Last week Democratic Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor said, “I accept evolution,” according to Politico. But in Bill Maher’s 2008 film Religulous, the senator doubted evolution saying, “I don’t know how it all happened,” and, “Clearly the scientific community’s a little divided on some of the specifics.” Pryor has contended Maher took his words out of context.
Sen. Mark Pryor gets an assist from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to save him from Bloomberg’s money, then cuts the ribbon at an ammunition factory. Gun control advocates are fine with the factory thing, but not Gillibrand’s money. Welcome to Arkansas 2014.
“I find myself unable to look them in the eye without honestly confronting this uncomfortable inequality,” moderate Missouri Democrat says.
Even as some political figures are more forthcoming with their support for marriage equality, lawmakers facing tough reelections avoid weighing in.