Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

At LGBT conference leaders warn against too much focus on marriage over other issues

Posted on: January 30th, 2012 by Sofia Resnick 5 Comments

This weekend approximately 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists descended upon Baltimore, Md., for a national advocacy conference, while a few miles away the Republican branch of Congress — which consistently resists pro-LGBT policies – gathered for a retreat. (more…)

Obama’s push for ‘clean energy’ elicits partisan reaction from Colorado lawmakers

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 by The American Independent 1 Comment

President Obama’s call to increase domestic energy production Tuesday received a rosy reception from Colorado’s lefty lawmakers but was all but ignored by its conservative congressional delegation still smarting from the commander-in-chief’s recent blocking of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (more…)

What to expect from Mitch Daniels’ State of the Union response

Posted on: January 24th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Popular Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has been chosen to deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight. Ideas about how best the government might respond to the limping economy and tackle the enormous federal budget deficit are sure to feature prominently in both speeches. Daniels comes to such a discussion with baggage, however, having headed the Office of Management and Budget under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003, when the country’s projected budget surplus of $236 billion ran down a sink hole where it became a $400 billion deficit. (more…)

(VIDEO) Chris Smith: ‘Obama is the enemy of life’

Posted on: January 24th, 2012 by Sofia Resnick No Comments

The 24th GOP presidential debate in Tampa, Fla., Monday night drove home what has become more clear in the past few weeks: The Republican Party, at this stage in time, is not united — at least when it comes to who they think should lead the country instead of Barack Obama. (more…)

FRC conference sets stage for more aggressive anti-abortion rhetoric, legislation in 2012

Posted on: January 23rd, 2012 by Sofia Resnick 4 Comments

Updated Feb. 1 with a clarification*

As anti-abortion activists protested (and abortion-rights activists counter-protested) the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Capitol Hill Monday, lawmakers and policy leaders gathered at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., to discuss effective anti-abortion strategy in 2012. Many of the speakers used super-charged language when discussing abortion and contraception, and goals centered on the GOP taking control over the Senate and White House in November to advance federal anti-abortion legislation.

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Obama touts record domestic oil and gas production in wake of Keystone pipeline rejection

Posted on: January 19th, 2012 by The American Independent 1 Comment

Rejecting both the Republican push for an accelerated Keystone XL oil pipeline and the GOP argument that he doesn’t care about jobs, President Barack Obama Wednesday touted his record of increased domestic oil and gas production. (more…)

Poll: Obama ahead of Romney among youth, independent, Latino voters

Posted on: January 17th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

As prominent tea partiers urge Republican lawmakers and presidential primary voters to move further to the right, President Obama appears to be leading in support from independent voters. Public Policy Polling, delivering results its first national poll (PDF), reports that Obama leads GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney by five points. But among independent voters, Obama is ahead of Romney by 41 points.  (more…)

Conservative Christian leaders throwing support, money to Santorum’s campaign

Posted on: January 17th, 2012 by Sofia Resnick No Comments

In four days, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will face off frontrunner Mitt Romney and the dwindling pool of contenders in South Carolina’s primary — this time with the backing of the top leaders within America’s influential conservative Christian movement. By that time, Santorum is expected to have more cash in his war chest, as Christian leaders put their money where their endorsement is. But this time, will the Christian coalescence around a highly social conservative candidate pay off? (more…)