Barack Obama

Morning Buzz | Islamic Scholars Come Together for Climate Change

[08.20.2015]

In today’s buzz, the White House hires its first openly transgender full-time staff member, plus Russian authorities break up an illegal “cheese ring.”

Morning Buzz | Taylor Swift Concert Brings Together Democratic, Republican Lawmakers

[07.15.2015]

In today’s buzz, the Boy Scouts of America have lifted a ban on gay scout leaders, and the Pentagon is a step closer to ending their ban on openly transgender individuals serving in the military.

Morning Buzz | New Healthcare, Contraception Rules for Employers with Religious Objections

[07.14.2015]

In today’s buzz, Scott Walker announces his run for president, plus female employees will now have access to free birth control.

Morning Buzz | Texas Attorney General Says County Clerks Can Refuse Gay Couples

[06.30.2015]

In today’s buzz, the Texas attorney general on same-sex marriage licenses, plus SCOTUS on lethal injection and toxic emissions.

Morning Buzz | New PRRI Poll Finds Two-thirds Believe Supreme Court Will Legalize Same-sex Marriage

[06.11.2015]

In today’s buzz, new PRRI poll finds majority of US favors legalizing same-sex marriage, plus Obama’s plans for reducing greenhouse gases.

Morning Buzz | Memorial Day Weekend, by the Numbers

[05.25.2015]

In today’s buzz, the most liberal and conservative big cities in America, the “dad bod,” and the greatest commencement speeches of all time.

Morning Buzz | White Evangelical Protestants Have Outsized Influence in Early Primary States

[05.14.2015]

In today’s buzz, Obama says faith groups are key in combatting poverty, and Pope Francis calls the weapons business an “industry of death.”

Morning Buzz | Catholics, Americans Agree on Gov’t Role in Addressing Economic Inequality; Evangelicals Differ

[05.13.2015]

In today’s buzz, Tex. GOP push bill to bar local officials from issuing gay marriage licenses, and the Economist looks at black vs. white America.

Morning Buzz | Nearly Half of Americans See Recent Police Killings of Black Men as Part of Broader Pattern

[05.08.2015]

In today’s buzz, mothers in VT, MN, and WI have better work-life balance, and we flashback to 1960, when the birth control pill was approved by the FDA.

Morning Buzz | 28 Wall Street Firms Support Legalizing Same-sex Marriage

[04.24.2015]

In today’s buzz, gay marriage opponents strategize next steps, and we flashback to 2000, when legislation was signed legalizing same-sex civil unions in VT.