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White House Swings Behind Huge $1.1T Spending Bill

By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Friday Dec 12, 2014
House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending.

Massive $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Unveiled

By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Thursday Dec 11, 2014
A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government opened to mixed reviews Wednesday, with both conservatives and Democrats unhappy at different parts of the legislation.

Obama on GOP Shutdown Threat: Nonsense!

Sunday Nov 16, 2014
President Barack Obama says the threat of a government shutdown by Republicans doesn't affect the timing of his executive action on immigration.

Republicans Mull Response to Obama on Immigration

By Erica Werner | Saturday Nov 15, 2014
House Republicans debated Friday how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected executive action on immigration, with GOP leaders anxious to craft a solution that satisfies the demands of their most conservative members.

White House LGBT Liaison to Depart Obama Administration

By Justin Snow | Sunday Sep 7, 2014
Gautam Raghavan, the White House's LGBT liaison, will leave the Obama administration after more than five years to join the Gill Foundation as vice president of policy.

Right Wing Lather Over Anticipated Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Sunday Jun 29, 2014
The political and religious right has long been up in arms over what it says is an excessive number of executive orders, but the prospect of an order barring LGBT discrimination by federal contractors is especially galling.

Obama’s Flurry of LGBT Rights Protections

By Justin Snow | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
If there were any lingering doubts over President Barack Obama’s legacy on LGBT rights, the nation’s first African-American president appeared to wipe them away last week.

Without Fanfare, Obama Advances Transgender Rights

By Lisa Leff | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
President Barack Obama has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans.

Obama Proclaims June LGBT Pride Month

By Justin Snow | Sunday Jun 8, 2014
President Barack Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month in a proclamation released by the White House.

Obama Admin Issues Proclamation for Pride Month: Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA

By Bobby McGuire | Saturday May 31, 2014
In the proclamation, President Obama lauded his strides made by the LGBT community under his administration, and called for more action including the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

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