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Democratic US Rep. Ryan Says He Now Supports Abortion Rights

By Julie Carr Smyth | Jan 29
A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations.

Okla. Gov Won't Take Position on LGBT Discrimination

Jan 29
Gov. Mary Fallin won't say whether she thinks Oklahoma businesses should be allowed to discriminate against LGBT people.

McCain Gives Thumbs Up to 'American Sniper' Movie

Jan 27
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, "American Sniper" and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman depicted in the film.

Gay Ala. Rep Threatens to 'Out' Cheating Colleages

By EDGE | Jan 27
Alabama's first openly gay state representative has issued a warning to her colleagues looking to fight to keep the state's overturned ban on same-sex marriage in place - either stop attacking gay people or if you're having an affair, she will out you.

Jindal Headlines All-Day Prayer Rally in Baton Rouge

By Melinda Deslatte | Jan 26
Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally Saturday that the nation needs a "spiritual revival," as he continued to court religious conservatives for a possible presidential campaign.

Possible GOP Candidates Pitch Ideas at Conservative Forum

By Thomas Beaumont | Jan 26
Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, former Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and many others turned the Iowa Freedom Forum into the unofficial launch of the next campaign

New Jersey's Christie Launches Political Action Committee

By Jill Colvin | Jan 26
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.

More Than Half of States Fail to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 26
NARAL Pro-Choice America found that despite more pro-choice attitudes, most states were failing to protect women's rights.

GOP's Christie Brings New Jersey Candor to Iowa Evangelicals

By Thomas Beaumont and Catherine Lucey | Jan 24
Christie will venture into new Iowa territory on Saturday, speaking to an audience full of the kinds of strict social conservatives who have held sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses for a generation.

California Bars Judges From Boy Scout Membership

By Olga R. Rodriguez | Jan 24
California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays.

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