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Elevatorgate: Foxx in the box wants it all to herself

Elevatorgate: Foxx in the box wants it all to herself

NC GOP Congresswoman Virginia Foxx doesn't want to share The House elevators are reserved for members of Congress during the times when they are voting. Otherwise, they are there for everyone to use. Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx believes they are ...

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An atheist trade-out in Congress

An atheist trade-out in Congress

Tuesday's election saw the loss of California Democratic Congressman Pete Stark, who lost his bid for re-election. Stark was the only openly atheist member of Congress, and was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious 'Humanist of the Year' award. The ...

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Congressional history made with election of Hindu and Buddhist members

Congressional history made with election of Hindu and Buddhist members

Tuesday’s election made history with the election of the first Congressional representatives from the Hindi and Buddhist religions. In Hawaii, voters elected Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who became the first Hindu-American congresswoman. She displaced the Republican incumbent. Gabbard hails from American Samoa, ...

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American Congress members become richer as their constituents become poorer

American Congress members become richer as their constituents become poorer

It is not illegal for members of Congress to engage in insider trading based on the information that they have, which is one of the theories behind why senators and representatives enjoy growing prosperity. The allegation is one that has ...

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Bachmann: Hurricane Irene is a direct message from God: spokeswoman claims it's a joke

Bachmann:  Hurricane Irene is a direct message from God: spokeswoman claims it's a joke

In a remark that her spokeswoman is now saying was in jest, Michelle Bachmann tied both the DC earthquake and Hurricane Irene to God, saying God is speaking directly through these two events to politicians in America.  Bachmann was in ...

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U.S. conservative group demands a federal law banning Shariah law

U.S. conservative group demands a federal law banning Shariah law

Conservative Action Alerts is asking for donations to pay for faxes to Congress members demanding the passage of H.R. 973 which they say will ban courts from considering Shariah law.  They say that conflicts between Shariah law and state law ...

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It's Official: Gays can serve openly in the military in Sept.

It's Official:  Gays can serve openly in the military in Sept.

President Barack Obama on Friday formally signed off on ending the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military, doing away with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT)." The end of the ban is consistent with military readiness, effectiveness, unit ...

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Michele Bachmann's religious views too extreme even for right wing Evangelicals according to Frank Schaeffer interview

Michele Bachmann's religious views too extreme even for right wing Evangelicals according to Frank Schaeffer interview

In an interview with MSNBC, Frank Schaeffer, son of Dr. Francis Schaeffer, father of the modern evangelical Republican movement, stated point blank that Michele Bachmann's religious beliefs will be liability for her in the 2012 Presidential elections.  The Washington Independent ...

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Refusal of Marriage and Childbearing is a Social Deviation, International Pro-Family Group Claims in Declaration That Says Large Families are Critical for Humankind's Survival

Refusal of Marriage and Childbearing is a Social Deviation, International Pro-Family Group Claims in Declaration That Says Large Families are Critical for Humankind's Survival

According to a declaration issued by the Moscow Demographic Summit, "refusal of marriage and childbearing (the child-free phenomenon)" is part of a wave of social deviation that is threatening the survival of the human species. The Summit, sponsored by the ...

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Michele Bachmann to bring on board evangelical Iowa birther for 2012 presidential exploratory committee

Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is apparently forming a presidential exploratory committee for the 2012 elections. CNN reports that the first pick for her political director is Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson, the author of birther bill SB 368 introduced into the ...

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Special Conservation Treatment Being Done on Jefferson Bible

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is currently performing a specialized conservation treatment to ensure the long-term preservation of Thomas Jefferson’s bible, a small handmade book that provides an intimate view of Jefferson’s private religious and moral philosophy, Fine ...

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Ron Paul asks Congress whether public display of fidelity to the Constitution is genuine

With Michelle Bachmann's classes on the Constitution being held for members of Congress, the religious right's references to the Constitution and constant citing of the Constitution by the Tea Party, Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared before the House of Representatives yesterday ...

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Progressive Christianity on DADT: Turning the Human Race into the Human Family

Here at God Discussion, we often focus on stories emerging from the Christian dominionists and fundamentalists who seem bent on making sure that the LGBT community is demonized because they believe that homosexuals are destroying America and religious freedom. Taking ...

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