President Obama

President Obama

Presidential Memorandum: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the National Security Workforce

Politics
The Presidential Memorandum outlines actions that will allow departments and agencies to better leverage the diversity and inclusion of the federal workforce. ...
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VA to Cover Costs of IVF for Veterans with Service-Connected Injuries

Health
A ban passed in 1992 prevented the VA from covering fertility costs - like IVF. Sen. Murray’s provision allows VA to cover the costs from its existing funds. ...
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Biden Marries Gay White House Staffers in First Officiant Duties

Vice President Joe Biden officiates his first wedding - a same-sex wedding/Twitter
Politics
On Monday, Aug. 1, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden officiated his first wedding, a same-sex wedding, to longtime White House staffers. ...
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President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument

Stonewall Inn
National
The designation will create the first official National Park Service unit dedicated to telling the story of LGBT Americans. ...
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Four Million Americans Affected by SCOTUS’ Split Decision Overturning Immigration Reform

Photo: Ray Lac
Politics
The decision impacts more than four million undocumented immigrants and their families, and nearly 79,000 people in Washington state. ...
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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene to Receive Seattle Women’s Pride Crusader Award

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene at SCOTUS
Politics Local
U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-1) will receive the Seattle Women's Pride Crusader Award on Saturday, June 18, 2016. ...
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Love & Coffee Takes Equator Coffees & Teas to the White House

Equator Coffees & Teas founders Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell along with vice president of operations Maureen McHugh were honored by the Small Business Administration’s head Maria Contreras-Sweet, at a special event at their San Francisco location next to the Warfield May 6, 2016. (Left to Right, starting with second to the left) Brooke, Helen, Jacklyn Jordan, Maria Contreras-Sweet, and Maureen. Photo: Heather Cassell
Travel
Being honored at the White House for Small Business Week is only one of many firsts for the 21-year old San Rafael-based lesbian-owned coffee company. ...
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Obama Nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court Bench

Politics
In a Rose Garden ceremony Wednesday at the White House, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. ...
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Murray: GOP Should Put Constitution Above Partisanship and Obstruction

Politics
After Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, Republicans announced they will not consider any nominees from President Obama and will wait until the next president takes office, over 300 days from now. ...
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Obama to SCOTUSblog: Nominating a Supreme Court Justice is ‘A Responsibility I Take Seriously’

President Barack Obama shakes hands with state legislators after speaking to the Illinois General Assembly at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Feb. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Politics
President Barack Obama guest posts on SCOTUSblog: "The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. It’s a duty that I take seriously." ...
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