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Principal allegedly assaulted student for wearing Gay-Straight Alliance shirt

A 17-year-old senior at Sequoyah High School, Chris Sigler, claimed his principal shoved and verbally harassed him last week for wearing a t-shirt in support of establishing a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club. A teacher had told Sigler he could not wear his homemade shirt, which said “GSA: We’ve Got Your…

Van Jones: Marines to stand with Wall Street protesters

In his speech to the “Take Back The American Dream” conference Monday, former Obama advisor Van Jones held up the “Occupy Wall Street” movement as an example of what progressives could do to force change. “I’m not mad at [the tea party] for being so loud,” he said. “I’m mad…

Donna Edwards: The rich ‘have a responsibility’

Kicking off the “Take Back The American Dream” summit in Washington, D.C., Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) told the crowd that “We must have in this country, once again, an FDR moment,” in which the haves take more responsibility for the have-nots because, she said, “They have gained their wealth on…

Cheney demands apology from Obama for criticism of Bush foreign policy

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is demanding an apology from President Barack Obama for slamming the Bush Administration on foreign policy and not using the phrase ‘war on terror.’ On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, host Candy Crowley asked him that given President Obama’s foreign policy accomplishments if…

Obama calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act

President Barack Obama on Saturday night called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) during his keynote address to the Human Rights Campaign’s 15th Annual National Dinner. The law defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman, and prohibits legally married same sex…

Obama to CBC awards crowd: ‘Stop complaining’

President Barack Obama held a speech Saturday evening at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards banquet, asking the audience to urge Capital Hill to pass his jobs bill. “We have to do more to put people to work right now,” Obama said. “We’ve got to make sure that everyone in…

Obama to CBC awards crowd: ‘Stop complaining’

President Barack Obama held a speech Saturday evening at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards banquet, asking the audience to urge Capital Hill to pass his jobs bill. “We have to do more to put people to work right now,” Obama said. “We’ve got to make sure that everyone in…

Rep. Speier delivers eighth House speech on rape in the military

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) called on Congress to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military for the eighth time on the House floor Thursday morning. “It is a black eye on this country that must be erased,” she said. “Nineteen thousand rapes a year…

Michael Moore elated by Obama’s speech

Filmmaker and author Michael Moore said on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show that he was delighted by President Barack Obama’s speech on Monday. “I think what happened today was exactly what we’ve been wanting President Obama to do,” he said. “And he has to do more of it.” During his…

Boehner: ‘Hell, no! I’m not having any fun’

Following a Thursday speech unveiling his plan to “liberate” the economy, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was asked if he enjoyed his job. “Hell, no!” he exclaimed. “I’m not having any fun.” “But I am glad I’m there… I wanted to be Speaker because I wanted to lead an effort…

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