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Comment made on YouTube by 19-year-old former GOP hopeful, Jacob Dorsey

Teen GOP Candidate Quits Race After More Homophobic, Racist Comments Emerge

POLITICS | By EDGE | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
The career of homophobic GOP enfant terrible, Jacob Dorsey appears to be over as more anti-gay and racist social media comments surface.

Slightly Conflicting Account of Palin Brawl Emerges

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 16
An unnamed source close to the Palin family gave their account of the September 6 'brawl heard 'round the world' involving Alaska's former first family.

Former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton Embraces Iowa, Obama in Return to State

POLITICS | By Thomas Beaumont | Sep 15
Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fall fundraiser.

Jake Miller, left, and Craig Bowen kiss after being married by Marion County Clerk Beth White, center, in Indianapolis.

No DC Gridlock for Gay Marriage, Legal Marijuana

POLITICS | By David Crary | Sep 15
While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - legalization of same-sex marriage and decriminalization of marijuana.

Jacob Dorsey

Teen GOP Hopeful Faces Backlash Over Anti-Gay Christmas Tweet

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 15
A 19-year-old GOP hopeful for Wisconsin state assembly is facing backlash over a Christmas tweet he sent saying "fags need 2 leave my favorite state alone."

Oregon Senate Candidates Spar Over Support for Marriage Equality

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Sep 14
A debate over LGBT-rights erupted between the Republican and Democratic candidates in Oregon's U.S. Senate race this week - over who is more supportive of GLBT equality.

Richard Tisei

Incumbent's Loss Upends Massachusetts' House Race

POLITICS | By Steve LeBlanc | Sep 12
After Democratic voters bounced Rep. John Tierney in Tuesday's primary in favor of newcomer Seth Moulton, GOP challenger Richard Tisei will no longer be facing a nine-term Democratic incumbent with suitcases of political baggage.

Sarah Palin and Family Reportedly Involved in Drunken Brawl

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 11
Several news sources report that former GOP vice presidential hopeful and half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin and her family were involved in a drunken melee outside of Anchorage last weekend.

Martha Coakley, left, and Maura Healey celebrate their primary victories.

Openly and Pro Gay Candidates Run the Ticket

POLITICS | By Sue O'Connell | Sep 11
It may actually be that the low voter turnout combined with the openly gay, pro gay and female candidates (including those in the Governor's Council race) allowed the progressive voters to call the shots for once.

From left, former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, former state Sen. Jim Rubens and former U.S. Sen. from Massachusetts Scott Brown

News Guide: Primary Election Highlights

POLITICS | Sep 9
Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Television news lights await the start of activity on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Summer Break Over, Must-Do Tasks Await Congress

POLITICS | By Andrew Taylor | Sep 8
Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet.