Politics

Miley Cyrus Sings To The Newsmakers Of 2015 In Saturday Night Live Opening Skit [VIDEO]

People Magazine recaps last night’s opening skit: Miley Cyrus kicked off the season premiere of Saturday Night Live by looking back at the biggest names of summer of 2015 – including everyone from Arianna Grande to Kim Davis. Wearing a floral plastic minidress and matching bathing cap, the “Wrecking Ball” singer took aim at herself before beginning her act. “I …

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Hillary Clinton Mocks Donald Trump And Her Own Evolution On Marriage In SNL Skit [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton’s appearance on Saturday Night Live is getting good reviews. Via Salon: The segment did exactly what those close to Clinton have been encouraging her to do to appear more personable: use her self-deprecating sense of humor she’s famous for to help boost sagging poll numbers. The two even mocked some of Clinton’s slow-to-act positions such as her opposition …

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Joe Biden Keynotes Human Rights Campaign Annual Gala, Calls For Passage Of Equality Act [VIDEO]

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Although he’s previously articulated support for comprehensive legislation prohibiting anti-LGBT legislation, Biden took the opportunity of his speech to explicitly endorse the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity. “I strongly support the Equality Act, and it will pass, …

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Enters Race For House Speaker

One of the first things Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) did after being elected was to introduce a House bill that would have overturned same-sex marriage in Washington DC. Now he wants John Boehner’s job. The Hill reports: The Utah Republican’s late entry into the race to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has changed the dynamic of the contest. Before Chaffetz …

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Washington Post Interviews The Pope’s Gay Friend

After today’s big reveal about the Pope’s private audience with his former student Yayo Grassi, reporters are deluging Grassi’s DC home with interview requests. The Washington Post got some fascinating quotes from Grassi, who says that he had to speak out in the wake of the Kim Davis story. “Although I didn’t know any details, I knew immediately that he …

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Bristol Palin Chortles: Hillary Fears My Mom’s Power

“There’s so much to love about this, it’s difficult to know where to start. First of all, Hillary Clinton, the great tolerant one with rainbow Twitter avatars granting open-mindedness to any family formation under the sun, seems a bit more traditional in private than she does in public. One might call it hypocritical if it didn’t come across as so …

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UNITED NATIONS: Netanyahu Glares Silently For 45 Seconds After Slamming Iran Deal [VIDEO]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu punctuated his denouncement of the “utter silence” over the Iran deal today by glaring wordlessly at members of the United Nation General Assembly for nearly a full minute. Reaction to the ploy has ranged from “chilling” to “creepy” to “intimidating.” Watch below.

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Joe Biden To Skip First Democratic Debate

Vice President Joe Biden has put off making his decision about jumping into the 2016 presidential race and will not take part in next week’s first Democratic debate.  CNN reports: He is not preparing for the first Democratic debate on October 13 in Las Vegas and is not expected to participate, people close to him say, because he feels no …

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Trump Maintains Big Lead In New USA Today Poll

Nothing seems to ruffle the polling numbers for the Teflon Don. USA Today reports: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has strengthened his lead at the top of the USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll while two other outsider candidates, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, have gained ground over rivals with electoral experience. Jeb Bush, who two months ago was second to Trump in …

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INDIANA: Top Republican Resigns Over Sex Video

GOP Indiana House Majority Leader Jud McMillin abruptly resigned yesterday after a sex video was sent from his phone to unknown persons. McMillin, one of his state’s most ardent opponents of same-sex marriage, claims that his phone was “stolen in Canada.” Via the Indianapolis Star: The Star has learned that the surprise resignation came after a sexually explicit video was …

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Grandstanding GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Interrupts Planned Parenthood Head 19 Times In 5 Minutes [VIDEO]

The Washington Post sets up the clip: Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the most conservative members of the House, used his time shouting at Richards because she admitted at one point that she had originally “apologized for the tone and statements” in the “sting” videos that started this controversy. Apparently Jordan imagined that in making this admission, she had fallen …

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Edward Snowden Joins Twitter

The Intercept reports: Edward Snowden isn’t just a hashtag anymore. The NSA whistleblower joined Twitter on Tuesday, using the @snowden Twitter handle. Snowden, who has lived in Russia since turning over a trove of top-secret documents to reporters more than two years ago, has remained in the public eye thanks to frequent appearances and interviews using video links and sometimes …

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FLOTUS: I Wanna Go To Target [VIDEO]

The First Lady appeared on The Late Show last night where Stephen Colbert asked about her post-White House plans. TIME Magazine recaps: You know what First Lady Michelle Obama is most looking forward to when she leaves the White House? Opening a window. They say it’s the little things that matter most in life. In this case, that seems like …

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Mugabe At United Nations: We Are Not Gays [VIDEO]

Vox reports: Robert Mugabe, the 91-year-old leader of Zimbabwe, deviated slightly from his prepared remarks, during his Monday evening address to the United Nations General Assembly, to do something that he does frequently: slur against homosexuality. “We are not gays,” he shouted. And it’s worse than it sounds. Mugabe made the comment in the course of a point about “double-standards,” …

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Putin: Russia Is Great On LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

Russian president Vladimir Putin sat down with 60 Minutes in advance of his address today before the United Nations General Assembly. According to Putin, Russia treats its LGBT citizens very well. Via CBS News: “The problem of sexual minorities in Russia had been deliberately exaggerated from the outside for political reasons, I believe, without any good basis,” he tells Charlie …

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“Confrontational” Obama Speaks At United Nations, Calls Out Russia, China, & Iran [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: President Obama took on a confrontational tone in his speech this morning to the United Nations General Assembly, specifically calling out Russia, China and Iran for destabilizing activities in various world conflicts. Obama opened his speech directly decrying “strong states that seek to impose their will on weaker ones,” then alluded to Russian support for Syrian President …

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John Boehner: Why I’m Quitting [VIDEO]

Singing “Zip-O-Dee-Doo-Dah” (seriously), John Boehner held a press conference this afternoon to announce his resignation both as House Speaker and from Congress entirely.

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Breitbart Explodes With Joy At Boehner News

Breitbart has reacted to the news of John Boehner’s resignation with a blinking headline – something I’ve not seen them use before. And moments ago Sen. Marco Rubio broke the news to Duggar Fest attendees who leaped to their feet for a wild standing ovation. As bad as Boehner was on most progressive issues, at least he kept the far-right …

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BREAKING: Boehner To Resign From Congress

WOW. The New York Times: “Mr. Boehner was under extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood in a bill to keep the government open.” Teabagistan is going to explode in utter joy. Story developing… UPDATE: The Hill reports. “Speaker Boehner believes that the first job of any Speaker is to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Pope Francis Addresses United Nations

UPDATE: Things are about to begin. Pope Francis will arrive at the United Nations within minutes for his address before the General Assembly. His speech is scheduled to begin at 8:30AM and embedded in this post is the Vatican’s official live-stream. One of today’s main topics is expected to be Europe’s continuing refugee crisis, which will surely cause even more …

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