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Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren Out, But GOP Won't Back Richard Cordray Either | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama may have rid himself of a high-profile confirmation fight by shunning Elizabeth Warren and picking former Ohio Attorney ...

Jason Linkins

Everyone Is Basically Confused About What Elizabeth Warren Will Be Doing | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was announced yesterday that, after weeks of speculation, Congressional Oversight Panel Chairperson Elizabeth Warren was going to be appointed to d...

Ryan Grim

White House Taps Warren To Set Up Consumer Financial Protection Bureau | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House has tapped Elizabeth Warren as a special adviser to help set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, affirming its support for a ...

Ryan Grim

Obama Strongly Hints At Warren Nomination To Head Consumer Bureau | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama hailed his long friendship with Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren on Friday, crediting her at his new conference with the idea for wh...

Constructive Impatience

Joan Garry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Garry

So, to my fellow LGBT friends and our straight allies -- let's use the Rick Warren choice as an opportunity to be impatient. I for one plan to be impatient constructively.

A Prayer for Most Americans

C. Brian Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Brian Smith

If our new president is truly devoted to change, he will separate, once and for all, the sloppy, congealed mess that is Church and State. He will allow us to shed unsolicited religious ideology which suffocates us like a dirty, wet t-shirt.

Take Your Hand Off My Bible

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leora Tanenbaum

Most of us have a presidential fantasy. Some of us long to transform the health care system. Some imagine the possibilities in humanitarian aid. Oth...

A Solution for Obama

Sam Ciraulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Ciraulo

For Inauguration Day, I propose an alternative that both respects the choice of the President-Elect of Warren and affirms the dignity of those Gay and Lesbian Americans who have stood with him.

"To Obama:" Introducing A New Verb: Part II

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

"To Obama": 1. to rise above personal assault for the greater good; 2. to take rivals, hold them close, and use their innumerable talents for service.

Controversy, Controversy

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

Obama is a compromiser, a political figure committed to building bridges, even to those who will give him heartburn as well as their support.

Gays and Rick Warren Could Come Together?

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

When it comes to showing magnanimity, big-tent inclusiveness, suck-it-up-for-the-good-of-the-country -ness, why is it the gays who always get to be the sacrificial lamb?

Gay Marriage, Part 2

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

The gay marriage issue has intruded so profoundly on gay politics that I am told I should protest the inauguration of Obama, because he invited a minister to say a prayer whose main priorities are climate change, poverty, and AIDS.

Rick Warren Scrubs Anti-Gay Language From Website

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Aravosis of Americablog noticed on Friday that Rick Warren's church website explicitly bans gay people "unwilling to repent of their homosexual l...

Rick Warren Announcement Is Slap In The Face To GLBTQ Army

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Foval

Mr. Obama, by choosing Rick Warren, you have sent a shiver up the spine of every GLBTQ American who believed that you might actually be the voice and actor of real change.

Why Gay Marriage is the Wrong Issue

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

How is it that queers became the odd ones out at such a momentous turning point in history? By pushing an agenda of stupid issues like gay marriage.

Sam Stein

Sharpton Defends Warren Choice: 'Gracious And Courageous' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reverend Al Sharpton defended Barack Obama on Friday for choosing Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration, calling the move gracious...

The Rev. Rick Warren Controversy: A "Blessing" in Disguise?"

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

I have expressed my outrage at Rick Warren's elevation to the national stage. Yet, if the gay community has the courage to take a deep breath, there's another way of viewing this situation.

Gay and Feeling Hurt by Obama's Warren Choice

Chris Durang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Durang

I'm trying to be open to the "we must talk to those we don't agree with" idea. Still, this is the first event of his presidency, and gay people's feelings seem so easily sacrificed by Obama.

Et Tu, Obama?: The Choice of Rick Warren Is Unacceptable

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

By selecting Rick Warren, Barack Obama has sent out the wrong message to the American people. He has betrayed not only gay and lesbian and transgendered Americans, he has betrayed us all.

Rick Warren Praises Obama's "Courage" For Taking "Enormous Heat From His Base"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here is Rick Warren's statement praising Obama for his "courage" in picking the pastor to deliver the invocation at the inauguration despite criticism...

Sam Stein

Obama's Talking Points On Rick Warren | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At his press conference on Thursday, Barack Obama for the first time addressed the flurry of protest that has erupted over the choice of Rick Warren t...

Obama's Choice Of Warren Is Very Disappointing

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barney Frank

I am very disappointed by President-elect Obama's decision to honor Reverend Rick Warren with a prominent role in his inauguration.

Sam Stein

Rick Warren, Obama Invocation Choice, Causing First Real Rift With Progressives | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since Barack Obama was elected president, the media has been pining to write a story about liberal dissatisfaction with his transition efforts. B...

Obama Thinks Like a Leader, And Therefore Might Lose

Rusty Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusty Russell

Nearly every admonishment of Obama these days includes some call for the candidate to cut to the chase. Simplify the speeches, they say. Chop down the answers into blurbs. But what all these freelance campaign managers miss is this: Barack doesn't think that way. He's not a refrigerator magnet guy.

A Civil Forum? Maybe We'll Learn Something

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Pastor Rick Warren's forum with McCain and Obama tomorrow could be the most exciting event of the political season. Why? Because the pastor of Saddleback Church isn't a member of the press, and maybe he won't act like one.