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Black Unemployment Report Shows Need for the People's Budget

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 27, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

This week, House Republicans passed a budget with no new funding for job creation. Now a new report on black unemployment shows the urgent need for investment in job creation.Read More

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Five Ways the GOP Budget Will Harm American Families

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 26, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

The House GOP budget promises "a stronger economy, where families and businesses can have more confidence and certainty in the future." But for millions of families, it means a future filled with uncertainty and desperation.Read More

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Russia Fails to Block Same-Sex Couple Benefits at UN

Filed by John M. Becker | March 24, 2015 | 4:30 PM | comments

A Russian-led coalition failed in an attempt to block the United Nations budget committee from giving staff benefits to legally married same-sex couples.Read More

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Here's a List of Crazy Things Candidate Ted Cruz Believes

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 24, 2015 | 1:00 PM | comments

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign launch was an overt attempt to reach out to the craziest true believers among the GOP base. Cruz shouldn't have much trouble convincing them that he's one of them, given some of the crazy things he believes.Read More

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Immoral Choices in the House GOP Budget

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 23, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Republican-led House Budget Committee's FY2016 budget proposal, "A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America," is a document full of immoral choices that will have devastating impacts on the most vulnerable Americans.Read More

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Philly: The LGBT Path to the City Council

Filed by Mark Segal | March 23, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

The first hurdles for the two out LGBT candidates for City Council have now been cleared.Read More

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The Tea Party & Likud: A Symbiosis of Fear & Division

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 19, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yes, this election is a "sweeping victory," but not for those of us "who value freedom and democracy around the world."Read More

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Caption This: Iowa Lawmaker's Sexy Time

Filed by Bil Browning | March 19, 2015 | 1:00 PM | comments

State legislatures are known to be the breeding ground for ridiculousness, but Iowa state representative Ross Paustian has taken things to a whole new level.Read More

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BREAKING: Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns

Filed by John M. Becker | March 17, 2015 | 2:30 PM | comments

Aaron Schock, the ethically challenged (and allegedly totally heterosexual) GOP U.S. Representative from Illinois, is resigning from Congress.Read More

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EU Parliament: Marriage Equality Is a Human Right

Filed by John M. Becker | March 13, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

The parliament of the European Union is officially calling on all member states to recognize civil unions and same-sex marriage as "a matter of civil and human rights."Read More

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Utah House Passes Contradictory LGBT Bills

Filed by John M. Becker | March 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM | comments

Yesterday the GOP-controlled Utah House passed a major, Mormon-endorsed LGBT civil rights bill and a "license to discriminate" measure that would allow people and businesses to refuse service to customers on religious grounds.Read More


Republicans Ignore the Message of Selma

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 11, 2015 | 2:30 PM | comments

Despite rumors that House Republican leadership would skip the 50th anniversary of Selma, several Republicans showed up. But they missed the point so completely that they might as well have stayed home.Read More

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Oklahoma House Votes to Stop All Marriages Because Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | March 11, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would stop the state from issuing marriage licenses altogether rather than allow same-gender couples to obtain them.Read More

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Texas Lawmaker Proposes Trans Bathroom Bounty Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | March 11, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

A bill pending in the Texas House would make it illegal for school districts to allow trans students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity.Read More

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New Poll Shows Record Support for Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | March 10, 2015 | 3:00 PM | comments

Nearly six in ten Americans say they believe same-sex couples should have the freedom to marry, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.Read More