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Harry Reid on Immigration Reform: 'Gay Folks...Should Be Protected' - VIDEO

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Steve mentioned this interview in his round-up yesterday but I thought I'd post the clip of Harry Reid telling George Stephanopoulos that same-sex families need to be included in immigration reform.

Via Think Progress:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (HOST): One of the other big issues, the President said he wants gay and lesbians to be able to have a family preference. Senator McCain has said we shouldn’t come up with legislation for what he calls social issues.

REID: If we have gay folks in this country who have children, or they come from some other place they should be protected just like any other child.

STEPHANOPOULOS: That’s the position the Republicans are saying that’s too heavy to lift.

REID: If they’re looking for an excuse not to support this legislation, this is another one, but the American people are past excuses. They want this legislation passed.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Meanwhile, Senator John McCain is trying to do just that: Mccain

But congressional Republicans immediately condemned the idea and warned that the measure imperils broader immigration reform. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), one of the senators on the eight-member bipartisan working group on immigration, said at a Politico breakfast last week that injecting social issues into the debate over immigration legislation “is the best way to derail it.”

“Which is more important: LGBT or border security?” McCain said, using an abbreviation for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. “I’ll tell you what my priorities are.”

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1297

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JOHN MCCAIN: Tell me I was right about 'the surge'!

THELMA HOUSTON: On "Don't Leave Me This Way" and gay rights advocacy.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: A behind-the-scenes featurette.

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John McCain Says Including Gays in Immigration Reform 'Not of Paramount Importance' - VIDEO

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Asked about Obama's reported plans to include binational same-sex couples in his immigration reform proposal, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) told CBS News This Morning that he sees that issue as a "red flag" that "is not of paramount importance at this time," Think Progress reports.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman, and John McCain Sound Off on Same-Sex Marriage: VIDEO

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Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham appeared were interviewed by Piers Morgan last night about the right of gay people to marry.

After comparing same-sex marriage to polygamy, Graham compared the marriage equality debate to the civil war:

Can — can I suggest this? Slavery was outlawed by a Constitutional amendment. Go watch “Lincoln,” a great movie. The people decided. The question for us is who should decide these things? Should it be a handful of judges or should it be the people themselves? And I come out on the side of the people themselves. Different people will look at it differently. But slavery was outlawed by a Constitutional amendment. If you want to propose a Constitutional amendment legalizing same-sex marriage and it passes, that’s the law of the land.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rachel Maddow Rips GOP on Foreign Policy, Tells McCain to STFU: VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow delivered a searing look at the GOP's lack of leadership on foreign policy last night, looking at the situations in Iraq, Libya, and Israel:

"The Iraq war was not a good idea. If that is confusing to you. If you have not bothered to figure that out, that implies that you are not  thinking very hard or very clearly about the role of America in the world and the idea of what counts as a good idea for a war. And the GOP has not been thinking about about these issues for the past ten years...."

She ultimately delivered a major smackdown to John McCain and the position he's taken "for lack of any competition for the title" as the Republican Party's most prominent go-to guy on foreign policy when he just has no clue:

“How did John McCain get to be the Republican Party's northstar on foreign policy in 2012? ... There is a basic level of interest and competence required even of the opposition party on the subject, even if the country has decided they don’t want to put you back in the White House, not after what George W Bush did with it. Even if you’re just in congress, even if you’re just the opposition, you need to know what you’re talking about. You need to have a basic level of competence. And doing what John McCain says is not a reasonable substitution for basic competence on this subject.”

Watch Maddow's evisceration, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Obama Responds to 'Outrageous' McCain Threats to Block Possible Nomination of Susan Rice: VIDEO

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In his 16th press conference today, President Obama took a hard stance over threats by John McCain and Lindsey Graham to block UN Ambassador Susan Rice over the attack in Benghazi if he chose to nominate her for Secretary of State.

"If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on the intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her reputation, is outrageous."

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