Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act

President Obama signed the  Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act this morning in the East Room of the White House. The Lilly Ledbetter Act act reverses the 2007 Supreme Court decision that limited the statute of limitations on filing pay discrimination law suits. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended the White House ceremony. … Continue reading

Time to Ignore Republicans’ Demands

It’s time to “ignore Republicans’ demands about the stimulus plan” and every other issue that they have roadblocked and stonewalled in the past that comes up again. Democrats have the majority and it’s time to get moving on issues that are most important to the American people. In reacting to … Continue reading

Statement of Vice President Al Gore to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Former Vice President Al Gore, an expert on the issues of global climate change and international security, today released the following statement at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s first substantive hearing of the 111th Congress: Full text as prepared is below: We are here today to talk about how we … Continue reading

Opening Statement of Chairman John Kerry at Climate Change Hearing

The full text of Kerry’s opening statement as prepared for delivery is below: We’re all grateful today to welcome back to this Committee not only a visionary leader, but an old friend and Senate classmate of mine-former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Al Gore. It’s well known that Al … Continue reading

Pakistan Demands An End To Drone Attacks (Video)

CNN’s Christian Amanpour sat down with the Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for a video interview. While the US is taking a stronger stand against the inaction of Pakistan, per US Defense Minister Gibbs, the Pakistani government is demanding an end to the drone attacks. Amanpour interviews the Prime … Continue reading