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President Barack Obama

ENDA

Obama Pens HuffPo Op-ed Supporting ENDA, Gets Slammed By Pro-ENDA Org

by David Badash ● 8:31 AM November 4, 2013
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President Obama penned an op-ed asking Congress to pass ENDA this week, but one of the nation’s top ENDA advocates is calling it too little, too late.

Civil Rights

Obama Celebrates LGBT Pride Month In A White House Reception And Announces … Nothing New

by David Badash ● 7:19 PM June 13, 2013
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President Obama hosted his annual LGBT pride month celebration today in the White House but offered the hundred or so LGBT activists and journalists nothing new.

News

Watch: At Press Conference, Obama Says ‘I’m Very Proud’ Of Jason Collins

by David Badash ● 3:00 PM April 30, 2013
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At a press conference this morning President Barack Obama said he is “very proud” of NBA center Jason Collins for coming out as gay yesterday. The President had concluded his remarks and the Q&A, walked away from the podium, stopped, and returned to make his comments.

Analysis

Growing Demand to Stop Gender Based Violence Marks International Women’s Day 2013

by Tanya Domi ● 4:05 PM March 8, 2013
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From the horrific rape of a young Indian woman in Delhi, India to the rapes of US military women in the United States, the world’s citizenry erupts in indignant opposition to the ugly specter of gender based violence that haunts women in every corner of the world

Analysis

Farewell Hillary For the Moment: Rest, Relax and Keep the Door Open to 2016!

by Tanya Domi ● 2:24 PM February 1, 2013
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Hillary Clinton departs her post as Secretary of State today to an unknown future. While millions of supporters wish her well, she no doubt deserves to take a long rest, as many fervently hope for a Clinton presidential run in 2016

News

Watch: Barack Obama Sworn In As President For His Second Term

by David Badash ● 12:50 PM January 20, 2013
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Today, just a few minutes before noon, Barack Hussein Obama raised his right hand, placed his left hand on the Bible, and Chief Justice John Roberts swore him in for his second and final term as President.

culture

New Yorkers Chelsea Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Sonia Sotomayor, Play Key Roles in Obama Inauguration

by Tanya Domi ● 7:24 PM January 19, 2013
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New Yorkers Chelsea Clinton, Senator Chuck Schumer and Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor taking leading roles during the presidential inauguration weekend

News

Pro-LGBT Episcopal Priest Chosen To Deliver Benediction At Obama Inauguration

by David Badash ● 12:10 AM January 16, 2013
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A pro-LGBT Episcopal priest has just been chosen to deliver the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration, after another priest’s anti-gay sermon was discovered.

Economics

The U.S. House of Representatives Dodges the Fiscal Cliff

by Tanya Domi ● 12:09 AM January 2, 2013

After a very long day in American political history, the House of Representatives, led by a majority of Democrats, passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act, avoiding the fiscal cliff

Economics

Senate Passes American Taxpayer Relief Act 89-8; Moves to House for Final Passage

by Tanya Domi ● 2:45 PM January 1, 2013

The U.S. Senate worked into the early hours in the New Year and overwhelmingly passed a measure in a deal crafted between the White House and Senate Republicans

Economics

Political Brinksmanship on the “Fiscal Cliff”; Will Congress Make a Deal?

by Tanya Domi ● 9:54 AM December 31, 2012
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Congress engages in political brinksmanship on making a deal as the fiscal cliff looms within hours of the New Year

News

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz Appointed to Fill Vacancy; On Plane to D.C. Tonight

by Tanya Domi ● 9:00 PM December 26, 2012
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Hawaii’s Governor Neil Abercrombie appoints Lt. Governor Brian Schatz to fill vacancy in wake of Danny Inouye’s death

News

Time: Obama ‘Person Of The Year’ Award Is The End Of Reagan Era

by David Badash ● 10:53 AM December 19, 2012
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Time magazine has chosen Barack Obama as the “Person of the Year,” and in describing their choice, delivers two stunning slams to conservatives, the Tea Party, Republicans, and the religious right.

News

Watch: President Obama Addresses Nation On Connecticut School Massacre

by David Badash ● 4:00 PM December 14, 2012
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An emotional and tearful President Barack Obama today addressed the nation on today’s tragic massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, at times finding it difficult to speak.