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The Newsroom: Tea Party ‘Religious Zealots’ Pursuing ‘Radical Fundamentalism’

by David Badash ● 10:46 AM August 27, 2012
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HBO’s fictional character on “The Newsroom,” news anchor Will McAvoy, says the Tea Party’s “radical fundamentalism” is pushing a “perversion of our great history.”

News

Breaking: House Republicans Vote To Repeal Obamacare For The 33rd Time

by David Badash ● 4:44 PM July 11, 2012
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In what may be forever classified as the most persistent childish do-nothing Congress ever, today House Republicans led by Speaker John Boehner voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Civil Rights

Pelosi To Boehner: Stop Defending DOMA!

by David Badash ● 7:32 PM February 22, 2012

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today told Speaker Boehner to stop defending DOMA, the 1996 law banning federal recognition of same-sex marriages, at taxpayer expense.

Civil Rights

Pelosi To Hold House Hearing On Contraception, GOP Plans To Interfere

by David Badash ● 6:05 PM February 21, 2012
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Nancy Pelosi is holding a contraception hearing but the GOP is refusing to grant her request to have it filmed, possibly the first time this has ever occurred.

Civil Rights

“Where Are The Women?” Dems Walk Out Of GOP All-Male Contraception Hearing

by David Badash ● 1:25 PM February 16, 2012
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Only men testified at Darrell Issa’s House hearing on contraception today.

News

Allen West: I Did Not Tell Obama To “Get The Hell Out Of The US” Even Though There’s Video

by David Badash ● 10:59 AM January 31, 2012
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Republican Rep. Allen West now claims he did not tell President Obama and others to “get the hell out of the United States,” even though there’s plenty of video.

Media

Gawker Calls Tragic Story Of Gay Suicide One Of The “Juiciest”

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM January 19, 2012
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Gawker calls the tragic story of a gay journalist who committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, “one of Washington’s oldest and juiciest political rumors.”

Bigotry Watch

Evangelicals Attack Newt Gingrich As “Kim Kardashian Of The GOP” (Video)

by David Badash ● 3:39 PM December 8, 2011
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Molotov Mitchell has just released a video which attacks GOP front-runner Newt Gingrich labeling the thrice married serial adulterer as “Kim Kardashian of the GOP.”

Politics

Watch: Gabby Giffords Returns To House After Shooting To Vote (Video)

by David Badash ● 7:53 PM August 1, 2011
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Rep. Gabby Giffords, who on January 8 was shot in the head by an assassin returned to the floor of the House tonight to vote in favor of the debt ceiling bill.

Economics

Pelosi Speaks On Debt Ceiling Bills – Possibly Her Finest Hour (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:14 AM August 1, 2011
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On Saturday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took to the floor of the House and delivered what may be one of her finest performances ever. (Video, text.)

News

Weiner Will Resign At 2 PM Press Conference – Pelosi Major Impetus

by David Badash ● 10:06 AM June 16, 2011
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Anthony Weiner has told his friends he will resign just days after announcing he was taking a leave of absence and checking into a treatment facility.

News

Weiner, Ignoring Party Leadership Calls To Resign, Checks Into Treatment Center

by Tanya Domi ● 4:15 PM June 11, 2011
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Anthony Weiner (D-NY) will check into a mental health treatment facility, presumably for sexual addiction, and will seek a leave of absence from the House of Representatives.

Civil Rights

Planned Parenthood And Obamacare Defunding Votes Fail In Senate

by David Badash ● 8:49 PM April 14, 2011
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The GOP attempt to defund Planned Parenthood failed in the Senate tonight along with the attempted defunding of “Obamacare.”

Civil Rights

DOMA: House Republicans Win BLAG Vote, Will Defend Law In Court

by David Badash ● 6:41 PM March 9, 2011
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House Republican leaders won a Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group committee vote today that will authorize the House of Representatives to defend DOMA.