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Savage on Thanksgiving lesbian attack: ’2nd Amendment applies to queers, too’

In the wake of a vicious attack on a lesbian woman in Alabama, writer and activist Dan Savage reminded LGBT people, “The Second Amendment applies to queers, too.” Savage spoke to Raw Story about a Thanksgiving Day assault on 23-year-old Mallory Owens, who was severely beaten by her partner’s brother,…

Three arrested as naked protesters storm Boehner’s office over budget cuts

At least three AIDS activists were arrested on Tuesday after they and other naked demonstrators briefly took over House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) to protest budget cuts to health care services. Activists from ACT UP, New York ACT UP, Philadelphia ACT UP, Housing Works and the Student Global AIDS Campaign…

Lindsey Graham suggests Susan Rice opposition is payback for John Bolton

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday pointed to the example set by Democrats who refused to confirm John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when he was asked if he would be willing to back Ambassador Susan Rice as secretary of state. Speaking to reporters after meeting with…

Ingraham: Obama ‘putting a gun to the head of the American people’

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham says that President Barack Obama has been “putting a gun to the head of the America people” to force Republicans to pass legislation that they don’t agree with. Fox News co-host Steve Doocy on Tuesday asserted that the White House was accusing Republicans of trying…

Fox contributor: ‘Don’t think that the people in Bangladesh who perished didn’t want or need those jobs’

A Fox Business host said Monday that the 112 Bangladesh workers killed in a factory fire over the weekend were actually thankful just to have jobs, regardless of their working conditions. “It is tragic,” contributor Charles Payne said, appearing on “Your World” with host Neil Cavuto. “I don’t think something…

Norquist: I hope Peter King’s wife knows commitments last ‘longer than two years’

Conservative anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist took a potshot at Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) marriage in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan Monday night while accusing him of trying to “weasel out” of the pledge to not raise taxes signed by many GOP lawmakers. “The pledge is not for life,” Norquist…

Grayson: Walmart is ‘the largest recipient of public aid in the country’

Representative-elect Alan Grayson (D-FL) said Monday that he will put mega-retailer Walmart squarely in his sights during the next Congress for the company’s liberal use of public assistance programs to supplement their workers’ wages. Speaking to Current TV host Cenk Uygur on Monday’s episode of “The Young Turks,” Grayson called…

Maddow: GOP’s post-election rhetoric and actions veering apart

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow alleged that Republicans had not learned their lesson from the November election, despite appearances to the contrary. “All over the country, if you look at state newspapers and state news bureaus right now covering what it is that Republicans plan to…

Bernie Sanders ‘nervous’ about Obama’s talk of entitlement reform

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Monday that he worried about President Barack Obama caving to Republican demands to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “I get nervous that instead of bringing back the old Clinton-era tax rates for the wealthiest people — 39.6 [percent] — there may be…

Cantor: Cutting Obamacare should be ‘on the table’ in debt negotiations

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) says that President Barack Obama must be willing to cut health care reforms that are expected to reduce the nation’s debt if he is serious about deficit-reduction negotiations with Republicans. Although the Supreme Court found the Affordable Care Act to be constitutional and the…

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