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Result of Scottish Independence Vote Predicted by Grindr

By EDGE | Friday Sep 19, 2014
GPS driven hook-up app Grindr has proven to be an effective tool on a variety of fronts, ranging from setting up a last minute lunchtime tryst, to finding converts to Christianity. Could political forecasting be next?

Council Candidates Seek Stein Endorsement

By John Riley | Sunday Sep 14, 2014
At least half of the 14 non-Democrats seeking one of two seats on the D.C. Council have confirmed their intention to attend and participate in an Oct. 6 forum held by the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club.

NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera Praises Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
As the primary elections approach, New York City Councilmember Fernando Cabrera is coming under fire for comments he posted in January praising Ugandans for their anti-gay laws, even as the country faces widespread international condemnation for it.

Schwartz: An "Abomination" If I'm Left Out of Debates

By John Riley | Monday Aug 11, 2014
With the Aug. 6 filing deadline for candidates to declare their candidacy behind them, some D.C. mayoral contenders are raising the issue of debates -- specifically, who will be allowed to participate.

Lesbian Councilwoman Target of Constant Hate Speech

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Richmond, California's Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, the city's first openly lesbian councilwoman, has faced constant hate speech since she was elected to her position four years ago in 2010.

House Of Cards - Season Two

By Louise Adams | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
Politics imitates art: For his role as Majority Whip Francis Underwood, Kevin Spacey shadowed Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Tea Party-Calif., who was just elected as House Republican Majority Leader to replace ousted Eric Cantor.

Hard Choices

By Daniel Scheffler | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
Hillary’s four years as Secretary of State and a hint at what’s to come.

The Tea Party: Bringing Down a Republican Near You?

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Yes, Virginia, you’ve been a Santa Claus. But to whom, exactly? For starters: Anyone who actually takes an interest in politics. The game, having grown unbearably stale, just got interesting again.

Hillary Clinton Speaks at San José State University

By Louise Adams | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Former First Lady and Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate New York Senator Hillary Clinton spoke in front of an eager audience at San Jose State University last Thursday.

Rhode Island Lawmakers Jockey to be House Speaker

By Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace RI’s first openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox after he relinquished the House speakership following FBI raids on his home and office.