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

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 02.17.2015 | 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...

Obama Can Do A Lot On His Own To Change Immigration, Experts Say

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out. There are ...

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 07.25.2014 | Gay 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 09.20.2014 | Gay 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...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: 'Not Right' That It's Still Legal To Fire People For Being LGBT

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday it's "wrong" that nearly 30 states allow employers to fire or harass someone solely because they are...

How To Debate Republicans Who Resist Workplace Nondiscrimination

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans scored a win Monday when President Barack Obama announced he would draft an executive order to...

Will Pride 2014 Be the Time for Obama's LGBT Workplace Non-Discrimination Order?

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman

It is most disappointing that yet another year has passed since the White House advised in 2012 that it was "studying" the issue of LGBT workplace discrimination, and that another year has gone by without the President signing an Executive Order (EO) expanding workplace non-discrimination measures.

President Obama Takes Executive Action for Equal Pay: Now It's Time for Congress to Do Its Part

Linda Meric | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

When women do well, our families, communities and local businesses do well. These steps by the president are important to ensure that women and families have the money needed to make ends meet and contribute to the economy.

Let's Leave Mad Men-Era Pay Policies in the Past

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In many ways, things have improved significantly for women in the workplace over the years. But April 8 is Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into 2014 women have had to work to catch up with the wages paid to men in 2013.

Laura Bassett

Obama To Sign Executive Orders On Equal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will sign two new executive orders on equal pay for women Tuesday, Politico reports. The executive actions coincide with "Equal...

President Obama's Justified Executive Authority

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Eugene Scalia and Rachel Mondl call on the federal courts to overturn President Obama's executive order requiring most federal contractors to pay their workers at least $10.10 an hour.

Obama Raises Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers

Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama increased the minimum wage for a few hundred thousand federal contractors on Wednesday, then pressed the di...