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Rep. Speier: Air Force awarded alleged rapist instead of punishing him

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Wednesday delivered her sixteenth speech on the House floor condemning the “epidemic” of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of women who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in U.S…

Democratic Convention chair: Party platform should include marriage equality

The chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday announced support for including same sex marriage in the party’s official platform. During a Politico Playbook breakfast, Mike Allen asked Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa if he thought the “Democratic national platform should have a marriage equality plank?” “I do,”…

Robertson: Calling Fluke a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute’ only ‘a little bit over the top’

In a segment broadcast by a Christian television network on Wednesday, televangelist and longtime icon of America’s religious right Pat Robertson suggested that Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of a Gergetown law student as a “slut” and a “prostitute” was just “a little bit over the top,” but went…

Former NJ gov. poses as mentally ill man at homeless shelter

Earlier this week, a former governor of New Jersey went undercover to expose the struggle homeless people go through if they are mentally ill. Democratic state Sen. Richard Codey, who briefly took over as governor after Jim McGreevey (D) resigned in 2004, began calling homeless shelters last November only to…

Michael Moore: GOP race could ‘go from dog-on-car to man-on-dog’

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is warning Democrats not to get too “giddy” over the possibility that Rick Santorum could be the Republican presidential nominee. During the Super Tuesday primaries, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney failed to deliver a knockout punch to Santorum, who won Oklahoma, North Dakota and Tennessee. Moore told…

Palin: Criticizing Rush over his Fluke comments is ‘the definition of hypocrisy’

Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) got caught by CNN’s “caucus cam” in Wasilla — and the whole CNN team to the opportunity to quiz her about the the GOP primary, her potential candidacy and, of course, her opinion on the Sandra Fluke affair. Unsurprisingly, Palin used the opportunity to call…

Obama slams ‘casual’ GOP talk of war with Iran

President Barack Obama on Tuesday criticized the Republican presidential candidates who have openly advocated military action against Iran if they refused to dismantle their nuclear program. He said there was still time to work on resolving the issue diplomatically, and that the new stricter sanctions placed on the country would…

Rep. Yarmuth: Limbaugh’s remark ‘part of GOP assault on women’s health’

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) said Tuesday on the House floor that the Republican Party needed to halt its attacks on women’s reproductive rights, associating their legislative agenda with the recent firestorm surrounding conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. “Rush Limbaugh’s appalling attack on Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke is no…

Obama: ‘Decent folks’ don’t call women sluts

President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s remarks about a Georgetown University law student “don’t have any place in the public discourse.” Limbaugh recently apologized for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified before Congress about the need for contraception coverage…

Limbaugh blasts ‘overeducated’ young single white women

Following “sincerely” apologizing for calling a Georgetown University student a “slut,” conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday complained about “overeducated” single white women. “What is it with all these young, single, white women? Overeducated doesn’t mean intelligent,” he ranted, going on to talk about journalist Tracie McMillian’s book. Only…

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