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A Small But Important Step Forward to Increase Veterans' Access to Mental Health Treatment

Kimberly Williams | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Kimberly Williams

On Aug. 31 President Obama signed the "Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members and Military Families" executive order. We believe this order will make headway in reducing troubling statistics, but we believe that the order only scratches the surface of all that is needed.

Obama's Executive Order to Benefit African Americans for Generations to Come

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Many are hopeful the president's recent action will finally facilitate a level playing field for black children, most of whom have been receiving substandard classroom instruction in comparison to their white counterparts.

The LGBT Bamboozle?

Wayne Anderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Anderson

Why is it that the Latino community receives bold executive actions from the president to allay their concerns on stagnant immigration reform, yet the LGBT community is left with little more than lip service from the president about marriage and workplace equality?

The DREAM Lives On

Jazmin Chavez | Posted 08.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Jazmin Chavez

I was undocumented up until my junior year of high school in 1999 and back then, there was no coming out of the shadows. It was all about keeping your head down, working hard and trying to blend in with mainstream.

LOOK: Obama Tweets 'Progress For The LGBT Community' Timeline

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

President Obama has weathered a sizable fallout from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups and voters for his surprising refus...

Martial Law by Executive Order

Jim Garrison | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Jim Garrison

At one level, the prospect for war with Iran is probably an immediate justification. But the comprehensiveness of the Executive Order, like that of the 2012 NDAA, speaks to something much deeper.

Matt Sledge

Obama PledgesTo 'Clear Away The Red Tape' For Construction Projects | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama promised in his 2012 State of the Union address on Tuesday night to "sign an executive order clearing away the red tape that sl...

Obama Issues 'WikiLeaks' Order To Better Safeguard 'Classified' Information

AOL Government | Wyatt Kash | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

The White House has issued an executive order today aimed at improving the security of classified networks and preventing the release of documents to ...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Wonderland

Robert Weissman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Weissman

It's a good rule of thumb: If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- the trade association for large corporations -- is whipped up about something, there's p...

House GOP Issues Subpoena Threat Over Obama Draft Executive Order

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

Republican Reps. Darrell Issa and Sam Graves are signaling their intent to subpoena a top Obama administration official to testify about a controversi...

Obama Administration Preparing Order For Indefinite Detention Of Some Guantanamo Detainees

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ProPublica's Dafna Linzer reports: The White House is preparing an Executive Order on indefinit...

Obama Clarifies Religious Liberty Protections, Strengthens Foundation Of Faith-Based Policy

K. Hollyn Hollman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
K. Hollyn Hollman

It was not fast and it did not finish the job, but the Obama administration's executive order clarifying policies on government partnerships with faith-based organizations is important.

Critics Blast Obama On Faith-Based Hiring Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A day after ordering a host of changes to the White House's faith-based office, President O...

Obama Signs Order To Reform Faith-Based Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama signed an executive order Wednesday (Nov. 17) that reforms the White House'...

Sam Stein

Lobbyists Fight Back: Accuse Obama Of Demonization, Suggest Lawsuit In The Offing | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A strange bedfellows coalition of non-governmental organizations is pushing back hard against one of the Obama administration's most stringent ethics ...

Behind The Scenes: Obama Worked For Over A Year On Ending Torture

New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, President Barack Obama consigned to history the worst excesses of the Bush Administration's "war on terror." One of the four executive or...

Obama's Decisive Break with Bush's "War on Terror" Policies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.

Gone-tanamo Bay: the Right Decision

Rep. John Murtha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. John Murtha

The problem with Guantanamo was never about its bricks and mortar. The problem with Guantanamo is that its very existence stains and defies the moral fiber of our great nation.

Obama's Guantánamo Mistake: He's Not Closing Gitmo the Right Way

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brandt Goldstein

Obama has issued an executive order to shut down the prison. That alone is not enough. An executive order can be changed -- easily.

Sam Stein

Obama Official: Closing Gitmo Won't Be Easy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a briefing with a senior White House official on the topic of closing of Guantanamo Bay, one gets the sense that the process will be far more compl...

Sam Stein

Obama Signs Executive Order To Close Guantanamo Bay | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration called on Thursday for the closure of Guantanamo Bay within the next year. The move will be greeted with widespread approval ...