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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…

Leno to Santorum: ‘You’re wrong’ on same sex marriage

NBC host Jay Leno on Tuesday told former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum that he was “wrong” to oppose marriage equality for LGBT Americans. “I know you oppose gay marriage,” Leno said during his interview with Santorum. “I’m not going to change your mind on that even though I think…

Lugar’s tea party opponent: ‘Compromise’ means Democrats join Republicans

The tea party Republican candidate who defeated Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar (R) after six terms in Tuesday’s GOP primary says that his definition of “compromise” means that Democrats will have to come around the the right’s way of thinking. “What I’ve said about compromise and bipartisanship is I hope to…

Guardian journalist predicts 2012 will be last year both parties oppose same sex marriage

Ana Marie Cox, political columnist for the Guardian, on Tuesday night predicted the 2012 elections would mark the last time that both presidential candidates opposed same sex marriage. Even though North Carolina voted Tuesday to ban same sex marriage, Cox noted on MSNBC’s The Last Word that support for same…

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