Wednesday May 15
New Media Journal
Iran to Chair UN Arms Control Forum
Iran will preside over the United Nations arms control forum this month, despite the fact that it is under UN sanctions for illicit nuclear activities and routinely supplies arms to the terrorist organization Hezbollah in violation of international law.
Tue May 14, 2013
GOP defies Boehner on special Benghazi panel
House Republican members are defying Speaker John Boehner and five committee chairmen by endorsing a measure that would set up a special panel to investigate the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Cybercast News Service
Administration Will Avoid U.N. Disarmament Session Chaired by Iran
The United States will not send an ambassador to a session of the United Nations' Conference on Disarmament that will be chaired by Iran in the coming weeks, the U.S. Mission to the U.N. said Monday.
Fri May 10, 2013
Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen this week introduced H.R. 1843, the Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act.
Thu May 09, 2013
Charlie Crist backs same-sex marriage
"On Tuesday, Delaware became the 11th state to allow marriage equality," he wrote on his Facebook page.
Op-ed: There's No Excuse for Discrimination at Work
Did you know that in more than half of the country it is still legal for a boss to fire someone just because of who they are dating, or how they identify? While it sounds absurd, for thousands of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender Americans in states like Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, it is all too real.
Wed May 08, 2013
Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, John Lewis, Reintroduce Gay Adoption Bill
The Every Child Deserves a Family Act would prohibit federally funded adoption and foster programs from discriminating families based on sexual orientation and gender identity, or marital status.
Tue May 07, 2013
Ros-Lehtinen: With 60 dissidents on hunger strike, shameful EU has...
"I urge all responsible nations to raise their voices in support of these brave hunger strikers who are so desperate for freedom that they risk their lives so that the world can focus attention on their plight" Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Chair of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, issued the ... (more)
US Rep criticizes Obama for going easy on Ortega
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , a fierce critic of the left-wing governments of ALBA and one of the only U.S. lawmakers who pays any mind to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, released a statement this week criticizing President Barack Obama for not condemning the Sandinista leader during his recent trip to Central America.
As Congress Considers Adoption Rights Bill, Gingrich Argues Religious Liberties
A bipartisan group of Congress members introduced a bill Tuesday that would provide clearer rights for same-sex couples who want to adopt children.
Mon May 06, 2013
Open thread for night owls: 3-D printed guns 'a politically important project'
Will printed guns be game changers? If anybody with the money can buy, lease or otherwise gain access to a 3-D printer, raw materials and the proper "blueprints" via open-source software, will any gun laws be enforceable anywhere? Until a working model was produced, those were just hypothetical questions.
The Huffington Post
Gay Adoption Bill Set To Be Reintroduced With Bipartisan Support
A bill legalizing adoption and foster parenting by same-sex couples is set to be reintroduced on Tuesday, with supporters hopeful that momentum around the Supreme Court's oral arguments on marriage equality and recent pro-LGBT comments from Republican lawmakers will give their legislation a boost.
Beyonce: Cuba response 'quite shocking'
Beyonc said Monday that she was "shocked" by criticism of her and her husband Jay-Z's recent trip to Cuba.
Sun May 05, 2013
Embassy Row: Grave situation
A leading member of Congress is accusing the Iraqi government of failing to protect unarmed Iranian dissidents from terrorist attacks in a refugee camp near Baghdad.
Ros-Lehtinen: President's Trip to Latin America Falls Short In...
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement regarding President Obama's trip to Mexico and Costa Rica.
Castro niece wins local gay-rights award
Castro, who was to receive an award Saturday night for her advocacy, also defended her country's government, which has been accused of repressing political dissent.
Fri May 03, 2013
US judge allows spy to stay in Cuba
One of the convicted spies known as the "Cuban Five" will be able to permanently remain in Cuba in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled Friday after U.S. officials dropped their initial opposition.
The Lede: Liberty Bell Visit by Fidel Castro's Sexologist Niece Angers Cuban-Americans
Mariela Castro, the daughter of President RaAol Castro, during an appearance at an academic conference in San Francisco in 2012.
Thu May 02, 2013
State Dept Benghazi Panel Under Investigation
Less than a week before the House Oversight Committee is due to have its hearing examining the attacks on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Office of the Inspector General is expected to do a special review of the Accountability Review Board that released the Mullen-Pickering report on the Benghazi attack.
Ros-Lehtinen: Naming Chesimard a Most Wanted Terrorist is...
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement regarding Joanne Chesimard, a convicted felon who killed a New Jersey State Trooper and fled to Cuba, being named today as a Most Wanted Terrorist by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and New Jersey authorities adding more ... (more)