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In just a few short weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider two cases about the freedom to marry. These two cases – which concern the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 – are fundamentally about whether gay and lesbian Americans can enjoy the same freedoms and opportunities as everyone else.
Momentum is on our side – a bipartisan majority of Americans recognize that the ability to marry the person you love is a Constitutional right. But now is the time to stand up and show …
President Obama signed a renewal of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, saying it will continue to protect women from the threats of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
“All women deserve the right to live free from fear,” Obama said during a signing ceremony at the Interior Department. “That’s what today is about.”
Like the 1994 version, the renewed law makes it easier to prosecute crimes against women in federal court, and provides such services as domestic abuse hotlines and shelters for battered women.
“No woman has to choose between a violent home …
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When Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tried to patronize Hillary Clinton into agreeing with him that the government intentionally and deliberately misled the American people into thinking that Benghazi was the result of riots and not a random terrorist attack, she answered his questions politely … but only for a while.
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Congratulations President Obama and Vice President Biden !!
The country is celebrating the Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC
Editor’s Note ; I have made an album with photos of the wonderful celebrations.
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January 10, 2013
President Obama has made a number of high-profile appointments recently — four at last count, and they are all white men. Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., was in line to follow Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. The right wing unjustly smeared Rice, and despite the efforts of NOW and allied women’s organizations, she was pushed aside and replaced with a white male nominee. And now we hear that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is leaving her post. Who will be …
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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C), stands with the Democratic women of the House to highlight the historic diversity of the House Democratic Caucus, on January 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The new 113th Congress will be sworn in today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If the new U.S. Congress that convened on Thursday turns out to be less confrontational, more willing to reach reasoned, bipartisan compromise, less … well … on steroids, there could be a reason.
A record number of women were sworn in as members …
NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was driven away from New York-Presbyterian hospital on Wednesday with her husband, Bill, and daughter, Chelsea, and an aide, a Reuters photographer witnessed.
The four of them left the building and entered the same vehicle, which drove away.
It was unclear where she was going or whether she was discharged from the hospital, where she was admitted for treatment of a blood clot.
A hospital spokeswoman has directed all comment on Clinton to the State Department.
Copyright © 2013 Reuters and TheHuffingtonPost.com, …
WASHINGTON — Barbara Mikulski barely came up to Elizabeth Warren’s shoulder as the two embraced on the floor of the upper chamber.
Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat, released Warren and attached an official Senate pin to the lapel of the incoming Massachusetts senator’s all-black pantsuit. Think of it, Mikulski said she told her, “like the croix de guerre for all the battles we women have fought.”
“Congratulations,” Mikulski told her, with her eyes watering as she beat her hand against her heart. “You stand here now in the footsteps of so many women who …
WASHINGTON — Despite a late-stage intervention by Vice President Joe Biden, House Republican leaders failed to advance the Senate’s 2012 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, an embattled bill that would have extended domestic violence protections to 30 million LGBT individuals, undocumented immigrants and Native American women.
“The House leadership would not bring it up, just like they wouldn’t bring up funding for Sandy [hurricane damage] last night,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a key backer of the Senate version of the bill, in an interview with HuffPost. “I think …
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Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton looked pretty chummy on Saturday night.
The Oscar-winning actress and the Secretary of State met up at the Kennedy Center Honors gala, held at the State Department.According to the AP, Streep used her iPhone to snap a photo of the two powerful women.
Earlier this year, Streep compared herself to the former First Lady. ”I find a lot of similarities,” Streep said when introducing Clinton at the Women in the World Summit. “We’re roughly the same age, we both have two brothers — mine are annoying — …