Category Archives: Politics

Marriage Equality Comes To Alaska

By | October 19, 2014

A temporary hold on the marriages that a federal appeals court granted on Wednesday expires on Friday. [Update: Supreme Court denies Alaska’s stay request, bringing marriage equality to the state.] As same-sex couples marry in North Carolina, similar weddings are on hold for now in Alaska. Davis Turner / Reuters WASHINGTON — Alaska officials have asked the Supreme… Read More »

Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional, Marriages To Begin “Immediately”

By | October 19, 2014

Judge also refuses to put his ruling on hold during any possible appeal. [Update: Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will not appeal, says clerks “can issue licenses for same sex marriages immediately.” ] Following an appeals court ruling allowing Idaho same-sex couples to marry, a federal judge also struck down Arizona's ban on same-sex couples' marriages. Patrick Sweeney… Read More »

White House Appoints Longtime Political Operative As Ebola Czar

By | October 19, 2014

Ron Klain is a longtime Beltway insider and former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Gore and Biden. Larry Downing / Reuters After weeks of speculation, the White House Friday named Ron Klain, a longtime Democratic political operative, as “Ebola czar.” The appointment of Klain, most recently in public service as the chief of staff to Vice President… Read More »

Ohio Republican Consultant Indicted

By | October 19, 2014

Delaware County charges Everhart after bitter dispute at The Strategy Group. The consultant at the heart of the 2013 meltdown of a major Republican consulting firm has been indicted in Ohio for alleged hacking. Nick Everhart was forced out of Strategy Group — controlled by consultant Rex Elsass — after an attempt to displace Elsass over grievances including… Read More »

Conservative Group’s Ad Campaign Featuring Beheaded American Journalist Pulled From YouTube

By | October 19, 2014

James Foley’s parents asked for the ad to be removed. Murdered journalist James Foley. Louafi Larbi / Reuters A conservative group's ad campaign that featured images of murdered journalist James Foley has been pulled from YouTube and replaced. The ads from the organization Secure America Now targeted Democrats in competitive Senate races. Footage of James Foley, the American… Read More »

Texas Voter ID Law Will Be In Effect This Election, Supreme Court Decides

By | October 19, 2014

The decision prompts a strong rebuke from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. AP Photo/Eric Gay, File WASHINGTON — More than two hours before sunrise on Saturday morning, with no reasoning given to explain its decision, the Supreme Court declined to stop Texas' strict voter ID law from being used in the upcoming election. Texas' law allows seven forms of… Read More »

GOP Congressman: Hamas Could Infect Themselves With Ebola And Come To America

By | October 17, 2014

“Okay, well, part of their creed would be to bring persons who have Ebola into our country.” View Video ›   A Republican congressman says terrorists from Hamas could purposely infect themselves with the Ebola virus and then travel to America. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina was asked Thursday, during a question-and-answer after a speech, about the… Read More »

Wyoming Must Allow Same-Sex Couples To Marry, Federal Judge Rules

By | October 17, 2014

The ruling is on hold until Oct. 23 or until government officials say they are not appealing the decision. Bonnie Robinson, left, and her partner, Anne Guzzo, give a thumbs-up to a passing motorist while speaking with Carl Oleson and his partner, Rob Johnston, right, before a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the Ewing T. Kerr… Read More »

GOP Congressman Says American Jihadis Might Return To U.S. With Ebola

By | October 17, 2014

Worries of terrorists using Ebola against the United States grow amongst Republicans. View Video › Another Republican member of Congress is raising the alarm about a possible Ebola-based attack on the homeland, warning American-born terrorists could purposefully return to the country carrying the virus. “Bioterrorism is the other part of this,” said Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania on… Read More »

Scott Brown: “We Would Not Be Worrying About Ebola Right Now” If Romney Won

By | October 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Republican talked with Brian Kilmeade Friday morning about Ebola and the 2012 Republican nominee for president. WASHINGTON — Scott Brown told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade Friday that Ebola wouldn't be a problem for America if Mitt Romney had won in 2012. “Gosh can you imagine if Mitt was the president right now?” Brown said. “He… Read More »