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Tony Perkins: Star Wars ‘surrenders to gay empire’

An evangelical leader is calling on his army of followers to take action against a software company for allowing same sex relationships to be represented in a new Star Wars video game. Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a hate group, according the the Southern Poverty Law…

Ron Paul: ‘The welfare system helps the wealthy’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul wants to abolish all income taxes — but he says he’ll have to completely destroy the “welfare system” to do it. During CNN’s Republican debate in Florida on Thursday, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Paul if he agreed with the tax policies that former President Ronald…

Dan Savage: Gay bashing is really on its last legs

Sex columnist and LGBT rights advocate Dan Savage said on Thursday that “gay bashing” was on its way out, at least politically. “The gay bashing is really on its last legs, even in the Republican Party,” he said on Current TV’s Countdown. “The old gay-bashy part of their base is…

Romney forgets attack ad that he approved

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he doesn’t coordinate with the super PACs that support him, but apparently he doesn’t coordinate with himself either. During the CNN-hosted debate in Florida on Thursday, the former Massachusetts governor couldn’t remember an ad attacking Newt Gingrich, even though he approved it and his…

Obama: Taxing millionaires about math, not envy

President Barack Obama on Thursday rebutted his Republican critics, like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who have accused him of having a “politics of envy.” “Do we want to keep these tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans or do we want to keep investing in everything else?” he said at…

Barney Frank to marry partner Jim Ready

Outgoing Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is preparing for his new role as a married man. NECN reported on Thursday that Frank will tie the knot with his longtime partner, Jim Ready, in a ceremony in Massachusetts. The couple has been together since 2007. “Look, I have a partner now, Jim…

No debate tickets? Romney says, ‘just storm in’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is hoping that firing up his own fans will nullify rival Newt Gingrich’s advantage at Thursday night’s debate. At a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida, Romney joked that supporters without tickets should “just storm in” to the debate at the University of Florida to cheer…

Activist removed for her own safety after Gingrich crowd turns angry

A former Lake Worth city commissioner was removed from an event featuring Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in Coral Springs, Florida on Wednesday because authorities feared the candidate’s supporters might turn on her. “Do you work for the people or Freddie Mac?” Cara Jennings shouted, standing about 50 feet from…

Brewer, Obama speak ‘intensely’ on airport tarmac

When President Barack Obama landed at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Wednesday he probably didn’t expect Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to welcome him by sticking her finger in his face. According to a White House pool report, the two “spoke intensely for a few minutes” after the president walked onto the…

Kornacki: Boehner ‘entirely at the mercy’ of the tea party

Steve Kornacki, news editor at Salon, explained Wednesday night that President Barack Obama had given up on trying to negotiate with Republican lawmakers, even though he appeared to be willing to negotiate in his State of the Union address. Although Obama tried to work with the Republicans, he learned during…

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