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Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert: Right-wing ‘went bonkers’ over Romney bullying story

Media Matters for America’s Eric Boehlert on Thursday said right-wing bloggers and activists “went bonkers” over a Washington Post story that accused Mitt Romney of harassing prep school classmates he judged to be too effeminate. “No one questions the accuracy of this story,” he remarked to Current TV host Jennifer…

Colorado marijuana legalization campaign runs first TV ad

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol unveiled its first television advertisement on Thursday, urging voters in Colorado to legalize recreational use of the drug. In the 30-second ad, a young woman sends an email to her mother explaining why she uses marijuana instead of alcohol. “I used to drink…

Tony Perkins: Marriage equality ‘only brings pain and heartache’

The leader of a Christian think tank is warning that marriage between two men or two women “only brings pain and heartache.” In a video message, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a hate group, according the the Southern Poverty Law Center — declared that President Barack…

Fox News Radio host: Public schools are ‘indoctrination centers’ for LGBT rights

Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes on Thursday explained that marriage equality had only become more popular with Americans because the public schools were “indoctrination centers” for LGBT rights. In an online interview, Starnes told Fox News host Patti Ann Browne that his conservative listeners and religious leaders were disappointed…

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…

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