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Openly Gay Ryan Fecteau to Become ME's Youngest House Speaker

Openly Gay Ryan Fecteau to Become ME's Youngest House Speaker

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 17, 2020

When Rep. Ryan Fecteau becomes speaker of the Maine House of Representatives next month, he will be the youngest and the first LGBTQ person to do so.

Georgia Official Says Lindsey Graham Asked Him About Tossing Ballots

Georgia Official Says Lindsey Graham Asked Him About Tossing Ballots

By Kate Brumback | Nov 17, 2020

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham asked him whether he had the power to reject certain absentee ballots, a question he interpreted as a suggestion to toss out legally cast votes.

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

By Marcy Gordon | Nov 17, 2020

A Senate panel is calling on the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter to defend their handling of disinformation in the contest between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

Trump Campaign Lawsuit Over Pennsylvania Vote Heads to Court

Trump Campaign Lawsuit Over Pennsylvania Vote Heads to Court

By Mark Scolforo | Nov 17, 2020

A hearing on the Trump campaign's federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results remains on track for Tuesday after a judge quickly denied the campaign's new lawyer's request for a delay.

Biden's Beach Hideaway Has Political Sun Shining On Rehoboth

Biden's Beach Hideaway Has Political Sun Shining On Rehoboth

By Will Weissert | Nov 16, 2020

This resort town known for Atlantic waves that are sometimes surfable, fresh-cut French fries and a 1-mile wooden boardwalk that dates to the 1870s has long prided itself on being the "Nation's Summer Capital." It may soon sport a beach White House.

Biden Seeks Window on Vaccine Plans as Trump Stalls Handoff

Biden Seeks Window on Vaccine Plans as Trump Stalls Handoff

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Will Weissert | Nov 16, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden's scientific advisers plan to meet with vaccine makers in coming days even as a stalled presidential transition keeps them out of the loop on government plans to inoculate all Americans against COVID-19.

Out Congressman-Elect: 'Old Boys Club' Politics 'Collapsing' under Rainbow Wave

Out Congressman-Elect: 'Old Boys Club' Politics 'Collapsing' under Rainbow Wave

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 16, 2020

Citing the "rainbow wave" in which more than 220 out LGBTQ candidates of both parties have won elections at all levels of power, Congressman-elect Ritchie Torres declared the "old boys club" brand of politics is done.

Where Kamala Harris Stacks Up on LGBTQ Rights

Where Kamala Harris Stacks Up on LGBTQ Rights

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 16, 2020

Kamala Harris has just become 'a first' for the White House in many ways. How does the Vice President-elect's record stand where LGBTQ rights are concerned?

What Mandate? Biden's Agenda Faces A Divided Congress

What Mandate? Biden's Agenda Faces A Divided Congress

By Lisa Mascaro | Nov 16, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden wants to "restore the soul of America." First, he'll need to fix a broken and divided Congress.

Trump Campaign Retreats from Key Claim in Pennsylvania Suit

Trump Campaign Retreats from Key Claim in Pennsylvania Suit

Nov 16, 2020

President Donald Trump's campaign is withdrawing a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania.

'Rainbow Wave' Victories Now Top 220

'Rainbow Wave' Victories Now Top 220

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 15, 2020

The number of LGBTQ candidates celebrating election victories in the 2020 elections has edged up to more than 220 and continues to grow.

California Senate Sweepstakes: Who Gets Kamala Harris' Job?

California Senate Sweepstakes: Who Gets Kamala Harris' Job?

By Michael R. Blood | Nov 14, 2020

Election Day is over, but California already is consumed with its next high-profile political contest — the competition to fill Kamala Harris' soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat.

Can Trump Win With 'Fantasy' Electors Bid? State GOP Says No

Can Trump Win With 'Fantasy' Electors Bid? State GOP Says No

By Bob Christie and Nicholas Riccardi | Nov 14, 2020

Republican leaders in four critical states won by President-elect Joe Biden say they won't participate in a legally dubious scheme to flip their state's electors to vote for President Donald Trump.

Bloomberg's Big Spending Struggles to Sway Election Outcomes

Bloomberg's Big Spending Struggles to Sway Election Outcomes

By Brian Slodysko | Nov 14, 2020

After pouring more than $1.2 billion of his personal fortune into presidential politics this election, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has little to show for it.

California Confirms First Openly Gay State Supreme Court Justice

California Confirms First Openly Gay State Supreme Court Justice

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 13, 2020

On Tuesday, California confirmed the state's first openly gay Supreme Court Justice, Martin Jenkins.

Grief, Anger, Disbelief: Trump Voters Face Biden's Victory

Grief, Anger, Disbelief: Trump Voters Face Biden's Victory

By Tamara Lush, Adam Geller and Michelle Price | Nov 12, 2020

Across the country, many of the 71.9 million people who voted for Trump — especially his loyal, passionate base — are working through turbulent emotions in the wake of his loss

Biden Moves Forward Without Help from Trump's Intel Team

Biden Moves Forward Without Help from Trump's Intel Team

By Deb Riechmann | Nov 12, 2020

The presidential race was hovering in limbo in 2000 when outgoing President Bill Clinton decided to let then-Gov. George W. Bush read the ultra-secret daily brief of the nation's most sensitive intelligence.

Out Candidate Beats GOP Opponent, a Proud Boys Leader, in Hawaii

Out Candidate Beats GOP Opponent, a Proud Boys Leader, in Hawaii

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 11, 2020

Adrian Tam, an openly gay candidate for the Hawaii State House of Representatives, defeated a Republican opponent who is also the leader of the state's chapter of extremist group the Proud Boys.

'Smash It In Jesus' Name!' Rants ex-Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann about Biden's Win

'Smash It In Jesus' Name!' Rants ex-Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann about Biden's Win

Nov 11, 2020

"Smash it in Jesus' name!" rants an animated Michele Bachmann in a post-election tweet where pleas for divine intervention in the election.

'I'll Be Darned.' Joe Biden's Shaky History on LGBTQ Legislation

'I'll Be Darned.' Joe Biden's Shaky History on LGBTQ Legislation

By Robert Nesti | Nov 11, 2020

Joe Biden has promised to pass the Equality Act in the first 100 days of his presidency, a far cry from the man who voted for DOMA and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and saw LGBTQ people as "security risks" while a legislator.

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