Richard Divine

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Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Why the House must pass ENDA

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to protect gay employees from job discrimination with an overwhelming bipartisan vote. Republicans should support these protections, and I hope the GOP leadership in the House schedules the bill for a vote. It’s the morally right thing to do. No one …

Playing the shame card

House Democrats have a plan to advance a gay rights bill that Speaker John Boehner has already declared dead: shaming Republicans.<p>It’s a strategy that has worked well for Democrats in the past. A campaign to pressure Republicans into reauthorizing an expanded version of the Violence Against Women …

Hawaii Senate Sends Marriage Equality Bill To Governor

The Hawaii Senate voted in favor of an amended marriage equality bill, sending the measure to Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Marriages will begin Dec. 2. Update -- President Obama says "freedom and equality affirmed."<p>Marriage equality will soon be the law of the land in Hawaii -- arguably, the state where …

One Week In, Cory Booker Hasn't Figured Out How To Save Washington Yet

America's most famous mayor used to talk about how he might one day "hack the Senate." But after his first week on Capitol Hill, Booker is getting his footing, staying close to New Jersey, and steering clear of his one-time best ally — the media.<p>WASHINGTON — Two months before his campaign for U.S. …

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever seen, hit the Philippines with record force

Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines at 4am local time today with winds near 195 mph, making it the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded world history, according to satellite estimates. That astounding claim will need to be verified by actual measurements at ground level, …

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Lindsey Graham: “Nothing bad is going to happen” if we ban abortion at 20 weeks

The senator from South Carolina would like you to stop asking questions and just trust him already<p>Relax, people. Sen. Lindsey Graham would like everyone to stop worry about his proposed 20-week abortion ban. You know, the legislation that is based on medically refuted pseudoscience about fetal pain …