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Gay GOP group grapples with Family Research Council

"Over the last week, the Family Research Council has shown its true colors - attacking GOProud for working with the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America to protect 2nd Amendment rights, attacking GOProud for supporting cutting taxes on American families, and for supporting the free market healthcare reform proposal offered by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK)," said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director. "These attacks make it clear the Family Research Council doesn't care one iota about the conservative agenda."

By David Weigel  |  June 23, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Conservatives , Gay  
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Grover Norquist joins GOProud

In a statement going out later today, Norquist calls the group "an important part of the conservative movement." No surprise there. Norquist has always made common cause with almost anyone on the right who's fiscally conservative, even as his Wednesday meetings of the movement include representatives of social conservative groups who are at loggerheads with GOProud. Here you've got the fledgling gay group winning another seat at the table, and a leader of the conservative movement pulling the chair out for them.

By David Weigel  |  June 15, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Conservatives , Gay  
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Victory has a thousand fathers, exhibit A

Only that! Nothing else -- certainly not Fiorina owning the airwaves while Campbell, running low on cash, went dark.

By David Weigel  |  June 9, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 Election , Gay  
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Why Rush Limbaugh loves Elton John

Biographer explains why Limbaugh booked Elton John to play his wedding: Rush doesn't get exercised about gay issues.

By David Weigel  |  June 9, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Conservatives , Gay , Media  
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A gay marriage GOP spat in Virginia

This district, home to plenty of activist Republicans but far too many Democrats to make it a real race is often, mystifyingly, a hotbed of negative campaigning. In 2008, Ron Paul support Amit Singh ran a strong and well-funded campaign before being felled by misleading direct mail attacks on his libertarian stances and criticism of the Iraq War.

By David Weigel  |  June 8, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  2010 Election , Gay  
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Family Research Council explains: It lobbied for changes to Uganda resolution

Family Research Council spokesman J.P. Duffy has issued a statement on the "inaccurate internet reports" -- mine was here -- on the conservative group's stance on a resolution condemning an anti-gay bill in Uganda. FRC, said Duffy, does not support Uganda's bill -- although I don't know who said it did. Instead:

By David Weigel  |  June 4, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Gay  
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