After months of delays and exercises in legislative futility, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday finally allowed the passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not block any of President Obama’s actions to temporarily protect some unauthorized immigrants from deportation.
As a longtime advocate for quality child care, I was heartened to hear President Obama’s forceful words on the matter during his State of the Union address. It occurred to me that it had been more than 40 years since a U.S. president had so visibly addressed the issue—and on that occasion, the message had been very different.
Obama’s failure to take executive action on immigration reform by the end of the summer is just the latest in a string of his broken promises on this issue.
President Obama wasted an opportunity this week, and I’m willing to be the feminist advocate to say it. When he signed two executive orders extending critical provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act, he addressed only some employment discrimination, and equality for some is not equality for women.
Pro-choice Democrats in vulnerable U.S. Senate seats are under attack as never before by Americans for Prosperity, the flagship organization of the Koch brothers’ sprawling network of spending groups.
RH Reality Check is part of a progressive coalition of 27 groups representing the pro-choice, civil rights and LGBTQ rights communities that have joined together to oppose a nomination to a federal court that was hatched in a backroom deal.
At issue is a divide between the nations about how domestic workers ought to be treated.
The announcement was greeted with cautious optimism from victims’ advocates in Congress, who said that more urgent reform is still needed.
President Obama, you made a promise to the women of the United States last year on the campaign trail. I’m writing today to urge you to fulfill that promise.
Now that the voters have spoken, what’s going to happen next?