GOP

  • Former U.S. representative and failed 2012 GOP presidential hopeful returned to the airwaves to warn the faithful that America may be getting some Old Testament style divine retribution for its dangerous stance on marriage equality and reproductive rights.

  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ Michigan Republicans have taken no official steps to rebuke the kinds of anti-gay comments made recently by GOP National Committee member Dave Agema.

  • WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Michigan member of the Republican National Committee rejected calls to resign Friday after making anti-gay and anti-Muslim remarks.

  • (AP) Missouri's four Republican candidates for governor are weighing in on national and state policies that would affect LGBT people amid nationwide discussions that gained traction after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all states.

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- A county elections official in North Carolina will have a chance to defend himself Thursday as he faces removal over racially tinged Facebook posts praising the Confederacy and suggesting that black citizens who participated in protests against state policies weren't "productive good citizens" with jobs.

  • (EDGE) A Republican politician from Ohio is drawing criticism for an offensive sign he put up outside his mechanic shop that asks transgender people to "pull down your pants," Ohio newspaper The Chronicle reports.

  • (CNN) -- If they're going to pull out a victory in the midterm elections, Republicans need to win over women. But they're doing everything in their power to alienate them, from pushing extreme anti-abortion measures that even most Republican voters oppose to blocking equal-pay legislation to, well, just opening their mouths. A leading Republican congressional candidate in Georgia recently said, sure, a woman can run for office if she is "within the authority of her husband."

  • Trump Picks Pence As VP

    Rob Bullock: I lived in Indiana. He is a homophobic, anti-women's rights, slashed money from 4-year state colleges and ignored the states failing roads and infra-structure while bragging about building a $2 billion surplus. He and his cronies gave millions in tax-credits to companies for jobs that never materialized and have done everything than can to hide this fact.

    Barry Davis: Well Pence had to do something. He certainly wouldn't get reelected in IN...he's only got a 39% approval rating. Trump & Pence...now the race is twice as creepy!

    James Smith: TP for your bunghole 2016!

     

    GOP Platform Most Anti-LGBT Ever

    Warren A. Baxter: Lincoln would never be a republican today. At least not this corrupt Republican Party.

    Joe Lagana: they are no longer the party of Lincoln. They haven't been for a while now.

    Steve Johnson: nothing new here.

     

    Letter Writer Takes Issue With Progress Bar Towing Cars

    Tommy Peek: I would almost agree with the letter...EXCEPT... The parking lot is clearly marked and as per the letter, already known that they will tow. So, bottom line.. The rules DO apply to you. As you obviously discovered. Sucks to get towed, but I'd bet you won't let it happen again. Sometimes life lessons can be quite expensive.

    Joel S. Slotnick: It stinks beyond stink. But in general days of the bars working in tandem are long gone. It has become so cut-throat. Everyone tows, there are meters everywhere. And from what I understand, one of the lots that is free during the day and charges you to park at night will be having meters or a pay machine installed in the not too distant future. Wilton Drive is going to put itself 6 ft under and wonder why..........The friendly is slowly going away. Sad.........

    Tz Terri: Rudest bar on the drive and I'm not referring about the towing issuer.

    Steven William Talbert: I've only been to Progress Bar twice. Both times it became obvious that their servers ignore patrons over the age of 40.

    Steven AlanAlan: Sad, crying, and memorizing does not justify parking in a private lot without consequences.

  • (CNN) -- The ancient Greeks established a path to winning a debate long ago. The effectiveness of an argument, or its persuasiveness, according to Aristotle in his "Art of Rhetoric", can be determined by analyzing three types of appeals: ethos (character), logos (reasoning) and pathos (emotion). All were on display in the first Republican primary debate Thursday in Cleveland.

  • Former New York Gov. George Pataki has ended his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with just over a month to go before the first nominating contests begin.

  • WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Reince Priebus says he has the votes to win another term as chairman of the Republican National Committee, an organization he successfully rebuilt following the 2010 midterm elections.

  • (WB) The first openly gay member of the Republican Party’s platform committee on Tuesday said she does not “plan to leave” the GOP.

  • WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Republican candidates for president gathered in Las Vegas for their fifth debate Tuesday, and CNN's Reality Check team spent the night putting their statements and assertions to the test.

  • The recently adopted plank language adopted as part of the Texas Republican Party’s platform that advocates gay reparative therapy, continued to hold center stage this week when Steve Munisteri, chairman of the Lone Star State’s GOP went on the record as rejecting the discredited practice.

  • Texas' GOP state representative recently compared gay marriage to cancer, and said that gay people shouldn't marry because they can't have children, comparing it to the losing streak of the Phoenix Suns -- but one that would never end.

  • BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's motion picture association has selected a gay-themed, coming-of-age drama, "How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)," as an entry for the foreign-language category at the Academy Awards.

  • Here’s a look at what the candidates said on LGBT issues

  • NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The fight for LGBT rights isn't over, and major U.S. companies are rallying around the cause.

  • On the final night of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made history with an explicit pledge to protect LGBTQ people during his speech accepting the GOP presidential nomination.

  • President Donald Trump’s motorcade on Sunday drove past more than a hundred protesters in West Palm Beach for the fifth time since he took office.

  • Everyone who survived last summer's drama on Fire Island is asking the same question. "Donald, what took you so long?"

  • Republican lawmakers are taking drastic measures to avoid referring to a transgender politician by her gender identity.

  • Studies have shown that only about one-third of LGBT Americans vote Republican, but there’s realistic chance a Republican will win the White House in 2016, so LGBT people need to pay attention to who might take the GOP nomination.

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