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Obama Ties LBJ’s Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

By Justin Snow | Friday Apr 18, 2014
President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson’s civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.

Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women

By Nedra Pickler | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

Obama Says Immigration, Minimum Wage Top Agenda

By Charles Babington | Friday Feb 14, 2014
President Barack Obama said Friday that top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and overhauling the immigration system, while acknowledging that election year politics could complicate the effort.

Sen. Rand Paul Sues Obama Over NSA Surveillance

By Eileen Sullivan | Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
Republican Sen. Rand Paul and a tea-party backed group are suing the Obama administration over the National Security Agency’s phone record collection policies.

Obama Reveals $100M HIV Research Initiative

By Lauran Neergaard | Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
Obama pledged that the U.S. would contribute up to $5 billion over the next three years to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria -- as long as other countries do their part and contribute $10 billion.

Health Care Law Uniting Obama and Clinton

By Darlene Superville | Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
Health care is reuniting President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. The two are set to appear together Tuesday to discuss Obama’s health care law at a session sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative.

Log Cabin Republicans Demand Obama Take Action on Russia Laws

By Michael Cox | Friday Aug 16, 2013
The Log Cabin Republicans want a clear outline of how the Obama Administration will ensure the safety of LGBT athletes and guests attending the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. And they want that outline immediately.

Could Obama be Imprisoned for Pro-Gay ’Propaganda’?

By EDGE | Tuesday Aug 6, 2013
In a letter to President Obama, nine gay elected officials from New York urge the commander and chief to cancel a planned trip to Russia to meet with with President Vladmir Putin.

Obama Heads to Phoenix to Pitch Mortgage Reform

By Julie Pace | Tuesday Aug 6, 2013
President Barack Obama is proposing to overhaul the nation’s mortgage finance system, including shutting down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - a plan with bipartisan support on Capitol Hill.

Obama’s Inaugural Ambitions Meet Political Reality

Saturday Jul 20, 2013
Since his reelection, President Obama has faced the political limits of his ambition resulting in an uneven and sometimes disjointed second term thus far.