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Senate Candidate Says Congress Is Afraid Of Obama Because He Is Black

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:42 PM April 10, 2014
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Senate candidate Sam Clovis of Iowa says the only reason President Obama hasn’t been impeached is because he’s black.

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Brian Sims Secures Path to Re-Election

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 2:18 PM April 8, 2014
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Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims has secured the path to his reelection to a second term. Here’s why that’s great news!

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Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Tapped To Run For Lt. Governor

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:33 PM April 3, 2014
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Oakland County, Michigan, Clerk Lisa Brown, hero of the Michigan marriage wars, has been asked to run for Lt. Governor on the Democratic ticket.

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Santa Fe Elects Its First Openly Gay Mayor

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:29 PM March 6, 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, has elected its first openly gay mayor, Javier Gonzales, who will preside over a city council on which two of its eight members are gay.

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Vice President Biden Tells Democrats: Don’t Apologize For A Single Thing

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:18 PM February 28, 2014
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“I am so tired about hearing about the demise of the Democratic Party. My message to you is, I think we should not apologize for a single thing.” – Vice President Joe Biden

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Another Gay Republican Leaves The Party Over Marriage Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:07 PM January 24, 2014
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A gay Republican candidate from Indiana is the latest to see the light and abandoned the GOP.

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Equality Texas Endorses Its First Republican Candidate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:27 PM January 22, 2014
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Equality Texas is backing a Republican. Political watchers say it’s because marriage equality is growing in acceptance and not a sign of the Apocalypse.

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South Carolina Senate Candidate Wants Teachers Armed With Assault Rifles

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:45 AM January 21, 2014
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“The Second Amendment is pretty clear. It says the right to carry arms should not be infringed.” – South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright

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Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down State’s Voter ID Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:53 AM January 17, 2014
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Judge McGinley dismissed the state’s claim they were concerned about voter fraud, saying he found such instances to be “exceedingly rare”.

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This ‘Straight Pride’ Texas School Board Candidate Fears The Devil Worshipper Vote

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:28 PM January 16, 2014
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Would you want this woman choosing your child’s textbooks?

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order #1 – LGBT Non-Discrimination

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:19 PM January 13, 2014
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After being sworn in as Virginia governor last Saturday, Terry McAuliffe’s first official act was to revive protections for LGBT state workers ended by former governor, Bob McDonnell.

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Cuccinelli Throws Tantrum Over McAuliffe’s Promise To Keep Women’s Clinics Open

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:26 PM January 8, 2014
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As one of his last acts in office, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wrote a six page screed on why Governor McAuliffe doesn’t have the power to keep women’s clinics open.

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On Our Radar – Charlie Crist Apologizes To The Gay Community

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:20 AM January 5, 2014
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“It was a mistake. I was wrong.” says Former Governor Charlie Crist, who backed Florida’s 2008 ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage. Today, how to respond is On Our Radar.

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New York City Will Start The New Year With A Show Of Democratic Star Power

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 6:34 PM December 29, 2013
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They are going to attempt to wrest the levers of power from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week and hand them over to a liberal Democrat – the first Democrat elected mayor in twenty years.