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In Another Blow To Republicans, Alabama House Speaker Arrested on 23 Felony Charges

In Another Blow To Republicans, Alabama House Speaker Arrested on 23 Felony Charges

NBC News is reporting that Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been arrested on 23 felony ethics charges accusing him of using public office for personal gain. Acting Attorney General Van Davis announced the indictment Monday, accusing the powerful speaker of misusing his office as speaker and while serving in his previous capacity as chairman […]

Gay Rights Activist Wants To Raise $150,000 To Save Anti-Gay Bakery

You might recall the story of Melissa and Aaron Klein, the owners of an Oregon bakery that made national headlines last year after turning away a pair of lesbian brides-to-be. KATU reported in February 2013 that the Oregon Attorney General’s civil enforcement office received a complaint in January of that year and was investigating allegations […]

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The Dallas Morning News Decides To ‘Pay The Ransom’ And Endorses Greg Abbott

Texas Observer ran an interesting piece over the weekend entitled “Dallas Morning News: Elect Greg Abbott, Pay The Ransom.” In that article the Texas Observer reports that the state’s newspapers have been rolling out their endorsements and on Thursday night The Dallas Morning News became the first major newspaper in the state to give an […]

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10 Of The Most Outrageous And Idiotic Statements By GOP Hopefuls

Republicans say some of the most absurd things, especially when campaigning. Here’s a roundup of some of the most outrageous, ridiculous and idiotic statements made by GOP hopefuls in the 2012 campaign cycle. 1) “Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that […]

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Ad Tells Black Americans To Vote Or Buy Bullet Proof Vests For Their Kids #VestOrVote

A get-out-the-vote ad by a Florida-based group called Dream Defenders is part of its new “Vest or Vote” campaign, which is rallying voters around police violence against black youth. Shot in black and white, the minute-and-a-half ad  shows a young black mother in the kitchen distracting her son from a video game to ask him […]

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