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Pro-LGBT church destroyed by fire in Minnesota

A historic Minneapolis church known for supporting LGBT rights and other progressive causes burned to the ground on Sunday night. According to the StarTribune, the Walker Community United Methodist Church caught fire around 8:20 p.m. Five of the firefighters who battled the blaze for hours were taken to the hospital,…

Adviser brags Romney told joke about firing hotel maid

A senior adviser to presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said recently that an old joke about firing a hotel maid proved that the candidate wasn’t as stiff as he seems. At a Washington Post event, chief correspondent Dan Balz asked senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom what was the “most fun…

WATCH LIVE: Obama remembers soldiers’ sacrifices on Memorial Day

President Barack Obama remembered the service of U.S. military Monday at Arlington National Cemetery, where he placed a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier and spoke about soldiers who had lost their lives during service for the country. Obama also authored an op-ed in the military newspaper Stars…

Hayes: Calling soldiers ‘heroes’ all the time is ‘uncomfortable’

MSNBC host Chris Hayes offered up a not so common perspective on Memorial Day Sunday, sharing that elements of the day, including calling soldiers “heroes,” makes him “uncomfortable.” “Why do I feel so uncomfortable about the word ‘hero?’” Hayes asked himself on Up with Chris Hayes. “I feel uncomfortable about…

Atheists sue Florida County to remove Ten Commandments monument

A group of atheists is suing Bradford County, Florida because they say a 6-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments has no place on the courthouse lawn. American Atheists Communications Director Blair Scott told Raw Story that the monument made the members of his organization in Bradford County into “second-class…

Gingrich: Romney will get more than 40 percent of Latino vote

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is predicting that at least 40 percent of Latino voters will cast their ballots for GOP hopeful Mitt Romney — even though he has only 27 percent of their support now. NBC’s David Gregory on Sunday asked Gingrich how big of a problem immigration…

Gillespie defends Romney only doing Fox News: He spoke ‘to schoolchildren last week’

Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, on Sunday fended off accusations that his boss had only made Sunday morning appearances on Fox News. “Do you think we’re ever going to see him on one of these Sunday morning interview shows?” CBS host Bob Schieffer…

George Will: Romney campaigning with ‘bloviating ignoramus’ Donald Trump

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday questioned the judgement of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who will be campaigning with Donald Trump even after the billionaire recently said that the “truth” is that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. “I do not understand the cost-benefit here,” Will told…

Simpson tells GOP: ‘For heaven’s sake, Norquist can’t murder you’

Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson (R) offered another colorful perspective from his cantankerous mind Sunday morning, urging Congressional Republicans once again to not be scared of anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist’s pledge of never raising any tax. “For heaven’s sake, you have Grover Norquist wandering the earth in his white robes…

Anti-contraception cardinal refuses to say Romney is a Christian

A Catholic cardinal who is supporting a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s mandate that all health insurance cover female contraceptives refused on Sunday to say whether presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was a Christian. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked Cardinal Donald Wuerl if Mormons…

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