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Gay rights groups are protesting Namibia’s refusal to grant asylum to Ugandans

No Refugee Status for Gay Ugandans, Says Namibia

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Namibia’s Commissioner for Refugees Nkrumah Mushelenga said that gay and lesbian Ugandans will never be granted refugee status in his country.

During her 25-minute solo speech, Clinton reiterated her still-timely mantra of ’women’s rights are human rights’

Hillary Clinton Speaks at San José State University

POLITICS | By Louise Adams | Apr 14
Former First Lady and Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate New York Senator Hillary Clinton spoke in front of an eager audience at San Jose State University last Thursday.

Laura Ingraham and Mike Huckabee

Huckabee Attacks Obama’s Position on Same-Sex Marriage

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 14
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) lashed out against President Barack Obama for his views on same-sex marriage on an episode of Fox News’ "The O’Reilly Factor" Friday.

Nevada GOP Removes Opposition to Gay Marriage and Abortion From Platform

POLITICS | By Sandra Chereb | Apr 14
The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values.

In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Getting ready to run for president means working through a hefty checklist of activities long before most people are paying attention to the contest ahead. Prep work, positioning and auditioning don’t wait for the primary season. Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included

2016 Campaign Checklist: Ron Paul

POLITICS | By Ken Thomas | Apr 14
A look at preparations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign

President Barack Obama signing executive actions aimed at closing a compensation gender gap

Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women

POLITICS | By Nedra Pickler | Apr 13
After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

Center for Arizona Policy, an anti-abortion group

Court Extends Stay on New Arizona Abortion Rules

POLITICS | By Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie | Apr 11
A federal appeals court panel issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if they’re allowed to take effect.

Stephen Colbert

’Mammy!" Conservative Pundit Likens Colbert To A Minstrel Show Act

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 11
Conservative pundit and editor at large of Breitbart News, Ben Shapiro was busy buying a first class ticket on the "persecution express" this week when he condemned Stephen Colbert for portraying what he calls "political blackface."

Hillary Clinton

Pro-Clinton Super PAC Raises Almost $6M

POLITICS | By Philip Elliott | Apr 10
The super PAC urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president said Thursday that it raised $1.7 million in the first three months of the year, almost all of it from small-dollar donors.

Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO)

Coffman Signs On: ENDA Gains One New GOP Co-Sponsor

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 10
US Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado has added his voice to a few Republicans and 196 Democrats in congressional support of the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Minnesota Republicans Call Anti-Bullying Bill ’Fascism’

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 9
A week after the Minnesota State Senate approved an anti-bullying bill, the House also approved it, but not before local Republicans spent hours decrying it as "fascism" that could expose students to "filthy, perverted information."