Progressives are closely watching three Dane County Board races in which political newcomers are challenging right-wing incumbents.
A special election in Iowa on Nov. 8 provided a big victory for marriage equality in the state by allowing Democrats to maintain their narrow 26-24 majority in the Senate.
Democrat Liz Mathis won a Senate seat in a Republican-leaning district by a margin of 55 to 43, defeating right-wing Republican Cindy Golding, who received strong backing from the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage.
President Barack Obama will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for another term later tonight. His speech will focus on a set of goals for the country and the choice “between two different paths for America.”
The president will ask the country to rally around goals on manufacturing, education, national security and the deficit to create jobs, expand opportunity and ensure an economy “built to last.”
Gay rights advocates want the Democratic Party to include a marriage equality plank in the platform that will be adopted at the national convention in September.
Virginia elected its first openly gay senator, Democrat Adam Ebbin, in a district that encompasses a swath of suburban Washington, D.C., making him one of more than 50 LGBT candidates elected to office in the Nov. 8 election.
Although the election is more than a year away, Tammy Baldwin is the current Democratic frontrunner in what is destined to be a fiercely competitive race for retiring Herb Kohl’s U.S. Senate seat.
Organizers of the March on Wall Street South expect thousands to participate in the demonstration on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C., just days before the start of the Democratic National Convention.
The march assembly begins at 11 a.m. in Charlotte’s Frazier Park on Sunday (Sept. 2).
Rick Santorum's surge to second in Iowa sent his religious right devotees over the moon and left his LGBT detractors dismayed.
President Barack Obama did not stake out any new positions during a speech Oct. 1 to the members of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights groups. But the president did take on the Republicans who want his job, rebuking the candidates who did not defend a gay servicemember booed by the audience at a recent debate in Florida.