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House Passes Bill That Lets Government Contractors Fire People For Being LGBT

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a massive National Defense Authorization Act late Wednesday, and tucked inside of it, a provision that would allow fede...

GOP Votes To Block Obama's Action On LGBT Job Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans quietly voted Thursday to gut President Barack Obama's executive order barring workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay...

GOP Wants To Help Federal Contractors Hide Civil Rights Violations

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker is quietly trying to slip language into a defense bill that would block President Barack Obama's executive order r...

Choking on Our Certainty

Byron Williams | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Byron Williams

There is an unhealthy arrogance of certainty permeating our political discourse that says: Only our side is virtuous. Only our side is pure, moral, high-minded, ethical and principled.

No Tolerance for Gun Violence

Martin J. Walsh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Martin J. Walsh

I traveled to Washington D.C. and stood with President Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Gun violence is not just a local problem or an inner-city problem --it's an American problem. 1.5 million Americans have been killed by gunfire on U.S soil since 1968.

John Yoo Finally Finds Some Unlimited Executive Power He Doesn't Like

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

When it comes to enthusiasts of unaccountable presidential power, it's generally hard to find anyone more willing to shake the pompoms for an unrestra...

This Shows How Some College Students Felt About Obama's Gun Control Action

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.06.2016 | College

Few users of Yik Yak on college campuses disapproved of President Barack Obama's executive action on gun control measures, according to an analysis by...

Another Presidential Usurpation

Bruce Fein | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Chronicling President Barack Obama's constitutional usurpations is like memorializing the sins of the Borgia Popes. They benumb by repetition. The latest is Mr. Obama's imminent issuance of an executive order usurping congressional authority to enact labor laws.

Contractors: Fairness, Size and Influence

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 05.12.2016 | Small Business
Lisa Gilbert

The federal contracting process needs to be fair. This isn't a statement that most would dispute. Nor would anyone likely take issue with the ideas that small businesses should have a fair shot when they go seek government dollars to do work.

Congress Ought to Be Ashamed: Stop Playing Politics With Our National Security

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Republicans and Democrats are playing politics with U.S. national security. Senate Democrats may be blocking debate right now, but it was the House Republican caucus that passed an appropriations bill for the Homeland Security Department knowing full well that Democrats would refuse to support it.

Dave Jamieson

How Obama Can Expand Paid Leave Without Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the White House began making its case for more paid leave in the American workplace. With the Republican-controlled Congre...

Christine Conetta

House Republicans Criticize President Obama's ‘Unconstitutional' Actions On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Christine Conetta | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

House Republicans are not pleased with President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration, and they devoted two hearings and several hou...

Immigration Reform Now

Atima Omara | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Atima Omara

When President Obama mentioned the immigrant father who worked three jobs, to provide for his family, I thought of my dad who did the same.

Sam Stein

Legal Panel At Federalist Society Begrudgingly Accepts Obama's Immigration Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last Thursday evening, word spread on Capitol Hill that House Speaker John Boehner was considering suing President Barack Obama over his...

President Obama, Don't Leave My Mother Behind in Your Executive Action

Erika Andiola | Posted 01.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

Today, we are at a different moment. For the first time, we heard from the president's mouth that he has deported people who should have not been deported, and defended his ability to stop those deportations.

'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law

Victor Williams | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Worse than any Jim Crow poll tax, the Voter ID law attacks social and economically vulnerable citizens' very identity as they consider exercising their most precious freedom. It intimidates and threatens long before election day.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Burger King Dares Obama To Stop It From Fleeing To Canada

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business

Burger King’s plan to scurry across the Canadian border to avoid U.S. taxes could be seen as the corporate equivalent of flipping President Barack O...

Sam Stein

Obama Expected To Sign New Executive Order On Federal Contract Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order on Thursday seeking enhanced workplace conditions and rights for federal ...

Why Are Rates Of HIV Skyrocketing For Young Gay And Bi Men?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama's Executive Order

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

(RNS) One of the toughest political calculations in Washington is balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religi...

Eyewitness to History: From the 'Amen Corner' in the East Room

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Equal protection isn't equal protection unless it protects all Americans equally. And we cannot allow the First Amendment guarantee of the free exercise of religion to be perverted in an effort to undermine the equal protection guaranteed by the Fourteenth.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Finally Ready To Sign Executive Order Targeting LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday will sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transg...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Federal Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he's preparing an executive order to ban workplace discrimination against federal employees...

Obama Dismisses Boehner Lawsuit As Nothing More Than A 'Stunt'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Friday said he wasn't going to apologize for his use of executive power, dismissing a planned lawsuit by House Speaker John ...

Amanda Terkel

If Obama Is On A Tyrannical Quest For Power, He's Not Very Good At It

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's announcement that 2014 would be a "year of action," in which he issued more executive orders to get around an u...