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AP Poll: Republican Voters Wary of Immigration from Middle East

POLITICS | By Julie Pace and Emily Swanson | Dec 9
A majority of Republicans see a high risk that refugees from Syria will commit acts of religious and political violence in the U.S., a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

Ryan: Short-Term Spending Bill Needed to Prevent Shutdown

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 9
The House will pass a short-term bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday.

Fox News Guest Attacks Bruce Jenner, Says Trans Detainees Shouldn't Get Hormone Treatment

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Feb 5
A Tea Party activist used Fox News as a stage to take a swipe at Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner while decrying policy that grants medical treatment to transgender illegal immigrant detainees.

Election Year Politics Complicate Passage of Michigan Anti-Discrimination Law

POLITICS | Sep 21
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

CELEBRITIES | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 8
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.

Oklahoma Tea Party Candidate Endorses Stoning Gays

POLITICS | By EDGE | Jun 11
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.

Cantor Plans to Resign from Leadership

POLITICS | By David Espo | Jun 11
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.

Tea Party Rejoicing at Cantor’s Defeat

POLITICS | Jun 11
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.

Eric Cantor Loses to Tea Party Challenger

POLITICS | By Alan Suderman and David Espo | Jun 11
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

Republican Factions Split Over Arizona Bill

NATIONAL | By Bob Christie and Nicholas Riccardi | Feb 28
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.

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