Rubio expresses “concern” over still-vacant State Dept. religious freedom post

How the president got to “I do” on same-sex “marriage”

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter Prayer Breakfast with invocation

Harvey Milk stamp to be dedicated at White House May 22nd

    U.S. Postal Service press release: “Harvey Milk was a visionary leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S. when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Milk’s achievements gave hope and confidence to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in the United States and elsewhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination. Milk believed that government should represent all citizens, ensuring equality and providing needed services.”


  • Posted: 04/14/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: about.usps.com

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Remarks by the President at Easter Prayer Breakfast

    “So this Easter Week, of course we recognize that there’s a lot of pain and a lot of sin and a lot of tragedy in this world, but we’re also overwhelmed by the grace of an awesome God. We’re reminded how He loves us, so deeply, that He gave his only begotten Son so that we might live through Him. And in these Holy Days, we recall all that Jesus endured for us — the scorn of the crowds and the pain of the crucifixion, in our Christian religious tradition we celebrate the glory of the Resurrection — all so that we might be forgiven of our sins and granted everlasting life. ”


  • Posted: 04/14/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.whitehouse.gov

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Statement from the President on Passover

Cruz: Obama waging unprecedented “assault” on religious liberty

President Obama to military brass in 2010: Back DADT repeal or resign

Pope Francis and President Obama discuss religious freedom, poverty alleviation | Acton Institute

Pope tells Obama of concern for “religious freedom” in United States

Obama administration will allow more time to enroll in health care on federal marketplace

“Biden links Russia’s anti-gay laws to incursion into Ukraine”

Vatican Chief Justice: Obama “aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policy”

Abortion, Hyde and the president’s 2015 budget

    Andrew Jenkins of Choice USA at The Hill: “Last week, President Obama released his annual budget proposal for the 2015 fiscal year. The budget is our chance to get a clear understanding of the priorities held by the highest office in the land. . . . Unfortunately, abortion coverage restrictions remain in the president’s budget proposal. While it doesn’t come as a surprise, the inclusion of ongoing restrictions on abortion funding in the federal budget is evidence of an unfortunate truth in American politics today: we’ve come to accept that the reproductive health and rights of the poor are somehow less valuable or important – nothing more than a bargaining chip and compromise we’re willing to make in service of short term political victories.”


  • Posted: 03/17/2014
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: thehill.com

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House passes bill to sue President over enforcement of federal laws

Obama should not be afraid to talk about marriage

A Hobbesian choice: Religious freedom in the business world

Mike Gonzalez: The marriage imperative

Judicial nominations debate looms after recess

Ugandan president to sign “Anti Homosexuality” bill; President Obama objects

Steve Forbes on President Obama’s brazen approach to the law

“Obama applauds Missouri gay player for coming out”

Mike Lee: When Obama rewrites Obamacare, why doesn’t anyone sue him?

    Weekly Standard: “Republicans have denounced such actions as ‘lawless.’ But if what the president has done is illegal, then why haven’t Republicans, or anyone else, taken him to court to stop him? According to Senator Mike Lee of Utah, a conservative Republican with impeccable legal credentials, the main problem is finding someone who would have the standing to sue the president over his unilateral changes to the law.”


  • Posted: 02/11/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.weeklystandard.com

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Kathleen Parker: Obama’s blind spot on religious liberty

President Obama to nominate Cheryl Ann Krause to 3rd Circuit

Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast

The Constitution outside the courts: President Obama

    Lyle Denniston at Constitution Daily: “Many Americans, not just the courts, help shape the meaning of the Constitution in the nation’s life. This series explains the actual or potential contributions of these other individuals, groups, or institutions. Today’s Constitution-maker is President Obama. In his State of the Union message last week, the President declared a measure of independence from Congress, saying that he would not wait for the legislative process to take action that he believed was necessary.”


