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Minnesota Republicans Call Anti-Bullying Bill ’Fascism’

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 9
A week after the Minnesota State Senate approved an anti-bullying bill, the House also approved it, but not before local Republicans spent hours decrying it as "fascism" that could expose students to "filthy, perverted information."

Vice President Joe Biden

2016 Campaign Checklist: Biden

POLITICS | By Josh Lederman | Apr 8
A look at Vice President Joe Biden’s preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign.

Alan Simpson

GOP’s Sen. Alan Simpson Backs Gay Marriage in New Ad

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 8
Former Sen. Alan Simpson, (R-Wyo.), stars in a new 30-second television ad aimed at Western states that will promote the legalization of same-sex marriage.

House GOP Whip Pulls Column From Brietbart Over Pelosi / Cyrus Pic

POLITICS | By EDGE | Apr 8
In a rare and refreshing gesture of bipartisanship, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) requested his column be pulled from newly launched Breitbart over artwork depicting Nancy Pelosi grafted to Miley Cyrus.

La. Congressman Asks for Forgiveness After Video

POLITICS | Apr 8
Freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says he’s asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a woman who wasn’t his wife.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

2016 Campaign Checklist: Perry

POLITICS | By Will Weissert | Apr 8
A look at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum

2016 Campaign Checklist: Santorum

POLITICS | By Calvin Woodward | Apr 8
A look at preparations by former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

2016 Campaign Checklist: Christie

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples | Apr 7
A look at preparations by Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign.

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Clay Pell Carries on Family’s Political Dynasty

POLITICS | By Joe Siegel | Apr 7
Clay Pell is one of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor of Rhode Island. He talks to EDGE about his family’s legacy, including his grandfather Claiborne Pell and his aunt Julie Pell, a veteran LGBT rights activist.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin

Democratic Governors Raise $12.5M in Last 3 Months

POLITICS | Apr 4
The Democratic Governors Association says it raised $12.5 million in the first three months of this year, roughly half what its Republican counterparts collected.