senate Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/29/2011, 8:39am
The Ohio State House finally voted on and passed Janet Porter’s “Heartbeat bill,” which would criminalize abortion in most cases. Conspicuously absent was a statement from the state’s leading anti-choice group, the Ohio Right to Life Society, which actually opposed the bill because it is blatantly unconstitutional. Now Porter’s prized legislation moves on to the Senate, and her group Faith2Action released a congratulatory statement: “For every battle weary pro-lifer who didn't see how children were going to be protected in our lifetime, come see what God... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 06/27/2011, 4:42pm
Rep. Michele Bachmann announced (again) her intention to run for president. And she is off to a great start. The Family Research Council says that passage of marriage equality in New York was the result of "enormous political coercion [that] resulted in a profound failure of moral courage in the New York Senate." The National Organization for Marriage is pledging $2 million to defeat the NY Republicans who voted for the marriage equality bill. Bryan Fischer continues his hate crime crusade. Finally, part two of Randall Terry's interview with... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 06/24/2011, 4:59pm
Steve Benen: Reaping what they’ve sown. Brian Beutler @ TPM: Ron Johnson Defers Himself Enough Compensation To Cover Costly Senate Campaign. Good As You: 'Even President Obama...' : The new 'some of my best friends are...' Dan @ Bold Faith Type: Family Research Council Distorts CBO Report. Sarah Posner: @ Religion Dispatches: The Real Reasons Why Evangelical Embrace of Environmentalism Lags. Dan @ TFN Insider: An Anti-Immigrant Group’s ‘Biblical Mandates.’ MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 06/24/2011, 4:44pm
Ken Blackwell will not run for Senate in Ohio, thus rendering all of the crazy stuff we have collected about him useless. Thanks a lot. Today's winner for least surprising/most pointless statement: "Liberty Counsel Supports Israel’s Right to Exist." Bryan Fischer continues his nonsensical "hate crimes" crusade. Here is Cindy Jacobs laying out the importance of the Seven Mountains. FRC's Peter Sprigg tries to get us to believe that "the principal objection to homosexual 'marriage' has nothing to do with religion." Gov.... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 06/24/2011, 1:14pm
Missouri congressman and Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin joined Family Research Council president Tony Perkins to discuss their shared outrage at NBC for omitting the phrase “under God” from a clip of the Pledge of Allegiance in its coverage of the US Open this week. Akin told Perkins that the reason NBC removed “under God” was because it is a liberal news outlet and “at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God.” The Republican congressman went on to tell Perkins that NBC is trying to “tear the heart out of our country.” Listen... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 06/23/2011, 9:14am
Pastor Joseph Mattera is one of the most outspoken opponents of marriage equality legislation in New York, and has condemned gays and lesbians for, among other things, their supposed ties to Nazism and lack of concern for the poor. Reacting to dueling rallies in Albany between the bill’s supporters and detractors, Mattera blasted religious leaders who support marriage equality and cast doubt on their religiosity. He even criticized one “supposed rabbi” for wearing “a rainbow Yakama [sic].” In anticipation of the state Senate's vote, various groups held rallies... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/22/2011, 11:38am
While negotiations continue in the New York State Senate over a marriage equality bill that has already passed the Assembly, the National Organization for Marriage has declared victory. In a post on National Review Online that has since been removed and replaced, Thomas Peters of NOM congratulated his group and other anti-gay activists for toppling the bill that hasn’t even reached the floor for a vote yet: MORE
Five Conservatives Who Don't Understand Net Neutrality…But Are Definitely Against It!
11/14/14 @ 10:57am
Beck: 'Revolutionaries Will Come And They Will Pull You Out Of Your Car And Shoot You'
11/13/14 @ 2:42pm
Texas Approves Textbooks With Moses As Honorary Founding Father
11/21/14 @ 3:35pm
Kobach Wonders If Hispanic Majority Would Conduct 'Ethnic Cleansing' In U.S.
11/20/14 @ 12:53pm
Alex Jones Has Net Neutrality Meltdown: This Is What The Nazis Did!
11/13/14 @ 5:00pm