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"God, this debate is like watching sweaters dry, but if one of the sweaters hated gay people" pretty much sums it up.

October 05 2016 1:26 PM

The Mike Pence line from the debate that Twitter was snickering about gets the late-night treatment.

October 05 2016 1:05 PM

The Indiana governor's "license to discriminate" law and other aspect of his LGBT rights record didn't come up in the vice-presidential debate.

October 05 2016 12:42 AM

Tim Kaine failed to confront Mike Pence on his "license to discriminate" law.

October 05 2016 12:17 AM

The debate ended without a single question on Mike Pence's history of anti-LGBT discrimination.

October 05 2016 12:15 AM

The U.S. senator from Virginia took his running mate Hillary Clinton's stated worry about Donald Trump's access to the nuclear button one step further by invoking the Gipper. 

October 04 2016 11:38 PM