  • Posted: 02/04/2014
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: blog.constitutioncenter.org

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Kerri Kupec: Obama’s selective entrepreneurial praise | Townhall

“President Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi delegation”

Wilcox: Obama should have talked about marriage

White House threatens veto of House bill banning federal funds for abortion

Statement by the President on Roe v. Wade anniversary

    White House: “Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”


  • Posted: 01/22/2014
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.whitehouse.gov

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President Obama’s Proclamation for Religious Freedom Day 2014

Wanted: a new ambassador-at-large for religious freedom

President Obama’s policies undercut importance of fatherhood

Senate confirms Wilkins to D.C. Circuit

Robert Gates: Obama emotionless on military, except for DADT policy

Cruz Calls President ‘Dangerous And Terrifying’: ‘Lawlessness On A Breathtaking Scale’

Paul Clement Takes on Health Care Law Again

Johnson sues over ObamaCare subsidies

The President vs. The Senate: Supreme Court to weigh in on Obama’s nominations power play

    David Rivkin and Lee Casey at Wall Street Journal (via Google): Later this month the Supreme Court will hear a case that should resolve how much latitude presidents have to make recess appointments to federal offices that otherwise require Senate confirmation. The boundary of this power has never been decided by the high court. Yet the entire scheme of the U.S. Constitution—which is based on a separation of powers, enforced through checks and balances to safeguard individual liberty—is at stake. Noel Canning v. NLRB involves several recess appointments President Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 4, 2012.


  • Posted: 01/03/2014
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  • Category: Bench & Bar

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WH: We’re confident we know more about religious fidelity than a bunch of nuns, or something

White House stands by birth-control rule

Judicial Nominations and Confirmations: Fact and Fiction | Brookings Institute

    Russell Wheeler at the Brookings Institute: Changing Composition of Court of Appeals Obama, in terms of the party of the president who appointed circuit judges in active status, has not able to put as much of an imprint on the courts of appeals as did Bush by the end of his fifth year. Obama had a circuit confirmation rate about the same as Bush’s, but Bush inherited an appellate judiciary split evenly between Republican and Democratic appointees, with 26 vacancies. He was able by the end of 2005 to shift that split to 59 percent Republican appoints (and 60 percent by the end of eight years). Obama inherited that 60-40 split. At the end of 2013 it slightly tilted to Democratic appointees (52% to 48%). (Table 12) In 2009, seven courts of appeals had a majority of Republican appointees among their active status judges. Today, seven of them have Democratic-appointee majorities.


  • Posted: 12/30/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.brookings.edu

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Obama’s extreme use of executive discretion | George F. Will at Washington Post

“Obama Selects Gay Athletes For Sochi Delegation”

GOP balks at Obama’s human rights nominee

America, We Have a Problem — It’s a Constitutional Crisis

    Fred J. Eckert at Townhall: America, we have a problem: We are in the midst of a serious constitutional crisis. Consider what has been happening in our nation’s capital: President Barack Obama has asserted and acted upon the notion that he can at whim and by decree make changes to law – and Speaker Boehner is complicit both by his continuing acceptance of the president’s unilaterally changing law and by his publicly urging the president to do so one more time.


  • Posted: 12/17/2013
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Obama IRS Tightening Noose On Tea Party Groups

Senate GOP Could Taste Sweet Revenge In Supreme Court Case

Republicans tout campaign to blunt Obama’s executive powers

Chicagoan Visited By IRS After Challenging Obamacare And Getting Unexpected Tax Bill

White House Promotes Its International Human Rights Agenda

Obama Putting Squeeze On Temple Mount: Seeks Palestinian rule over Judaism’s most sacred site

Obama:’100 Million Americans Have Gained The Right for Free…Contraception’

Turley: Obama’s “Become The Very Danger The Constitution Was Designed To Avoid”

Obama on Affordable Care Act: ‘We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president’

Supreme Court takes cases on contraception coverage | Boston Globe / NY Times

Boehner: Contraception Mandate Should Be Reversed by High Court | Newsmax

Obama Administration Snubs Catholic Church With Vatican Embassy Downgrade

Reports: U.S. unfreezes $8 billion in Iranian assets

Iran Deal a ‘Betrayal’ of American Pastor Jailed Because of His Christian Faith

White House, allies weigh nomination strategy under new Senate rules

Senate fights over appeals court key to Obama agenda

Obama Honors Gay Socialist, Lesbian Astronaut with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Obama: ‘We’re Going to Have to…Re-market and Re-brand’ the Affordable Care Act

Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem

Obama Criticized As Anti-Religious For Reading First Gettysburg Address Version

Census Bureau Accused Of Falsifying Unemployment Numbers