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Hate group leader: ‘Open homosexuality’ caused Secret Service scandal

The leader of an anti-LGBT rights group on Monday said a scandal where Secret Service agents were caught with female prostitutes in Columbia was actually the fault of “open homosexuality in our military.” Speaking to conservative radio host Janet Mefferd, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a…

ALEC eliminates task force on social issues

The conservative group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) announced Tuesday that they would get rid of its public task force focusing on non-economic issues. The decision comes after progressive groups such as Color of Change pressured corporations to withdraw their support from ALEC based on their influence in crafting “voter…

Fox News contributor blames Obama’s ‘disdain’ for women on ‘Marxist’ father

A conservative Fox News contributor insisted on Monday that President Barack Obama had a “disdain” for women that he learned from his “Marxist” father and “communist” mentor. Fox News contributor Sandy Rios, who is vice president of the conservative political action committee Family-PAC Federal, told host Sean Hannity that Obama…

Update: Secret Service investigating Ted Nugent

Update at bottom: The Secret Service is looking into Nugent’s remarks. The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Monday called on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to disavow conservative rocker Ted Nugent after he encouraged members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to defeat Democrats and “chop…

Georgia lawmaker quits ALEC, calls it ‘radical’ group with ‘dangerous agenda’

A state senator from Georgia, Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) has left the American Legislative Exchange Council, the controversial legislative organization better known as ALEC.  In a statement to the citizens’ action group Better Georgia, Orrock denounced the group, calling it “radical,” “dangerous” and accused it of “impeding democracy.” “As a member…

GOP Rep: Our war in Afghanistan actually began in 2009

In the mind of House Intel Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI), the United States’ war in Afghanistan didn’t really start in 2001, but began after President Barack Obama’s ordered surge in 2009. In an interview with The Atlantic published Monday evening, Rogers expressed his frustration over the U.S. timetable to…

Ann Romney explains dog on roof: ‘He had the runs’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he wouldn’t put his dog his car roof again “with the attention it’s received.” According to a 2007 Boston Globe profile of the Massachusetts Republican, Romney’s oldest son, Tagg, yelled, “Gross!” as he noticed a brown liquid flowing down the back window from…

Trial opens for alleged New York bomb plotter

The high-profile trial began of a man accused of being part of a New York trio that was only “days” from launching suicide bombs in the city’s crowded subway to take revenge for the US war in Afghanistan. The trial in Brooklyn features New York immigrant Muslims who became radicalized in the feverish…

Police bust online narcotics ‘Farmers Market’

LOS ANGELES — US authorities announced the bust of an online narcotics “Farmers Market” where people around the globe could buy LSD, ecstasy and other illicit substances. Fifteen people were arrested as the result of a two-year-long investigation code-named “Project Adam Bomb” and involved law enforcement in Scotland, Columbia, the…

Liberal group identifies 30 ALEC ‘model bills’ in Missouri

More than two dozen pieces of legislation introduced to the Missouri General Assembly over the past decade were based on “model” legislation drafted by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, according to a report by Progress Missouri. “The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a corporate bill mill that is…

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