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A Sitting U.S. President Finally Admits Pot Is Not Dangerous

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:52 PM January 20, 2014
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“I don’t think it (marijuana) is more dangerous than alcohol.” – President Barack Obama

Analysis

President Obama Issues Christmas Pardons

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:17 PM December 20, 2013
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The president used his executive power to pardon or commute the sentences of twenty-one felons yesterday, many of them drug offenders serving long mandatory sentences.

HIV/AIDS

How The White House’s Working Group Can Help Us Achieve An AIDS Free Generation

by Guest Author ● 1:53 PM August 4, 2013
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Guest author Erica Rothschild explains how President Obama’s plan for including the DOJ, HUD and many other federal agencies as a part of a Working Group creating policies, programs and services can positively affect the lives of not only people living with HIV/AIDS, but also those most at risk of infection.

News

‘Obama Is Now Our Race-Baiter In Chief’ Fox News Host Says Over Trayvon Martin Remarks

by David Badash ● 4:49 PM July 19, 2013
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Immediately after President Obama delivered a surprise and unscripted commentary that lasted about 18 minutes on the verdict in the George Zommerman trial on Trayvon Martin’s murder, the right wing exploded with anger and charges or racism and race-baiting.

DOMA

Senator Boxer To The Social Security Administration – Make All Same-Sex Couples Eligible For Benefits Or We Will

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:37 PM July 2, 2013
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California Senator Barbara Boxer has asked the Social Security Administration to co-operate with congress, to assure all same-sex married couples are eligible for benefits, regardless of where they live.

News

UPDATE: Obama Appointee To Board Of West Point Slams Military Academy On Latest Sex Scandal

by Tanya Domi ● 7:51 PM June 20, 2013
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This week former Army Captain Sue Fulton issued an open letter to the Academy’s leadership for its mediocre handling of an infamous sex scandal involving the rugby team.

Better Know A Hate Group

Note To Conservatives: Even Though ‘Pedophile’ and ‘Homosexual’ Are Both Big Words, They Are Not Interchangeable.

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:48 PM June 19, 2013
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The Conservative group ‘Government Is Not God’ warned President Obama it’s better that he kill himself, than to consort with the children of “parenting” lesbians.

Civil Rights

Obama ‘Welcomes’ Boy Scouts Decision But Says Leadership Should Be Open To Gays Too

by David Badash ● 4:22 PM May 24, 2013
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President Obama says he “welcomes” the Boy Scouts’ decision to admit openly-gay boys into its ranks, but says that all levels of the organization should be free of discrimination.

News

Watch Live Now: President Obama Speaks At Interfaith Service ‘Healing Our City’

by David Badash ● 10:52 AM April 18, 2013
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This morning beginning at 11:00 AM EDT, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend an interfaith service to mourn and honor the victims and families of victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

Guns

Watch: Obama Speaks On ‘Common-Sense Measures To Reduce Gun Violence’ In CT

by David Badash ● 5:24 PM April 8, 2013
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President Barack Obama today spoke on “common-sense measures to reduce gun violence.” Full video.

News

Man Guilty Of Tweeting ‘Free Speech? Let’s Go Kill The President!’ Facing 5 Years In Prison

by David Badash ● 7:33 PM March 19, 2013
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An Alabama man who pleaded guilty to threatening the life of the President now faces up to five years in prison for his repeated tweets that ultimately referenced an anti-government militia group.

Arts

The State Of The Union Is We’re Tea Party Screwed

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM February 12, 2013
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Tonight President Obama travels up to the Hill.
To comment on the country’s state for good or for ill.
Here’s my suggestion for his message with which I hope you’ll be amused:
The State of the Union is: We’re Tea Party screwed.

Immigration

Watch Live: President Obama Unveils New Immigration Reform Plan (Streaming Video)

by David Badash ● 2:21 PM January 29, 2013
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President Obama will unveil his new immigration reform plan today in Las Vegas, Nevada, scheduled to begin at 2:55 PM ET. You can watch his entire address here.

News

Watch: President Obama Sends Special Message Of Thanks To LGBT Activists

by David Badash ● 2:01 PM January 25, 2013
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President Obama recorded a special message of thanks to LGBT activists, for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s National Conference on LGBT Equality, Creating Change.