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Republicans Seek the Perfect Date (Read: Candidate) for 2016

By Nancy Benac | Feb 26
Let's say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they've got to have - and what they can do without.

Aaron 'Downton Abbey' Schock Billed Private Planes, Concerts

By Jack Gillum and Stephen Braun | Feb 24
AP has found that in addition to allegations of impropriety in campaign fund use for rising star Republican congressman Aaron Schock, there also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges, including for a massage company and music concerts

Obama Faces Left-Right Opposition on Trade, Military Force

By Charles Babington | Feb 24
Reps. Barbara Lee and John Fleming are highly dubious at best about President Barack Obama's requests for enhanced powers to make trade deals and to deploy the U.S. military. And that's like oil and water mixing easily.

I'm Gay and I Want My Kid to Be Gay, Too, Says Sally Kohn

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 24
Lesbian commentator Sally Kohn set tongues wagging this week when she wrote that she hopes her daughter grows up gay, like her.

Log Cabin Republicans Finally Get Official Place at CPAC

By EDGE | Feb 23
After years of being denied official participation in CPAC, it appears as though gay conservative group the Log Cabin Republicans will have a place at the table at this year's forum scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C.

Quigley Named As Vice-Chair of Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

By EDGE | Feb 23
Monday, U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) was appointed Vice-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus for the 114th Congress.

Marshall's Parting Shots :: Virginia Lawmaker Tries to Sneak Two Anti-Gay Amendments into State Budget

By John Riley | Feb 21
If the last week proved anything to Virginia's LGBT community, it's that one always needs to keep an eye on the machinations of the commonwealth's General Assembly, particularly the House of Delegates.

Wyoming Panel Moves Bill to Ban Sexual-Orientation Bias

By Ben Neary | Feb 21
A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now heads for a vote next week in the full Wyoming House of Representatives.

Jeb Bush Taps Out Gay Man to Head 2016 Campaign Communications

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 21
Presidential wannabe Jeb Bush announced his plan to name an openly gay man to head his communications team when he mounts a run for the presidency in 2016.

Governors Jockey Behind Closed Doors as 2016 Looms

By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin | Feb 20
Pay little attention to the official agenda for this weekend's meeting of the National Governors Association. It's the presidential politics being played in the hallways and private rooms that may matter most.

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