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Past articles by Tracy:

Schwarzenegger: 'As A Republican, I'm Furious' About Indiana's Anti-Gay Law

In a Washington Post op-ed published Friday morning, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) pleaded with his fellow Republicans to stop supporting anti-gay religious freedom laws such as the one recently passed in Indiana. → Read More

Huckabee: Gay-Rights Movement 'Won't Stop Until There Are No Churches'

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said on Wednesday that gay-rights activists wouldn't be satisfied until there are no more churches or Christians in America. → Read More

Tom Cotton: At Least Arkansas Doesn't 'Hang You For The Crime Of Being Gay'

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Wednesday tried deflect criticism of anti-gay legislation in his home state by saying that LGBT people in Iran are treated much worse. → Read More

Al Franken: David Letterman Should Run For Senate In Indiana

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on Wednesday night challenged comedian and native Hoosier David Letterman to stand up to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) by running for office in the state. → Read More

Arkansas Governor's Son 'Proud' To Have Urged Dad To Veto Anti-Gay Bill

The son of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) wrote on Wednesday that he was "proud" to stand up for gay rights by urging his father to reject a religious-freedom bill many feared would permit discrimination against gay people. → Read More

Michele Bachmann Compares Obama To 'Deranged' Germanwings Pilot

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) compared President Obama on Tuesday to the man authorities believe intentionally crashed a commercial airliner into the French Alps last week. → Read More

Tucker Carlson: Critics Of Indiana's Anti-Gay Law Are 'Jihadis'

Fox News host and Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson said on Tuesday that critics of Indiana's divisive Religious Freedom Restoration Act are as intolerant as "jihadis." → Read More

David Letterman: 'This Is Not The Indiana I Remember As A Kid' (VIDEO)

Comedian and native Hoosier David Letterman during his show Tuesday night tore into Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) for signing the state's divisive Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. → Read More

Dick Cheney: Obama Admin Is The 'Most Damaging... Since World War II'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told a crowd of Republicans on Tuesday night that the Obama administration has been the worst in 70 years, according the Wall Street Journal. → Read More

Report: Laura Ingraham Plans To Launch Her Own News Site

Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham plans to launch a right-leaning news website, Politico's Dylan Byers reported Tuesday. → Read More

NASCAR Says It's 'Disappointed' With Indiana's New Anti-Gay Law

The stock-car racing organization NASCAR released a statement on Tuesday saying it was "disappointed" by Indiana's religious freedom-law, which could allow discrimination against gay people. → Read More

Malloy Piles On Pence: 'When You See A Bigot, You Have To Call Them On It'

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) on Tuesday described Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) as a "bigot" and said that politicians have a responsibility to speak out against Indiana's divisive religious freedom law. → Read More

GOP Ex-Gov: Obama's 'Inciting' Birthers By Planning Trip To Kenya (VIDEO)

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R) said on Monday during an appearance on Fox News that President Obama is "inciting" birther conspiracy theorists by planning a trip to Kenya this summer. → Read More

AZ Gun Activist Pulls Out Water Pistol During Bizarre TV Interview (VIDEO)

An Arizona gun activist whipped out neon-green water pistol during an appearance Sunday on a local political news show to demonstrate that gun regulations are powerless against people who have "a mind to do something evil." → Read More

GOP Rep: Cruz Supporters Won't Stop Pestering Me With 'Vulgar' Phone Calls

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Friday that supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had inundated his office with "vulgar, rabid and adolescent-type phone calls" ever since he criticized the presidential candidate earlier this week, the Washington Post reported. → Read More

Maine Guv Shoots Back At Stephen King: 'Make Me The Villain Of Your Next Book'

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Thursday said that he would not apologize to novelist Stephen King for wrongly suggesting that the longtime Maine resident had moved to Florida to avoid taxes, The Bristol [Connecticut] Press reported. → Read More

Chris Christie Calls Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana 'Blood Money'

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (R) described taxes on legal marijuana as "blood money" and said that states that legalize the drug "put the lives of children and citizens at risk" for financial gain, the Asbury Park Press reported Thursday. → Read More

Ohio Lawmaker Reveals Rape, Abortion During Debate Over 'Heartbeat Bill'

Frustrated that no sexual assault victims spoke during a debate over an Ohio bill that would ban abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detectable, a representative revealed on the statehouse floor Wednesday that she had an abortion after being raped, the Toledo Blade newspaper reported. → Read More

The New Yorker Removes 'Uppity' From A Description Of Ted Cruz

The New Yorker magazine struck the word "uppity" from a description of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in a recent article about the presidential candidate, Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple reported Wednesday. → Read More

O'Reilly Doesn't Believe Beck Quit The GOP: 'You Live In Fantasyland' (VIDEO)

Conservative media icon Glenn Beck may have declared himself "out of the Republican Party" last week, but Fox News host Bill O'Reilly made it clear Tuesday night that he doesn't buy it. → Read More