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Watch: Republican Lawmaker Blames Marriage Equality for Society's Problems

Watch: Republican Lawmaker Blames Marriage Equality for Society's Problems

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 28, 2021

Virginia Congressman Bob Good blamed marriage equality for society's ills during a debate on new anti-domestic violence legislation captured on C-Span.

Biden to Heads to Capitol to Push Agenda, Unite Democrats

Biden to Heads to Capitol to Push Agenda, Unite Democrats

Oct 28, 2021

Biden heads to Capitol Hill to push his revised domestic policy bill and a related bipartisan infrastructure plan with fractious House Democrats after days of prolonged negotiations over his ambitious social and climate policies and how to pay for them.

New Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Has Suffered in the Trump Era

New Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Has Suffered in the Trump Era

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 26, 2021

If you feel that your mental health has suffered during the last six years, coinciding with the candidacy — and then the presidency — of Donald Trump, new studies confirm you aren't imagining it.

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Oct 25, 2021

Florida's surgeon general was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

By Patrick Whittle | Oct 25, 2021

"We want to protect people's ability to grow gardens, grow and raise their own food," says Republican Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham.

Race-Blind Redistricting? Democrats Incredulous at GOP Maps

Race-Blind Redistricting? Democrats Incredulous at GOP Maps

By Bryan Anderson | Oct 24, 2021

North Carolina is one of at least three states where Republicans say they are drawing maps without looking at racial and party data. But those maps still happen to strongly favor the GOP.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

By Patrick Whittle | Oct 24, 2021

Depending on whom you ask, Maine's proposed "right to food" constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies.

GOP Uses Voters to Push Election Reforms in Unlikely States

GOP Uses Voters to Push Election Reforms in Unlikely States

By Marc Levy | Oct 23, 2021

Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They're not stopping there.

What's In, and What's Out, as Democrats Reshape Biden Bill

What's In, and What's Out, as Democrats Reshape Biden Bill

By Kevin Freking | Oct 23, 2021

Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming.

Trump Plan for New Media Venture Gets Investors' Thumbs Up

Trump Plan for New Media Venture Gets Investors' Thumbs Up

By Jill Colvin and Alex Veiga | Oct 21, 2021

Some investors aren't waiting to see if former President Donald Trump's plans for a media company to challenge the likes of Facebook, Twitter and even Disney can actually become reality — they're all in.

Homocom Brandon Straka Pleaded Guilty to Insurrection Charges

Homocom Brandon Straka Pleaded Guilty to Insurrection Charges

Oct 21, 2021

Homocon and social media activist Brandon Straka pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Virginia Gives Democrats a Test of Black Turnout before 2022

Virginia Gives Democrats a Test of Black Turnout before 2022

By Will Weissert | Oct 21, 2021

Activists worry that a lack of action by the Democrat-controlled Congress on voting rights and issues important to African Americans could spell trouble now and in 2022.

Crunch Time: Biden Faces Critical Next 2 Weeks for Agenda

Crunch Time: Biden Faces Critical Next 2 Weeks for Agenda

By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller | Oct 18, 2021

President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration's accomplishments on a global stage.

Pete Buttigieg Shades Tucker Carlson: He Doesn't Understand 'Bottle Feeding'

Pete Buttigieg Shades Tucker Carlson: He Doesn't Understand 'Bottle Feeding'

Oct 17, 2021

After Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg for taking paternity leave during the current supply-chain crisis, the former presidential candidate struck back.

Watchdog: Psaki Violated Ethics Law By Promoting McAuliffe

Watchdog: Psaki Violated Ethics Law By Promoting McAuliffe

By Aamer Madhani | Oct 16, 2021

A government watchdog group said Friday that it had filed an ethics complaint against White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson Criticized Over Anti-LGBTQ Views

NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson Criticized Over Anti-LGBTQ Views

By Bryan Anderson | Oct 12, 2021

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made criticizing sexual education and likening gay and transgender people to "filth."

Fiona Hill, a Nobody to Trump and Putin, Saw Into Them Both

Fiona Hill, a Nobody to Trump and Putin, Saw Into Them Both

By Lynn Berry and Calvin Woodward | Oct 11, 2021

Vladimir Putin paid scant attention to Fiona Hill, a preeminent U.S. expert on Russia, when she was seated next to him at dinners.

Watch: NC Lt. Governor Doubles-Down on Transphobic & Homophobic Remarks

Watch: NC Lt. Governor Doubles-Down on Transphobic & Homophobic Remarks

Oct 11, 2021

North Carolina's Republican Lieutenant Governor, Mark Robinson, has doubled-down on his homophobic and transphobic rhetoric after Democrats called for his resignation.

No. 2 House Republican Refuses to say Election Wasn't Stolen

No. 2 House Republican Refuses to say Election Wasn't Stolen

By Hope Yen | Oct 11, 2021

The House's second-ranking Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn't stolen, standing by Donald Trump's lie.

Haley, Scott, Rubio Advising Group Pushing for GOP Diversity

Haley, Scott, Rubio Advising Group Pushing for GOP Diversity

By Meg Kinnard | Oct 7, 2021

A group intent on expanding Republican power over state-level offices is rolling out a national effort to diversify and grow the GOP.

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