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Watch: Cantor’s Tea Party Challenger Dave Brat Attributes Victory To God

by David Badash ● 8:20 AM June 11, 2014
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“This is the happiest moment of my life,” Tea Party candidate Dave Brat said in his victory speech, as he attributed his win to God.

News

Religious Right Lawyer: Discrimination Against Blacks, Jews ‘Fundamentally Different’ From Gays

by David Badash ● 6:12 PM June 10, 2014
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Mat Staver testified before a House sub-committee hearing on religion this afternoon, telling Congress that discrimination against Black people and Jewish people is wrong, but against gay people is acceptable.

News

Obama Proclaims June LGBT Pride Month, Calls Out Congress For ‘Injustice’ Of Not Passing ENDA

by David Badash ● 6:29 PM May 30, 2014
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President Barack Obama has just issued a proclamation designating June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.

ENDA

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tells Congress To Pass ENDA

by David Badash ● 2:45 PM April 11, 2014
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Tim Cook, the CEO of the world’s most admired and valuable brand, today told Congress it should pass ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

News

GOP Candidate For Congress Running Because Government Taught Evolution Upsets His Daughter

by David Badash ● 1:14 PM April 8, 2014
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A GOP candidate says he is running for Congress because his daughter was forced to learn about evolution and cried. He wants to stop that from happening again.

News

Expanding Religious Zeal, John Boehner Invites Pope Francis To Address Congress

by David Badash ● 11:46 AM March 14, 2014
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John Boehner extended a formal invitation to the leader of his Roman Catholic faith, Pope Francis I, to address a joint session of Congress. What does this mean and why is it troubling?

News

Gay Congressional Candidate Is ‘Highlighting His Sexuality’ By Holding Partner’s Hand

by David Badash ● 8:32 AM February 13, 2014
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A Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress is getting attention after posting a campaign ad that for a brief moment — if you look closely — shows him holding his partner’s hand.

News

Watch: Clay Aiken’s Moving First Video Announcing His Run For Congress

by David Badash ● 11:06 AM February 5, 2014
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Clay Aiken just released his first video announcing his run for Congress. The 35-year old Democratic North Carolina native wants to unseat Tea Party Congresswoman Renee Ellmers.

News

Breaking: Sandra Fluke Files Papers To Run For Congress

by David Badash ● 9:51 AM February 4, 2014
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Papers have now been filed for Sandra Fluke to run for Congress, in California, for the seat of 20-term Democratic icon Henry Waxman

Civil Rights

Congresswoman Sandra Fluke? Social Justice Activist ‘Strongly Considering’ Running

by David Badash ● 7:02 PM January 30, 2014
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Congresswoman Sandra Fluke? The former Georgetown University Law student who made a name for herself by standing up for women’s rights is considering running for Congress.

Bigotry Watch

GOP Candidate For Congress: Tornadoes And Autism God’s Punishment For Gay Marriage

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM January 23, 2014
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A Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress says that disease and dangerous weather events are the result of an “angry” God who is punishing America.

Actions

Chief Justice John Roberts Tells Congress They Are Threatening Public Safety

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:53 AM January 4, 2014
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Chief Justice Roberts warns in his year end report to congress that the greatest threat faced by the judiciary is The Tea Party’s beloved sequestration.

Celebrities

Is There A Congressman Clay Aiken In North Carolina’s Future?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:30 AM January 4, 2014
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The Washington grapevine says singer Clay Aiken is seriously considering a run for congress.

Discrimination

GOP Congressman Urging Republicans To Not Support Gay Candidates

by David Badash ● 10:32 AM December 5, 2013
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Republican Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia is reportedly urging his colleagues to not support any gay congressional candidates.