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WSB reports Barnes keeping Eddie Long donation

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes will keep some $5,000 in campaign contributions from Bishop Eddie Long, despite pending lawsuits against the Bishop accusing him of coercing male members of his congregation into sexual relationships, according to WSB-TV.

Barnes spoke to WSB reporter Lori Geary regarding the donations.

“The allegations are troubling, but there’s not been one deposition taken,” Barnes told Geary. “Let’s let the legal process work.”

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Meghan McCain: My new political fag hag

I'm not sure if it's something I have to defend, but I don't hate Meghan McCain. The more I hear from this young Republican—yes, Republican—the more I like.

She's not a major newsmaker, but she's been playing the controversial pundit since her father's unsuccessful run for president. In that role she has often enraged her own party—and possibly daddy dearest—with a new kind of "radical moderation." Especially when it comes to social issues.

She's totally a friend of a friend of a friend of Dorothy. She even spoke to the 2009 Log Cabin Republicans, saying "old school Republicans" are "scared shitless" of the future.

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Georgia Equality and HRC plan protests at local Target and Best Buy stores

In the aftermath of Target donating to a political action committee funding an anti-gay gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota, local activists plan to protest at the Edgewood Shopping Center Target and Best Buy on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Georgia Equality issued a press release today citing the reasons for a protest, despite an apology from Target, Corp.