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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.

John Boehner

Amid House intransigence, Democrats Could Attempt to Force ENDA Vote

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Apr 3
With congressional Democrats seeking to force a vote on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives through the use of a discharge petition, the White House indicated Wednesday its openness to using a similar strategy.

Sen. Steve Gallardo

Lawmaker Tells Openly Gay Ariz. Senator to ’Act More Gay’

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 3
Nearly a month after Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D) made headlines for coming out as gay, Arizona state Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) told Gallardo to "act more gay" in a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, because she questioned his sexuality.

Alabama State Rep. Richard Laird I-Roanoake

Trouble in Dixie: Ala. House Passes Resolution Calling For Federal Gay Marriage Ban

POLITICS | By EDGE | Apr 3
On Wednesday, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a resolution calling for a convention to put a federal ban on same-sex marriage in the U.S. Constitution.

Washington Democratic Mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser

DC Mayoral Nominee Can’t Breeze to Victory

POLITICS | By Ben Nuckols | Apr 3
Muriel Bowser’s decisive victory in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city’s eighth mayor, but she can’t expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees.

Nev. County GOP Removes ’Traditional’ Marriage Definition from Platform

POLITICS | By Michelle Rindels | Apr 3
The Clark County, Nev., GOP edited its official platform over the weekend to remove a section defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, cut out a statement opposing abortion and added a section affirming people of all sexual orientations.

Congressman Peter King (R-NY)

GOP Congressman With Anti-Gay Voting Record Co-Sponsors Anti-Bullying Bill

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Mar 30
Check the sky for flying pigs! A Long Island Republican congressman with a history of voting against LGBT rights has signed on to co-sponsor anti-bullying legislation.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Christie Lawyers Release Internal Report On Bridgegate

POLITICS | By Angela Delli Santi and Geoff Mulvihill | Mar 27
A law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that the governor was not involved in a plot to create gridlock near a major bridge as part of a political retribution scheme.

Patrick D. Cannon

Charlotte Mayor Resigns; Accused of Taking Bribes

POLITICS | By Mitch Weiss | Mar 27
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who has been in office less than six months, resigned Wednesday, just hours after he was arrested and accused of taking more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen.