The American Civil Liberties Union – often seen as a staunch defender of liberal civil rights cases – announced on Tuesday they are coming to the rescue of a local Ku Klux Klan chapter in their effort to "adopt" a portion of a Georgia highway.
One of the leading advocates of California's Proposition 8 – the controversial measure that sought to ban same-sex marriage – has now changed his position, saying the "time has come" to accept the reality of same-sex marriage as a civil right.
A new poll of Independent voters in Michigan shows that four in 10 are less likely to vote for President Obama since he announced his support for same-sex marriage last month.
T. Boone Pickens, the energy billionaire who has invested heavily in wind, solar and natural gas projects, has criticized President Obama for not having an energy plan. He hinted that he is likely to back Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
In an effort to find volunteers and votes for what most political analysts are saying will be a nail-biter of an election in November, the Obama campaign has been scouring gay pride events and collecting information from what seems to be an overly friendly environment – the LGBT community.
An Illinois judge on Thursday agreed to combine two separate lawsuits brought to challenge the state ban on gay marriage. The two suits brought by the ACLU of Illinois and the gay rights group Lambda Legal, challenge Cook County Clerk David Orr and others for not extending marriage licenses to same-sex partners.
Attorney General Eric Holder's squabble with Congress over Fast and Furious documents had mostly been confined to the circle of political insiders and reporters. But many more started to wonder what the White House was trying to keep under wraps after President Obama exercised his executive privilege Wednesday on behalf of his attorney general.
Former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson has resigned after his involvement in two car crashes in Southern California earlier this month. Bryson said he suffered a seizure prior to the accidents.
GOProud, a national organization of gay conservatives, voted Tuesday to endorse Republican Mitt Romney for president.
President Obama, in an attempt to intervene on behalf of Attorney General Eric Holder, has granted Wednesday a last minute request to exert executive privilege over the Fast and Furious documents that Holder has thus far refused to provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Is he or is he not under consideration to be the running mate of presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney? That is the question being asked after conflicting information recently surfaced regarding Florida Sen. Marco Rubio – viewed by many as the darling of Tea Party conservatives – and the likelihood that he is being seriously considered as the GOP vice presidential nominee.
It is no surprise that opponents of President Obama are criticizing his use of the executive order to dictate what a federal agency will or will not do. But his growing list of executive orders - which includes his decision not to defend DOMA and allowing some states to bypass the educational policy No Child Left Behind – is also raising the eyebrows of legal scholars.
It's one thing for your political opponents to attack you, but now a liberal professor who once supported and taught President Obama at Harvard says the Democratic Party's only hope of survival is to not give the president a second term.
Mitt Romney's position on immigration, in particular on young illegal immigrants, may divide the GOP base because many of the party's evangelical voters are moving left of the Republican Party on the issue.
Illinois, like many other states, bans same-sex marriage. But officials in Chicago's Cook County are backing away from defending the state law that bans gay and lesbian couples from marrying and are even applauding those who are suing the state.