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Hillary Clinton's circle isn't sure she should run for President in 2016. "One of Mrs. Clinton's top advisers and former aides, Cheryl Mills, believes she should stay out of the contest and has told her as much, according to people familiar with her views. But Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) says she encourages Mrs. Clinton to run every chance she gets."
The Washington Post profiles gay Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei: "...we'll never be a 21st Century party if our platform is stuck in the 19th Century."
Police decide to charge only one attacker in Madison Square Garden Knicks game anti-gay attack: "They're putting it all on him instead of going after his friends," said Porto, 27, a fashion designer who was left with a broken nose and severe headaches after the broad-daylight beating on May 5. "It scares me that this sort is thing is OK, that the others can get away with it."
It's Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard in The Giver trailer.
Anne Rice reveals the actors she'd like to play the Vampire Lestat.
New study questions fat and heart disease link: "... the new research, published on Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, did not find that people who ate higher levels of saturated fat had more heart disease than those who ate less. Nor did it find less disease in those eating higher amounts of unsaturated fat, including monounsaturated fat like olive oil or polyunsaturated fat like corn oil."
Equality California on the Boy Scouts and judges: "It may seem like common sense that the California Supreme Court — our state’s foremost judicial body — would ban judges from belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion and sexual orientation. While this has in fact been the case since 1996, the state high court made an exception to this ban for nonprofit youth organizations that discriminate. It did this specifically to accommodate judges who serve as troop leaders in Boy Scouts of America."
Reince Priebus thinks Republicans are "in for a tsunami election".
Glee celebrates 100th episode at the Chateau Marmont.
Meet the anti-gay wingnut, Danny Carroll, who will run the Iowa 2016 caucuses.
Portuguese parliament deals setback to gay adoption rights. "The bill, introduced by the center-left opposition parties in 2013, was rejected Friday by a narrow center-right majority of the government coalition of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho. The bill was rejected by 112 votes against, 107 in favor and four abstentions."
There's a new mentor on The Voice and he fronts Coldplay.
The New Yorker compares France's La Manif Pour Tous and the U.S. Tea Party: "What is similar to the Tea Party is that La Manif Pour Tous emerged outside the structure of the traditional French parties—both the Gaullist U.M.P. and the far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen. As with the Tea Party, its supporters claim to represent a silent majority that is not being heard by the élites in the capital. But the Tea Party turned quickly to electoral politics, with what can be seen as either an accession to or a partial takeover of the Republican Party. “La Manif Pour Tous has gone out of its way to keep its distance from both the U.M.P. and the National Front,” Tartakowsky said. It also rejects being labelled as on the right."