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Obama is CNN’s Most Intriguing Person of 2012

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A year ago, President Barack Obama was under fire. Today, he is being feted. In just 12 months, the 51-year-old lawyer and former U.S. senator raised by a single mother went from a beleaguered candidate for re-election — his record and signature health care law under daily attack by Republican rivals — […]

Russia’s lower house approves bill to ban US adoption

(CNN) – Lawmakers in Moscow moved Friday to ban Americans from adopting Russian children, passing a bill that imposes a series of sanctions on U.S. interests, state media reported. Russia is one of the top countries of origin for international adoptions in the United States. The State Duma, Russia‘s lower house of parliament, adopted the […]

Potential Pentagon nominee brings all sides out swinging

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Calls of concern and support over President Obama’s possible pick to be the next secretary of defense are piling up as former colleagues and special interest organizations take aim at and defend the independent-thinking former senator. Chuck Hagel is believed to be the president‘s preferred candidate to run the Pentagon, but an […]

New Year’s Eve Dance Party fundraiser for Stepping Stone

Wayne Back will be hosting the fourth annual New Year’s Eve Party for the recovery community at 2219 Fern Street in  South Park, Monday, Dec. 31 9 p.m.-1 a.m. All proceeds will go to benefit Stepping Stone. A $20 donation is suggested which includes, 29”x21” Sky lantern to release your next year’s goals, wishes and […]

Same-sex marriage allowed in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Monday, a Brazilian state judge approved what the court described as the nation’s first gay marriage. Sao Paulo state Judge Fernando Henrique Pinto ruled two men could convert their civil union into a full marriage. According to Brazilian Law Blog: Brazil is about to see something that we only heard about from the United States: […]

Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry applaud Gingrich’s stance on marriage

NEW YORK — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich shifted his position on marriage for same-sex couples this week, urging Republicans to heed public opinion and move toward acceptance of the freedom to marry. Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry released the following statement: “Newt Gingrich‘s new position shows that when conservatives truly examine their […]

After Dark, December 20, 2012

City Council votes 9-0 to OK Gloria’s choices

The San Diego City Council unanimously approved Monday all of Council President Todd Gloria’s committee chairs and recommendations for 2013. Gloria selected 5th District Councilmember Mark Kersey to chair a new committee dedicated to fixing streets, roads and sidewalks since potholes are the most frequent complaint city leaders hear from citizens. “I expect big things […]

2013 Absolut Hillcrest Mardi Gras moves forward

The GSDBA Charitable Foundation has announced that the 2013 Absolut Hillcrest Mardi Gras will be held Feb. 12, 2013 as previously scheduled. It had been reported in some LGBT media outlets that the Hillcrest Business Association had voted not to participate in the production of Mardi Gras 2013. Many in the community were upset assuming […]

San Diego Pool League call for players

The San Diego Pool League (SDPL) will begin their 70th season and 35th year Monday, Jan. 28 2013 and the league is now looking for men and women interested in either joining a team or forming a team of their own. The SDPL is San Diego’s oldest sporting organization and is the only pool league […]

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