Friday, June 5, 2020
“For millions of us, what happened on Monday is personal,” said President Obama, taking his turn at the pulpit at an interfaith service Thursday in Boston. He and his wife, Michelle, both were law students in the city. It...
A visibly angry President Obama, reacting to the defeat of an exceedingly modest gun control measure, called it “a pretty shameful day for Washington” when the wishes of 90 percent of the American people can’t be translated into Senate...
After his wife, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, was nearly assassinated two and a half years ago, former astronaut Mark Kelly became a gun-control activist who, with Giffords, founded a gun-safety organization called Americans for Responsible Gun Solutions. The couple...
Retired Lt. Col. Linda Campbell hopes the Supreme Court gives adequate notice of when it will hand down its rulings on same-sex marriage so she can snag a seat on a plane in time to be back in Washington...
It felt more like a rock concert than an issues powwow when Hillary Clinton appeared on stage to a standing ovation, luminous in bright pink, to take stock and address the unfinished agenda in the fight for women’s equality...
Gun safety advocates are getting a wakeup call this week, with two measures that just days ago seemed almost certain to pass are now looking iffy in the Senate. Big majorities of Americans across partisan lines, including gun owners,...
The buzz is beginning about first lady Michelle Obama and the political ambitions she might hold. She’s more popular than her husband in their home state of Illinois, and there’s a potential opening for a Senate seat in 2016,...
The highest-ranking female agent in the U.S. Secret Service, Julia A. Pierson, will be sworn in Wednesday at the White House to head the organization where she has worked for over 30 years. The first woman tapped for the...
On no other public policy issue have attitudes have changed as rapidly as on gay marriage, and Karl Rove, the man George W. Bush dubbed “the architect” of his reelection, epitomizes the shift in the Republican Party. Asked on...
The numbers are stark: of President Obama’s nine new Cabinet appointments, three are women and one is Hispanic. This has prompted African-Americans, who voted for Obama in record numbers, to question whether they are getting their fair share of...

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