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Leelah Alcorn Leads Fight Against Conversion Therapy from the Grave

Leelah Alcorn Leads Fight Against Conversion Therapy from the Grave

By Mike Tuttle April 11, 2015

When Leelah Alcorn stepped in front of a semi and ended her life, she was desperate. Since then, thousands of supporters have refused to let her memory be lost. Leelah Alcorn left a suicide note that told how she was …

FISA Court Approves Changes To The NSA FISA Court Approves Changes To The NSA

Since June of last year, the Obama administration has been on damage control in regards to the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In various speeches since then, the president has defended the surveillance programs while also promising to …

Civil Liberties Board Says NSA Spying Is Illegal Civil Liberties Board Says NSA Spying Is Illegal
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Last week, President Obama announced a number of reforms to how the NSA conducts its business. Chief among those reforms was changing how the agency collects bulk cellphone metadata. Some felt that the program should be ended immediately though, and …

Obama Administration Still Supports Net Neutrality Obama Administration Still Supports Net Neutrality
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Open Internet advocates all over the nation today were saddened to learn that D.C. District Court of Appeals sided with Verizon in its fight with the FCC over the Commission’s net neutrality rules. While the FCC can still appeal to …

Wind Farms Granted Permits to Kill Bald Eagles Wind Farms Granted Permits to Kill Bald Eagles

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The Obama administration is under heat again, but this time the pressure is unrelated to the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, it was revealed that wind power companies will be able to accidentally injure and kill bald and golden eagles …

Obama Urges Airlines To Obey China’s Rules Obama Urges Airlines To Obey China’s Rules

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The New York Times reports that the Obama administration has asked that American commercial airlines obey the wishes of China and submit notification of flights into their airspace in advance. The move comes as the United States finds itself drawn …

White House Suggests More NSA Reforms In Wake Of Recent Leaks White House Suggests More NSA Reforms In Wake Of Recent Leaks
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Last week, The Guardian reported that the NSA was eavesdropping on 35 world leaders, including US allies. As you can imagine, this didn’t sit well with those being spied on, while reports emerged that the spying programs were stopped after …

Social Security Increase Lowest in Decades as Inflation Ravages US Dollar Social Security Increase Lowest in Decades as Inflation Ravages US Dollar
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Millions of Social Security recipients and disabled veterans will receive the smallest benefits increase since 1975, when automatic increases were adopted to offer a shield against price inflation, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The benefits will increase …

Obama’s New Dog Is Cute, But Apparently Evil Obama’s New Dog Is Cute, But Apparently Evil

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The Obama family has added a new lovably adorable ball of fur to the White House; her name is Sunny, and she is a female Portuguese Water Dog. She is quite similar to the first Presidential pet, Bo, in color, …

Commerce Department Recommends Congress Bring Back A Part Of SOPA Commerce Department Recommends Congress Bring Back A Part Of SOPA

I think we can all agree that SOPA was no good. The legislation would have done extensive damage to the Internet and free speech all in the name of stopping piracy. One of the more troubling parts of the legislation …

Obamacare: Smokers To Get Reprieve Under Glitch
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An error in the computer system may be of temporary relief to smokers who would ordinarily have to pay high premiums under Obamacare, the administration says. According to the Obamacare plan, insurance companies will be allowed to charge smokers up …

Some Obama Administration Officials Have Secret Email Addresses [Report] Some Obama Administration Officials Have Secret Email Addresses [Report]

President Obama’s appointees to various government agencies use a secret email unknown to anyone outside of government, according to a report released today. The AP reports that some of Obama’s appointees, including Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, …

Drone Strikes Killed 4 Americans in Last 4 Years
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As drones have become more advanced, the American public has become more aware of the devices. The unmanned flying machines could soon be used by private companies (to deliver pizza, for example) and are already heavily used by the military …

Obama Approval Rating Still Solid, Despite Critics
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Last week was, perhaps, the toughest week the Obama administration has yet faced. While congressional Republicans were still trying to turn the Benghazi attacks into a full-fledged scandal, two clearly real scandals have appeared seemingly out of nowhere in the …

White House Finally Responds To CISPA Petition, Says Cybersecurity Legislation Must Respect Privacy White House Finally Responds To CISPA Petition, Says Cybersecurity Legislation Must Respect Privacy
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CISPA is all but dead once again, and the Senate is moving ahead with its own cybersecurity legislation. That doesn’t mean the fight is over though. In fact, the Senate might just propose a bill that’s worse, but the White …

Will Small Businesses Suffer If Forced To Collect Online Sales Tax? Will Small Businesses Suffer If Forced To Collect Online Sales Tax?
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One of the most controversial pieces of legislation currently making its way through the Senate is the Marketplace Fairness Act. In essence, it would allow states to collect taxes from online purchases even if the online store doesn’t have a …

White House Threatens To Veto CISPA, Recommends Fixes To Bill’s Language White House Threatens To Veto CISPA, Recommends Fixes To Bill’s Language
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Last week, the White House said that CISPA still had some problems that weren’t addressed by the amendments added during its markup period. Unfortunately, the administration didn’t issue a veto threat at that time, but now it has. In a …