Sen. James Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, argued that there is no comparison between Hurricane Sandy relief, which he voted against last fall, and aid for his state in the wake of Monday’s devastating tornado because the two are “totally different.”
Rush Limbaugh asserted that same-sex marriage has never passed by popular vote, even though several states have passed gay marriage initiatives by popular vote and polls show a majority of Americans support it.
Discussing the upcoming Supreme Court cases on marriage equality on the March 25 edition of his syndicated radio show, Limbaugh said that “If left to a vote of the people, same-sex marriage loses every time it’s been on the ballot.” He added that “every time it’s been voted on by the people, it has gone down to defeat. That’s why the courts have to get involved”:
In fact, same-sex marriage has passed by referendum in several states. In November, Maine, Maryland, and Washington became the first states in the country’s history to allow same-sex marriage by referendum. Citizens in Minnesota voted against a state constitutional amendment that would define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
In a rather unusual takedown of a conservative, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly slammed Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night, calling her attacks on President Barack Obama in a speech last week “trivial.”
In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, Bachmann criticized Obama for “lavish” spending and using taxpayer dollars to fund, among other items, a dog walker. Some of these claims were challenged, which led to an awkward hallway encounter between Bachmann and CNN reporter Dana Bash on Wednesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Outgoing Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster plans to investigate claims that ‘dozens of black people’ who were unfamiliar to municipal officials voted Nov. 6 in rural Maine towns.
‘In some parts of the state, there were dozens of black people who came in to vote,’ Webster said. ‘Nobody in town knew them.’
Veteran journalists attack Murdoch paper for failure to disclose writers’ political sympathies
The Wall Street Journal has been criticised by senior US journalists for failing to disclose that 10 of its op-ed writers are Mitt Romney advisers.
… In many cases, the opposition has centered on neighbors’ concerns about traffic, noise, parking and property values - the same objections that often greet churches and other houses of worship as well as commercial construction projects. In some communities, however, opponents of mosques also have cited fears about Islam, sharia law and terrorism.
For those confused about what is and is not legitimate rape, here is a song and video to help you understand.
Residential segregation by income has increased during the past three decades across the United States and in 27 of the nation’s 30 largest major metropolitan areas , according to a new analysis of census tract and household income data by the Pew Research Center.
The analysis finds that 28% of lower-income households in 2010 were located in a majority lower-income census tract, up from 23% in 1980, and that 18% of upper- income households were located in a majority upper-income census tract, up from 9% in 1980.
Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, says she had no idea that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s overhaul of the state’s educational system might mean taxpayer support of Muslim schools.
‘I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools,’ the District 64 Representative said Monday.
‘I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school,’ Hodges said.
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