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Watch: Anderson Cooper Holds Texas GOP Lawmaker Accountable For Supporting ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy

by David Badash ● 10:19 AM June 12, 2014
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Anderson Cooper last night, with surgical precision, sliced, diced, and effectively demolished a Texas Republican lawmaker’s false claims about so-called “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy.

News

Tea Party Hero Rand Paul Draws Comparison Between Democrats And The Taliban

by David Badash ● 5:38 PM June 6, 2014
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At a Republican Party conference this afternoon, U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky drew a comparison between Democrats and the Taliban.

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Republican Meghan McCain Joins GLAAD Board of Directors

by David Badash ● 12:21 PM June 2, 2014
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Meghan McCain, the moderate Republican pundit and media personality, is joining the National Board of Directors of LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD.

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Tea Party Hero: ‘I Want To Tell You One More Thing I Know About The Negro’

by David Badash ● 12:13 PM April 24, 2014
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Cliven Bundy, the cattle rancher who started a mini revolution ripe for the Tea Party to embrace, recently shared with the New York Times his thoughts about “the Negro.”

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Cheating ‘Family Values’ Congressman ‘Most Non-Religious Person I Know’ Says Spurned Husband

by David Badash ● 4:54 PM April 8, 2014
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How sleazy can someone get? Take freshman Republican U.S. Congressman Vance McAllister of Louisiana.

Discrimination

Duck Dynasty Family Values Tea Party Congressman Caught Cheating On His Wife

by David Badash ● 8:51 AM April 8, 2014
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If Louisiana U.S. Congressman Vance McAllister didn’t mention his “family values” and religion in every campaign ad he ran, and if he didn’t claim, “I am running for U.S. Congress to ensure our conservative and Louisiana values are protected” on the front page of his campaign website, perhaps this story would be buried.

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Sarah Palin Endorses Candidate Who Brags About Her Pig Castration Skills

by David Badash ● 12:10 PM March 27, 2014
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Sarah Palin has unleashed a flood of political endorsements worthy of Noah’s Ark ahead of the upcoming Republican primaries, including one for a politician who grew up castrating pigs with her own hands.

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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.

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Anti-Gay GOP Congressman Tweets Obama Is ‘Kommandant-In-Chef’

by David Badash ● 10:35 PM January 28, 2014
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Randy Weber is a Tea Party Republican Congressman serving Texas, who tonight called President Barack Obama a “Socialistic dictator” and the “Kommandant-In-Chef.” Yes, “Chef.”

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.

Bigotry Watch

‘Arrest And Hang’: GOP State Candidate Calls For Obama’s ‘Execution’

by David Badash ● 6:29 PM January 21, 2014
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A Republican candidate for the Florida House is calling for the arrest and execution by hanging of President Barack Obama for treason — but only after a trial.

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It’s Not Rape If Your Wife Is ‘Wearing A Nightie’ Says GOP Candidate For Congress

by David Badash ● 3:33 PM January 15, 2014
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A Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress is under fire today after a video surfaced showing him opposing a bill that to make it illegal for a person to rape their spouse.

Marriage

GOP Congressman’s Bill Would Strip Federal Recognition From Same-Sex Marriages

by David Badash ● 6:59 PM January 9, 2014
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A Tea Party Republican U.S. Congressman has introduced a bill into the House that would prohibit the federal government from recognizing legal marriages of same-sex couples.

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Arrested And Fired: Top GOP Strategist And Senate Staffer After Child Porn Raid

by David Badash ● 7:13 PM December 11, 2013
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GOP U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander has just fired a top GOP Senate staffer who was arrested today and is under an investigation involving alleged child pornography.