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Pennsylvania set to elect first openly LGBT state representative

The state of Pennsylvania is set to elect its first openly LGBT state representative this fall. According to a report at the blog Gay Politics.com, Brian Sims has won the Democratic primary for Philadelphia’s heavily Democratic District 182, and is not expected to face a Republican opponent in the fall.…

Protesters rally against Wells Fargo CEO for pocketing $20 million after bailout

San Francisco Police arrested 24 protesters apart of a group attempting to shutdown a Wells Fargo shareholder meeting Tuesday afternoon, according to The Bay Citizen. The protest against the bank was inspired by several factors. Organizers rallied against Wells Fargo executives receiving $72 million and CEO John Stumpf pocketing $20…

Petition author: Drug czar’s hemp warning ‘like getting hit in the head with a hammer’

In a recent response to a White House petition, President Barack Obama’s drug czar warned of danger in the domestic production of industrial hemp, drawing a stunned reaction from the petition’s author, who told Raw Story on Wednesday that it was “like getting hit in the head with a hammer.”…

Christian think tank leader: Obama birth certificate ‘a legitimate issue’

The leader of a Christian think tank is blasting the media for not investigating President Barack Obama’s citizenship. During a Tuesday segment on American Family Association’s AFA Today radio program, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a hate group, according the the Southern Poverty Law Center —…

Newt Gingrich to suspend campaign Tuesday

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will suspend his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination next week, according to multiple reports. Senior Gingrich aides told Fox News on Wednesday that the candidate would either suspend or end his campaign on Tuesday and “more than likely” endorse presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.…

Dick Morris: Media ‘ruined’ Bush because Iraq war coverage was ‘too harsh’

Conservative Fox News contributor Dick Morris is asserting that the news media “ruined” President George W. Bush’s presidency because coverage of the Iraq war was “too harsh.” During a Wednesday morning segment with Morris, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy pointed out that Arthur Brisbane, ombudsman for The New York…

Judge rejects Bradley Manning dismissal in WikiLeaks case

A military judge on Wednesday rejected a request to dismiss all charges against US soldier Bradley Manning, who is accused of passing a trove of secret documents to the WikiLeaks website. Colonel Denise Lind said there was no “prosecutorial misconduct,” ruling out the dropping of all 22 counts against Manning,…

‘Young Turk’ to ‘sexist’ Fox News host: ‘F*ck you!’

A Fox News host who joked that women have all the rights the need because they can shop got a two-word response from The Young Turks co-host Ana Kasparian on Tuesday: “Fuck you!” Fox News co-host Greg Gutfeld on Friday ranted against the National Organization for Women (NOW) because they…

Supreme Court to review Arizona immigration law

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday will take up Arizona’s controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants as it prepares to weigh in on yet another heated issue in the 2012 election. After three days of hearings on President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform law last month, the court will…

Obama ‘Slow Jams the News’ and student debt on Fallon

US President Barack Obama “slow jammed” his call to prevent a spike in federal student loan rates during a comedy show appearance early Wednesday aimed at the youth vote. During a swing through North Carolina — a key battleground in November’s presidential election — Obama appeared on “Late Night with…

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