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To the Republicans — We should go back into the political closet

| Thursday, September 8, 2011
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Now that Wednesday night's Republican Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is history, it is important that we look back at what was said - or more accurately what was not said - during the debate.

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U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Baldwin: ‘This campaign next year will not be about me’

| Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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Openly lesbian U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) -- who on Tuesday announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) -- told a group of LGBTQ journalists on Wednesday that "this campaign next year will not be about me, it will be about the middle class and the threats they are facing."

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Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin declares run for U.S. Senate

| Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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Democratic U. S. Representative Tammy Baldwin on Tuesday morning declared her candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat in her home state of Wisconsin. The seat is being vacated by fellow Democrat, Senator Herb Kohl, who announced in May that he would be retiring.

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Shut The (Bleep) Up

| Monday, August 29, 2011
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Candidates are actively interrupting scientific communication in this country. Blatantly standing up in the middle of the show and making factual inferences with fantastical statements. Distracting people from the reality hiding behind the curtain with a little folksy humor or superstitious nonsense. And I’m annoyed.

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Rick Perry continues the spread of dangerous lies about the LGBT community

By Dan Rafter | Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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Recent statements of Rick Perry, Governor of Texas and presidential candidate, emphasize the anti-gay elements that have permeated this GOP primary season. Perry’s views are largely out-of-step with those of mainstream Americans – including people of faith.

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Bachmann says she doesn’t ‘judge’ gays — except when she calls them ‘part of Satan’

| Sunday, August 14, 2011
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Michele Bachmann, fresh from a victory in the Ames, Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday, appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning, and was again dogged with questions about her anti-gay platform, this time declaring, “I don’t judge gays.”

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Michele Bachmann — The Rise of Christian Theocracy

| Sunday, August 14, 2011
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Though many individuals assert that Michele Bachmann is a "show" candidate, and that serious candidates, such as Rick Perry or Mitt Romney, will most likely be the Republican nominee for President, Bachmann's first place finish at the Ames straw poll is not something to scoff at, and she is certainly a candidate that warrants scrutiny.

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Rick Perry: Another anti-gay candidate enters the race for president

| Sunday, August 14, 2011
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Texas Governor Rick Perry — who recently cozied up to the anti-gay, and certified hate group, American Family Association, for a day-long prayer rally — on Saturday entered the GOP field as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President.

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High school student confronts Pawlenty, Bachmann on their anti-gay positions

| Saturday, August 13, 2011
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An openly gay high school student from Minnesota on Friday confronted GOP presidential hopefuls Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann during campaign appearances in Iowa, to challenge their positions on marriage equality and LGBT rights.

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Republican presidential candidates pushed to move even farther to the right

| Friday, August 12, 2011
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In the third nationally televised GOP presidential debate, none of the eight candidates on the stage strayed from their already stated positions on marriage for same-sex couples, but there was some pushing and prodding for several of the candidates to move even farther to the right.

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