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Sunday Opinion: The Fake War On Your Religious Holidays

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I am an atheist that celebrates Christmas. Get over it. Like most American atheists, I grew up in a religious household celebrating religious holidays and Christmas means more than just a celebration of the birth of Christ. It’s also a day about family meals, visits with all the quirky relatives, drinking eggnog until I’m sick…

Obama Takes on The Politics of Immigration Reform

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Yesterday, President Barack Obama took his case for immigration reform directly to the American people. Unfortunately, Many Americans probably didn’t even notice. All three major television networks indicated that they were not interested in interrupting their prime-time schedules for a Presidential address on immigration. While this is reality runs counter to the misperception that there is a “liberal bias” in the media, it is also a symptom of the growing apathy of the American public towards politics and government in general. Using the apathy of voters towards this November’s election as a measure, the networks decisions are understandable.

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Five Marriage Equality Rulings

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Washington, DC –Today, the United States Supreme Court denied review of all petitions for writ of certiorari in all cases regarding the question of marriage equality, including Bostic v. Schaefer, the federal constitutional challenge to Virginia’s marriage ban. With today’s Supreme Court order, gay and lesbian couples in Virginia, Utah, Wisconsin, Indiana and Oklahoma will…

Sanchez introduces legislation addressing border humanitarian crisis

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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and member of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, today introduced H.R. 5261, the Central American and USA (CAUSA) Initiatives Act. More than 50,000 children fleeing extreme violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been apprehended at the U.S.’s southern border since October of last year.