STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Gay marriage rally includes moms
By Don Davis
Three mothers of gay men joined hundreds of others in the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday with one goal.
Its important that they be treated equally, Mabel Galvin said.
Government shoul... Posted on 2/14/13 at 7:06 PM
AMERICAN RED CROSS MINN-KOTA REGION Red Cross Welcomes Honorary Chairman President Barack Obama
Since 1906, the American Red Cross has had as part of its structure an office of President. United States President Woodrow Wilson agreed to serve in this position in 1913, establishing a tradition f... Posted on 1/21/13 at 2:31 PM
REPUBLIC INSIDER Daschle says no to chief of staff
Four years ago, Tom Daschle was very interested in formally joining the Obama administration.
Today? The thought of Daschle taking a key role in the White House is being floated, but early Friday, he... Posted on 1/11/13 at 1:32 AM
THE NEW FORTY They are all "our" children...
I was grateful to see President Obama on television this evening speaking at the Memorial Service in Newtown, Connecticut. I felt that the members of that community and the country needed to hear the ... Posted on 12/16/12 at 11:49 PM
OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — President Barack Obama delivered a sweeping indictment of economic inequality in the U.S. on Tuesday as he summoned the memory of President Theodore Roosevelt and pledged to fight for fairness at a “make or break moment for the middle class.”
President says we’ll ‘move forward together or not at all’
WASHINGTON – Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation, declaring in his State of the Union address Tuesday night: “We will move forward together or not at all.”
Ben Feller, AP White House Correspondent
, January 26, 2011
The mood inside the U.S. House chamber during Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech was more subdued than in recent years, but after the president delivered his speech, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann took him head-on.
“I was pleased with President Obama’s emphasis on returning civility to our political discourse and his call for working in a bipartisan fashion. The president was also right to call for a bipartisan solution to the nation’s long-term debt crisis. Democrats and Republicans must find a way to come together on this critical challenge.”
– U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
Poll shows Obama presidency hasn’t changed way US views equal rights
ATLANTA – Having a black president hasn’t exactly led Americans to believe their country has moved closer to the ideal of racial equality preached by Martin Luther King Jr., according to a new poll.
TUCSON, Ariz. – Summoning the soul of a nation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday implored Americans to honor those slain and injured in the Arizona shootings by becoming better people, telling a polarized citizenry that it is time to talk with each other “in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.”
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a landmark law Wednesday repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military, fulfilling one of his major campaign pledges and casting the issue as a matter of civil rights long denied.
Judge says provision is unconstitutional
WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Monday ruled unconstitutional a key provision of President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul law, moving its mandate that Americans buy health insurance coverage one step closer to a Supreme Court showdown.
Margaret Talev and Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers
, December 14, 2010
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will announce a two-year pay freeze for federal employees Monday, a move White House officials say is the first of many difficult decisions that must be made to reduce the nation's mounting deficit.
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