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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘obama administration’

Leelah Alcorn Leads Fight Against Conversion Therapy from the Grave

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 not allowed to see a therapist that would help her the way she wanted. “My mom started taking me to …

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Leelah Alcorn Gets Attention of White House in Conversion Therapy Fight

When Leelah Alcorn wrote her suicide note, she may have never imagined that her desperate situation would catch the attention of the President of the United States. But it has. “On Sunday, December 27, 2014, Leelah Alcorn a 17 year old transgender youth wrote a suicide note, posted it on Tumblr and then walked in front of a semi-truck tragically …

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Jay Carney Battles With Reporter On Benghazi Emails

Jay Carney tried to hold his ground for eight full minutes after being confronted by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl on the implications of newly released emails. These emails containined specific instruction on how to handle the Benghazi attack report. He insinuated that the strategy of such emails and story-weaving was to protect Obama, as the country was only weeks away …

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Graduate Student Loans Regulations Proposed by Obama

The Obama administration took new steps on Friday and proposed “gainful employment” regulations to hold for-profit colleges and other career training programs accountable for producing graduates who can earn enough money to pay back student loans. The regulations are intended to protect students from amassing large amounts of student loan debt that they will not be able to pay off …

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More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples

For those couples that are of the same sex, it appears as if things are only going to get better for your partnerships and lives. Not only are more states opening their doors to acceptance of same-sex marriage, now the Federal Government is extending privileges to those who were married in the eyes of the law, but barely acknowledged. The …

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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 reform some of its most controversial elements. Of course, any reform has to be approved by the FISA court and …

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Civil Liberties Board Says NSA Spying Is Illegal

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 the President’s own civil liberties board couldn’t agree more. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board published a 238-page document …

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Obama Administration Still Supports Net Neutrality

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 the Supreme Court, many are concerned that the Commission won’t even bother. The Obama administration is now strongly hinting that …

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Wind Farms Granted Permits to Kill Bald Eagles

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 for 30 years without fear of penalty or recourse. Wind farms with large rotating turbines have inadvertently killed the national …

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Obama Urges Airlines To Obey China’s Rules

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 into the midst of mounting tension between Japan and China over the control of uninhabited islands in the East Sea. …

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White House Suggests More NSA Reforms In Wake Of Recent Leaks

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 the president learned of their existence. Now the Obama administration says it may apply additional measures to reign in the …

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Social Security Increase Lowest in Decades as Inflation Ravages US Dollar

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 by roughly 1.5 percent, against price inflation of almost 10%, when measured using more forthright methods employed by the Federal …

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