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Washington becomes 7th state to allow same sex marriage

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) signed a bill into law on Monday that allows same sex couples to marry, making Washington the seventh state to grant same sex couples all the marriage rights available to heterosexual couples. “As governor for more than seven years, this is one of my proudest…

Catholics lash out at ‘vulgar’ Nicki Minaj Grammy show

Catholic bishops have finally found someone to be more upset with than President Barack Obama. In a statement issued Monday afternoon, The Catholic League condemned hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj for her controversial performance at the Grammy Awards over the weekend. Minaj staged a mock exorcism while performing her song “Roman…

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer robbed by machete-wielding man

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was uninjured after being robbed by a machete-wielding intruder last week, according to the Associated Press. The 73-year-old justice, his wife Joanna and a friend were on vacation in the Caribbean island of Nevis when the incident occurred. The intruder took about $1,000 in cash…

Female Republican Senators go rogue, back Obama on contraceptives

Two female Republican members of the U.S. Senate, Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, have broken rank with their party and come out in favor of a new rule issued by the Obama Administration that requires private health insurers to fully pay for the cost of contraception products.…

‘Spreading Romney’ satire leaks into candidate’s top Google results

A satirical redefinition of the word “Romney” has leapt from obscurity and into the limelight this week by cracking a list of the top 10 Google search results for the Republican presidential candidate’s last name. Similar to the “Spreading Santorum” website that has so plagued anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum by redefining his…

Republicans propose not paying for payroll tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in Congress on Monday proposed extending a tax cut for 160 million workers through the rest of the year without offsetting the cost with spending cuts elsewhere in the budget. As first reported by Reuters, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives issued a statement saying…

Republican congressman calls Pentagon budget ‘irresponsible’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Buck McKeon, who heads the House Armed Services Committee, on Monday blasted the Pentagon’s proposed defense budget for fiscal 2013, saying it “irresponsibly ignores” additional mandatory cuts that are due to take effect in January 2013. “This budget reflects a true reduction, in real terms, of…

‘Ex-gay’ pastor: Arrest Dan Savage for anti-bully campaign

A pastor who claims to be a “former homosexual” says that sex columnist Dan Savage should be arrested for his role in launching an anti-bullying campaign to help young LGBT people. In a recent interview with Americans For Truth About Homosexuality Radio Hour host Peter LaBarbera, pastor DL Foster suggested…

Florida man goes on crime spree in underpants

Authorities in Florida know Jason Daniel Wayo as the “South Gate Burglar,” but they could start calling him the “Underpants Burglar” after his arrest over the weekend. On Saturday, Fox 13 cameras caught Wayo, 34, as he was handcuffed and marched out of a residence by Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies…

Missouri spends foreclosure settlement money on budget gaps

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) announced last week that his state would use some of the money from the bank foreclosure fraud settlement for purposes other instead of helping struggling homeowners in the state. According to The Kansas City Star, Nixon said that $40 million of the $196 million that…

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