Sheriff Paul Babeu Talks to CNN About Gay Rights, His Ex-Boyfriend's Allegations, His Relationship Status: VIDEO
Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff and Republican congressional candidate Paul Babeu did a lengthy interview this afternoon with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the Mexican ex-boyfriend whose allegations of threats involving their relationship forced Babeu to come out of the closet over the weekend.
The full interview is about 10 minutes longer than this clip, which came near the end of it. Blitzer asks Babeu, since he now "openly gay", what his thoughts are about gay marriage and whether he might now join the Log Cabin Republicans.
Babeu says he "goes all Ron Paul" when it comes to gay marriage and says it's an issue that should be left up to the states. It's unclear whether he knows what the Log Cabin Republicans are, but replies "I'm sure" when asked if he would get involved with them. Blitzer also asks him if he's seeing anyone at the moment.
That clip, along with one about the allegations being made by his ex-boyfriend and another on his decision to leave the Romney campaign follow below.
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One more clip:
CNN's Miguel Marquez sat down with José, the ex-boyfriend of Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu in an interview:
"Jose" said his immigration status is current and legal. He said he travels back and forth home to Mexico on a 10-year, US tourist visa that allows multiple-crossings of the border. He also said he was running a business in Arizona called Website Results LLC and claimed it's legal to run the business in the country, even on a tourist visa.
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She also performed her new single "The Wolf is Getting Married".
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With Megadeth's Dave Mustaine comes one more notch in the "not an ally" column:
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To mark the second anniversary of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, the agency released a recent video that would not have been possible without it:
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"An active region rotating into view provides a bright backdrop to the gyrating streams of plasma," SDO mission scientists explained in a video description. "The particles are being pulled this way and that by competing magnetic forces. They are tracking along strands of magnetic field lines."
In the video, cooler plasma material appears as darker spots on a bright background. The SDO spacecraft recorded the video in the extreme ultraviolet range of the light spectrum, giving the movie an eerie yellow hue.
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