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Colorado Gov. Introduces Lt. Gov. as ‘Sex Star’

World Economic Forum(DENVER) -- Usually when most people hear the phrase “rising sex star,” they don't think of a politician.

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia of Colorado held a press conference at the state capitol on Wednesday.  In front of a crowd, including about 40 children from Colfax Elementary School in Denver, Hickenlooper introduced his right-hand man as a "rising sex star," according to the Denver Post.

“Now I get to introduce that rising sex star um…symbol I meant, symbol, not star,” Hickenlooper said amid awkward laughter. He then acknowledged one of the most difficult press conferences “in the history of the office” was about to ensue.

“I didn’t mean ‘sex symbol,'” the Democratic governor told the Denver Post.  “I meant ‘rock star,’ but I said ‘sex star.’  It was a poorly designed effort to pay compliments to Joe.”

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Hickelooper often refers to Garcia as a “rock star.”

“He calls me a rock star a lot,” Garcia told the Post.  "I’m really a pretty straight-arrow, boring kind of guy.  I think he just slipped and called me something else.”

The press conference was to reveal the state’s early childhood literacy plan.

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Bachmann Signs Pledge for Ban on Porn and Same-Sex Marriage

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Michele Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge, vowing to support a constitutional amendment that defines marriage between a man and a woman, and which calls for a ban on all pornography.

“The Marriage Vow -- A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family,” sponsored by the Family Leader, an Iowa-based conservative organization, equates same-sex marriage with bigamy and polygamy and calls on candidates to promise to be faithful to their spouses.

The two-page pledge includes a “Declaration of Dependence on Marriage and Family” that explains the deterioration of traditional marriage on “quickie divorce,” unmarried couples living together, and inaccurate science that suggests homosexuality is a choice.

Candidates, like Bachmann, who sign the pledge vow  “vigorous opposition to any redefinition of the Institution of Marriage...through statutory, bureaucratic, or court-imposed recognition of intimate unions which are bigamous, polygamous, polyandrous, same-sex.”

They also recognize that “married people enjoy better health, better sex.”

Though Bachmann sponsored a Minnesota law defining marriage between a man and a woman, the positions she supports in the pledge contradict some of the statements she has made publicly regarding gay people and same-sex marriage.

Bachmann’s support of a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage, conflicts with previous comments she has made, in which she has said she would not interfere with states that have legalized same-sex marriage.

By signing the pledge she supports the idea that homosexuality is a choice, and that being gay is a health risk. Last month, however, she told CBS’ Bob Scheifer that she was “not running to be anyone’s judge.”

"You know, I firmly believe that people need to make their own decisions about that," she said when asked if being gay was a choice. "But I am running for the presidency of the United States. I am not running to be anyone's judge. And that's where I'm coming from in this race."

The first two states to pick a Republican candidate for the White House, Iowa and New Hampshire, have both legalized same-sex marriage.

The pledge also asks candidates to promise to oppose the imposition of Sharia Islamic law.

Bachmann’s campaign did not respond to comment for this story.

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White House: Anthony Weiner a 'Distraction' to Obama's Agenda

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The scandal involving New York Democrat Anthony Weiner is a "distraction" from the president's agenda, the White House said Monday, but spokesman Jay Carney did not indicate whether the administration would like to see the congressman step down.

"We think this is a distraction obviously from the important business the president needs to -- the Congress needs to do," Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to North Carolina, where President Obama was to deliver a speech on job creation. "Beyond that I don’t have any comment."

Weiner has requested a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives and his office says he is seeking treatment for a condition that has not been specified.

Weiner, who is married and whose wife is pregnant with the couple's first child, has admitted to having inappropriate electronic relationships with several women over a three-year period.

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