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Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens to Expose Cheating Peers Who Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens to Expose Cheating Peers Who Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

Originally posted 01/27/2015 05:00PM

It must be tough to be an openly gay lawmaker in the Bible Belt.

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Japanese Hostage Reportedly Killed by ISIS

Japanese Hostage Reportedly Killed by ISIS

Originally posted 01/24/2015 02:20PM

A new video posted online Saturday appears to show one of ISIS's two Japanese hostages saying that his fellow Japanese compatriot had been beheaded and issuing a new ransom demand for his release.

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Mario Cuomo Remembered: Tributes Pour In for Late Politician

Mario Cuomo Remembered: Tributes Pour In for Former New York Governor

Originally posted 01/01/2015 10:15PM

The sad announcement of Mario Cuomo's death on Thursday spurred a wave of emotion as politicians, luminaries and admirers took to social media and beyond to remember the three-term New York governor.

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Filed Under: Death, Politics
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Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dies at 82

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dies at 82

Originally posted 01/01/2015 09:25PM

Mario Cuomo, a seminal politician who served three terms as New York's governor, has died. He was 82.

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Filed Under: Death, Politics
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Former President George H.W. Bush Released from Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush Released from Hospital

Originally posted 12/30/2014 02:15PM

Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital Tuesday after a stay of about a week for treatment of shortness of breath.

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Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78

Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78

Originally posted 11/23/2014 10:15AM

Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule.

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After 67 Years of Marriage, What Do Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Mean by 'ILYTG'?

After 67 Years of Marriage, What Do Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Mean by 'ILYTG'?

Originally posted 10/08/2014 11:15AM

When Jimmy Carter was in the White House, the hashtag was still a lowly pound sign, and Twitter was decades away.

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Clay Aiken Calls Congress the 'Most Embarrassing Reality Show' During Debate

Clay Aiken Spars with Opponent in Heated Debate for Congressional Seat

Originally posted 10/07/2014 04:30PM

Like Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger before him, Clay Aiken wants to make the leap from entertainment to politics.

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Filed Under: Politics, Clay Aiken
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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby Dissent Turned into a Song

UpdatePosted 07/01/2014 11:15AM

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby Dissent Got Turned Into a Song (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/01/2014 10:45AM

It's not every day that a Supreme Court dissent goes viral, but Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 35-page dissent in the decision Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (or at least, the one-page summary of it) has blown up among those who disagree with the Court's ruling that closely held corporations are allowed a religious exemption from covering contraceptives in their employee health-care plans.

"Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be perceived as favoring one religion over another, the very risk the [Constitution's] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude," the 81-year-old associate justice writes, concluding: "The Court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield."

Now Ginsburg's dissent has the ultimate mark of social-media success: a musical remix performed by Jonathan Mann, the musician behind the Song A Day project.

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What Happened When President Kennedy's Grandson Met President Bush's Granddaughter

Lauren Bush Lauren Raves About Jack Kennedy Schlossberg

Originally posted 05/07/2014 06:30AM

All eyes were on JFK's grandson, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg, May 4, when he hosted the Profile in Courage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston.

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