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White House Refusing to Release Names of Gay Invitees for Hate Crimes Reception

(10) Comments | Posted October 29, 2009 | 10:51 AM

It's not entirely clearly why, but the White House is refusing to release the names of gay invitees for the hate crimes signing reception that took place last night in Washington. I've tried to get the list and failed repeatedly. We know which members of Congress were invited, and which...

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Why the Public Option Opt-Out is a Trojan Horse, and a Good One

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 2:37 PM

From Economics Professor Steven Kyle of Cornell University:

In all of the excitement about Harry Reid’s inclusion of an opt-out public option in the Senate version of the health care reform bill, one question has been somewhat submerged: "Opt out of WHAT exactly?"

What the public option actually...

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Family Research Council: Obama Program to Help Gay Elderly is Wasted Since Gays Die Young Anyway

(235) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 2:31 PM

Aside from the hateful venom here, what's really interesting is that the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins appears to be, yet again, quoting the research of a known hate group. The whole "gays die young" thing is the brain child of...

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What Would a Nobel Laureate Tell the Gays?

(183) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 2:01 PM

President Obama will speak Saturday night at the Human Rights Campaign national dinner. His appearance at the biggest, and most important, gay political event of the year reflects the White House's recognition that many in the gay community are disappointed, if not feeling outright betrayed, by the President's lack of...

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Leaked Obama Transcript Explains Rick Warren Decision

(346) Comments | Posted December 17, 2008 | 6:26 PM

The following conversation may, or may not, have occurred between President-elect Barack Obama and the chair of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, US Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA):

BARACK OBAMA: So who we gonna have do the invocation at my inaugural?

DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Oh my God, you're gonna love...

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