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Mar
2011

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community saw another sign of progress from the Obama Administration last Wednesday as President Barack Obama ordered the Justice Department to stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In a press release, Attorney General Eric Holder said, “After careful.

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Federal Government Shutdown Looms Over Both Parties

By: FRANK BUMB  /   Category: Recent News   /   3 Comments
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Feb
2011

Partisan disagreement over the federal budget has created the possibility that the federal government could shut down after March 4 if the two parties do not reach an agreement on budget the cuts. President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget proposal measures $3.73 trillion. Even though it will reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next.

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Obama Justice Department to Stop Defending DOMA

By: DAVID BLY  /   Category: Recent News   /   No Comments
23
Feb
2011

Two months after Congress repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the LGBT community scored another political victory Wednesday, as President Barack Obama ordered the Justice Department to stop defending the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Although several states have passed legislation recognizing same-sex marriages, DOMA.

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16
Feb
2011

On Wednesday the House of Representatives voted to remove $450 million in appropriations funding to build a second engine for a next-generation fighter plane. President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Congress to strip the appropriation that would have optimized the F-35 jet for more than week. House Speaker John Boehner broke with GOP.

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15
Feb
2011

On Monday afternoon, just three weeks after President Obama used his State of the Union Address to highlight the need for fiscal responsibility, the White House released its official budget for 2012. The proposed budget totals $3.73 trillion and includes a 5-year non-discretionary spending freeze. According to the White House.

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14
Feb
2011

This weekend’s Sunday morning talk shows focused almost entirely on the situation in Egypt, the looming congressional budget fight and the weekend’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Following Saturday’s resignation of President Mubarak, a discussion on the Egyptian situation was the logical opener for news programs this morning. Appearing on “Meet The Press” House Speaker John.

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House Republicans Move to Restrict Abortion Coverage

By: KATE IRBY  /   Category: Policy / Recent News   /   No Comments
04
Feb
2011

House Speaker John Boehner has declared that the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” will be a top priority for the new Congress. The bill’s purpose is just what it sounds like: to keep as much government money as possible from being spent on abortions.  It is one of three Republican-sponsored anti-abortion bills that have been.

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26
Jan
2011

Last night President Obama delivered his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. I’ve had last night and this morning to reel in my thoughts; these are my first. America the Great A central theme, in addition to the speech’s title, “Win the Future,” seemed to be that America is.

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