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Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield defends ‘don’t say gay’ bill

Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield defended legislation that prohibits teachers from discussing homosexuality and even saying the word “gay” in kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms during an interview with Alan Colmes on Monday. The bill has come to be known by its critics as the “don’t say gay” bill. Campfield claims…

Ron Paul to launch presidential exploratory committee

Republican Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) will officially announce the launch of his presidential exploratory committee on Tuesday. David Weigel of Slate confirmed that the libertarian-leaning congressman will launch his third presidential bid in Des Moines, Iowa. The congressman appears to be prepping for the launch of his presidential exploratory committee…

Rep. Allen West: Planned Parenthood women ‘neutering American men’

Speaking to the conservative group Women Impacting the Nation, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL) suggested last week that progressive women have caused American men to become weak and submissive. “We need you to come in and lock shields to strengthen up the men that will go into the fight for…

Texas bill would strip away transgender marriage rights

Republicans in Texas want to roll back the clock on marriage rights for transgender people. SB 723, sponsored by state Sen. Tommy Williams (R), would bar district clerks from accepting a court order recognizing a sex change as legal documentation for a marriage license. In effect, the bill would force…

White House rebukes Graham over Obama comments

WASHINGTON — The White House scolded evangelical preacher Franklin Graham for making “preposterous charges” on Easter Sunday, after he cited conspiracy theories over President Barack Obama’s birthplace. Graham, son of famed pastor Billy Graham, an advisor to presidents for decades, described Obama as a “very nice man” but appeared to…

Christian group: Buy ‘Jesus chicken’ from Chick-fil-A

The American Family Association, a conservative Christian group, is urging people to show appreciation for the fast food chain Chick-fil-A by purchasing their products during the week of April 25-30. The so-called “buycott” is in response to an “attack by homosexual activists against the Christian-owned Chick-fil-A company,” the group said.…

Haley Barbour won’t run for president in 2012

WASHINGTON – Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour announced Monday that he will not run for president in 2012. “I will not be a candidate for president next year,” he wrote on his website. “This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their…

Poll: Russ Feingold ties Scott Walker in potential Wisconsin recall

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) would give Gov. Scott Walker (R) a run for his money in a hypothetical recall election in Wisconsin, according to a new poll. The two each won 48 percent of voters in a statewide survey conducted by the firm Ethridge & Associates. Asked whether Walker…

Episcopal Church: ‘Jack*ss’ ex-NJ governor can’t be a priest

James McGreevey, the former Democratic governor from New Jersey who resigned after admitting he had an affair with another man, won’t be starting a new career as a priest anytime soon. The Episcopal Church has denied the former governor’s request to enter the priesthood, according to The New York Post.…

Al-Qaeda wanted to blow up your Sega, and more WikiLeaks shocks

In the midst of the WikiLeaks’ flooding news sites with the release of more than 700 documents relating to the heavy-handedness, confusion and lack of uniform guidelines at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, it’s inevitable that some information is slipping through the cracks. Here are five things you probably missed…

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