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Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Leads White House Easter Prayer

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Gene Robinson received quite a surprise this Monday, April 14, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly tapped the former first openly gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at the White House Easter celebration.

Huckabee Attacks Obama’s Position on Same-Sex Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) lashed out against President Barack Obama for his views on same-sex marriage on an episode of Fox News’ "The O’Reilly Factor" Friday.

Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women

By Nedra Pickler | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

Obama Looking for Kindred Spirit in Pope Francis

By Nicole Winfield | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
They speak the same economic language, focused on inequality and the plight of the underprivileged. One’s a spiritual leader; the other a political one. One’s popularity is stratospheric. The other, well, not so much.

Obama’s HIV Budget Shows Commitment to Domestic Programs

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
President Barack Obama released his domestic budget for HIV prevention and treatment this month, and AIDS service organizations are mostly pleased with the distribution of funds to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Obama Hams it Up for Health Care on Funny or Die

Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
President Barack Obama is hamming it up online to promote his health care plan.

Obama Threatens Consequences for Ukraine Violence

By Jim Kuhnhenn | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
President Barack Obama urged Ukraine to avoid violence against peaceful protesters or face consequences, as the U.S, considered joining European partners to impose sanctions aimed at ending deadly street clashes that are sparking fears of civil war.

Obama Says Immigration, Minimum Wage Top Agenda

By Charles Babington | Friday Feb 14, 2014
President Barack Obama said Friday that top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and overhauling the immigration system, while acknowledging that election year politics could complicate the effort.

Obama Nominates Diverse Set of Judicial Candidates

By Nedra Pickler | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
President Barack Obama nominated a diverse group of candidates Wednesday to be judges as the White House tries to address concerns from black lawmakers about minority representation on the federal bench.

Can the Games Begin? :: Snubbed by World Leaders

By Steve Weinstein | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
President Barack Obama, no great friend to Russian Premier Vladimir Putin, sent a clear and direct signal about exactly what he thinks of the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi when he assigned the U.S. Delegation to several out athletes.