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Natalie Cole Gets New Kidney

Natalie Cole, who was clearly in pain and out of breath during a recent American Idol appearance, received a kidney transplant yesterday in Los Angeles. Cole, the 59-year-old daughter of R&B legend Nat “King” Cole, underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The kidney came from a deceased organ donor, the spokeswoman said in a statement. …

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Quote Of The Day – Ron Reagan Jr.

“Limbaugh hasn’t had a natural erection since the Nixon Administration; think he’s compensating for something? Now, I wouldn’t pick on him for any of this stuff, not his blubbiness, not his man-boobs, not his inability to have a natural erection—none of that stuff—to me, off limits until! until! Mr. Limbaugh, you turn that sort of gun on somebody else—once you …

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Illinois Close On Civil Unions

The Washington Blade is reporting that the Illinois General Assembly is set to approve civil unions next week. Rick Garcia, political director for Equality Illinois, said Thursday he’s “absolutely” expecting the full state House and the Senate to pass a civil union measure either Tuesday or Wednesday. The bill has support from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D). The House Youth …

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Birthers Launch Billboard Campaign

Sponsored by Christianist site World Net Daily, the “birthers,” a particularly nasty subset of wingnuts who believe that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, have launched a national billboard campaign demanding “Where’s The Birth Certificate?” The idea behind the billboard campaign is to make sure Obama cannot avoid this question any longer. He must be asked to …

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GOP Urges Gov. Lynch To Veto New Hampshire Marriage Bill

After yesterday’s surprising failure of the New Hampshire House to reapprove a marriage equality bill with religious exemptions requested by Gov. John Lynch, state GOP leaders are now urging Lynch to veto the bill should it reappear on this desk. Republicans also called for a non-binding referendum on the same-sex marriage to go before voters in the 2010 election. New …

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My New Drinking Buddy

Last night I interviewed the charming and hilarious Rachel Maddow for the cover story of the next issue of Pride ’09 Magazine. I’ll post the interview here once the mag comes out – but I will tell you now that she is exactly as she appears on the air – just the funniest, sharpest person you’d ever want to bend …

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