Top State Department Official Says Response To Ugandan Anti-LGBT Law Was “Slow”

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“I would acknowledge we’re sometimes slow,” Assistant Secretary of State #Tom Malinowski said. View this image › U.S. State Department / Via state.gov WASHINGTON — The State Department&8217;s top human rights official said Wednesday that the U.S. response to #Uganda&8217;s anti-LGBT law may have been &8220;slow.&8221; &8220;I would acknowledge we&8217;re sometimes slow,&8221; said Tom Malinowski, […]


Meet Hank, The Newest Major League Mascot

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He’s cute, he&8217;s furry, he&8217;s everything a baseball team needs. 1. This is Hank, the new unofficial mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers. View this image › AP Photo/Rick Scuteri 2. He was found roaming around the team&8217;s spring training practice field. View this image › AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Cheryl Evans 3. When the team […]


Romney To Defend Bain Capital Record In Acceptance Speech

View this image › Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney directs a technician to adjust the teleprompter during a sound check at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 30, 2012 during the Republican National Convention (RNC). The RNC will culminate later today with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan […]


African Human Rights Commission Adopts Continent’s First Resolution Against Anti-LGBT Violence

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“It’s a homegrown resolution saying we are human beings. … There has never been anything like this before.” View this image › J. Lester Feder/BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com The African Union’s human rights commission has adopted a resolution condemning violence against LGBTI people, marking the first time an African human rights body has held that […]


The 17 Most Excellent Presidential Christmastime Photos

17. Socks, the Clinton White House cat peeks into his stocking…. View this image › National Archives 16. …and poses flawlessly in front of the White House Christmas tree. View this image › National Archives 15. George H.W. Bush reads Christmas stories to his grandchildren at Camp David. View this image › Bush Presidential Library […]


Barack Obama In 2008: I Won’t Make Osama Bin Laden A Martyr

The Democrats have a new attack on Mitt Romney: Obama killed Osama Bin Laden, and we don’t know what Mitt Romney would have done, as Joe Biden put it Thursday. The Obama campaign is drawing in particular on a 2007 comment Romney made to the AP, saying “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth, spending […]