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The Note: Shutdown blame game misses the broader goal
The TAKE with Rick Klein “The blame, the fault, will all lie in one place,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said yesterday, on the possibility of a government shutdown. Sanders was pointing the finger at Democrats, of course. But it’s not outlandish to say that place would instead be the
'SNL' skewers Roy Moore over sexual misconduct allegations
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was the perfect fodder for the cold open of "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday just days after a report of sexual misconduct was leveled against him. The Washington Post reported this week that Moore engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old when he was 32 and
Outspoken conservative Ben Shapiro says political correctness breeds insanity
The controversial radio host gives lectures in the name of free speech, but his comments on racism, LGBTQ issues and the so-called alt-right movement have made him a target for protestors.
What is National Coming Out Day?
Today is National Coming Out Day, dedicated to raising awareness of civil rights for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. LGBTQ advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign says that National Coming Out Day is meant to help create an environment where living openly and honestly is
Joe Scarborough leaves Republican Party to become Independent
Joe Scarborough has been locked in a nasty feud with the you know who and the administration for a while now and told Steven Colbert that he has to make a big change. What was that? Did you see that. I thought it was a bat. Because you know we get visitations from flies that are this big. That was
Alabama legislation stops short of banning sexual orientation conversion therapy
A newly passed Alabama state law lauded as protection for teenagers at faith-based youth programs was stripped of language that would have restricted sexual orientation conversion therapy following pressure from a conservative policy group with close ties to the bill’s sponsor. The Alabama Child
Notre Dame students walk out on Mike Pence during commencement speech
A group of graduating seniors from the University of Notre Dame turned their backs on their own graduation ceremony in protest of Vice President Mike Pence, who gave their commencement address there on Sunday. The protests, which were organized by a student activist group at Notre Dame called We
Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to ban conversion therapy nationwide
This week, Democratic lawmakers introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 , which will ban treatments nationwide that target the LGBTQ community and claim to be able to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. The treatment, which is often referred to as
A Boy Named Lucas part 5: Taking the stand
In the final part of our five-part series, ABC News' Brian Ross talks to Lucas Greenfield, a gay teen, who details taking the stand to put the pastors who abused him behind bars.
Gay teen describes experience in so-called gay conversion camp
Lucas Greenfield, 17, tells Brian Ross about his experience in so-called gay conversion camp.