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Music artist Adam Lambert: ‘F**k’ anti-gay group ‘One Million Moms’

Openly gay music artist Adam Lambert lashed out Sunday afternoon at the anti-gay group One Million Moms for their latest opposition to retail giant JC Penney using the LGBT community for its advertisements. One Million Moms announced their opposition earlier this week to JC Penney new Father’s Day ad that…

CBS host to RNC chair: Romney ‘silly and petty’ for Solyndra stunt

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday called an Obama campaign event in Boston a “political stunt,” but said the same wasn’t true of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s surprise press conference in front of Solyndra, a bankrupt solar energy company. During an interview on CBS, host…

George Zimmerman returns to Florida for jail after judge revokes bond

George Zimmerman has returned to Florida to turn himself in to police after having his bond revoked, a lawyer for the self-appointed neighbourhood watchman has said. Zimmerman, who is charged with the second-degree murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, has until 2.30pm ET Sunday to surrender to authorities, having been…

Barrett: Walker campaigning to be ‘poster boy’ for the tea party

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) on Sunday ripped his opponent, Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, for campaigning to be “the rockstar of the far right.” In an interview on CNN, Barrett told host Candy Crowley that he expected to defeat Walker in Tuesday’s recall election. “People [are] saying to me…

Romney adviser dismisses women’s issues as ‘shiny objects’

Mitt Romney’s senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, on Sunday said that social issues important to women, like contraception coverage and abortion rights, were “shiny objects” that were being used to distract voters. David Plouffe, one of President Barack Obama’s top aides, last week told New York Magazine that Democrats needed…

Tampa strip club hopes to entice RNC patrons

The 2001 Odyssey strip club in Tampa, Florida has revamped its online marketing strategy in hopes of attracting some of the nearly 50,000 people expected to attend the 2012 Republican National Convention. The strip club plans to use popular social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr to create buzz…

George Will uses Bloomberg’s soda ban to blast climate change laws

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday used outrage over New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sugary drinks to slam attempts to curb climate change. “That’s modern liberalism: They delight in bossing people around,” Will complained to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “What Bloomberg is saying [is] the government helps…

Romney adviser: Walker victory would mean unions can’t be ‘too greedy’

Ed Gillespie, an adviser to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, on Sunday said that a loss for Gov. Scott Walker (R) in Wisconsin’s recall election would not “factor into November,” but a win would mean that labor unions shouldn’t be “too greedy.” “I think this recall is about Wisconsin and…

Wildfire budget cuts in Congress put communites in danger, experts warn

Congressional budget cuts of over $500m could leave crews scrambling for resources in an already overactive fire season Fire experts are warning that $512m in congressional budget cuts could leave communities dangerously exposed in an early and active fire season. Such warnings have sharpened with the early onset of this…

‘War on women’ comes to the Wisconsin recall

'War on women' comes to Wisconsin recall – and could be decisive (via The Christian Science Monitor) Edna Kunkel calls herself an “accidental activist.” A writer of technical and scientific manuals from Verona, Wis., she came of age at the height of the women’s movement, and she never expected to…

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