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Rubio: Immigration bill not about '16

Sen. Marco Rubio defended himself Wednesday against conservative critics who have opposed his role on the immigration reform bill, and said his efforts aren’t about the 2016 presidential race.<p>“Predictably despite all the work we’ve done on immigration reform, some so called pro-immigrant groups …

Nancy Pelosi's Two-Word Response To Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann wasn't happy with the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage today. Nancy Pelosi gave a very curt answer when asked to comment on Bachmann's statement.

Michele Bachmann

Michael Bloomberg Hails Today's Gay Marriage Decisions With The World's Ugliest Graphic

I appreciate the sentiment, but come on. There's a rainbow flag magically appearing from his armpit.

Times Change, Snowden Edition

Back in 2009 when Snowden was apparently hoping Obama would clean up shop, Snowden said leakers should be “shot in the balls” and crapped on …

Louie Gohmert on DOMA: SCOTUS has defied “laws of nature and nature’s God”

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>A somber Rep. Gohmert told reporters that gay marriage signals the “end of a great civilization”<p>Katie McDonough<p>June 26, 2013 7:46pm (UTC)<p>Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, was unusually restrained (well, restrained for Gohmert) during a Wednesday press conference on the Supreme …

Pelosi dismisses Bachmann’s take on DOMA: “Who cares?”

“No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted,” Michele Bachmann had said<p>Jillian Rayfield<p>June 26, 2013 8:14pm (UTC)<p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had no time for questions about Rep. Michele Bachmann's response to the Supreme Court's decision that DOMA is …

Same-sex marriages to resume in California after Prop 8 ruling

The US supreme court's decision on California's Proposition 8 clears the way for same-sex marriages to resume in the most populous state in the …

Justice Scalia Used The Term 'Argle-Bargle' In A Scathing, Condescending DOMA Rant

Scalia accused the majority of using federalism to masquerade as rationale for the wish to make a sweeping decision on the overall concept of gay marriage.<p>Scalia writes:<p>"Lord, an opinion with such scatter-shot rationales as this one (federalism noises among them) can be distinguished in many ways. …

Wendy Davis's remarkable filibuster to deny passage of abortion bill

At 11.18am on Tuesday, a little-known Texas senator named Wendy Davis stood up and began a passionate speech against a bill that would severely …

Supreme Court Decisions Put Chris Christie In An Awkward Spot On Gay Marriage

That puts Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) in an awkward position.<p>Last February, Christie vetoed a bill that would have legalized gay marriage in the Garden State. A key part of the rationale behind his veto was that New Jersey already had a civil union law that was substantively equivalent to …

Digital Report: 2 Supreme Court Decisions Boost Gay Marriage

ABC News' Terry Moran, Rick Klein and Cecilia Vega on implications, reaction to historic ruling.

Edie Windsor Talks About Her Victory: "It Just Feels Glorious"

"I had pretty much the same reaction as almost everyone in the room: We were all crying," the marriage plaintiff tells BuzzFeed. Windsor and her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, share their thoughts about a historic victory.<p>Hours after a 5–4 decision at the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of …

World Drug Report Reveals The Staggering Extent Of North America's Meth Problem

From 2010 to 2011 worldwide seizures of methamphetamine by authorities grew by 73% — from 51 tons to 88 tons — and 61% (54 tons) of all seizures were reported by Mexico and the U.S.<p>From the report (emphasis ours):<p>The highest methamphetamine seizures were reported by Mexico, where seizures more than …

Why Cable News Blew The Coverage Of Wendy Davis' Filibuster

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster of a restrictive abortion law blew up on social media, but cable news networks ignored the buzz and stuck with rebroadcasts of earlier shows. Orlando TV news anchor Mark Joyella on why the cable networks dropped the ball.<p>We obsess in news about what viewers …

Texas Senator: "At What Point Must A Female Senator Raise Her Hand For Her Voice To Be Recognized?"

Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D) wasn't going down without a fight.<p>Last night, the Texas Senate erupted in chaos as Republicans attempted to break a Democratic filibuster of a bill to impose new restrictions on abortion.<p>At one point, Van De Putte rose to make a motion to adjourn, one of …

DEAR GAY COUPLES: Here Are The 22 Big Ways Your Life Is About To Change

If you're married to someone of the same sex and you live in one of the 13 states where gay marriage is or will soon be legal, the federal government will start treating you as married.<p>It's not immediately clear how the ruling will affect same-sex couples married by one state but living in another …

Texas Governor Calls Special Session To Pass Filibustered Abortion Bill

"I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state," Perry said in a statement.<p>"We will not allow …