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Obama Celebrates an LGBT Legacy That Seemed Unlikely When He Took Office

Changes in the definition of marriage, open service in the military, and an expanded hate crimes law are some of the advancements for LGBT Americans that have become a key part of President Barack Obama’s legacy. “I am grateful for all that you’ve done to work with us to accomplish some amazing transformations over these last seven and a half years,” Obama told gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender activists gathered June 9 at the White House for an LGBT Pride Month celebration. Obama added: Today, we live in an America where ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ don’t exist no more because no one should have to hide who they love in order to serve the country that they love. We live in an America that protects all of us with a hate crimes law that … Read entire article »

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After Orlando, Democrats Push For Universal Background Checks

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., seized control of the Senate floor Wednesday morning in an effort to force lawmakers to agree on legislation that would enforce a universal background check system and stop suspected terrorists from purchasing guns. The Connecticut Democrat didn’t yield back the floor until just after 2 a.m. Thursday. He spoke for more than 14 hours straight. Flanked by Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., Murphy held up a routine spending bill to push the Senate to agree to both proposals. “I’m going to remain on this floor until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together on these two measures,” Murphy said from the floor, “that we can get a path forward on addressing this epidemic in a meaningful, bipartisan way.” The Murphy filibuster spearheaded a … Read entire article »

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7 Ways US Can Prevent Another Orlando Attack

7 Ways US Can Prevent Another Orlando Attack

In the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack, the Obama administration has been quick to blame gun control laws. This is because the administration refuses to admit its policies to defeat the Islamic State have failed. Islamist terror attacks within the U.S. have dramatically increased within the past year—with Orlando being the 22nd instance of Islamist terrorism in the U.S. since 2015. This is out of 86 plots since 2001. Gun control will not stop this rise … Read entire article »

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K-12 Gender Identity Standards Surprise Some Washington Parents

K-12 Gender Identity Standards Surprise Some Washington Parents

Kaeley Triller Haver is no stranger to the transgender bathroom debate. After being sexually assaulted as a child and going public with her story, the single mom from Washington state now opposes shower, locker room, and bathroom policies that she believes leave her and her daughter vulnerable and unsafe. So earlier this month, when she found out that Washington public schools quietly adopted a new set of health education standards that include teaching kindergartners about gender expression … Read entire article »

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Conservatives Battle Virginia Governor’s Order to Allow Ex-Felons to Vote

On multiple fronts, conservatives are challenging Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order to restore voting rights to ex-felons who have completed their prison sentences. This week, Judicial Watch, the conservative advocacy group, filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Bedford County, seeking to prevent ex-felons who gain from McAuliffe’s April 22 order from voting in the November presidential election. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of several Virginia voters, who claim their “lawful votes” will be “diminished” by the votes of the ex-felons. Republican leaders of Virginia’s House and Senate filed a similar lawsuit in May, this one before the Supreme Court of Virginia. Charles J. Cooper, who ran the Office of Legal Counsel under President Ronald Reagan, filed the suit on behalf of Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell, Senate Majority … Read entire article »

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CIA Director Affirms Obama’s ISIS Strategy Is Not Working

No, President Barack Obama—we aren’t winning the war against the Islamic State. The head of the CIA, John Brennan, testified on Thursday that, “Despite all our progress against [the Islamic State] on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capacity and global reach.” In fact, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is actively recruiting, training, and deploying operatives for future attacks in the west. According to his remarks, “[ISIS] has a large cadre of western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the west … the group is probably exploring a variety of means for infiltrating operatives into the west, including refugee flows, smuggling routes, and legitimate methods of travel.” So, ISIS has not been contained—or even deterred. This revelation really shouldn’t surprise us. The Obama administration has … Read entire article »

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The Great Firewall of China Gets Even Stronger

The Chinese government is tightening its control over free speech in China. Once sheepish in the face of censorship accusations, China is now touting its “internet sovereignty” as something to be admired and adopted. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which also spearheads the anti-corruption campaign, recently conducted a two-month examination of the Communist Party’s Central Propaganda Department. Despite the virtual confines of the “Great Firewall” and the physical imprisonment of hundreds of journalists, lawyers, civil society leaders, and activists, the commission assessed its current propaganda levels as insufficient. The inspection team’s leader, Wang Haichen, said the news propaganda “does not do enough in applying the principle of the party controlling the media in weak points like new media, or in coordinating thought and political work at universities.” After the Chinese government blocked Facebook and … Read entire article »

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Audit Shows Majority of North Carolina Bathroom Bill Protest Petitions Were From Out of State

Petitions delivered by LGBT activists to the North Carolina governor’s office, calling for a repeal of the state’s “bathroom bill,” were mostly signed by out-of-state individuals, the North State Journal reported. In March, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, signed House Bill 2 that established public restroom facility accessibility be based on biological sex. A joint project of the Human Rights Campaign, the Campaign for Southern Equality, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Equality North Carolina, called Turn Out! NC, organized a drive in which the groups say they delivered 190,000 opposing petitions to McCrory’s office on April 25. Media reports showed the groups delivering numerous boxes of petitions to McCrory’s office. A local TV anchor and reporter with WRAL-TV in Raleigh tweeted a photo that shows at least a … Read entire article »

