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VIDEO: In Weekly Address, President Barack Obama wants Congress to finish Wall Street reform

With Congress having finalized a strong Wall Street reform bill, President Barack Obama urges Congress to finish the job and send the bill to his desk. The legislation reflects 90 percent of what the president originally proposed, including the strongest consumer financial protections in history with an independent agency to enforce them.

COMMENTARY: Texas Republicans have gone mad

If that isn’t bad enough, the Republican Party of Texas has moved so far to the right that it has fallen off the flat Earth that it apparently still believes in.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at LGBT Pride Month event

We celebrate the progress that is being made here in our own country toward advancing the rights of LGBT Americans, and we recognize that there is still a lot of work to be done but that we are moving together in the right direction.

COMMENTARY: Mike Huckabee shows his ignorance about gays

“Male and female are biologically compatible to have a relationship. We can get into the ick factor, but the fact is two men in a relationship, two women in a relationship, biologically, that doesn’t work the same.”

It’s time for authentic LGBT leadership

Consider this. The LGBT community has enjoyed a state of adolescence for decades. It has been acceptable to gossip, ridicule, and back-stab our own. Aloofness and separateness have remained the norm. Why? Because no one cares anyway – so the question really becomes, “why not?”

Legal Ease: What is it really like to be a prosecutor?

It may seem hard to believe that such resentment and a desire for change follows each elected official in a job that is supposed to be serving justice; but in fact, it happens in every county I have ever worked in.