Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama On Immigration Reform: Don’t Forget That You Used To Be Them

RELATED: Today White House spokesman Jay Carney talked about the president’s support for an LGBT-inclusive plan. “The President believes that it should be included and that should come as no surprise,” Carney said. “As we’ve said all along, this is consistent with the principles he has laid out over the last four years. And the President has long believed that ...

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President Obama To Include LGBT Couples In Immigration Reform Plan

Today President Obama will introduce his immigration reform plan and LGBT couples are expected to be included. However, gay immigration is not addressed in the Senate plan. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: A Democratic source said: “Same-sex couples will be part of his proposal.” A second source confirmed that, unlike the Senate framework released Monday, same-sex bi-national couples — those ...

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President Obama Bids Farewell To Secretary Clinton Via 60 Minutes Interview

Pay attention to the slight ribbing at the end about a possible 2016 Clinton bid. This clip may not last on YouTube, so watch it now.

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President Obama Delivers Video Message To NGLTF National Convention

The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force is holding its 25th annual Creating Change conference in Atlanta this week. Moments ago they played the below video message from President Obama. You can watch today’s goings-on at the NGLTF live video stream.

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Ranking Of Two-Term Presidents

Nate Silver yesterday contemplated the place that President Obama might one day hold among the presidents that historians consider to be the “greatest.” As common sense might dictate — and as the statistics will also reveal — it is far too soon to conclude very much about this. Second-term presidents may be derided as lame ducks, but it is often ...

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Obama: The Second Coming

From the Liberty News Network, the clip below is making the rounds this week on many wingnut sites.

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Petition Of The Day

From Equality California: When the President acknowledges your love during his inaugural address, when he makes your equality a benchmark of America’s promise, when he draws commonality from our struggle for dignity and justice to Seneca Falls and Selma, it is impossible not to surge with gratitude and wonder at the progress we have made within the span of a ...

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FRC’s Peter Sprigg Appears On CNN To Denounce Inauguration Speech

Why does CNN continue to host the man who publicly called for the imprisonment of LGBT Americans?  Via Mediaite: Sprigg didn’t agree with the president linking the gay rights movement with civil rights for African Americans and women’s rights. “The irony is,” he contended, “homosexuals already have all the same civil rights as anyone else. But that fact that all ...

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Petition Of The Day

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President Obama’s Inauguration Speech

Never before has a president mentioned us in an inauguration speech. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. We, the people, declare today that the most ...

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Tweets Of The Day

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UTAH: Fired For Supporting Obama

The owner of a Utah-based company says that he fired two employees because they supported the re-election of President Obama. “They were Obama supporters. We just knew they were,” Terry Lee, owner of Terry Lee Forensics, a Cedar City, Utah, digital forensics company, told The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday.  Lee first mentioned the firings in the comments section of ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Inauguration Day

From the official White House channel.

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President Obama Sworn In

The public swearing-in will take place tomorrow.

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President Obama Explains Gun Plan

Posted today to the official White House channel.

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Obama Announces Control Plan

Politico has the breakdown of today’s speech: President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced what he called a “common sense measures” plan to reduce gun violence, including legislation for a universal background check and new bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. He also initiated 23 executive actions aimed at improving background checks, school security and mental health care, in ...

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NRA Attacks President Obama

The White House has responded to the below ad: “Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. But to go so far as to make the safety of the president’s children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

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DC Hotel Gift Shop

The shelves in my DC hotel’s gift shop are jammed with Inauguration 2013 swag of almost every imaginable type. Sadly, no snow globes. This will all be 80% off in two weeks, of course.

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ABC News: Giglio Is GONE

If this pans out, WOW. UPDATE: CNN says Giglio voluntarily withdrew. UPDATE II:  Think Progress has a statement from Giglio. Due to a message of mine that has surfaced from 15-20 years ago, it is likely that my participation, and the prayer I would offer, will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the ...

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AFA Tells Pastor Louie Giglio To Reject Obama Inauguration Gig

The gays aren’t the only ones upset with Pastor Louie Giglio’s selection to perform the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration.  The American Family Association doesn’t like it either. “Louie Giglio has made some of the best DVDs you’ll ever see, theologically,” Wildmon stated on American Family Radio. “He’s done a wonderful job, I think, of galvanizing Christian young people ...

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