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WATCH: Talk Show Viewer Calls For Gays To Be Beheaded

Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

A Staten Island resident stunned the host of New York 1 program "The Call" by suggesting that gays should be beheaded in accordance with Sharia law. ...

Notorious Lobbyist Criticizes Reforms Brought On By Scandal

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jack Abramoff can't say he wasn't warned. When the now-notorious lobbyist was a rising star as Republicans expanded their power in Wash...

We Can Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Ben Jealous | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

As an American, I have faith in our justice system. But as President of the NAACP, I have seen how our justice system can fail -- sometimes even when it comes to life and death.

After 10 Years Of No Death Penalty In Illinois, Bill Brady Says He'll Lift Moratorium

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As is the case in many political races throughout the country, candidates have been avoiding polarizing social issues and trying (most of the time) to...

Was Innocent Man Executed? Texas Governor Dismisses Commission Members Before Review

AP | JEFF CARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DALLAS — A report concluding a faulty investigation led to a Texas man's execution won't be reviewed by a state board as planned Friday after Go...