Here are the 2012 National Geographic photography contest winners.
Jon Stewart looks at the House Republican inability to help those who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy.
"This is just a simple down the middle, black and white, cut and dry, warm cup of what would Jesus, or any other human being that isn't an a**hole, do? And you blew it. You blew it."
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First of all, my words were taken out of context! After being personally attacked on my Instagram account, I was simply trying to respond and say we live in a world where things are becoming more acceptable…thank God! I was using gay marriage as an example of other matters by trying to say that people are becoming more accepting of gay marriage, of weed being legalized in some states etc. all as a comparison to the personal aspects of my life. However, my question really was ‘Why are people still judging me?’ It was not that I was trying to judge anyone. Anybody that knows anything about my history should know how I have been judged and talked about negatively from the first day that I hit the American Idol stage. However, I am not a judgmental person and never will be. I like to see people do what they enjoy and be with the person they enjoy being with. The LGBT community has been, and still are to date, my biggest supporters. Now...how you doin'?!
Wondering what she's been up to aside from ranting on social media? Her latest single, "Lose to Win", which samples The Commodores' "Night Shift", AFTER THE JUMP...
Five gay couples from the "We Do" campaign sponsored by the Campaign for Southern Equality, requested and were denied marriage licenses in Decatur, Georgia yesterday.
The action follows a similar demonstration last week in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
While the couples knew they would be denied a marriage license because of Georgia's state constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples, they all said they wanted to put a face on LGBT people in the state who are treated as second-class citizens because of who they love.
A group of more than 60 people, including the five couples, marched quietly from the Decatur Public Library to the DeKalb Courthouse. On the lawn of the courthouse, everyone gathered in a prayer circle as clergy from various denominations gave words of encouragement and blessings.
The couples, along with attorneys with the Campaign for Southern Equality and Lambda Legal's Southeastern Office based in Atlanta, then made their way to the Probate Court Clerk's office in the basement of the building where, interestingly, pistol licenses are also issued.
As each couple asked for a license, the clerk pointed out that two people of the same gender are not allowed to get married in Georgia because of state law.
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Beth Schissell and Sally White share their experience of being denied a marriage license during a Campaign for Southern Equality "We Do" demonstration in Decatur, GA:
"Where are We Now?" is the first single off David Bowie's new album, his first in 10 years, released on his 66th birthday, produced by his longtime producer Tony Visconti. His new album will be released at the beginning of March.
Watch the video for the slow groove, AFTER THE JUMP...
Piers Morgan Invites Alex Jones, Creator of the Petition to Deport Him, on His Show So He Can Be Attacked in Person: VIDEO
Piers Morgan invites Alex Jones, the 9/11 Truther behind the White House petition seeking to deport Morgan for his anti-gun advocacy, on his show for a "proper" debate, but quickly learns that Jones doesn't know how to have one. The show quickly turns into a wrath-fest aimed at Morgan.
"1776 will commence again" if guns are taken away, Jones explodes.
"You're a hatchet man of the new world order. You're a hatchet man! And I want to say this right here. You think you're a tough guy? Have me back with a boxing ring in here. I'll wear red white and blue, and you wear your jolly roger."
Watch the explosive interview, AFTER THE JUMP...