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YouTubeFormer Fox News gasbag Erick Erickson has had yet another online meltdown over Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg. Erickson, now spouting his claptrap on right-wing radio, took to his blog to skewer Buttigieg, claiming Donald Trump “has more humility” than the South Bend, IN Mayor and veteran. “President Trump has said more than once he has never felt the need to repent for anything,” Erickson writes. “Pete Buttigieg is a practicing homosexual who willfully refuses to recognize Holy Scripture identifies that...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of policy planning at the State Department, Kiron Skinner, was fired on Thursday after nearly a year in the job, according to two sources familiar with the decision. The State Department declined to comment. Skinner did not respond to repeated emails requesting comment. The sources said Skinner, one of the highest-ranking African-American officials in the State Department, was told on Thursday she was being dismissed effective immediately. Skinner, a foreign policy scholar, was hired...

DA Craig Northcott said that he won’t prosecute LGBT domestic violence cases because he doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages. Screenshot via NBC video “Northcott: ‘I don’t recognize’ same-sex unions ‘as marriage’ Craig Northcott, a District Attorney for Coffee County, Tennessee, refuses to persecute LGBT domestic violence cases because he doesn’t believe that same-sex marriages are valid despite being federal law, according to NBC. Because of his comments during a 2018 video, many people are urging for his resignation as I presume, they...

One of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s senior aides was just fired after several members of her staff threatened to quit over her “abusive” management style. Kiron Skinner was informed yesterday while she was on a trip to China that she was being ousted from her position as director of the agency’s Policy Planning Staff. Politico reports that Skinner was let go because of “her ‘abusive’ management style, including making homophobic remarks and accusing people of having affairs.” According to Politico: Sounds like a...

(Image via HUNQZ.com)Visitors to Amsterdam have probably strolled De Wallen, its downtown red light district where female sex workers often stand in one of 300 windows to advertise their services. According to Boy Culture, Amsterdam is celebrating Pride by putting male sex workers in the red ligght district windows for the first time ever. It’s not only a long overdue display of the city’s acceptance of queer sexuality, it’s also an awareness campaign by the non-profit brothel and sex worker...

Fred Karger, the Los Angeles-based businessman and activist, has launched a 2020 campaign of a different sort. He wants voters to know that he, not Pete Buttigieg, was the first openly gay man to seek the presidency. Karger ran in 2012 as an “independent Republican,” and fully acknowledged that he had little-to-no chance of winning. Rather, he ran to spotlight his favorite causes, and to pave the road for a more serious candidate like Mayor Pete, who kicked ass in last...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mounting support among Democrats in Congress for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump seems unlikely to change House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s caution on moving ahead with the politically risky move, Democrats said on Thursday. Support for an impeachment inquiry has surged about 30% among Democrats in the House of Representatives since former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified on July 24 about his probe of Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election, a Reuters headcount shows....

2020 hopeful Marianne Williamson spoke for just under nine minutes during last night’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit–roughly half the airtime enjoyed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders–but she made the most of those nine minutes. By the end of the nearly three-hour debate, Williamson was the most-searched candidate of the evening, according to Google Trends, and managed to get in several memorable one-liners, including one about the failure of “this wonkiness” to combat “this dark psychic force of the...

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (Reuters) - Kim Mahoney listened from her reclining living room couch as Democratic presidential candidates debated economic, trade and environmental policies this week, needing only to look to her backyard to see how lofty political pledges can really play out. Once a middle-of-the-road Democratic voter, the 50-year-old paralegal lives in the last house standing in a neighborhood razed for a planned technology plant. President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have touted the project for...

Boris Johnson has travelled to Northern Ireland for the first time since assuming his role as UK's prime minister to tackle several issues in government and on Brexit. Meeting for talks with the country's five main political parties on Wednesday, Johnson is expected to encourage cooperation to restore the region's power-sharing government, which collapsed in 2017. Brexit is also expected to feature in discussions as Johnson's hardline approach to the UK leaving the European Union with or without a deal will...

Pageant queen Kathy Zhu is sure making lemonade out of lemons. Last week, Zhu was stripped of her Miss Michigan title after a series of vile tweets she wrote in 2017 and 2018 resurfaced. In response, Zhu hit the media circuit, where she claimed “coming out as conservative is harder than coming out as gay.” Some of Zhu’s tweets included calling Adolf Hitler “very smart and a good public speaker,” attacking women who wear hijabs, and sharing bogus statistics suggesting Black...

DETROIT — The progressive all-stars lost in a draw. Facing a field of more-centrist Democrats trailing them in the 2020 presidential primary polls, liberal Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., locked arms at Thursday's CNN debate here to make the case for their "Medicare for All" health insurance plan and other "bold progressive" changes to public policy. If they were going to demonstrate convincingly that it would take big, bold progressive policy ideas to beat President Donald Trump, surely...

Craig Northcott is the District Attorney for Coffee County, Tennessee and a self-proclaimed “good Christian man.” But he may soon be without a law license after spouting off his homophobic beliefs at a religious conference and then doubling down on them later. A letter signed by over 330 lawyers is urging the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility to issue an emergency suspension of Northcott’s law license after he was caught on video telling a religious conference that he doesn’t believe...

Image via Netflix Remember Mayor Ted Terry from season 2? Well, he’s officially running for Georgia state Senate. When the world first met Terry, in the episode “Make Ted Great Again,” he had a standout look. The 36-year-old mayor from Clarkston, Georgia, the youngest person to ever hold the post when he was elected as a 30-year-old in 2013, was called the “hipster mayor” by the Fab Five. While the entire group reshaped Ted Terry’s life and surroundings, it was a...

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Ben Hardy, X-Men: Apocalypse star, goes full-frontal in the play “Judas Kiss.” These several revealing images of British actor leaked soon to the Internet. Hardy appeared naked...

OMG. American actor and model Max Emerson hasn’t been shy about showing off his assets on social media. The 29-year-old previously went skinny dipping and stripped...