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Anwar Al-Aulaki Killed

September 30, 2011

President Obama announced today that Anwar Al-Aulaki, an American/Yemeni leader of al-Qaeda, has been killed in Yemen.

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Obama, Boehner Reach Agreement on Budget, Avoid Government Shutdown

April 9, 2011

They agree to dramatic cuts in domestic spending but drop the "social policy" cuts that would have targeted Planned Parenthood, the EPA, and health care reform.

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Brennan's Vision of a New Dawn – Ahmadinejad Whistling Past the Graveyard

February 27, 2011

An American justice's and a Middle East dictator's thoughts on the spread of democracy.

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Should the President Appeal a Judicial Ruling Striking Down DADT?

September 24, 2010

     The Log Cabin Republicans sued the United States in federal court in California asking for a declaratory judgment that the federal statute prohibiting gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military – the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law – is unconstitutional.  On September 9 Judge Virginia A. Phillips of the Central District of [...]

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President Obama Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Partners of Federal Employees

June 3, 2010

     The Washington Post reports today that the President has extended employment benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees.

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New Line-Item Veto Bill Appears Constitutional

May 25, 2010

     President Obama has submitted a newer version of the line-item veto act to Congress.  This one may be constitutional.

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President Obama Orders Hospital Visitation for Gay, Lesbian Families

April 16, 2010

     Last night President Obama issued a statement requesting the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promulgate rules ordering hospitals to grant equal visitation rights to the partners and children of gay and lesbian patients.

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Adam Liptak – Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times

April 1, 2010

The University of Akron School of Lawâs Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility will offer its inaugural Journalism and the Law Lecture titled âCovering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporterâs Reflections.â The lecture will be given by Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent and columnist for The New [...]

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Adam Liptak – Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times

March 9, 2010

The University of Akron School of Lawâs Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility will offer its inaugural Journalism and the Law Lecture titled âCovering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporterâs Reflections.â The lecture will be given by Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent and columnist for The New [...]

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Health Care Financing Reform: (104) Republican Views on the Upcoming Health Care Summit

February 15, 2010

     Hopes are high but expectations are low for the upcoming bipartisan health care summit called by President Obama.  How are Republicans approaching this meeting?

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In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18, 2010

     Here are some extended quotes from Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," links to several other of Dr. King's greatest speeches, and a link to President Barack Obama's speech yesterday in remembrance of Dr. King.

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Richard Cheney and American Exceptionalism

December 10, 2009

     In a recent interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, former Vice-President Richard Cheney referred to President Barack Obama as "this guy who doesn't fully understand or share that view of American exceptionalism that I think most of us believe in," and stated that it would give "aid and comfort to the enemy" to try [...]

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