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Prison Sex Doesn’t Prove Homosexuality Is a Choice—and It’s Offensive for Ben Carson to Argue as Much

Our newest potential presidential candidate apparently believes that  previously straight men having sex with men in prison is proof that sexual orientation under any conditions is a choice, and that since sexual orientation is a choice, it’s okay to discriminate against those who make the wrong one.

Our newest potential presidential candidate, Ben Carson, apparently believes that inmates having sex with each other in prison is proof that homosexuality is a choice—and that it’s OK to discriminate against those who supposedly made that decision.

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Republicans Finally Relent in Funding Fight Over Immigration

After months of delays and exercises in legislative futility, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday finally allowed the passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not block any of President Obama’s actions to temporarily protect some unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

After months of delays and exercises in legislative futility, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday finally allowed the passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not block any of President Obama’s actions to temporarily protect some unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

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Alabama Supreme Court Orders End to Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

Tuesday night's ruling calls on probate judges across the state to ignore a federal court order and stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Tuesday night’s ruling calls on probate judges across the state to ignore a federal court order and stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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The Latest Anti-Choice Strategy: Less Planned Parenthood Bashing, More Insurance Bans

To win over the middle, anti-choice leaders argued at CPAC, it's more helpful to message around "incremental" abortion restrictions like 20-week bans or insurance coverage restrictions.

To win over the middle, anti-choice leaders argued at CPAC, it’s more helpful to message around “incremental” abortion restrictions like 20-week bans or insurance coverage restrictions.

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Barbara Mikulski, Longest Serving Woman in Congress, Will Not Seek Re-Election

At a press conference announcing her decision, Mikulski said she had asked herself, “Do I spend time my raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?”

At a press conference announcing her decision, Mikulski said she had asked herself, “Do I spend time my raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?”

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What the Net Neutrality Victory Should Teach Us About Other Progressive Fights

Contrary to the narratives being pushed by some in the activism community, the win in the fight for net neutrality wasn’t because liberals managed to somehow "want" it badly enough. This was not a matter of willpower, but one of enormous force, bluntly applied.

Contrary to the narratives being pushed by some in the activism community, the win in the fight for net neutrality wasn’t because liberals managed to somehow “want” it badly enough. This was not a matter of willpower, but one of enormous force, bluntly applied.

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The Fate of the Affordable Care Act Rests in John Roberts’ Hands—Again

Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama's historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?

Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama’s historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?

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Meet the Islamophobic CPAC Mainstage Speaker Behind the ‘Abortion Barbie’ Posters

Sabo (right) had a thing or two to say about Islam, immigration, Ted Cruz, and art at the nation's largest conservative gathering.

Sabo, a Los Angeles-based street artist and right-wing folk hero, had a thing or two to say about Islam, immigration, Ted Cruz, and art at the nation’s largest conservative gathering.

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Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, Immigration ‘Moderates,’ Take Focus Off Families at CPAC

Jeb Bush speaks at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference.

Both possible 2016 presidential contenders said changes to immigration law should focus less on family ties and more on economic factors.

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CPAC’s Worst, Weirdest ‘Jokes’

Phil Robertson speaks at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference.

Among this year’s attempts at conservative “humor”: Sean Hannity’s X-ray utero-vision, Ted Cruz’s quip about not beating his wife, and the guy from Duck Dynasty calling STIs “the revenge of the hippies.”

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