President Obama's nomination of former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense has been controversial, partly because of Hagel's icky gay-related remarks in 1998, not to mention his bad record on LGBT issues.
Here are some statements that have come forth on the issue:
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It's officially "Make Stupid Comments About Rape Week" for politicians, and the festivities have jumped across the pond to Great Britain, where folks are known for their impeccable manners -- and a member of Parliament recently said that having sex with a woman while she sleeps isn't rape, it's just ... More >>
The House of Representatives voted Friday afternoon to block Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding by a count of 240-185. The measure was led by GOP Rep. Mike Pence, who argues that the government should not support organizations that "provide or promote" abortion. The group last ... More >>
Frances M. Roberts/NewscomA jury in Manhattan federal court yesterday convicted Brooklyn Rabbi Milton Balkany of extortion, thus ending one of New York's longest-running lucky streaks.
The verdict caps a seven-day trial which revealed a drama worthy of John Guare or David Mamet: Secretly reco ... More >>
Chambliss is claiming "credit," so far...Senator Saxby Chambliss' (R-Georgia) has said that a staffer in his office Tuesday wrote the comment "all faggots must die" in a post about the 'Don't' Ask, Don't Tell' Senate vote which appeared at New York gay blogger Joe Jervis's site Joe My God. Ru ... More >>
Apparently, Lady Gaga doesn't just have the power to get major legislation moved onto the floor of the U.S. Senate, but she's got U.S. senators clamoring to reach her on Twitter.
After turning up to the VMAs on Sunday with four service members discharged because of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and calli ... More >>
Did President Barack Obama have an affair with Vera Baker, a campaign aide on his run for Senate in 2004? Definitely (maybe), says the National Enquirer! Probably, says the Drudge Report, amid vivid Vietnam-style flashbacks while muttering "Lewinsky" repeatedly. Everyone else is hedging their ... More >>
Scott Brown has accomplished much in his short time on earth. He's fathered an American Idol contestant. He's been naked in Playgirl. He's served in the National Guard, as property assessor for Wrentham, Massachusetts, and in the Massachusetts state legislature. And a perfect storm of incompetent co ... More >>
Several local chairmen of the state Republican Party got together last night and endorsed Bruce Blakeman for the 2010 Senate race. But the state chairman, Ed Cox, says the Party is still open to other contenders -- including Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman.
Zuckerman is "very concerned a ... More >>
Here's a path-breaking way to present yourself to the public as a potential U.S. Senate candidate: Agree to a sit-down interview with a major newspaper only on the condition that you not be asked anything about the issues.
The money graf in David Saltonstall's Daily News interview today with Harold ... More >>
Sometimes we'd swear the Republicans are just fucking with us. First they terrorized us all with the notion that Rudolph Giuliani would run for Governor, and to that end was bent on installing his own puppet state GOP chairman. Now it looks like the puppet's strings have been cut and Ed Cox will run ... More >>
Caroline Kennedy has retrieved her tiara from the ring. She's no longer a candidate for appointment to the U.S. Senate.
Amid all signs that the princess's coach was rapidly turning into a pumpkin, one of her minions issued an e-mail just after midnight saying she was withdrawing for "personal re ... More >>
Apparently David Paterson has now really, finally, absolutely made up his mind about his senate pick. The governor's press office just released his schedule for tomorrow, which calls for a noon press conference tomorrow in Albany to announce his "U.S. Senate Appointment."
Meanwhile, Long Island co ... More >>
The remarkable emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 preoccupied news outlets. Some took a new-media angle. "Hudson Plane Crash & Obama Show Social Media Legitimacy," bragged WebProNews, and everyone swooned over the twitpic of the fallen jet taken by Janis Krums from a rescue ferry. Reporte ... More >>
It's a rare treat when liberals and conservatives can get together, and they seem to agree that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is one awesome crook. Lefty outlets have been following the Blagojevich "fiasco," exploring the linkages between Blagojevich and Illinois politicians who might accommo ... More >>