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Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield personally replied to an email from a constituent this week ... and told that person to seek therapy or go on meds.

Campfield, a Republican, reintroduced the "Classroom Protection Act," also known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, to the General Assembly this week.

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The bill forbids teachers from discussing anything gay-related from kindergarten through 8th grade, even banning the word "gay" itself from discussion.

The legislation also has a provision requiring teachers to out potentially gay students to their parents. Suffice it to say, this controversial bill has ben polarizing.

One concerned Tennessean emailed him the following:

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Geraldo Rivera is mulling a run for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey in 2014 as a Republican, the TV and radio personality revealed on his show today.

"I mentioned this only briefly to my wife ... but I am and I have been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey," said Rivera.

"I am truly contemplating running against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker."

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"I'm not going to drill this out, because obviously I've got commitments to Fox and to here at the radio program and I'm really having a great time," Rivera adds.

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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) says he has reimbursed a prominent Florida political donor $58,500 for two controversial trips he took back in 2010.


Menendez traveled on the donor's plane to the Dominican Republic in 2010, and was accused of engaging in sex with prostitutes while in that country.

He denied those claims, and there had been no public disclosure of the two trips until now, when he reimbursed Salomon Melgen for the travel costs.

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News that Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti, her race car driver husband of 11 years, are divorcing has only fueled speculation over her possible U.S. Senate bid.

While conventional wisdom would suggest that a sad personal matter might shelve plans to run for public office, some say in Judd's case it makes it more likely.


Kentucky Democrats want her to run, saying the eighth-generation Kentucky native is an ideal candidate to take on GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014.

The politically active actress was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention this summer, so Sen. Ashley Judd is not a totally crazy concept.

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the popular TLC series 19 Kids and Counting are forming a coalition of pro-life groups to help fight against abortion.

The idea stems from their recent trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; to the Duggars, abortion is itself a holocaust.

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"A couple of weeks after we went to the Holocaust Museum it dawned on us that there is a holocaust taking place right here in America!" the Duggars wrote.

"More than 56 million lives have been destroyed in our country! That is over 4,000 babies being killed and 4,000 women being wounded each day!"

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a joint interview on 60 Minutes last night, exchanging praise and reflecting on the last five years.

It's been quite a ride since 2007.

She was his chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, but on Sunday, the outgoing Secretary of State served as Obama’s chief cheerleader.

The feeling was very much mutual.

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Former Republican V.P. candidate Paul Ryan said Sunday on Meet the Press that the nation's fiscal crisis would be different right now under Hillary Clinton.

“Look, if we had a [Hillary] Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles as chief of staff ... I think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now," Ryan said.

"[But] that’s not the kind of presidency we’re dealing with right now.”

Bowles was chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, and currently co-chairs the Campaign to Fix The Debt, a bipartisan deficit reduction effort.

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Barack Obama is an unabashed fan of the Chicago Bears and football in general.

But the Commander-in-Chief recognizes that changes may need to be made to the sport, considering studies that prove how its violent hits result in a rash of brain injuries and concussions.

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In an interview with The New Republic, the President says changes may need to be made that may make football "a bit less exciting," but which will address the long-term health of its participants.

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Vice President Joe Biden really needs a reality show, as a recent White House petition called for. He gave Americans a glimpse of why Friday in a Google+ Hangout.

The always-outspoken Veep (and possible 2016 election candidate) went off on a tangent on shotguns, assault rifles, and protecting yourself during an earthquake.

Take a look:

Senate Democrats introduced their 2013 assault weapons ban earlier in the week, a controversial measure that faces an uncertain future in Congress.

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A federal appeals court ruled that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution by appointing three members of the National Labor Relations Board.

He bypassed the Senate to install appointees during a Congressional recess, hardly unprecedented but still unconstitutional, according to the ruling.

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The decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is a win for Congressional Republicans and business groups critical of the labor board.

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