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Schwartz: An "Abomination" If I'm Left Out of Debates

By John Riley | Monday Aug 11, 2014
With the Aug. 6 filing deadline for candidates to declare their candidacy behind them, some D.C. mayoral contenders are raising the issue of debates -- specifically, who will be allowed to participate.

Lesbian Councilwoman Target of Constant Hate Speech

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Richmond, California's Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, the city's first openly lesbian councilwoman, has faced constant hate speech since she was elected to her position four years ago in 2010.

House Of Cards - Season Two

By Louise Adams | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
Politics imitates art: For his role as Majority Whip Francis Underwood, Kevin Spacey shadowed Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Tea Party-Calif., who was just elected as House Republican Majority Leader to replace ousted Eric Cantor.

Hard Choices

By Daniel Scheffler | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
Hillary’s four years as Secretary of State and a hint at what’s to come.

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.

Hillary Clinton Speaks at San José State University

By Louise Adams | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Former First Lady and Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate New York Senator Hillary Clinton spoke in front of an eager audience at San Jose State University last Thursday.

Rhode Island Lawmakers Jockey to be House Speaker

By Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace RI’s first openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox after he relinquished the House speakership following FBI raids on his home and office.

First Openly Gay RI House Speaker to Step Down After FBI Raids

By Erika Niedowski | Saturday Mar 22, 2014
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home.

LGBT-Advocacy Group Asks McAuliffe To Reconsider Nomination

By John Riley | Monday Mar 17, 2014
People of Faith for Equality in Virginia has written a letter to Gov. Terry McAuliffe criticizing his expected nomination of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones to serve as the chairperson of the Democratic Party of Virginia.

Historians Unravel Mystery of Cryptic Lincoln Note

Sunday Mar 9, 2014
The cryptic note penned by Abraham Lincoln identifies its recipient only as "my dear Sir" and has a small section carefully clipped out. Who was he writing to and why was a key piece of information later removed so meticulously?