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Republican official: Facebook post about ‘filthy’ homosexuals was ‘worth sharing’

A Michigan committeeman with the Republican Party says that he posted an article on Facebook about the “filthy lifestyle” of LGBT people because it was “worth sharing.” Slate’s Dave Weigel on Wednesday reported that Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema had used his Facebook page to promote an article by Dr.…

Fox News: White House canceled tours after blowing money on ‘puppets’

Fox News host Steve Doocy says that the White House may have been able to keep White House tours open during automatic budget cuts caused by so-called “sequestration” if the federal government had not wasted so much money on “puppets.” A Wednesday report at the conservative website Breitbart.com had lamented…

Catholic league attack demands Time Warner have ‘serious talk’ with Bill Maher

The president of the Catholic League has had enough of HBO’s Bill Maher mocking his religion. Earlier this week, Catholic League President Bill Donohue sent a letter asking Time Warner to have a “serious talk” with the atheist comedian. “There is no other entertainer in the nation who has repeatedly…

Maddow congratulates Justice Ginsburg on ‘winning the day’ in DOMA arguments

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow recounted the back and forth verbal sparring between the justices of the Supreme Court at Wednesday’s oral arguments about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 federal law that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.…

Gun-toting former Republican candidate claims ‘conspiracies’ after shoplifting twice

A former Republican candidate for Agricultural commissioner in Alabama, who once waved a rifle in a campaign ad about “thugs and criminals,” said on Thursday that he had been a victim of “conspiracies” after his second shoplifting arrest in six months. According to the blog Yellow Hammer, Dale Peterson was…

Activist: Kansas HIV quarantine bill lets religious officials justify discrimination

The founder of an organization which advocates for the rights AIDS patients says that a proposed Kansas law which allows HIV people to be quarantined would essentially give cover to religious officials who might want to discriminate against LGBT people. “That rural county health department — and I hate to…

Pat Robertson complains LGBT people just want to flaunt ‘their way of doing sex’

Looking confused and discouraged on Wednesday’s episode of “The 700 Club,” televangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson agreed with others who say the issue of marriage equality is not actually about marriage, and suggested the whole noise is just LGBT people who want to flaunt “their way of…

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin: ‘DOMA is in trouble’

After attending oral arguments about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin came to the conclusion that the federal government’s ban on same sex marriage “is in trouble.” Speaking to CNN cameras outside the court, Toobin noted that the…

Nevada bill would legalize gambling on federal elections

If one Nevada lawmaker has his way, visitors to Sin City will soon be able to bet on the next presidential election. Las Vegas Democrat Tick Segerblom on Monday introduced a bill in the Nevada state Senate that would legalizing betting on federal elections. SB 418 would revise the state’s…

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…

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