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5/21/15 @ 6:20pm
The entertainment magazine In Touch reported this week on police records that they say reveal that Josh Duggar, the eldest son of reality TV’s Duggar family and executive director of the anti-gay Family Research Council’s political wing, as a minor was turned in to the police by his fa... MORE
5/21/15 @ 5:33pm
Ian Millhiser @ Think Progress: Anti-Gay Groups Gear Up To Fight A 30-Year-Old Supreme Court Victory Over Racism. Matthew Pulver @ Salon: Meet the Christian right’s new doomsday prophet — and his insane, apocalyptic “blood moon” theory. Jeremy Hooper: GOP prez cand... MORE
5/21/15 @ 5:30pm
Dave Daubenmire credits his prayer campaign for the dismissal of the latest case against creationist Kent Hovind. The Kansas House voted to expand Kris Kobach's power to prosecute voter fraud cases. Alex McFarland is alarmed by polls showing that Americans would rather have a ga... MORE
5/21/15 @ 4:20pm
Several months ago, fact-checkers completely debunked one of Rick Santorum’s talking points, that all of the net new jobs created in the U.S. since 2000 went to immigrants. However, just because the contention has absolutely no factual basis, doesn’t mean the former senator and likely pr... MORE
5/21/15 @ 3:32pm
Back in 2000, a gay couple who had been been together for decades and registered as domestic partners in New York City moved to Pennsylvania, where gay marriage was illegal and their relationship was not legally recognized. Concerned about protecting their legal rights when it came to issues of inhe... MORE
5/21/15 @ 3:32pm
Larry Pratt, the far-right conspiracy theorist executive director of Gun Owners of America, who will be hosting a presidential campaign call with Sen. Ted Cruz next week, claimed last month that President Obama has “made it very clear he doesn’t like the United States” and that... MORE
5/21/15 @ 3:00pm
Conservative activists and politicians sometimes let it slip that targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) laws, aren’t medically necessary measures but are really just efforts designed to close abortion clinics. For example, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryan admitted last year that he signe... MORE
5/21/15 @ 2:50pm
Yesterday on “Washington Watch,” a caller told host Tony Perkins that both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts “are done” as organizations because of policies that he perceived as too accepting of gay people. Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, responded by lamen... MORE
5/21/15 @ 1:09pm
As Brian noted earlier, Sen. Ted Cruz spoke today at a "Watchmen on the Wall" event hosted by the far-right Family Research Council, where he shared the stage with a variety of other extreme anti-gay activists. Naturally, when Cruz took the stage this morning, after being introduced by his... MORE
5/21/15 @ 12:59pm
As Brian reported this morning, the Republican National Committee continues to partner with the American Renewal Project, which is run by Christian Nationalist and anti-gay extremist David Lane and is affiliated with the far-right American Family Association. Lane is a busy guy these days. In additi... MORE
5/21/15 @ 12:33pm
The right-wing media has begun stoking outrage about a speech that Vanita Gupta, acting head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, gave in Denver this week, in which she pointed out that the mistrust of police seen in places like Ferguson and Baltimore is “in part the produc... MORE