Obama Administration Forgets Day of Families, Military; Celebrates Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

US Flag Over Embassy in Madrid

On May 15, the United Nations celebrated the 20th annual International Day of Families.  Around the world, the U.N. helped nations to refocus on the role of families in development; take stock of recent trends in family policy development; share good practices in family policy making; and review challenges faced by families worldwide.But in the United States, no presidential proclamation.  No encouraging message in the Congressional Record.  No statement on the White House web … [Read more...]

Michigan’s Representative Carl Levin Targeted Conservatives in IRS Scandal – UPDATED

Carl Levin (D-MI)

When the IRS targeting scandal broke last year, officials in Washington attempted to cast the blame for its targeting of conservative groups on an IRS regional office in Cincinnati.  The IRS used glaring orange and yellow warning labels on files related to select conservative issues of concern for "tea party" organizations.Now the scandal, which led to a charge of "contempt of Congress" for former IRS official Lois Lerner who blocked the investigation, has reached into Michigan.  Letters … [Read more...]

What Do We Know About Obama’s HHS Nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Burwell

Pro-lifers and conservatives are cheering the news that Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Sebelius, whose reputation was sullied following the massive network problems which crippled the rollout of the Obamacare website, resigned April 11 after five years at HHS.But wait:  Aren't the celebrations perhaps a little premature?  What do we really know about President Obama's nominee to replace Sebelius in the post, Sylvia Ma … [Read more...]


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