Last night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama covered a long list of domestic and foreign policy initiatives common to such messages. The President called on congress to pass entitlement reforms and other legislative initiatives rather than moving from one manufactured crisis to another.
Senator Marco Rubio delivered the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address to congress this evening. Meanwhile Time Magazine rushed to re-do this week’s cover story.
For some people, change doesn’t come easily. When it comes to the acceptance of diversity in sexual orientation, not easy isn’t the half of it. Back in 2010 a small band of bigoted elected officials and Vietnamese community leaders in Westminster tried to have a LGBT group excluded from participation in the annual Tet Parade held in Westminster.
In an interview with President Barack Obama on Sunday night, CBS News anchor Scott Pelley asked if the Boy Scouts of America should end their ban on gays? President Obama answered in one word; Yes.
From the “Can’t Win Any Other Way” files comes the news that the GOP has defined a new strategy to deal with its declining national popularity. In states where Republicans hold state legislatures and governorship’s in their control, the GOP is trying to change the way Electoral College votes are allocated so that they are assigned by congressional district rather than to the winner of the statewide popular vote.
Major media outlets and members of congress have indicated that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected on Thursday to lift the ban on women in the armed forces working in combat positions. Called the Ground Combat Exclusion, the policy restricts women from participating in approximately 237,000 battalion -level jobs in all branches of the military.
In the first week of the 113th Congress, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) re-introduced legislation to allow for the implementation of an employee pension plan that will address the rising costs of government pensions in Orange County, a growing problem that many local governments are facing across the country.