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Obama calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act

President Barack Obama on Saturday night called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) during his keynote address to the Human Rights Campaign’s 15th Annual National Dinner. The law defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman, and prohibits legally married same sex…

Partisan divide remains in support for health care reform law

Voters in the United States remain divided along party lines over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010. The latest telephone survey by the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports found that at least 51 percent of likely voters somewhat favored repeal of the…

Mike Huckabee backs reinstating military ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy

Former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee said Tuesday he would support re-imposing the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military if elected president. “I would — because that’s really what the military wants,” Huckabee told OneNewsNow. “There’s been some talk that the military is…

GOP’s healthcare repeal will look like ‘Swiss cheese,’ Democratic senator says

Senate Democrats will use parliamentary procedure to keep the best parts of healthcare reform from being overturned by Republicans, a senator from New York recently said. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) explained on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday that if the Republicans offer an amendment on the Senate floor to repeal…

‘We can’t go backward,’ Obama warns on day of health care repeal vote

With the Republican-controlled House of Representatives slated to pass a bill Wednesday night repealing the sweeping health care overhaul, President Barack Obama fired a warning shot to his adversaries. “Today, the American people have greater health security than they did a year ago,” Obama said in a prepared statement. “Because…

Public support for health care repeal plummets: AP poll

Public support for repealing last year’s sweeping health care reform law has fallen dramatically in the aftermath of a shooting rampage in Arizona that critically injured a Democratic congresswoman. Only one in four Americans said they support full repeal of the reforms, according to a newly-released Associated Press-GfK poll, and…

House to take up health care repeal next week, Cantor spokesman tells Raw

The office of Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) confirmed to Raw Story that the House would move forward with its bill to repeal health care reform next week. “As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume…

‘Gay demon’ exorcist claims mass animal deaths due to ‘don’t ask’ repeal

The deaths of thousands of blackbirds in Arkansas may have been caused by the recent repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” according to a self-described “prophet” who once claimed the ability to banish “gay demons.” Evangelist Cindy Jacobs said on a video posted over the weekend that the strange phenomenon,…

Obama foes target health overhaul in test vote

US President Barack Obama’s fired-up Republican foes flexed their newfound political muscle on Friday, targeting his signature health care overhaul with a wholly symbolic repeal test vote. The House of Representatives, in Republican hands for two days, was to take up a measure laying out the rules for debate come…

Senate Dems to Boehner: ‘We will block’ your health care repeal efforts

After House Republicans scheduled a vote next week on health care repeal, Senate Democrats issued a sharply worded letter to Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-OH) warning him that the effort will be in vain. Describing the repeal measure as “irresponsible and reckless,” top Democrats wrote: “If House Republicans move forward with…

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