Feb 222012

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – A federal appeals panel here ruled that California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples,” U.S. Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote. “I mean, why shouldn’t queers suffer like the rest of us [click here for full story]

Feb 132012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Influential conservative writer Erick Erickson came out this past week saying he would prefer the “sweet meteor of death” over any of the Republican candidates for president—while also saying he would still back any Republican candidate over President Obama. “Yes, if you look at it logically it makes no sense, but logic has no place in an election,” Erickson said. “This is a time of bombast and appeals to people’s fears in [click here for full story]

Feb 092012

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Despite his rhetoric to the contrary, Newt Gingrich’s bid for president has been looking less and less likely in recent weeks. After getting buried in the caucus and primary voting in three states on Tuesday, insiders consider his campaign to be on life support. “It’s hugely significant that he got pummeled in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri by Rick Santorum,” said Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour. “Seriously, Rick Santorum of all people. By [click here for full story]

Feb 082012
Gingrich goes for the throat, gets clawed

CHICAGO, Ill.– Newt Gingrich is being sued for unauthorized use of the song “Eye of the Tiger” for his entrances at campaign rallies. The suit was filed in Illinois federal court by Rude Music Inc., which is owned by the song’s co-author, Frank Sullivan. “I don’t care if he uses the song, but where’s my cash?” Sullivan said. “I’m voting Republican this year no matter who wins the nomination, but if a candidate wants to [click here for full story]

Feb 062012

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the last two weeks America’s media has been obsessed with the biggest sports event of the year, the Super Bowl. This annual football game to determine the number-one football team of the year began in 1966, and has evolved into almost a national holiday, with about half of Americans tuning in to the game—despite the fact that only two teams of 32 compete in the game. “This isn’t about team allegiances, [click here for full story]

Feb 042012

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Under a landslide of protest from groups and individuals across the country, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation on Friday announced it is reversing its decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood. “We thought it important to clear up this matter so that we can all move forward at this time,” said a Komen spokesperson. “I’m sure we all want to go into the weekend with a clean slate. [click here for full story]

Feb 032012

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Top staffers at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a foundation for education and research about breast cancer, are resigning their posts to protest the foundation’s plans to stop funding Planned Parenthood. This funding goes to breast cancer screenings, and stopping those funds would take away a major weapon in the fight against the very disease that is Komen’s stated purpose to cure. Critics are calling this stance an unthinkably heinous [click here for full story]

Feb 022012

TAMPA, Fla. – Though Mitt Romney bested Newt Gingrich by a commanding 46% to 32% margin in the key Florida primary, Gingrich declared himself the winner. “I’ve got the nomination sewn up,” he said. “Last summer when almost my entire staff quit because I’m a hypocrite, philanderer and megalomaniac, everyone thought my campaign was dead in the water. But I came storming back. Did you see me win in South Carolina? I’m a juggernaut, bitches! [click here for full story]

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