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, .

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Mitch McConnell: It’s not “particularly enlightening” talking to constituents, especially “factory workers”

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McConnell is in a tight race for re-election, as control of the US Senate is up for grabs.
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A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” Fox News host, join hate-group-sponsored anti-gay rally

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Phil Robertson, of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” will join Fox News host Todd Starnes at a hate group’s anti-gay rally.
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Ted Cruz’s office says Obamacare brought Ebola to US

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Ted Cruz’ deputy chief of staff: “Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the US.”
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It was terrible, but was the Ottawa attack terrorism?

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The Canadian shooter thought he was being stalked by the devil. Was he a terrorist, or just a nut?
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Police release audio of Palin family drunken brawl

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Bristol Palin: “They took my $300 sunglasses, they took my f**king shoes and I’m f**king just left here?”
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John Oliver: Ayn Rand – How Is This Still A Thing?

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Interestingly, Rand was pro-choice and REALLY didn’t like Reagan.
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Meet a few people I saw texting and driving while leaving NYC yesterday

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I don’t mean to go all Grandpa McCain, but I just don’t get it.
Okay, maybe just a little.

Pope demotes anti-gay cardinal as Vatican refuses to codify watered-down gay statment

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Judging by the reactions of conservatives, the Pope was serious about forging a kinder & gentler papacy after all.
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NYC is like a huge movie theater with ridiculously expensive candy

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I thought DC was expensive, what with our $4 gallons of milk. In NYC, I’m paying $5.50!
The Lovings, of Virginia,

GOP using increasingly racist arguments against gay marriage

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The GOP’s “states’ rights über alles” position against gay marriage is racist, in addition to homophobic.
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