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Gingrich: I’ll make Callista ‘quite happy’ on Valentine’s Day

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday may have given supporters too much information about his sexy Valentine’s Day plan to “reconnect” with his wife, Callista. “All I can promise is that I believe she will be quite happy,” the former House Speaker told an audience in El Monte, California.…

Santorum: LGBT equality ‘waters down marriage’

Less than an hour after same sex marriage became legal in Washington on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was meeting with opponents of the law. Speaking at Calvary Chapel in Olympia, the former Pennsylvania senator promised about 100 pastors and so-called “values voters” that he would work to repeal…

Savage: Marriage should not be put up to a vote

Sex columnist and gay rights advocate Dan Savage said Monday that it was wrong for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to claim that same sex marriage should be voted on in a statewide referendum. “The American people are sometimes so consistently wrong when it comes to civil rights issues that…

Central Athens burns as Greek parliament debates austerity

Fires raged in central Athens on Sunday as protesters against the latest Greek austerity deal battled police. According to Reuters, “The air over Syntagma Square outside parliament was thick with tear gas as riot police fought running battles with youths who smashed marble balustrades and hurled stones and petrol bombs.”…

Lieberman: Time for U.S. to arm ‘brave’ Syrian rebels

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said Sunday that the United States should provide medical aid, training and arms to those seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad. “The reality on the ground is since the U.N. resolution was vetoed by Russian and Iran [sic], the Assad government has begun to kill its…

McConnell: Any employer should be able to deny birth control

In the wake of a controversy over a requirement that religious institutions provide contraceptive coverage, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) now supports a bill that gives any employer the right to exclude any type health service that they find objectionable. Speaking to CBS host Bob Schieffer on Sunday, McConnell…

Palin calls HBO movie ‘The Sarah Palin Employment Act’

Failed Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says that she has created more jobs for impersonators than President Barack Obama has created in total during his entire presidency. Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Palin how she rated Julianne Moore’s impersonation of her in HBO’s upcoming film “Game…

Thom Hartmann takes on NOM’s Maggie Gallagher: Your work causes others misery

Thom Hartmann of Russia Today interviewed Maggie Gallagher, founder and former head of the National Organization for Marriage, after a federal court upheld the right of same sex couples to marry in California. NOM was formed to support Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ban on same sex marriage. The group is…

Santorum suggests Romney ‘rigged’ CPAC straw poll

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday dismissed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s win in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll by insinuating the vote had been rigged. On the third an final day of the conference, CPAC announced Romney had beaten Santorum, 38 percent to 31 percent.…

Ryan calls contraception coverage an ‘accounting gimmick’

House Budget Committee Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday said that the Obama’s administration move to accommodate the Catholic Church’s concerns about covering contraception for women was just an “accounting trick.” The White House said last week that it would change proposed rules requiring religious hospitals and universities to cover birth…

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