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AZ GOP lawmaker wants women ‘to watch an abortion’ before having one

Despite Arizona’s recent spate of bills that would reduce women’s access to abortion and contraception, a Republican lawmaker wants her state to go even further. According to The Arizona Republic, State Rep. Terri Proud colorfully replied to one of her constituents in an email asking her thoughts on House Bill…

NC GOP lawmaker calls for public hangings, including for abortion providers

A Republican lawmaker from North Carolina is seeking a return to the days of public hangings, according to WRAL-TV. Rep. Larry Pittman delivered an email this week to every member of the state’s General Assembly, describing that hangings needed to be reinstated as a “deterrent to crime,” including those who…

U.S. lawmakers see new era in Libya

WASHINGTON — Top US lawmakers on Thursday hailed news of Moamer Kadhafi’s death, saying Libya was now “liberated” and calling for closer ties between Washington and Tripoli as the war-torn country tries to rebuild. “Kadhafi’s death marks the end of his reign of terror and the promise of a new…

Keith Olbermann calls Florida Republican lawmaker an ‘a$$hole’

Current TV host Keith Olbermann called Florida state Rep. Brad Drake (R) an “asshole” on Wednesday for introducing legislation to replace lethal injection as a execution method with electrocution or a firing squad. Drake said he got the idea for the bill after talking to someone at a Waffle House.…

Conservative Puerto Rican lawmaker resigns after nude photo scandal

Puerto Rico Sen. Roberto Arango, the Republican lawmaker whose shirtless photograph appeared on Grindr, a hookup app for men interested in having sex with other men, resigned. In one photo, Arango is naked from the waist up, his iPhone obscuring his face. Others allegedly show Arango bent over a bed…

Tea party revolt holds possible debt deals hostage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to cut the deficit faced a nail-bitingly close vote in Congress on Thursday as the top Republican lawmaker sought to quell an internal revolt and push his plan to avoid a ruinous default. Approval of a plan by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would…

Republican lawmaker blames 11-year-old victim of alleged gang rape

Elected officials should know better than to blame the victim of a sex crime. While it’s a common tactic of abusers, it’s something no one expected of Republican Florida state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo. During debate over a bill that would legislate a dress code for Florida students, Passidomo blamed the…

Tennessee Republican lawmaker compares immigrants’ children to ‘multiplying rats’

At a hearing about a Tennessee state health insurance program Tuesday, a state lawmaker compared children born to undocumented immigrants to multiplying rats. Tennessee state Rep. Curry Todd (R) wanted to know if the Cover Kids health-insurance program required “proof that you are here legally before you can get assistance.”…

Obama mocks ‘out of touch’ GOP leader: Financial crisis no ‘ant’

US President Barack Obama lampooned Republicans over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Wednesday, seeking to turn a disaster that has been a political liability for him into a political weapon. Obama cited a gaffe by a leading Republican lawmaker who said the US government’s hardline tactics were a “tragedy”…

King: Gays wrong if they ‘wear their sexuality on their sleeve’

Rep Steve King (R-Iowa) told Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act would allow gays to harass employers. The Republican congressman argued that the Act is not necessary if gays and transvestites would just appear straight. At the Iowa Independent, Jason Hancock notes, King “told a story…

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