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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…

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…

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…

FBI director: Expanded surveillance powers ‘absolutely essential’

FBI director Robert Mueller on Wednesday urged Congress to extend legislation that authorized the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping program started under the Bush Administration. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 gave the government sweeping surveillance authority and granted legal immunity to telecommunication companies that had participated in the wiretapping…

Pat Robertson prays to convert ‘homosexuals’ from ‘displeasing’ Jesus

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday asked gay men and lesbians to pray with him that they would stop “displeasing” Jesus by doing “something the Bible says in an abomination.” Following a segment on CBN’s 700 Club about a lesbian who said she had become straight after giving her life to…

Obama endorses same sex marriage

In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday, President Barack Obama declared that “same sex couples should be able to get married.” The president told ABC’s Robin Roberts that his views on the issue of marriage equality had been “going through an evolution.” “I’ve always been adamant that gay and…

NC county commissioner calls to revoke ‘illegal’ same sex benefits

Only hours after North Carolina passed a controversial amendment banning same sex marriage, a county commissioner is already calling to revoke the “illegal” benefits provided to unmarried same sex couples. “Now that #4marriage #amendment1 has passed – we need to eliminate those illegal benefits,” Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James, who…

Texas school misspells own name for nine years

An elementary school in Fort Worth, Texas was recently forced to give itself a failing grade after realizing it had misspelled its own name for the past nine years. During the 2003-2004 school year, Sunrise Elementary School attempted to honor the first teacher ever hired at the school, Mrs. Mary…

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