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President Obama Will Issue Two Executive Orders On Equal Pay

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  • President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that will force federal contractors to submit information to the Labor Department about employees’ pay along with their race and gender, as well as ban them from retaliating against employees who discuss their salaries with one another. [NPR]
  • A 10-year-old girl in Senegal who became pregnant after she was raped by a neighbor won’t be allowed to have an abortion. Senegel punishes women who terminate pregnancies with as much as 10 years in prison. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Here’s how Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill are pushing Congress to allocate more money to the U.S. Department of Education to fight sexual assault on college campuses by enforcing laws more strictly. [Huffington PostBuzzFeed] Keep reading »

President Obama Announces Initiative Against Sexual Assault On College Campuses

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This morning, the White House released a report on sexual assault in college as the president announced a new initiative to improve the criminal justice response to rape on college campuses.

The report, “Rape And Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call To Action,” prepared by the White House Council On Women And Girls, notes that one in five women will be sexually assaulted during college and most are assaulted by someone that they know. Only 12 percent of these victims report the sexual violence. The report also notes that rapists tend to be repeat offenders, noting how one study had more than half of admitted rapists confessing to as many as six rapes each. Another huge problem is the often-dismissive response from local police and college administrations. Keep reading »

President Obama Pardons Popcorn The Turkey

Thanksgiving does not officially begin until the national news media gathers outside the White House for the pomp-and-circumstance of the president not murdering a poor, defenseless bird.  This year’s lucky turkey is Popcorn from Badger, Minnesota, who, loves to eat corn and dances to Beyoncé’s “Halo,” according to the White House blog. Even less enthusiastic about being there than the media standing out the the cold were Sasha and Malia Obama. They have the look all over their faces that they are getting too old for this shit. [NBC Washington]  [Image via Getty]

Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey Receive The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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  • Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today from President Barack Obama at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Ironically, Steinem was the first-ever woman to speak at the Club in 1971 and, at the time, was given the traditional gift of a men’s tie. [Ms Magazine, Marie Claire]
  • The Supreme Court refused to block a restriction on Texas abortions. [New York Times]
  • An Alabama woman has spoken out about the sentencing of her rapist, Austin Clem, who received no jail time despite being convicted of three rape charges, including raping her when she was only 13. [New York Times]
  • The General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow women to be bishops. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

Sunny Obama Is Pooping All Over The White House

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Sure, Syria might have released chemical weapons on its own people this week.  BUT I WANNA HEAR MORE ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE’S NEW PUPPY GAAAAAAH!  Here’s President Obama in an exclusive interview with CNN, talking about the new puppy Sunny (a Portuguese water dog like their four-year-old dog, Bo) and her accidents around the White House. Don’t worry, Hillary. They’ll be cleaned up by 2016. [Huffington Post]

Groan: President Obama Calls California’s AG Kamala Harris “The Best Looking Attorney General”

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“You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you’d want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake. She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country — Kamala Harris is here. It’s true! C’mon … And she is a great friend and has just been a great supporter for many, many years. She’s brilliant and she’s dedicated.”

This is how President Barack Obama introduced California Attorney General Kamala Harris at a fundraiser in CA yesterday — high praise, to be sure, but the “best-looking” comment is a touch too far.

I have many feelings about this. One is that it was a stupid gaffe, but not surprising: Obama may be more of a feminist than any president in history, but he still lives in the same sexist society that the rest of us do. It’s a society where he once called a female reporter “sweetie” and where a woman’s appearance is seen as something men are entitled to comment publicly upon, even in a professional setting. Keep reading »

Recap: President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

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The violence against women act passed in the Senate. Read More »
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Missed the State Of The Union address last night?  Well, here’s a guide of some major points for those of you who still want to know where we’re at.  The economy continues to dominate President Obama’s agenda, given how the first 20 minutes were a mixture of economic policies from spending cuts to boosting the middle class.  Though we’re no longer arguing about the Bush tax cuts, bailouts, or the debt ceiling, we have new talking points: sequester cuts, deficit reduction, tax codes. Oh my.

Sam Seaborn, fictional speechwriting dreamboat from “The West Wing,” would argue the SOTU speech is not solely about policy, it’s about noble over-reaching that government should aspire to. So what’s on President Obama’s agenda? Where are we heading in the next four years? Keep reading »

What To Watch For In Tonight’s State Of The Union Address

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Attention party people, tonight is a pretty big night!  No, I’m not talking about Mardi Gras.  I’m referring to another excuse to drink on a Tuesday: President Obama’s first State Of The Union Address of his second term.

The annual address made by the President at the invitation of Congress not only produces some candid facial expressions (The Boehner Smirk, The Biden Grin, The Alito Head Shake), and spontaneous outbursts (“You lie!”), but it is also the President’s chance to explain how far we’ve come as a nation and where future policy is heading.

At the top of the list will probably be continued efforts to strengthen the economy, which according to NPR “remains the most important issue to voters, judging by what they tell pollsters.” Potential battles include “sequestration” and the deficit.

Here are six other slightly sexier issues the pundits are predicting: Keep reading »

Watch Jennifer Hudson Serenade The Obamas With Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”

Obama's Address
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Listen to President Obama's 2013 inaugural address. Read More »
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Watch President Obama’s Inauguration Speech!

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President Obama's Speech

Trapped at the office on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and can’t watch the inauguration? Us, too. But here’s video of President Obama’s entire inaugural and the full-text of his speech so you can follow along.   Keep reading »

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