Category Archives: Politics

Libertarians’ Relationship With Same-Sex Marriage Gets Serious

By | October 25, 2014

Guilt Free Desserts: Gluten Free Diabetic Safe Desserts In the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Cato Institute makes new arguments for limits on states’ rights in a brief filed in the Louisiana marriage case with the progressive Constitutional Accountability Center. Dr. Jesus Hernandez, left, and Oscar Hull, center, are married by Meredith Sloane outside of Mecklenburg County… Read More »

Democratic Senator Slams NRA, Republicans Over Ebola Response

By | October 25, 2014

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown blamed the NRA for a lack of a U.S. surgeon general, and Congressional Republicans for cuts to public services. View Video › A Democratic senator puts the blame for the Centers for Disease Control's slow response to Ebola directly on the National Rifle Association and Senate and House Republicans. Speaking in a local radio… Read More »

North Carolina Republican Senate Candidate’s Website Hacked

By | October 23, 2014

Thom Tillis and the “Gum Tree Pokie Machine.” The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sometime Wednesday, hackers appeared to infiltrate the website of State Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, the Republican nominee for Senate in North Carolina. Pages of Tillis' website disappeared and were replaced by ads for the Gum Tree Pokie Machine, an online casino. Other pages… Read More »

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 »