Monthly Archives: November 2015

Former Sen. Fred Thompson Dies At Age 72

Former US Senator, actor, and ad pitchman Fred Thompson died of lymphoma today at the age 72. NBC News reports: Thompson, a towering, burly man with a deep, Southern-inflected voice, parlayed his fame as a key investigator of the Watergate scandal into a TV and movie career before he was elected to finish the Senate term of Al Gore of ...

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PHILADELPHIA: December 9th Trial Date Set For Alleged Gay-Basher Kathryn Knott

Philadelphia Gay News reports: A judge this week ordered Kathryn Knott to stand trial Dec. 9 for her alleged role in last year’s attack on a gay couple. Knott is charged with two counts each of aggravated and simple assault, as well as conspiracy and reckless endangerment in connection with the Sept. 11, 2014, attack on Zachary Hesse and Andrew ...

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ISRAEL: Activists Petition Supreme Court For Marriage

Israel’s National LGBT Task Force, also known as The Aguda, today filed a same-sex marriage petition with the Supreme Court. The petition, a first for the group, declares that if rabbinical courts continue to refuse to authorize same-sex marriages, the Supreme Court has the authority to order civil courts to do so. The Times Of Israel reports: Israeli marriages are ...

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Donald Trump Vs John Oliver [VIDEO]

John Oliver appeared on CBS this weekend where he declared that he has no interest in interviewing Donald Trump. This afternoon Trump responded in typical fashion by falsely claiming that he’d rejected Oliver’s invitation to appear on his show. The Late Show immediately called him out on the lie on social media, but even if Trump’s supporters see that, they ...

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Bernie Sanders Issues First Television Ad [VIDEO]

Sen. Bernie Sanders today launched the first television ad of his campaign. The Hill reports: The ad titled “Real Change” will air statewide in Iowa and New Hampshire and is part of a buy exceeding $2 million, according to a release from the Vermont Independent’s campaign. The ad’s title recalls President Obama’s theme of “hope and change” from 2008, but ...

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Chipotle Closes 43 Stores Over E. Coli Breakout

CNN reports: Chipotle has temporarily closed dozens of its restaurants in Washington and Oregon out of an abundance of caution after an E. coli scare. No one has died in the reported cases of infection, the Washington State Department of Health said. Seven of the Washington patients and one Oregon patient were hospitalized. The source of contamination has yet to ...

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Billionaire Investor & Marriage Equality Advocate Paul Singer Swings Support To Marco Rubio

Billionaire Paul Singer is perhaps the most high-powered marriage equality advocate on the right, but that hasn’t stopped him from endorsing LGBT rights foe Marco Rubio. The Guardian reports: Marco Rubio has gained the backing of Republican mega-donor Paul Singer in a major boost for the Florida senator’s presidential campaign. The endorsement comes two days after Rubio was widely praised ...

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Matt Bomer: Keep Houston’s LGBT Rights Law [VIDEO]

In a clip produced by the Human Rights Campaign, actor Matt Bomer identifies himself as a husband, a father, and a Houstonian. The repeal referendum is Tuesday and both sides are blanketing local media with last-minute pleas.

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VIRAL VIDEO: New Zealand All Blacks Haka

From the Sydney Morning Herald: On an occasion such as this, with the All Blacks becoming the first team to win back-to-back World Cups, one Haka was never going to be enough. After going with their ‘Kapa O Panga’ Haka before their 34-17 win over the Wallabies at Twickenham, New Zealand celebrated in style with a traditional ‘Ka Mate’ Haka ...

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