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Balint Wins Vermont's Democratic Primary for U.S. House

Balint Wins Vermont's Democratic Primary for U.S. House

By Wilson Ring | Aug 10, 2022

The leader of Vermont's state Senate, Becca Balint, won the Democratic Party primary for Vermont's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, meaning she could become the first woman and the first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress.

Takeaways: Trump Tightens Grip on GOP, Narrow Squad Victory

Takeaways: Trump Tightens Grip on GOP, Narrow Squad Victory

By Brian Slodysko | Aug 10, 2022

After an uneven start, Donald Trump's election-year tour of revenge succeeded in ousting Republican members of Congress, boosting Trump-backed "America First" candidates who beat back the establishment and strengthening his grip on the party.

Brandon Straka Brings Bizarro Cabaret to CPAC (With a Little Help from Marjorie Taylor Greene)

Brandon Straka Brings Bizarro Cabaret to CPAC (With a Little Help from Marjorie Taylor Greene)

Aug 8, 2022

Don[t cry for convicted insurrectionist Brandon Straka -- he did enough for himself in a piece of bizarro performance art at CPAC with a little help from Marjorie Taylor Greene.

'I Gonna Say No.'  Sen.Lindsey Graham Doubles Down Against Federalizing Same-Sex Marriage

'I Gonna Say No.' Sen.Lindsey Graham Doubles Down Against Federalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Aug 8, 2022

Senator Lindsey Graham is one of the prominent GOP senators opposing federal codification of same-sex marriage. He doubled down on CNN on Sunday.

Biden Steps Out of the Room and Finds Legacy-Defining Wins

Biden Steps Out of the Room and Finds Legacy-Defining Wins

By Seung Min Kim and Zeke Miller | Aug 7, 2022

Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden's most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying away.

Dems Push Biden Climate, Health Priorities Toward Senate OK

Dems Push Biden Climate, Health Priorities Toward Senate OK

By Alan Fram | Aug 7, 2022

Democrats drove their election-year economic package toward Senate approval early Sunday, debating a measure with less ambition than President Joe Biden's original domestic vision.

Progressive and Centrist Dems Battle For Vermont House Seat

Progressive and Centrist Dems Battle For Vermont House Seat

By Wilson Ring | Aug 6, 2022

Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint are the leading candidates in a Democratic U.S. House primary that could make either of them the first female member of Vermont's congressional delegation.

Volodymyr Zelensky Responds to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriages in Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky Responds to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriages in Ukraine

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 3, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky considers legalizing same-sex marriages in Ukraine. He vowed that the government will take up the issue as part of "establishing and ensuring human rights and freedoms."

Gay MAGA Influencer Brandon Straka Provides Feds 'Significant Information' on Jan. 6 Rioters

Gay MAGA Influencer Brandon Straka Provides Feds 'Significant Information' on Jan. 6 Rioters

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3, 2022

Brandon Straka, a former hairstylist who became a MAGA influencer by creating the "Walk Away" campaign, provided federal authorities with "significant information" about Jan. 6 rioters, reports said.

Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiff Obergefell Runs for Ohio Office

Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiff Obergefell Runs for Ohio Office

By Julie Carr Smyth | Aug 2, 2022

Jim Obergefell, whose landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationally, is hoping he and fellow Democrats can make gains in the Ohio Statehouse this year with a message grounded in equality.

Some Republicans See Good Politics in Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Some Republicans See Good Politics in Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Jul 29, 2022

Ten years ago, most Republicans proudly espoused that marriage could only be between a man and a woman. Now, a federal law protecting same-sex marriage is within reach in an election year, with some Republican backing.

Will GOP Revenge-Trash Marriage Equality Legislation over Tax and Climate Bill?

Will GOP Revenge-Trash Marriage Equality Legislation over Tax and Climate Bill?

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 29, 2022

The GOP might retaliate against Democrats for a domestic spending measure by scrapping the Respect for Marriage Act, which would protect same-sex and interracial marriages from the Supreme Court.

Ted Cruz Wants to Lift Gay Sex Ban in Texas

Ted Cruz Wants to Lift Gay Sex Ban in Texas

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 28, 2022

Ted Cruz wants to repeal Texas' 1970's gay sex ban. Breaking from Texas Republicans, Cruz said the "government has no business" in bedrooms.

'Clark Kent' Hottie At January 6 Hearings Identified

'Clark Kent' Hottie At January 6 Hearings Identified

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 28, 2022

The mystery man behind the Congressional witnesses last night has been identified as very young and very straight.

Mayor Pete in '24? Buttigieg Outpolls Biden in New Survey

Mayor Pete in '24? Buttigieg Outpolls Biden in New Survey

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27, 2022

Could America be ready for its first openly gay president? Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who ran a presidential campaign in 2020, beat President Joe Biden in a recent voter poll.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Implies Kids Infected by Monkeypox From Sex

Marjorie Taylor Greene Implies Kids Infected by Monkeypox From Sex

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 27, 2022

Not knowing monkeypox can infect anyone, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took to Twitter to imply children are catching monkeypox from sex.

GOP Congressman Attends Gay Son's Wedding Days after Vote Against Marriage Rights

GOP Congressman Attends Gay Son's Wedding Days after Vote Against Marriage Rights

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 26, 2022

So much for "family values." A GOP congressman voted against a bill that would shore up marriage rights for people like his own gay son... and then attended his son's same-sex wedding a few days later.

Awkward: GOP Pol Votes Against Same Sex Marriage Bill Days Before Gay Son's Wedding

Awkward: GOP Pol Votes Against Same Sex Marriage Bill Days Before Gay Son's Wedding

Jul 24, 2022

Politics may not be personal for Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, the GOP House member from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district, who voted against same sex marriage this week in Congress days before his son's gay wedding.

Liz Cheney Braces for Primary Loss as Focus Shifts to 2024

Liz Cheney Braces for Primary Loss as Focus Shifts to 2024

By Steve Peoples and Mead Gruver | Jul 23, 2022

Liz Cheney's unrelenting criticism of Trump from a Capitol Hill committee room represents the centerpiece of an unconventional campaign strategy that may well lead to her political demise, at least in the short term.

Out Sen. Baldwin Calls Out Marco Rubio For Saying Gay Marriage Vote is a 'Stupid Waste of Time'

Out Sen. Baldwin Calls Out Marco Rubio For Saying Gay Marriage Vote is a 'Stupid Waste of Time'

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 23, 2022

Out Wisconsin Sen.Tammy Baldwin reportedly had some choice words with Sen. Marco Rubio after he called the gay marriage vote a "stupid waste of time."

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