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In signing an executive order on Monday that expanded protections for federal workers and contractors President Obama said, "In too many states and in too many workplaces, simply being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can still be a fireable offense.
Based on the barrage of attacks on Democrats from the Sunday morning GOP talk show circuit, I found any realistic reminiscing of the twenty-first century is close to impossible.
Some of you do not understand how your country can extend employment protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
President Obama followed through on his promise Monday morning to sign an executive order protecting the LGBT employees of all federal contractors - which employ 20 percent of the American workforce - from discrimination in the workplace.
The Labour leader said the two had discussed issues including the crises in Ukraine and Gaza, during a meeting reported to have lasted 30 minutes.
Steve Fullhart anchors First News at Four and News 3 at Five weekdays, and serves as KBTX's executive producer.
Just after his first introduction to Vladimir Putin in 2001, then brand-new President George W. Bush memorably announced that, by looking into his Russian counterpart's eyes, he had managed "to get a sense of his soul, a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country."
The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has dramatically redefined the nation's yearlong debate on immigration.
Workers in 29 states can be fired for being gay, and for being transgender in more than 30 states, a state of affairs House Republicans are in no hurry to change.
"I was serving the most important people in the world" - the president of the United States and other world leaders - "but we saw them in a very different light from everyone else because it was a nonpolitical situation," said John Moeller, who worked as a White House chef for 13 years.
The nation's former Treasury Secretary has an idea about how to bring more foreign investment to the Great Lakes region.
A government report shows that the United States military has had a front-row seat to the massive violence and corruption in the countries that are behind the surge of undocumented child immigrants into the U.S. "In some countries, homicides are approaching crisis levels.
If there's one thing that differentiates us on the right from those on the left would be our ability to hammer our fellow conservatives in high places.
With the body count growing daily in Gaza, the conservative commentariat has predictably circled the wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud government.
"You'll find this surprising," he said, "but I think I would've been more reluctant to commit American troops."
That clever Speaker of the House, Rep. John "The Tan Man" Boehner, R-Ohio, figured that by suing the president he could: A lawsuit would be historic; neither the House nor the Senate has ever sued the president over a policy difference.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 01:12 am
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