Tag Archives: President Obama

Send a message to the new White House Task Force on campus sexual assault

TweetKnow Your Title IX and ED ACT NOW are headed back to the White House, and they need your help.  Tweet
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The descent into littleness: The State of the Union and the state of federal power

TweetThe State of the Union address remains, for me, one of those “events” that actually occasions the rare gesture of sitting in front of a television for some good old fashioned appointment viewing.  Watching the glorious obsequiousness, gladhanding, strategic applause, and Vice President Biden’s megawatt grin in full HD retains a certain appeal that a [...]
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BREAKING: Senate passes “nuclear option” so judicial confirmations only need 51 votes

TweetDid Majority Leader Harry Reid just win the day?  The so called “nuclear option” just passed and that means that the GOP, who have been blocking judicial and executive branch nominees for years, can no longer simply block nominations to the courts.  Prior to today, the GOP would simply refuse to allow confirmation hearings on [...]
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What you need to know about the government shutdown

TweetA small faction of the Republican party in the House of Representatives has finally done what they’ve always wanted: shut down the government. As of midnight, the federal government has been shut down because Congress failed to pass a bill that would continue funding it. Speaker of the House John Boehner refused to bring a [...]
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Dear President Obama, I voted for you as a citizen, not a daughter, wife, or mother

TweetI’ll have a longer post on the State of the Union speech later, but for now, here’s one nitpick. In making a plug for the Violence Against Women Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, President Obama said: “We know our economy is stronger when our wives, mothers, and daughters can live their lives free from [...]
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