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Civil Rights Order to Protect About 14M LGBT Workers

Civil Rights Order to Protect About 14M LGBT Workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of pressure from gay rights groups, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House said Monday.  While Obama lacks the authority to extend that protection to all Americans, the [...]
Obama Calls for ‘Year of Action’ – U.S. ‘Does Not Stand Still’WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between America’s rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive actions to increase the minimum wage for federal contract [...]
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Obama to Stress ‘Opportunity’ in State of the Union AddressWASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to generate second-term momentum, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to announce new executive actions on job training and retirement security, while prodding a divided Congress to work harder on expanding economic mobility for middle class Americans. Obama’s broad themes — described by the White House as opportunity, [...]
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White House: Finish Immigration Policy Overhaul in 2013WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on Congress Thursday to finish work on an immigration overhaul by the end of the year, a lofty goal that will be difficult to meet given the staunch opposition of many House Republicans. While immigration remains one of Obama’s top second term priorities, the issue has been overshadowed [...]
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U.S. Must Help Poor, Elderly, Fix Immigration, Obama SaysWASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the [...]
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Lincoln, Roosevelt, King Provide Inspiration for Obama’s Inaugural AddressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has been looking to historians for guidance on how to shape his second inaugural’s words into a speech for the ages, eager to make good use of his twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity to command the world’s attention. He will take the oath of office Sunday in an intimate White House ceremony [...]
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Obama says he can’t fix Immigration on his ownWASHINGTON (AP) — Facing weakening support among Hispanics, President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Wednesday over what he called an inaccurate and damaging perception that he can fix the nation’s flawed immigration system on his own. “This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true,” Obama said during a [...]
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