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Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke.

Gender Matters as 2 Women Top Wis. Democratic Ticket

POLITICS | By M.L. Johnson | Aug 25
Two top female Democrats share similar views on abortion rights, gay marriage and the environment but their campaigns reflect the dynamics of their races, as one seeks to win crucial swing voters in a close contest with Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist

Fla. Primary: Ex-Gov. Crist Seeks Job Back as Dem

POLITICS | By Brendan Farrington | Aug 25
A former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, campaigned at early voting sites and black churches on the final weekend before a state Democratic primary as he sought his old job back under a different party affiliation.

 In this May 25, 2006, file photo, Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., attends a hearing at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The Late Sen. Jeffords An Early Equality Supporter

POLITICS | By Wilson Ring | Aug 23
Jeffords was seen as one of a disappearing breed of moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republicans. He was known for championing the environment, education and the rights of disabled and GLBT Americans.

Scott Lively

Lively Qualifies for Massachusetts Governor's Race

POLITICS | By EDGE | Aug 22
The moniker "Liberal Massachusetts" proved to be somewhat of a misnomer Wednesday, when it was reported that extremist anti-gay activist Pastor Scott Lively received over 10,000 valid signatures from state residents in support of his bid for governor.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

NY Gov. Cuomo: Outlaw Gender Identity Discrimination

POLITICS | By David Klepper | Aug 21
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.

Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

19 Kids and Calling: Michelle Duggar Involved with Anti-LGBT Robocall Campaign

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 20
Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" leant her voice to a homophobic and transphobic robocall campaign aimed to put pressure on council members in Fayetteville Arkansas to cast their vote against a nondiscrimination ordinance.

Rick Santorum

Poll: GOP OK With Gay Candidate, Not OK With Gay Children

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 19
A new poll found that the Republican Party would be fine with voting for an openly gay candidate but that most would have an issue with one of their family members coming out as gay.

Frank Guinta and Carol Shea-Porter

GOP Establishment on a Roll in House Primaries

POLITICS | By Donna Cassata | Aug 18
Republicans got their man - and woman - in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party's chances of winning in competitive congressional districts and increasing its majority in Nov.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Defiant Gov. Perry Rejects 'Outrageous' Indictment

POLITICS | Aug 17
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the "outrageous" criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power.