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Election 2014: Voters weren’t mad as hell; they were worn out

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The GOP’s path to victory comprised six states President Obama lost in 2012 by at least thirteen points.
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Wehby, Merkley and a cowardly newspaper in Oregon

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The Oregonian chose not to endorse in the state’s U.S. Senate race between Democrat Merkley and Republican Wehby.
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US Senate revokes press credential of SCOTUSblog because, old men

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SCOTUSblog is owned by a law firm that argues before the Supreme Court on behalf of its clients.
Georgia State Judge Michael Boggs, Obama nominee for federal judge position

The nomination of far-right conservative Michael Boggs to the federal bench

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Would a GOP President ever nominate a far left liberal for a lifetime appointment as a federal judge? No.
Steve Wiles, drag queen (artist rendition)

You know gays have won when a drag queen runs for office as a Republican

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Steve Wiles (aka Miss Mona Sinclair) says he’s learned a lot of lessons “the hard way.” I bet you have, gurl.

Ingenious new attack ad from Oregon GOP

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Republican Senate attack ads evolve to the next level in today’s free-wheeling campaign finance environment.

Report on CIA black sites & torture may provoke constitutional crisis

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Will Congress force the CIA to obey the law, at least when it comes to Congress? Feinstein forces the issue.

ENDA passes US Senate: 64-32; Boehner opposes passage in House

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10 Republicans joined all Democrats present in voting for the bill banning anti-gay job discrimination.

27 GOP Senators vote to disapprove of own vote to raise debt ceiling

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27 Republican Senators voted this week to condemn their own votes in favor of raising the debt ceiling.

Texas state capitol trooper confiscates woman’s Maxi-Pad, but guns are okay (video)

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Video shows woman in tears after trooper confiscated her Maxi-Pad on way to watch abortion vote in Texas Senate.
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Senate committee passes ENDA (gay jobs bill) with support from GOP’s Hatch, Murkowski, Kirk

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ENDA would ban job discrimination against gay and trans people at the federal level.

Senate sexual assault hearing “forgets” to invite victims of sexual assault

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Senate Armed Services has own “Sandra Fluke” moment as Dems and Repubs stack deck against sexual assault bill.
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Gay marriage law passes crucial vote in French Senate – France WILL have gay marriages!

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With the passage of a crucial provision in the French Senate, gay marriages are expected to be legal by summer.
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