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La. Congressman Asks for Forgiveness After Video

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

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

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.