Monday, February 22, 2016

News Round-Up: February 22, 2016

Duck Dynasty reality star Phil Robertson

Some news stories you may have missed:

• GOP White House hopeful Ted Cruz thinks anti-gay Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson would make a great U.N. Ambassador due to the "joy" he speaks. Really? Joy?

• Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is not up for reelection until 2018, announces she has breast cancer.

• Ted Cruz fired his campaign’s social media guy, Rick Tyler, for posting a false report that Marco Rubio had mocked the bible.

• The latest "dump" of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shows she took an early, tough stance against anti-gay laws in Africa.

• South Carolina is reporting lots of absentee ballots - like 20,000 - coming in ahead of the Democratic primary.

New Kids On The Block and CBS' Blue Bloods star Donnie Wahlberg endorses Marco Rubio, who has promised to repeal same-sex marriage. Did I mention Donnie's bandmate Jonathan Knight is gay and married? #Awkward

New Kids On The Block's Jonathan Knight (L) and Donnie Wahlberg (R)

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