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Michael Steele trashes Reince Priebus for ‘crapping’ on his RNC chair legacy

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Michael Steele vented his frustrations toward his successor and former “right hand,” Reince Priebus, in a lengthy radio interview on Tuesday, accusing Priebus of feigning innocence over the group’s budget issues. “Reince Priebus was my right hand,” Steele told host Larry O’Connor. “What annoys…

War on Easter outrages Fox News: ‘I don’t remember a bunny in the Bible story’

The outraged hosts of Fox News’ morning show on Wednesday said that public schools should just “take the religion as it is, celebrate it and move on” after one Alabama school canceled all Easter-themed events. Last week, WHNT reported that the principal of Heritage Elementary School in Madison had instructed…

Veteran Republican senator: Marriage equality ‘is the new conservative position’

Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), a Vietnam veteran who served in Congress for more than two decades, said Tuesday on Current TV that the movement for marriage equality is much like the movement for racial equality, and confidently declared that the Republican Party is now in the process of making…

Catholic parish in Missouri raided after child porn downloads

Federal and state authorities on Tuesday raided a Catholic parish in Independence, Missouri as part of an investigation into child pornography. A spokesperson for the Catholic Dioceses of Kansas City-St. Joseph said that investigators tracked down child porn downloads to an IP address used by an unsecured wireless network at…

Missouri Republican: LGBT people ‘deserve the right to be themselves’

A Missouri lawmaker said Tuesday she supported protecting LGBT people from discrimination because of her Republican beliefs, not in spite of them. “As a Republican, I just find it hard to believe that if we are the party of small government, why are we in people’s bedrooms?” state Rep. Anne…

Republican says marriage is like selling alcohol and cutting hair

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa said Tuesday that same sex marriage should be prohibited because the government had the right to regulate human behavior. “The state’s require a marriage license,” King said. “A license is by definition a permit to do that which is otherwise illegal. Licenses are used…

Limbaugh on marriage equality: ‘Who’s to say you cannot have sex with a child?’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday concluded that permitting same sex marriage would effectively legalize pedophilia. In a clip posted by Media Matters, Limbaugh expanded on a caller’s argument against the Supreme Court coming down on the side of LGBT rights. “She was talking about contracts, folks, just so…

Anti-LGBT activist: I’ll leave Republicans over ‘skewed’ marriage equality support

Anti-LGBT activist Gary Bauer threatened the Republican party with political defection on Tuesday amid a shifting political tide on marriage equality. “I’m a Republican. Many of you, I’m sure, are Democrats,” said Bauer, president of the religious group American Values. “I’m a Republican. Let me say to my party, if…

University of Texas students want campus police to let up on marijuana arrests

The University of Texas Student Government will vote on a bill Tuesday night that would ask campus police to issue citations for marijuana possession offenses instead of making arrests. KVUE-TV in Austin noted that the proposal is the first of its kind for any university in the nation, even though…

Fox News radio host: LGBT rights make Christians ‘second-class citizens’

Fox News radio host Todd Starnes says that the push for equal rights for LGBT people is making Christians who believe in the “Biblical definition of marriage” into “second-class citizens.” During a Monday interview with conservative radio host Sandy Rios, the often-outraged Starnes reacted to the possibility that the U.S.…

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