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Sara Vega

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Small SC town rallies for fired gay police chief
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Frederick Wilson II

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Ex-'Opie & Anthony' host won't apologize for rant
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Gay Soul

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+Brett Wilkins only as long as people are willing to fight for it. When people stop, freedom ends.
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Isaiah R

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"Budget battles and fights over policy priorities are nothing new. In the 480s B.C., the assembly in Athens was sharply divided over its budget. Many wanted to disburse the money – ten drachmae (several days wages) per man – from the city-state’s revenue from silver mines at Laurium. Others, led by Themistocles, argued for spending the funds for new naval ships. They believed that the needs of the state outweighed the benefits of increasing the private wealth of the citizenry."





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Isaiah R

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The dynamic dummy duo: Sent. Phil Berger & Rep. Thom Tillis

Source: Raleigh N&O
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Sabeena LoBello

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If President +Barack Obama is for it, Republicans are against it.
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Brian Walters

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Why don't cops have bulletproof windows? 
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Alison Marlowe
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Obama is the Antichrist, Republicans are heretics, and compromise is unholy. Politics can’t explain how the right acts.
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Diane Raucher

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SENSIBLE POLITICS,  WE NEED TO GET OUT THE STORY OF DETROIT EMERGENCY MANAGER TURNING OFF WATER TO IMPOVERISHED.  CANADA IS TRYING TO HELP THEM.  NOT THE USA!!  THIS IS AHORRANT.  PLEASE SPREAD THE NEWS.
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Can we trade Ted Cruz for the supplies needed?
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RF Schatten

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He represents everything that the GOP, privately stands for...and publicly displays. He's got superficial charm, pretentious self-worth, is a habitual liar, with a lack of empathy, remorse , and guilt. Darrell Issa 'is' today's Republican Party. It's no surprise that 'Politicians" share identical pathological traits with "Serial Killers".

What kind of character is Darrell Issa?? A man who admits to spending the taxpayers' $$$ for Political Theater...and who has issued more subpoenas (almost 100) than the last 3 previous chairmen, combined...and in half the time!! What has all his investigations led to?? nothing at all!! just Political Grandstanding...which he now admits to do, as part of his everyday life. A sleaze with a criminal past, and how $$$ and influence can get records expunged...and a businessman infamously associated with the Fire Insurance claims industry.

Issa is the embodiment of what the GOP preaches. He's today's Republican cocktail of Dumbo droppings with a jigger of Tea. If you want controversy, Issa is your man!! he's the GOP's personal Sound Byte. I guess he didn't take too well, for the demotion from his beloved Benghazi...John Boehner, in the meantime...has a new bitch in town, spending more $$$ for another Benghazi hearing, while ignoring the funds for our Veterans. Another Benghazi hearing??...why not, it's the Republican way!! Spend $$$, while covering up the fact, they have accomplished absolutely zero since 2008...and have never had a single viable Political Policy or Plan, in their party's agenda.
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For the Supreme Court, religious belief outweighs science.
 
Here are several things women do that don't cause abortion
Wear Spanx underwear.
Go on long, sweaty bike rides;
Watch Rachel Maddow;
Read Nora Ephron;
Take birth-control pills.

None of these cause abortion. However, for the Supreme Court, religious belief outweighs science.

For more information on the science:
The Question Coming Out Of The Hobby Lobby Decision:
Are we to be guided by fact, or fear, in making public policy and law?  
http://goo.gl/xIEez1
Some friendly pointers for the justices in the wake of their decision.
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Brett Wilkins

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Ray Ming Lee

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I know, right, +Ivan Sorensen? 
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David Luebke

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This week we have a guest column, "Reading Maureen...So You Don't Have To!" Don't waste another second!
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Isaiah R

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"It’s not that strident conservatives are disconnected from reality. They directly engage in life’s visceral issues: the death penalty, abortion, taxes, war, religious freedom. But they often deny the tides of history – civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights – and stick with concepts refuted by experience. They still insist that cutting taxes on the rich will stimulate the economy and that prosperity will trickle down to the less fortunate. Even on issues where events proved the conservative course disastrous – going to war in Iraq or freeing Wall Street banks to take more risks – there is no admission of error and no introspection about lessons learned."





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Cynthia S.
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This is absolutely what we should have one the first time. I have always supported Single Payer. Even back when Hilary Clinton wanted it.
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Isaiah R

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"The North Carolinian whom the governor and House Republicans most want to serve is Speaker Tillis, the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate. The draconian cuts the Senate proposes would doom his candidacy. Can Tillis survive TV ads focused on his vote for a state budget that would throw the aged and disabled off Medicaid?"


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/07/12/4001726/mccrory-berger-clash-hobbles-the.html?sp=/99/108/#storylink=cpy


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Lee Dorsey

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YES YES! #Australian #Olympic #swimmer Ian Thorpe has come out of the closet and admitted he is gay, and is now enjoying support from fans, fellow athletes and gay celebrities. 
The Australian Olympic team were quick to show their support of one their greatest athletes.
‘@IanThorpe was, is, always will be one of our greatest Olympians in every way. This candid, honest night w/ Parky will help many,’ they tweeted.

Openly gay snowboarder Belle Brockhoff, who competed at the Sochi Olympics in Russia, also congratulated Thorpe.
‘So many experiences @IanThorpe has gone through that I can relate to... #gettingquiteemotional,’ she wrote on Twitter.

Gay Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin, who similarly came out in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, gave the swimmer a shout out.
‘Congrats @IanThorpe! Brave man! Happy for you! Millions appreciate what you've done! Proud of you! #SelfLove,’ he said.

Gay US basketball star Jason Collins, raised a glass to his fellow gay athlete.
‘Cheers @IanThorpe. Your story will help & inspire many. Wishing you happiness & know that millions of us support and love you. #pride #LGBT,’ he tweeted.
http://tinyurl.com/l4oyhmh #lgbt   #lgbti   #lgbtqi   #noh8   #comingout   #Pride  

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Australian Marriage Equality group have said this is a positive step, and hopefully advance marriage equality.

‘Ian Thorpe's story will inspire young gay and lesbian people across Australia who will see in him someone who shares their struggle with coming out, who has bravely declared to the world who he is, and who has received overwhelming support,’ said Rodney Croome, Australian Marriage Equality national director.

‘Ian Thorpe's coming out will advance marriage equality by highlighting how offensive it is that gay Australians, even those who have achieved so much and done their nation proud, are treated as second-class citizens.

‘Ian Thorpe's struggle to come out is over but now he faces a new struggle, along with all gay Australians, to be treated fairly and equally.’
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Isaiah R

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"The improving economy creates curious and somewhat contradictory political conditions for the two parties. The brightening outlook has given many Republican governors the beginnings of a comeback story to sell to their voters. That forces their Democratic opponents to play down the good job numbers as illusory, even as Democrats in Washington claim success..."
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