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Barney Frank: I’m not inviting Obama to my wedding

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank (D), who came out to the Boston Globe in 1987, thus becoming the first openly LGBT person to serve in the U.S. Congress. Frank and Maddow welcomed the president’s announcement yesterday afternoon that he supports…

Romney incorrectly insists marijuana is a ‘gateway drug’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday lashed out at a reporter in Colorado who asked him tough questions about same sex marriage, immigration and marijuana. “Aren’t there issues of significance that you’d like to talk about?” Romney quipped to CBS 4 reporter Shaun Boyd. “The economy — the…

Colbert: Obama has pushed the Rainbow Button and launched ‘Gay-mageddon’

Stephen Colbert wants to know: Did your straight marriage start to feel a little weak Wednesday afternoon? If so, it was because President Barack Obama publicly endorsed same sex marriage in an interview in the Oval Office, a room previously reserved, Colbert noted, for “hummers from interns.” Yes, he said,…

Stewart: Now straight people can have the same lack of rights same sex couples never had

President Barack Obama made history on Wednesday when he endorsed same sex marriage in an interview with ABC News. On Tuesday night, “The Daily Show” had a good laugh about the president’s “evolving” marriage stance, then on Wednesday night had a good laugh at themselves for jumping the gun on…

Chris Matthews compares LGBT Republicans to indentured servants

MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Wednesday praised President Barack Obama for endorsing same sex marriage. “President Obama remains a maker of history,” he said. “He was the first African American to serve as our President and now he is the leader of another kind: the first President to state his…

Fox News’ Shep Smith: Obama now in the 21st century

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith reacted to the news that President Barack Obama had endorsed same sex marriage by coolly remarking that the President is “now in the 21st century.” Smith later said Republicans who opposed same sex marriage were “on the wrong side of history” and compared same sex…

Rep. Johnson calls for probe into disinformation campaign targeting journalists

On the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-CA) called for an investigation into an alleged disinformation campaign targeting journalists who reported on Department of Defense spending on Information Operations. “We face the disturbing possibility that a federal defense contractor that specializes in information and psychological operations may have targeted…

Romney: Marriage is between a man and a woman

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney responded on Wednesday to President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same sex marriage, saying it was a “tender and sensitive topic.” The Republican presidential candidate suggested that Obama had flip-flopped on the issue, but stop short of saying so outright. “I have the same view on…

Atheist student who sued school: You can’t imagine the things I’ve heard

An atheist student who sued over a public prayer display at her public school described her experiences at the Reason Rally in March. “I have a confession to make, I am ‘evil little thing,’” Jessica Ahlquist said in a video of her speech uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday. The American…

WATCH LIVE: Man walks high wire above Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

A seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallenda family, Nik Wallenda, was scheduled to walk a high wire above Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Wednesday evening. Watch live video, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [Nik Wallenda by Flickr user kevint3141]…

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