Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama’s Budget Gives Social Security Benefits to Gay Couples Nationwide

Via Talking Points Memo: In his fiscal 2016 budget, released Monday, President Barack Obama proposed allowing married same-sex couples to receive spousal Social Security benefits, regardless of which state they live in. Currently, married same-sex couples lose their benefits it they move to a state that does not recognize their unions. “The budget proposes to amend the Social Security Act …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “There’s a big fight underway right now in Alabama, with a Judge overturning a marriage ban and state officials refusing to obey his order to issue licenses. Anti-gay politicians are threatening to ban all marriage licenses if the Supreme Court rules in favor of equality. And one lawmaker even wants to send clerks to jail if they issue …

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Tweet Of The Day – Democratic Party

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LIVE: YouTube Stars Interview Obama

UPDATE: I’ve replaced the live stream with the recording.

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ANALYSIS: Obama’s State Of The Union Address Was Written At 10th Grade Level

An interesting analysis from Vocativ: President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address was written for a tenth-grader, which makes it the most high-minded of all his SOTU speeches, a data analysis by Vocativ reveals. Generally, in order for Obama to make himself understood to the broadest possible swath of the population, he tailors his speeches to the intellect of …

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LBT’s Get First SOTU Mention

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Suh-NAP!

That was the only time the president deviated from his prepared remarks. Men On Film are giving that piece of delicious shade two snaps up with a gay marriage twist. Obama after his State of the Union address. pic.twitter.com/weHXJukaL4 — You had one job (@_youhadonejob) January 21, 2015

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LIVE: State Of The Union Address

President Obama’s address begins at 9PM Eastern.

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YouTube Stars To Interview Obama

Wingnuts are having a field day with this. Via White House press release: Every year since 2010, we’ve invited people around the country to ask President Obama their questions after his State of the Union address. You’ve asked about everything from the economy, to immigration reform, to the Affordable Care Act… and even suggestions on baby names. After President Obama …

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Today’s New York Daily News

This was topic #1 across Teabagistan yesterday.

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GOP Attacks “Lame Duck” Obama

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BOSTON: Obama Calls Into Public Radio Show, Chats With Gov. Deval Patrick

Yesterday President Obama surprised Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick by calling into the governor’s monthly Boston Public Radio show. “Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I’ve got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood, but I’ve moved down South since that time…” (Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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Quote Of The Day – Barack Obama

“There’s no black male my age who’s a professional who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys. It’s one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala. It’s another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be handcuffed, …

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Obama “Hijacks” The Colbert Report

CNN reports: Barack Obama may be the President of the United States, but for a few minutes on Monday, he was also Stephen Colbert, outgoing host of “The Colbert Report.” Obama sat down for an interview with Colbert in Washington — his third appearance on the show — and surprised the host by taking over the taping for a segment. …

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Labor Department Issues Final Rule On LGBT Anti-Discrimination Measures

Via press release: A new rule prohibiting discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity in the federal contracting workforce is being announced today by the U.S. Department of Labor. The rule implements Executive Order 13672, which was signed by President Obama on July 21. “Americans believe in fairness and opportunity. No one should live in fear of …

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Ashton Carter To Be Defense Nominee

Carter was Deputy Secretary of Defense from October 2011 to December 2013.  He’s thought to be an uncontroversial choice, but you-know-who might try to block the nomination just because.

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CNN Panel: Obama’s Legacy Will Include Making Sure Gay Marriage Isn’t Undone

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Obama On World AIDS Day

“Guided by our National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we are working to build a society where every person has access to life-extending care, regardless of who they are or whom they love. The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage due to a pre-existing condition, such as HIV/AIDS, and requires that most health plans cover HIV screenings without copays for …

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GOP On Obama’s “Imperial Presidency”

The clip uses a 2008 anti-Bush speech by Hillary Clinton.

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Boehner: Obama Is Deliberately Sabotaging Bipartisan Reforms

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