With the stroke of a pen yesterday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order beefing up “sexual orientation” employee protections that already exist within the federal government.
The new executive order gives protections to gays, bisexuals, and transsexual employees of federal contractors. The executive order does not include religious exemptions — meaning Catholic, Jewish and Muslim organizations that do business with the federal government cannot fire employees whose sexual preferences conflict with the organizations’ religious morals or beliefs.
Black Chicagoans took to the streets Friday to protest the Obama Administration for funding the exodus of illegal immigrants from Mexico and Honduras while ignoring the plight of poor blacks in Chicago.
President Barack Obama is rethinking his stance on immigration reform after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (REP) lost in a GOP Primary to a Tea Party Challenger on Tuesday.
Cantor’s stunning defeat sent shockwaves through Washington yesterday as Republicans, and even Democrats, sat up and took notice.
Many say Cantor thought he was too much of a big shot in Washington to return home to Virginia to personally campaign against Dave Brat, an economics professor.
Cantor is the first sitting House Majority leader to lose in a primary in the history of American politics.
The defeat sent a strong signal to Washington that Americans are fed up with Washington’s politics — particularly on immigration reform.
President Barack Obama and his well-heeled family — first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha — attended Sunday’s Easter service at the 19th Street Baptist Church, where he also visited the Sunday before his first inauguration in 2009.
The very Reverend Dr. Derrick Harkins oversaw the service — as he did in 2009.
“Let me just say, to the first family, to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to the first lady of the United States, and Miss Malia and Sasha, we welcome you,” Harkins said, according to a pool reporter at the service.
A shoe-wielding female protestor narrowly missed potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a Las Vegas convention on Thursday.
Mrs. Clinton was speaking at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries convention at the Mandalay Bay resort when the protestor stepped up and hurled a shoe at her.
The female was quickly escorted from the auditorium by security and the lone Secret Service agent assigned to the former first lady.
The woman is now in federal custody.
While the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team takes on the University of Kentucky for the NCAA championship tonight, one UConn player wonders where his next meal will come from.
Shabazz Napier, point guard for UConn, told reporters he understands more than anyone why there is a need for a student athlete union on campus.
First Lady Michelle Obama has been tasked with pressuring President Obama‘s loyal base to support his lame duck health care reform by purchasing insurance through their state exchanges.
At the end of a new ad featuring the mothers of superstars Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, and Adam Levine, Michelle says, “We nag you because we love you.”