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Rep. Barney Frank marries gay lover in Massachusetts

Retiring Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, the openly-gay member of Congress whose former boyfriend ran a prostitution ring out of the representative’s Capitol Hill townhouse, Saturday became the first sitting member of Congress to enter into a same-sex marriage. Frank, 72, married his 42-year-old gay lover Jim Ready at the Boston Marriott hotel.  Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick married the couple. Frank announced his retirement from Congress earlier this year.
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Morgan Freeman on Barack Obama: He’s not black, he’s half-white

Actor Morgan Freeman says Barack Obama is many things but he’s not America’s first black president because the nation has not yet sent a purelt black man or woman to the White House. “He’s America’s first mixed-race president,” Freeman said in an interview with National Public Radio (NPR): First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him … they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America, There was no argument about
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F-words and more: Politicians let the cuss words rip

If elected officials truly represent the people they supposedly serve, then the growing trend of foul-mouthed politicians might be explained. Then again, it might just be that fact that most of them are assholes. Gov. Chris Christie and the mayors of New York and Philadelphia are the latest to joint he potty mouth in public club but they are only the latest in a growing string of profane pols. Ronald Reagan cussed like a sailor but did so mostly behind closed doors in the White House. George W. Bush called a reporter a “major league asshole” in public and sprinkled
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June jobs report: Just more bad news in an election season of doom and gloom

No President in modern times has run for re-election with unemployment is as high as it is now and if Barack Obama thought Friday’s jobs report would ease that situation he was no doubt disappointed. June’s job figures showed unemployment holding stedy at 8.2 percent and lackluster numbers for jobs growth remain the highest since the Great Depression. Democratic strategists tell Capitol Hill Blue that depression is just what they are seeing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue these days. “Let’s just say the mood in the West Wing is not good,” says one, who asked not to be identified.  “There is
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Bitter Thad McCotter resigns from Congress

Thad McCotter, the Michigan Republican Congressman whose bid for re-election was cut short after his primary election petition was thrown out amid charges of fraud, quit Congress Friday, saying he’s had enough. McCotter was elected to Congress from the state’s 11th Congressional district, which encompasses Detroit’s northwestern suburbs, in 2002.  He announced a bid for President in 2011 but dropped the bid and decided to run for re-election but 85 percent of his primary election petitions signatures were ruled invalid. The Congressman then announced he would retire at the end of his current term but, on Friday, he issued this
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Romney sets fundraising record in June, continues to outpace Obama

Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s fundraising juggernaut rolled on in June, setting a Republican fundraising record. The Romney Victory Fund and the Republican National Committee pulled in more than $100 million for the month.  Campaign officials say fundraising has “exceeded all expectations” in New York, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio. With anger growing in GOP circles over the recent Supreme Court decision on Obama care, the fundraising — which continues to outperform Obama — is expected to increase. “There is no doubt that Romney is dramatically outpacing both Obama and expectations,” GOP strategist Steve Simmons told Capitol Hill
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Ads on fire trucks and police cars? Yep, it is already happening

Cash-strapped American cities are exploring selling ad space on fire trucks, rescue vehicles and even manhole covers as a way to cut deficits. Baltimore’s City Council last month passed a resolution instructing the city administration to explore selling ads on its fire tucks.  Philadelphia pimps out its subway fare cards to ad McDonalds and AT&T even sponsors a station on the city’s Broad Street line. Kentucky Fried Chicken gave money to cities in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee to fill potholes and replace fire hydrants and — in return — was able to stick its logo on manhole covers and hydrants.
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At Fourth of July lull, a close Presidential race with no clear front-runner

As America heads into a hot and humid Fourth of July, the Presidential race so tight that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney can be declared a front-runner and voters see little reason for enthusiasm for either candidate. Polls show voters on both sides of the political sense lukewarm towards the incumbent President and his presumptive GOP challenger. “Neither has an energetic base,” grumbles on Democratic consultant. Democrats privately worry about the lack of energy for Obama.  Gone is the widespread enthusiasm that swept him into office in 2008.  Americans, weary from a stagnant economy is continued high levels of
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Vets split over Supreme Court decision on lying about service, medals

Some veterans, particularly those who earned medals the old fashioned way — fighting for their country and facing death — are mad as hell at the U.S. Supreme Court over its decision to strike down the “Stolen Valor” act by declaring lying about service and honors just another expression of free speech. Others agree with the court and say the decision increases the need to publicly “out” those who make false or exaggerated claims about service and medals earned. “The court’s decision is a slap in the face to every man and woman who serves their country,” said Vietnam vet
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Takes one to know one? Sarah Palin calls Nancy Pelosi a ‘dingbat’

Memo to Nancy Pelosi:  If Sarah Palin thinks you’re a dingbat, you’ve got trouble. Palin, the flake from Alaska who proved that even a dingbat can grow up to become a failed governor who can quit in the midst of a lackluster and scandal-filled first term after a disastrous attempt to be John McCain‘s running mate in 2008 and turn that campaign into a national laughingstock, said on Fox News: First off, Nancy Pelosi is a dingbat.  She is the perfect spokesperson for this whole agenda of the far left running the Democrat Party. Guess that is what passes for
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