July 23, 2012

A Challenge to President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship

In Washington, the Supreme Court stated that it would refuse to hear an appeal challenging President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, as well as eligibility to serve as president.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that people challenging Obama’s citizenship did not have legal standing to file the lawsuit.  As it stands, the U.S. Constitution holds that only “a natural born citizen” may serve as president of the country. See full article: This type […]
July 11, 2012

Obama supports same-sex marriage

President Barack Obama made a statement recently that he supports same-sex marriage.  This brings to light an issue of which American voters are evenly split. In an interview with ABC News Obama states, “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”  Even though Obama once opposed such marriages, he now shows […]
July 9, 2012

Notre Dame, Catholic Groups Suing Obama Administration Over Birth Control Mandate

Roman Catholic leaders filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the diocese, schools, and healthcare agencies against the Obama administration arguing the requirement violates religious freedom.  Health and Human Services adopted the mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage to improve health care for women. Last year, an advisory panel from the Institute of Medicine, which advises the federal government, recommended including birth control on the list of covered services, partly because it promotes […]
June 28, 2012

Discrimination inaction by Obama claimed by Gay rights activists

Gay rights activists are claiming inaction by Obama’s decision not to sign an executive order which would ban workplace discrimination of gay, lesbian and transgender federal contractors.  Gay activists believe the move was politically calculated.    The proposed Executive Order would have prohibited federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation. President Lyndon Johnson first signed an Executive Order in 1965 which banned federal contractors from discrimination based on race, religion and gender. This […]
October 28, 2010

Obama Signs Perfectly Plain Law

On October 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Plain Writing Act of 2010.  In essence, the new law means that everything the government writes down must be easy to understand.  This new requirement for stating things plainly applies to “covered documents,” which include those documents necessary for obtaining any federal government benefit or service or filing taxes.  By Spring, 2010, every federal agency must publish a report on the agency’s Web site illustrating […]