Social Issues

Santorum, if elected, would fight to ban pornography

March 18, 2012

“America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography,” Santorum’s official website reads. “Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking.”

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Sanford Police to Release 911 Call After Repeatedly Claiming it Supports a Volunteer Crime Watchman who Shot, Killed a 17 year-old Black Male

March 16, 2012

“Lee said he is frustrated that Trayvon’s family, its lawyers and others have ripped his department for its handling of the case. He is not a racist, he said, and his officers conducted a thorough and fair investigation and did nothing underhanded or untruthful.”

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Witness: Sanford Police Department “blew us off” in the aftermath of a racially-charged shooting

March 16, 2012

“Witness Mary Cutcher said she knew the truth. Cutcher said police only took a two or three sentence statement from her, but it took about 30 minutes to tell WFTV the story.”

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White House condones British celebrity billionaire’s recreational drug abuse but fights American patients’ rights

March 16, 2012

““I asked him if I could have a spliff,” businessman and Virgin Group honcho Richard Branson told a crowd gathered at The Atlantic’s Washington offices Thursday.”

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President Obama signs into law bill to criminalize disruptions at political events

March 14, 2012

“Under H.R. 347, which has more commonly been labeled the Trespass Bill by Congress, knowingly entering a restricted area that is under the jurisdiction of Secret Service protection can garner an arrest.”

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Secretary of State Clinton: I’ve made women a cornerstone of American Foreign Policy

March 12, 2012

“During her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton says she’s instructed U.S. diplomats and development experts to “partner… with women, help women start businesses, help girls attend school” and “push” women to get involved in peace talks and elections.”

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Ohio State Senator proposes legislation to regulate Men’s reproductive health

March 12, 2012

“Before getting a prescription for Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs, men would have to see a sex therapist, receive a cardiac stress test and get a notarized affidavit signed by a sexual partner affirming impotency.”

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Attorney General Holder: The New York Police Department’s spying on Muslims in New Jersey is ‘disturbing’

March 8, 2012

“Reports that New York police spied on Muslims in New Jersey without notifying local authorities are “disturbing, and these are things that are under review in the Justice Department,” Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate subcommittee.”

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Religious Broadcaster Pat Robertson: Marijuana should be legalized in the United States

March 8, 2012

“Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government’s war on drugs has failed.”

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The National Rifle Association warns that President Obama will ‘pack’ the Supreme Court to take down the Second Amendment

March 7, 2012

“The National Rifle Association is already jumping into the 2012 election, warning that a Democratic Senate and reelected president could get a shot at changing the political makeup of the Supreme Court and raining a hail of gun fire on the Second Amendment.”

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Virginia Lawmakers vote for revised bill that would require women to undergo a non-invasive ultrasound with the option of a more invasive probe if deemed necessary by a doctor; Still no exceptions for rape or incest victims

February 22, 2012

“Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday passed a revised ultrasound requirement for women seeking abortions that dropped a mandatory internal scan, after Republican Governor Bob McDonnell shifted his stance on the hotly contested measure.”

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Virginia Legislature debating bill to require invasive trans-vaginal ultrasounds 24 hours before an abortion

February 21, 2012

“A bill requiring a woman to get an ultrasound before having an abortion is poised to pass Virginia’s legislature this week, placing it on track to be signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell.”

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Reverend Franklin Graham calls President Obama a ‘son of Islam’ and refuses to call him a Christian, but calls Gingrich a Christian

February 21, 2012

“But Graham also said he couldn’t “categorically” say Obama wasn’t a Muslim, in part, because Islam has gotten a “free pass” under Obama. Graham also said the Muslim world sees Obama as a “son of Islam,” because the president’s father and grandfather were Muslim.”

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Ron Paul: Social Conservatism is a ‘losing position’

February 21, 2012

“I mean, I talk about it because I have a precise understanding of how difficult problems are to be solved,” Paul continued. “And they’re not to be at the national level. We’re not supposed to nationalize these problems. The founders were very clear that problems like this, if there needs to be legislation of sorts, the state has the right to write the legislation that they so choose. And that solves a lot of our problems.”

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Libyan Delegate tells a United Nations Human Rights Panel that “gays and other groups threaten reproduction of the human race”

February 18, 2012

“The remarks, reported by Geneva-based U.N. Watch, came just months after the North African nation’s membership was restored to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The reinstatement came amid assurances that the new government that supplanted the brutal regime of Muammar Qaddafi would not brook human rights violations.”

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