Republican Party stacking up with presidential hopefuls

By : Staff Report
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The Republican voters have three more presidential hopefuls in the presidential race in 2016, two of which have never held political office and one who made a run in 2008.

Dr. Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon and author, and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina joined Arkansas’ former governor and FOX News star Mike Huckabee this week in announcing their run for the Republican nomination in the 2016 election for president.

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7.4. 13 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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SteveBlanchardHeadshotEveryone will remember where they were on June 26, 2013. This day will go down as one of the greatest Civil Rights victories of our collective history, and it’s a day that not-so-coincidentally lands within a day of the anniversary of the June 27, 1969 Stonewall Riots.

I was glued to my computer that day, watching the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) blog while CNN ran live coverage on my television. My sweaty palms hovered over my keyboard, waiting to share the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the fate of Proposition 8 in California, which halted marriage equality in that state five years ago.

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Gov. Scott: Supreme Court ruling doesn’t change things in FL

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Florida governor Rick Scott is sounding off on the United States Supreme Court rulings striking down DOMA and dismissing Prop 8, saying that Amendment 2, Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, still holds strong.

“In 2008, Florida voters amended our constitution and said that we are a traditional marriage state, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Scott told reporters after the decision was announced. “As the governor of this state, I’ll uphold the law of the land, and that’s the law of our state.”

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