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Number of Teenagers Having Sex Has Dramatically Declined

“Teenagers have sex. Deal with it.” That was a dismissive statement by a blogger in 2012 who taught at Yale University’s School of Public Health. Fortunately, teens did deal with it—by not having sex. They seemed to have missed this flippant blog and ignored this careless advice from adults who should know better. On June 9, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new 2015 data from the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which updates what we know about youth and their engagement in health risk behaviors. The results show that fewer teens are drinking than before, less are involved in physical fighting, and teen smoking hit its lowest level since the government began tracking it in 1991. In real numbers, that means that nearly 6 in 10 teens are making the healthiest choice … Read entire article »

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‘Radical Islam’ Does Matter in Identifying Enemy, Experts Say

Using the phrase “radical Islam” to describe the Islamic State or other jihadist groups will not win the war, but is nonetheless relevant in identifying the ideology—not the religion—that America is fighting, experts said. “I don’t believe the phrase “Islamist extremism” or “Islamist terrorism” is some sort of incantation that’s going to fix everything,” Walter Lohman, director of the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation, said in an email to The Daily Signal. “In fact, I don’t even think it’s the most important thing in this whole issue set. What’s most important are the policies that we pursue and the action that we take to defeat it, whatever you want to call it. But it does matter because we—Muslims, as much as other Americans—are engaged in a war of ideas … Read entire article »

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Government Rates 99% of Federal Employees ‘Fully Successful’ or Higher

According to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office, virtually all federal employees are above average. In a five-scale rating system, 74 percent of federal employees were given the highest two ratings of “exceeds fully successful” and “outstanding.” Including the middle category of “fully successful” encompasses more than 99 percent of federal employees, leaving less than one-half of one percent as either “minimally successful” or “unacceptable.” Under a normal, bell curve distribution, an equally low percentage of employees would be rated in the lowest and highest categories. Yet, for every federal employee with the lowest “unacceptable” rating, 386 employees receive the highest “outstanding” rating. Are federal employees really that far superior to private sector employees, or is the rating system rigged? Most private sector employers would probably have an upwardly skewed rating of their … Read entire article »

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Visa Waiver Program Shortcomings and Successes

The Government Accountability Office recently released a critical report on the Visa Waiver Program. While there is plenty to be frustrated about in the report, the details are not as bad as the initial summary suggests. And perhaps most importantly, the report unequivocally states that the program is improving U.S. counterterrorism efforts—a fact missed by many pieces of news and commentary. Visa Waiver Program Basics But first, some background on the Visa Waiver Program. The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of member countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa for up to 90 days. In order to join the Visa Waiver Program, a country must: Demonstrate a nonimmigrant visa refusal rate (the percentage of visa applicants denied by the State Department for a particular nation) of no more than 3 percent. Issue … Read entire article »

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Letters by his father: Obama won't read them

John Siciliano Three years after they were unearthed, President Obama still doesn’t want to read the letters an archive has kept from his father. The New York Times reported Saturday that the Schomburg Center invited President Obama to see the newly discovered documents in 2013, but the president hasn’t gotten around to it. “Nearly three years later, as Mr. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Trump affirms backing gun ban for those on terror watch list

John Siciliano Donald Trump reaffirmed his stance on restricting individuals on the terror watch list from being able to purchase firearms, despite Republican objections. “We have to make sure that people that are terrorists or have even an inclination toward terrorism cannot buy weapons, guns,” Trump told ABC’s White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in an interview that will air Sunday on “This Week. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Trump threatens to fund his own campaign

John Siciliano Donald Trump Saturday threatened to fund his own campaign, saying the Republican Party is not doing enough to help him. “If the Republican party acts like they don’t wanna help, I’ll fund my own campaign,” Trump said during a rally in Las Vegas. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Trump to Obama: 'It's not guns. It's terrorism'

John Siciliano Donald Trump says the Democrats need to understand when it comes to Orlando, “It’s not guns. It’s terrorism. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Trump: Bernie hanging in because FBI may indict Clinton

John Siciliano Donald Trump says the reason Sen. Bernie Sanders refuses to concede to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton because he wants to see if the FBI will indict her. “One thing about Bernie, he doesn’t give up,” Trump said at a rally Saturday in Las Vegas. “He’s crazy as a bedbug, but he doesn’t quit,” the GOP’s presumptive nominee said. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Trump attempts to reach out to African Americans

John Siciliano Donald Trump altered his campaign’s theme Saturday while attempting to reach out to African American voters. The GOP’s presumptive nominee says he “revised” the “Make America great again” theme to “Make America safe again” in the wake of last week’s shooting in Orlando. “We want to do it for everybody,” Trump said at a rally in Las Vegas. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Citing large crowd, Trump compares self to Wayne Newton

John Siciliano Donald Trump packed them in at a Saturday rally in Vegas, comparing himself to legendary entertainer Wayne Newton. “Thousands of people trying to get in,” the presumptive nominee said at the Mystere Theater in Las Vegas. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Obama calls for greater efforts to combat global warming

Washington Examiner Staff President Obama Saturday used his family’s trip to Yosemite National Park to call for enhanced efforts to reverse global warming. “The parks belong to all of us. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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