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Sunday, April 23, 2017

In a speech Thursday, Hillary Clinton criticized President Trump for appointing outspoken opponents of LGBT rights to the Cabinet and other top positions. "I think we have to face the fact that we may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues," she said. Citing the terrible abuse of gay men in Chechnya, Clinton said the U.S. must "demand an end to the persecution of innocent people across the world." During her presidential campaign, Clinton was endorsed by several LGBTQ rights groups, including the Human Rights Campaign.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Under extreme pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House have restarted negotiations on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But efforts to revive the legislation in the House could take weeks, lawmakers conceded, as Congress moves forward with a full plate of other time-consuming issues. And the renewed push did not meet with much enthusiasm from Senate Republicans, who said they had other priorities at the moment. Nonetheless, Speaker Paul D. Ryan vowed to renew efforts to repeal the law, despite last's week crushing setback when House Republicans tossed aside a repeal bill because they lacked the votes to pass it. read more


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kellyanne Conway, once the most visible spokesperson for the Trump White House, has been sidelined from television appearances for making statements that were at odds with the administration's official stance, White House sources told CNNMoney on Wednesday. Conway has not given a television interview since early last week. On that Monday, she told MSNBC that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had the president's "full confidence." Hours later, Flynn resigned. The following day, Conway claimed Flynn had offered to resign, even though White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump had asked Flynn for his resignation.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Andrew Puzder, President Trump's pick for labor secretary, is expected to withdraw his name from the nomination, a source close to the restaurant executive tells CBS News' Major Garrett.

The source says he does not believe Puzder will appear for his confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee.

Asked why, the source said, "I think he's very tired of the abuse."


Thursday, January 26, 2017

What is Pat McRory's white-shoe hatchet man on the bathroom bill going to do with the civil rights job at DOJ?


Comments

#54 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-20 10:45 PM
#55 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-20 10:46 PM
#56 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-20 10:47 PM
#57 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-20 10:47 PM
#58 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-20 10:52 PM
Someone as thin-skinned as Trump.

What are the odds?

Now I wonder if someone here will repeat the lie that Secretary Clinton never said "transgender"

In November, voters will have the opportunity to choose between a vetted and vocally pro-LGBT candidate and an ethically insolvent, chaotic carnival barker.

In our endorsement of President Obama's reelection four years ago, we noted his administration's embrace of LGBT rights: "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's moving and historic speech to an international audience of the United Nations' human rights group in Geneva [in December 2011], observing the anniversary of the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, made the Obama administration's perspective very clear, that LGBT rights are human rights."

And...
Now Clinton has made LGBT inclusion a pillar of her campaign, from the first video announcing her candidacy. She has produced the most complete and impressive LGBT platform of any presidential candidate ever. In it, she has vowed to champion the Equality Act, the legislation that would enact federal nondiscrimination protections with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity. Clinton's policy platform called for an end to the ban on transgender military service -- now officially gone -- an end to quack "conversion therapy" for minors, an end to discrimination against LGBT families in adoptions, improved school conditions for LGBT students, expanded shelters for homeless LGBT youth, affordable treatment for people with HIV, expanded access to PrEP, expanded data collection and other measures to stem the disproportionate violence against trans people, and improved access to correct identification for trans people, along with many other positions that directly affect the rights, health, and welfare of our communities. She has also pledged to continue the United States' work of improving the condition of LGBT people internationally, a natural extension of that pledge made in Geneva.

Clinton has raised these issues with consistency during the primary season, and they have become a hallmark of her campaign heading into the general election.

"...we'd be reading about the GOP filibustering and Dems going nuclear..." - #41 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-04-06 02:29 PM

Majority Leader McConnell would have allowed the minority party to go nuclear?

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