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Obama, Romney go head-to-head on economy

CLEVELAND, Ohio — President Barack Obama and his Republican foe Mitt Romney offered sharply differing visions of how to fix the rocky US economy Thursday, in dueling speeches in swing state Ohio. Obama hoped to create momentum behind his reelection bid, which has been complicated by a rise in the…

Florida Governor: Elections officials thought I was dead

In a radio interview Thursday, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) claimed election officials in the state once believed that he was dead, forcing him to cast provisional ballots in two elections. He mentioned the unusual encounter as a means of defending his ongoing voter purge, which he says is necessary…

Washington parent: Sex education is ‘just the same as raping somebody’

Parents in Washington state — and a few conservative websites — are outraged after an elementary school principal described sex acts during a sexual education class last week. According to KCPQ, the principal of Onalaska Elementary School was talking to 11- and 12-year-old students about HIV and sexually transmitted diseases…

Michigan Dem banned by Republicans for using the word ‘vagina’

Update (below): Michigan Dem calls on women to withhold sex until legislature backs down A female Democratic state representative in Michigan said Thursday that she has been silenced by her Republican colleagues after she uttered the word “vagina” while criticizing a slate of bills that would restrict female reproductive rights.…

Arizona Republican official accuses women of ‘bitch session’

A spokesperson for the Arizona Republican Party recently lashed out at two women by saying they were having a “bitch session” when they complained about conservative politicians in the state. In a piece published by The Arizona Republic on Saturday, GOP donor Kathy Petsas told columnist Laurie Roberts that to…

Forget Obama Girl, ‘Obama Boy’ sings about his ‘crush on Obama’

Obama Girl is so 2008. President Barack Obama’s recent decision to support same sex marriage has inspired a new video where “Obama Boy” sings about his “crush on Obama.” “The day President Obama went on record saying he was pro-gay marriage, I came up with the concept and wrote the…

MSNBC guest distracted by S.E. Cupp’s cup size

During a discussion about gun control legislation on MSNBC Thursday, Brady Campaign President Dan Gross seemed to be a little flustered by conservative commentator S.E. Cupp’s cleavage. Gross, Cupp, The Nation’s Ari Melber and Demos Vice President Heather McGhee were discussing a bill in the New York General Assembly that…

North Carolina prisoners remain behind bars on bogus gun possession charges

At least 40 prisoners, and potentially many more, are sitting in federal prison for gun possession in North Carolina, even though the federal law that put them there has since changed, according to an explosive report Thursday from USA Today. Take Travis Bowman, who was pulled over for speeding in…

Number of U.S. cancer survivors set to reach 18 million in a decade

The number of people in the United States who have survived cancer is set to reach nearly 18 million in the next decade, up from 13.7 million currently, said a US study out Thursday. The number of survivors is growing because of better treatments and an ageing and expanding population,…

Anti-LGBT leader: Same sex adoption is ‘a form of sexual abuse’

The director of issues of the anti-LGBT rights group American Family Association (AFA) on Wednesday claimed that kids were facing “a form of sexual abuse” when they were adopted by same sex couples. During his Wednesday radio program Focal Point, Bryan Fischer pointed to a debunked study that suggested children…

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