Tag Archive for President Barack Obama

Weekly Address: President Obama Calls for Real Health Care Reform

From the White House Blog In his weekly address to the nation the President makes clear that as Congress works through health care reform legislation, it must include fundamental changes that lower costs, ensure Americans have choices, and establish access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans. “But what we can’t welcome,” the President…

President Obama Speaks to the Muslim World

CAIRO – “This cycle of suspicion and discord must end,” Obama said in a widely anticipated speech in one of the world’s largest Muslim countries, an address designed to reframe relations after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Quoting from the Quran for emphasis, President Barack Obama called…

President Obama Recognizes Gay Pride Month

President Barack Obama today issued a Presidential Proclamation recognizing Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, and Transgendered Pride Month. Pride Month is observed by the LGBT communtiy in June commemorating the 1969 “Stonewall Riots” in New York City. President Clinton regularly recognized Gay Pride Month while President George W. Bush ignored it. While LGBT activists have been disappointed…

Obama Picks Sonia Sotomayor for The Supreme Court

A number of sources are reporting that President Barack Obama will nominate federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Associate Justice Souter on the US Supreme Court. Sotomayor, a Latina of Puerto Rican descent, was born and raised in New York. She was named to the US District Court by President George H.W. Bush in…