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Election Year Politics Complicate Passage of Michigan Anti-Discrimination Law

Sunday Sep 21, 2014
For almost a year, advocates of prohibiting discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity geared their strategy to this month.

Anti-Gay Ex-SNL Cast Member Gets Trounced in Local Election

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Aug 8, 2014
The worlds of entertainment, gay rights and local politics scored a minor victory Thursday when former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson was trounced in her bid to win a seat on the Williamson County Commission.

Cantor Plans to Resign from Leadership

By David Espo | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Officials say House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post this summer after losing a primary election Tuesday night in a major upset.

Eric Cantor Loses to Tea Party Challenger

By Alan Suderman and David Espo | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed Republican primary challenger

The Tea Party: Bringing Down a Republican Near You?

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Yes, Virginia, you’ve been a Santa Claus. But to whom, exactly? For starters: Anyone who actually takes an interest in politics. The game, having grown unbearably stale, just got interesting again.

Oklahoma Tea Party Candidate Endorses Stoning Gays

By EDGE | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Scott Esk, a conservative Christian Tea Party candidate running for the state House of Representatives, who professes to be pro-life, pro-gun and pro-family is also pro-stoning gay people to death.

Tea Party Rejoicing at Cantor’s Defeat

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, a foe of loosening immigration laws.

A Very Joli(e) Weekend of Low Tea in The Pines

By EDGE | Thursday May 22, 2014
The worlds of disco and Disney will collide in Fire Island Pines when FIP Ventures kicks off the Summer 2014 season this Memorial Day Weekend with a pair of Jolis -- France and Angelina.

Republican Factions Split Over Arizona Bill

By Bob Christie and Nicholas Riccardi | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays exposed a fracture within the Republican Party between social conservatives and the GOP’s pro-business wing.

Tea Party Insists It’s Alive And Kicking

By Donna Cassata | Friday Feb 28, 2014
The foot soldiers of the tea party movement dismiss the chatter about its demise and stand ready to use their unbending political force against both President Barack Obama and the Republican establishment this election year.