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Milwaukee Dems announce election night plans

Written by WiG Tuesday, 06 November 2012 01:40

Where are Democrats gathering on election night in Milwaukee? U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, retiring U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are celebrating the election at the Hyatt Regency, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., downtown Milwaukee. They'll be joined with representatives and volunteers from the Obama-Biden campaign and the Baldwin for Senate campaign.

To Watch: British ad celebrates gay parents

Written by WiG Monday, 05 November 2012 07:23

A new campaign from the United Kingdom celebrates gay parents, promotes adoption and points out that much of Europe doesn't fully recognize the rights of children of same-sex couples.

The ad – Invisible Parents – was created by the same people behind an ad earlier this year advocating marriage equality in the United Kingdom – a still undecided issue.

2 Jamaican guards accused of beating gay student

Written by AP Monday, 05 November 2012 05:08

Two security guards at a university in Jamaica have been released from duty as police investigate accusations that they assaulted a student believed to be gay.

A video posted on YouTube shows the student being slapped, punched and kicked by one guard as he tries to shield himself from the blows while another guard holds him. A female guard is shown standing by, holding a large piece of wood. The assault occurred late Nov. 1 at the University of Technology in the capital of Kingston.

Cher and Kathy Griffin have teamed up with to make a video titled "Don't let Mitt turn back time on women." The video emphasizes outlandish GOP attitudes toward women and  the views of leading candidates about rape. It also addresses LGBT voters.

Cher gives a shout-out to voters in Madison and cities in other swing states, urging them to think about women's health, safety and fairness when they go to the polls.

Watch: Obama speaks at rally in Madison

Written by WiG Monday, 05 November 2012 14:33

Campaigning in Wisconsin today, President Barack Obama spoke to an estimated 18,000 people rallying in Madison.

He talked about fighting to protect and grow the middle class.

GOP star Marco Rubio featured in anti-gay robocalls

Written by WiG Monday, 05 November 2012 06:51

Rising Republican star Marco Rubio is the featured voice on a robocall urging voters to cast ballots against marriage equality – and candidates who support equality – on Election Day.

The calls are being paid for by the National Organization for Marriage, with the Catholic Church is the biggest backer of the anti-gay campaigns in Washington, Maryland, Maine and Minnesota.

Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo, a native of Kenosha, has recorded robocalls on behalf of Rob Zerban, Paul Ryan’s congressional opponent. Zerban, a local businessman and Democrat, is the most serious challenger Ryan has ever faced for re-election in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District.

“Hi, this is Mark Ruffalo. You may know me as The Hulk in the Avengers, but what you might not know is that Kenosha is my hometown. I'm calling to ask you to vote for Rob Zerban for Congress on Tuesday,” Ruffalo’s recorded calls begin. They continue:

Campaigns readying in case Litigation Day follows Election Day

Written by AP Saturday, 03 November 2012 09:30

Legions of lawyers are ready to enter the fray in case Election Day turns on a legal challenge. One nightmare scenario would be for the results in a battleground state like Florida or Ohio to be too close to call, with thousands of absentee or provisional ballots yet to be counted.

The key, experts say, is whether the difference in votes between the two candidates is within what's known as the "margin of litigation" – that is, the number of outstanding votes must be much greater than the margin separating Obama and Romney when the smoke clears. And, it must be in a state that's decisive.

Obama’s iPod a bit like his electorate - varied

Written by AP Monday, 05 November 2012 13:43

President Barack Obama’s iPod could pass for a voter outreach tool.

Interviewed recently on Cincinnati radio station WIZF, Obama ran through his musical tastes, an eclectic and all-encompassing list of artists and tracks that reflect the varied coalition of voters he is seeking to attract.

Billy Graham runs anti-gay ad in Washington

Written by AP Monday, 05 November 2012 05:13

Evangelist Billy Graham took out an ad in a small weekly newspaper asking voters to "vote for Biblical values" in Tuesday's election.

In the ad in the Thursday edition of the Edmonds Beacon newspaper, Graham urges voters to support candidates who "protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman."

An ex-convict-turned-pastor gulped beers before beating and strangling his fiancee’s daughter to fulfill a sexual fantasy and then seemed more concerned about the reaction of his tiny congregation than the victim of the “crazy, tragic” murder, authorities said Friday.

The death stunned members of Christ Community Fellowship, a 14-person church in rural Michigan, where John D. White has been delivering Sunday sermons for three years. They knew about his criminal past but felt he had turned the corner.

Romney robocall warns of Obama's war on Christianity

Written by WiG Saturday, 03 November 2012 07:18

In a last-ditch effort to get right-wing Christian extremists to the polls, Mitt Romney’s campaign is robocalling voters to warn them that President Barack Obama is waging a war on Christianity.

A voter in Fairfax, Va. received the call last night, according to the Huffington Post.