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Hillary Clinton Speaks at San José State University

By Louise Adams | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Former First Lady and Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate New York Senator Hillary Clinton spoke in front of an eager audience at San Jose State University last Thursday.

Rhode Island Lawmakers Jockey to be House Speaker

By Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace RI’s first openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox after he relinquished the House speakership following FBI raids on his home and office.

First Openly Gay RI House Speaker to Step Down After FBI Raids

By Erika Niedowski | Saturday Mar 22, 2014
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home.

LGBT-Advocacy Group Asks McAuliffe To Reconsider Nomination

By John Riley | Monday Mar 17, 2014
People of Faith for Equality in Virginia has written a letter to Gov. Terry McAuliffe criticizing his expected nomination of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones to serve as the chairperson of the Democratic Party of Virginia.

Historians Unravel Mystery of Cryptic Lincoln Note

Sunday Mar 9, 2014
The cryptic note penned by Abraham Lincoln identifies its recipient only as "my dear Sir" and has a small section carefully clipped out. Who was he writing to and why was a key piece of information later removed so meticulously?

Half of Millennials More Likely to Lean Democratic

By Jesse J. Holland | Friday Mar 7, 2014
Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they’re more likely than not to lean to the left.

City’s Image Crux of Crack Pipe Opposition

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
San Francisco Health Director Barbara Garcia is bowing to Mayor Ed Lee’s office as she opposes trying to cut transmission of HIV and other diseases by distributing crack pipes to drug users.

EDGE 10.0: The Decade in Politics

By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
In celebration of our tenth anniversary EDGE is proud to launch "EDGE 10.0: The Decade in," a retrospective series of features examining the past ten years of headlines, personalities, trends, arts, parties, etc... We kick off the series with politics.

HRC Backs Wexton in Virginia’s District 33 Race

By John Riley | Friday Jan 10, 2014
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group, is endorsing Democrat Jennifer Wexton in her bid to replace Attorney General-elect Mark Herring in the 33rd Senate District.

Equality Maryland Endorses Anthony Brown in Governor’s Race

By John Riley | Thursday Jan 2, 2014
Equality Maryland PAC, the political action committee for the Free State’s major LGBT right organization, issued a list of endorsements for the 2014 election season.