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10/22/14 @ 3:41pm
Rep. Louie Gohmert was an in-studio guest on the "Point Of View" radio program yesterday, where he went off on a bizarre tangent about Ancient Greece in trying to make the case that allowing gays to serve in the military "is not a good idea." The Texas Republican had been railing... MORE
10/24/14 @ 5:34pm
Zack Ford @ Think Progress: Idaho City Says For-Profit Wedding Chapel Can Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples. Andy Kroll @ Mother Jones: Anti-Abortion Colorado Republican Candidate Tries to Pass Himself Off As Pro- Choice. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Stay calm, carry on, and don... MORE
10/24/14 @ 5:30pm
The Catholic League's Bill Donohue is calling for a Federal Marriage Amendment: "As any astute political science undergraduate knows, there is no constitutional right to gay marriage. But now that this issue has been thrust upon us by our constitutional law professor president, we need t... MORE
10/24/14 @ 5:14pm
In an interview with an Iowa newspaper this week, Rep. Steve King suggested that gay people as well as those who are divorced and cohabiting will have unfavorable prospects in the afterlife, saying, “I’ll just say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and people that were... MORE
10/24/14 @ 4:40pm
Apparently, Pat Robertson’s very unscientific claim that people shouldn’t use towels in Kenya because they might get AIDS that way has not gone over too well in Kenya. The Associated Press reports that “Kenyans on social media are demanding that Robertson apologizes personally... MORE
10/24/14 @ 3:33pm
Earlier this month, West Virginia started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the state’s Republican attorney general conceded that an appeals court ruling striking down the state’s marriage ban was “final and binding.” This did not sit well with the West Virg... MORE
10/24/14 @ 3:15pm
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right. With the election less than two weeks away, conservative commentators are making some pretty terrifying predictions about how President Obama will serve out the remainder of his term. B... MORE
10/24/14 @ 2:44pm
After having spent nearly all of last week growing increasingly freaked-out about the Ebola threat, Glenn Beck had toned down the nonstop coverage this week until the news broke last night that a doctor in New York City had tested positive for the virus after returning from treating patients in Guin... MORE
10/24/14 @ 1:55pm
Alan Keyes spoke yesterday with WorldNetDaily about his campaign to impeach President Obama, telling the right-wing outlet that his 2004 U.S. Senate opponent should be impeached because of Ebola, Benghazi, legal abortion and gay rights. Keyes told WND that Obama is leveling a “malicious attack... MORE
10/24/14 @ 1:21pm
In an interview last month with Religious Right radio host Glenn Pav, Sen. Ted Cruz’s father and frequent campaign surrogate Rafael Cruz warned that God is going to punish evangelical pastors who don’t turn out their congregations to vote for “righteous” candidates. After dis... MORE
10/24/14 @ 12:12pm
The American Constitution Society has just released a big report on the effects of post-Citizens United spending on judicial elections, specifically finding that judges who survive expensive, ad-heavy elections are “less likely to vote in favor of criminal defendants.” As it happens, an... MORE