Screencap)

Florida deputy fired for ignoring 911 call from dying woman so he could finish his pizza

“Could we have saved this lady? I’ll never be able to answer that question. Would getting there quicker have hurt anything? Of course not.”
Swedish police officers subdue suspect (YouTube)

Watch: Vacationing Swedish cops show NYPD officers how to subdue suspects without hurting them

Four vacationing Swedish police officers helped out after two homeless men began fighting on a New York City subway – and showed it’s possible to subdue violent suspects without hurting them.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, hotelier Mati Weiderpass - (Mati Wiederpass Facebook)

Gay hotel owners face boycott after hosting reception for Ted Cruz: ‘What were you guys thinking?

Two gay New York hotel owners who hosted a reception for Texas Senator Ted Cruz this week are faced with their properties being boycotted.
Pope Francis (AFP)

Koch-backed group sending ‘real scientists’ to school Pope Francis about ‘Biblical duty’ to pollute

“The Holy Father is being misled by ‘experts’ at the United Nations who have proven unworthy of his trust,” said Joseph Bast, president of the Heartland Institute.
Rep. Paul Gosar appearing at public meeting - (YouTube screencap)

‘We don’t need science!’: Chemtrail truthers badger GOP congressman at rowdy public meeting

"My body is filled with barium, aluminum, and strontium, and nobody is doing anything about it. That’s why I’m here today. Because we want answers and we want something done."