Homophobic Santorum calls endorsement of gay marriage ‘suicidal’

Homophobic Santorum calls endorsement of gay marriage ‘suicidal’

One of the Republican Party’s leading homophobes, former Senator and failed Presidential candidate  Rick Santorum, is carrying his stirdent anti-gay message even further, urging fellow Republicans to avoid what he calls a “suicidal” endorsement of marrige equality. Even though polls show widespread public support for gay marriage, Santorum claims the trend if “only a fad” […]

Two more Senators switch sides and now support gay marriage

Two more Senators switch sides and now support gay marriage

The ever-increasing circle of Senators changing their positions and supporting gay marriage widened again Tuesday as Illinois Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Tom Carper announced their support for same sex unions. “The government has no place in the middle of the marriage question,” Kirk said on web site.  Hours earlier Carper wrote on his Facebook […]

Sen. Jeff Flake predicts support for gay marriage in future GOP presidential candidate

The Republican shift from longtime homophobia to acceptance of equality for homosexuals continued Sunday with Sen. Jeff Flake saying it is “inevitable” that his party will see one of its own run for president while supporting gay marriage. Flake, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” admitted the political landscape is shifting and will eventually field […]

Deal between big business, labor clears way for new immigration bills

Deal between big business, labor clears way for new immigration bills

Big business and labor have struck a deal on a new low-skilled worker program, removing the biggest hurdle to completion of sweeping immigration legislation allowing 11 million illegal immigrants eventual U.S. citizenship, labor and Senate officials said Saturday. The agreement was reached in a phone call late Friday night with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, U.S. […]

GOP Rep. Young calls Hispanics ‘wetbacks,’ then bows to pressure and issues ‘apology’

GOP Rep. Young calls Hispanics ‘wetbacks,’ then bows to pressure and issues ‘apology’

Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young, a long-time Congressman with a reputation for typical GOP bigotry, opened his mouth and inserted his rancid foot Thursday when he called Hispanic workers “wetbacks,” a strong slur against those who come from South of the border. “My father had a ranch and we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to […]

Bloomberg group launches $12 million anti-gun ad campaign

Bloomberg group launches $12 million anti-gun ad campaign

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who thinks the nation’s violence ills can only be cured with tougher gun control laws, is bankrolling a $12 million national advertising campaign aimed at key members in the U.S. Senate. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns TV spots will feature a rifle-toting hunter vowing to protect the right to […]

Did Colorado governor influence release of friend’s son suspected of killing prison official?

Did Colorado governor influence release of friend’s son suspected of killing prison official?

The governor of Colorado used the case of a friend’s son, formerly in solitary confinement in the state’s prison system, to push for relaxation of the use of such imprisonment techniques while interviewing Tom Clements for the top prison job. Attorney Jack Ebel testified before the Colorado Legislature two years ago that solitary confinement in […]

Senate, including five Republicans, say ‘nada’ to Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposed budget

Senate, including five Republicans, say ‘nada’ to Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposed budget

Five Republicans joined all the Democrats in the Senate to overwhelmingly rejecte a balanced budget plan offered as a symbolic but hopeless cause by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. The measure, which failed on a 40-59 vote. The most prominent tea partyers in the Senate — Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas […]