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Rep. Steve King: LGBT individuals can hide orientation from employers

Rep. Steve King (R-OH) on Wednesday said that LGBT individuals could hide their sexual orientation from employers to prevent being unjustly terminated. “How do you know someone’s sexual orientation?” he said in response to a question by Think Progress reporter Scott Keyes. “I don’t know how you discriminate against someone…

CNN’s Toobin: Appeals court judge threw ‘judicial hissy-fit’

An appeals court judge who claimed President Barack Obama was challenging the authority of federal courts was just throwing a “judicial hissy-fit,” according to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. “Totally extraordinary and totally inappropriate,” Toobin said. “This was a judicial hissy-fit.” U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith…

Romney suggests reporters should reveal confidential sources

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday told reporters and bloggers that he could “imagine a time” when they would have to reveal confidential sources. “Just the last few years since my last campaign, the changes in your industry have been quite striking,” the candidate explained to the American Society…

Romney rep: Women will see his ‘real views’ in the general election

Former Governor Robert Ehrlich (R-MD) appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Tuesday to express his support for Governor Romney (R-MA) and his belief that the Republican front-runner will overcome his current unpopularity with women voters. Morgan remarked that the ongoing social and cultural debate is hurting Republicans in the…

GOP-er asks campaign rival: Why are you following my daughter on Twitter?

It was an uncomfortable personal moment at a Republican Senate primary debate Tuesday evening, when one candidate confronted his rival for following his teenage daughter on Twitter. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning brought up the issue to his opponent, state Treasurer Don Stenberg, after Stenberg criticized Bruning for supporting President…

McCain: Romney’s VP ‘should be Sarah Palin’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was so amused by the idea of picking former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee in 2008 that he suggested on Wednesday that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney should do the same in 2012. In an interview on CBS News, co-host Erica Hill…

Journalist: Romney can’t win Wisconsin if Walker loses recall election

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist Dan Bice explained Tuesday that Mitt Romney had no chance of winning Wisconsin in a general election if Republican Gov. Scott Walker is ousted from office. “All of these elections are very much connected,” Bice, who has covered the Wisconsin GOP primary and recall campaign, said on…

Keith Olbermann on his stint at Current TV: ‘I screwed up’

During an Tuesday night appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, liberal political commentator Keith Olbermann addressed his abrupt exit from Current TV. “I screwed up,” he said. “I screwed up really big on this. Let’s just start there. I thought we could do this. It’s my fault that…

TIME’s Joe Klein: Romney mistrustful of outside world because of Mormon faith

TIME magazine political columnist Joe Klein said Tuesday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith leads him to be “mistrustful of the outside world” “I think there is something very close to the core of his being, on a very personal level — and this is just speculation on…

Nikki Haley: ‘Women don’t care about contraception’

Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday said that the Obama administration had made a mistake by mandating that health insurance cover birth control because “women don’t care about contraception.” During an appearance on ABC’s The View, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Haley how conservatives could make the case that…

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