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Obama To Sign Order Barring Federal Discrimination Against Gays

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President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, a White House official said on Monday, handing another victory to gay rights activists.The White House has been pressing Congress to pass legislation to ban employment discrimination against lesbian,...

Obama Vents On Gun Violence

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Yesterday, another school shooting occurred at a high school in Portland, Oregon. The shooter, who was a student, opened fire on the school, killing one student and injuring a teacher, before killing himself. Speaking to reporters, Troutdale Police Department Chief Scott Anderson  identified the student killed...

Obama Aims to Close Wage Gap for Women With Executive Orders

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This week President Obama will sign not one, but two executive orders (EO) to increase wage transparency for federal contractors. The first EO will prohibit contracting companies from penalizing employees who openly discuss their wages, and the second will require contracting companies to provide worker...

Conservatives Call President Obama ‘Real Racist’ For ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Program

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Conservatives are firing back against President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” program. Last week, Obama announced the initiative that will create a task force to promote and expand programs that provide young men of color with educational opportunities and jobs. Now the right is screaming racism,...
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