John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown (1989); and worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, and as a stringer for the Economist. Frequent TV pundit: O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline & Reliable Sources. Bio, .

Santa Jim and his "special elf."

Gay Santa: Saint Nick has a special elf, and some parents are not pleased

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A new documentary about the men who play Santa at the mall has caused a stir because it includes a gay man.
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Hawaii hospital charges Canadian family $1m for baby’s birth

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The baby was born premature, and Blue Cross is refusing to honor the family’s insurance.
Live chickens being violent thrown into storage bins, often by their legs and wings.

Graphic video, animal rights group says Chick-fil-A abuses chickens

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Video shows chickens violently thrown into storage areas, often by their wings and legs; others scalded alive.
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Poll: Americans hate Obamacare (until they use it)

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56% of Americans disapprove of Obamacare. But 70% of those who ACTUALLY USE Obamacare like it.
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Sasha learns to “roll over”…. ish

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My dog learned a new trick. It wasn’t quite the trick I was teaching her, but sometimes you take what you can get.
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“La Fiancée de Frankenstein”

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How France’s right learned the wrong lessons on anti-gay intolerance from America’s GOP.
Santa's elves want you to get enrolled in Obamacare.

Short-take: Obamacare has cut premium increases

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Impeach!
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Canadian PM disses Putin at G20

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“I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine.”
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“Gay no more” man arrested for fraud earlier this year

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“I’m not gay no more. I’ve been DELIVERED! I don’t like mens no more! I said I like women! Women women women!”
Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner, 2014

Not so lame after all

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Ebola seems to have evaporated, a bold move on climate change, and now another on immigration. Not so lame.
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