While some immigration rights advocates cheered the passage of a new immigration reform bill on Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee, LGBT groups are angry over Democrats’ refusing to pursue an amendment guaranteeing undocumented immigrants same-sex couples the right to petition for family visas.
So let’s be very clear about this: Digg is taking copyrighted material from other websites and reproducing it in its entirety in their own app. This probably isn’t fair use. Therefore this is probably stealing!
But of course, this is one of those things that nobody really knows for sure, because it’s one of those things that has to actually be litigated before anyone can definitively say one way or the other, and who’s going to do that? “No one,” is the answer.
Romney flip flops on killing FEMA: 'I will ensure FEMA has the funding it needs'
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has changed his tune about his promise to “absolutely” eliminate the federal agency charged with providing relief to the millions of Americans who have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Hollywood lawyers oppose returning reporter's files taken in Megaupload raid
This week, an Ohio sports reporter found himself at the epicenter of the legal fallout over the seizure of Megaupload, a cloud storage business that was taken down by force in January at the request of the U.S. government, which accused the site of running the biggest criminal copyright operation in history.
'Heckuva job Brownie': Obama could have 'gotten more mileage' by delaying disaster relief
The former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the bungled Hurricane Katrina recovery says that President Barack Obama should have delayed providing disaster relief assistance to the states hit by Hurricane Sandy because it could have benefited him politically.
Transgender activist: Everyone's civil rights are 'the civil rights issue of our time'
Responding to remarks Vice President Joe Biden made Tuesday highlighting transgender rights as important, Director of the National Center for Trans Equality Mara Keisling was impressed that the vice president vocalized his support but remembered that civil rights are important for everyone.
The Republican National Convention week in review: A GIF guide
By Kay Steiger
If you felt so overwhelmed with Republican National Convention coverage this week that you just did the mental equivalent of hitting “ignore,” we don’t blame you. With literally thousands of reporters descending on Tampa this week, The Atlantic's Molly Ball admitted, “Sure, the conventions are a manufactured event, more infomercial than news.”
Then there was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s speech, which contained this zinger, “You see, Mr. President — real leaders don’t follow polls. Real leaders change polls.” To the Republicans in the room Chris Christie probably appeared filled with righteous anger.
But to a lot of other people, it sorta seemed like this.
Then the journalists all filed their stories and went to party.
And journalists were probably running around town telling each other this.
The big featured speaker was Paul Ryan, who a lot of folks think is super dreamy.
Paul Ryan’s speech went off pretty much as you’d expect. To folks at the convention, he looked like this.
Oh yeah, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Hukabee made a sexist jokeabout Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). He said, “The only hitch in an otherwise perfect week was the awful noise coming from the hotel room next door to mine. Turns out it was just Debbie Wasserman Schultz practicing her speech for the DNC in Charlotte next week. Bless her heart.”
Wasserman Schultz’s reaction was, “Perhaps Mr. Huckabee should pay more attention to the company he keeps, such as Todd Akin, instead of taking potshots at the Chairwoman for applause lines.” Which is basically political-speak for this.
And it’s true, Huckabee and Rep. Todd “legitimate rape” Akin (R-MO) are besties.
It’s probably also worth noting that VP nominee Ryan and Akin are also kind of bros, having worked together on legislation that would define “rape” as “forcible rape.”
Just before evening speeches started, officials confirmed that Clint Eastwood would be the surprise mystery guest.
Probably, they were expecting this kind of Clint Eastwood performance.
Instead, they got this.
This was pretty much the reaction.
Mit Romney accepted his nomination. He talked about his parents’ marriage, which was kind of an “aww” moment.
But after that crazy Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair thing, pretty much what everyone heard when Romney talked was this.
That’s basically it! That’s all you missed. Thanks for the good times, Tampa.
“But there’s one other consideration: how many times are marriage equality supporters supposed to believe the winking declarations of Obama’s team that the President actually believes in marriage equality if he doesn’t actually do anything to support it? … If Obama actually supports marriage equality, it’s long past time to actually say it. Otherwise, perhaps voters — on all sides — should take him at his word.”—Raw Story’s executive editor, Megan Carpentier, on the Administration’s position on marriage equality… on April 24.