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Sarah Palin Brings Her Obama Impeachment Campaign to Sean Hannity: VIDEO

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After her Breitbart op-ed yesterday calling for the impeachment of Obama, Sarah Palin ran into the welcoming arms of Sean Hannity to spew her teabagger word vomit.

"Lawlessness blah blah blah gunfight blah blah blah cojones blah blah blah... Ted Cruz blah blah blah..."

If anything else, watch the interview to reassure yourself she's just as unelectable as before, or just imagine Tina Fey for a moment.

Watch the certifiable nuttiness, AFTER THE JUMP...

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John Boehner Pens CNN Op-Ed: 'Why We Must Sue The President'

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House Speaker John Boehner has written a column for CNN attempting to justify the House Republicans' latest waste of time and taxpayer money.

Writes Boehner:

...later this month, we will bring legislation to the House floor that would authorize the House of Representatives to file suit in an effort to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.

The President's response: "So sue me."

What's disappointing is the President's flippant dismissal of the Constitution we are both sworn to defend. It is utterly beneath the dignity of the office. I know the President is frustrated. I'm frustrated. The American people are frustrated, too.


Study: Better Qualified LGBT Applicants Face Discrimination From Federal Contractors

A new study by Freedom to Work and the Equal Rights Center demonstrates that better qualified LGBT applicants are 23% less likely than applicants who don’t identify as LGBT to get a call back from some federal contractors, reports Vox.com.

Report on employment discrimination exxon mobilLast month, President Barack Obama announced that the White House is preparing an executive order banning employment discrimination based on gender identity for federal employees.

The study, titled Federal Contractors Show Anti-LGBT Hiring Bias, sent two fictitious resumes - one of which mentioned a leadership role in an LGBT organization - to 100 positions across eight federal contractors including ExxonMobil and General Electric.

ExxonMobil has a history of repeatedly rejecting LGBT workplace discrimination policiesand have even been taken to court for anti-gay discrimination.

The LGBT resume always included a higher grade point average and stronger work experience. Despite the stronger credentials, the LGBT applicant was much less likely to get called back.

A report infographic demonstrates one example of the application process through ExxonMobil.

The report concludes that both the ERC and FTW applaud Obama’s executive order which will finally give LGBT employees legal recourse to address work discrimination.

On June 25, 140 religious leaders petitioned for an exemption from the pending executive order.

Watch President Obama's Pride Month address at which he announced the executive order, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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Obama Announces Executive Order Banning LGBT Employment Discrimination - VIDEO

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Yesterday, President Barack Obama announced that the White House is preparing an executive order banning employment discrimination based on gender identity for federal employees.

The measure was announced during a White House reception to mark LGBT Pride Month.

Speaking at the reception, Obama said:

“The majority of Fortune 500 companies already have nondiscrimination policies to protect their employees because it’s the right thing to do and because many say it helps to retain and attract the best talent, and I agree. So if Congress won’t act, I will.”

Earlier this month, the White House announced plans for an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

On June 25 a group of about 140 religious leaders and advocates for religious freedom asked Obama to secure an exemption for faith-based groups from the pending executive order.

Watch President Obama's Pride Month address, AFTER THE JUMP...

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President Obama Celebrates LGBT Pride Month At The White House: VIDEO

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ICYMI yesterday, check out the video and transcript of President and Mrs. Obama addressing a reception held at The White House in honor of LGBT Pride. 

One of the more memorable moments began with the President effusing about White House pastry chef Bill Yossess and ended with the First Lady assuring the audience, “There is no crack in our pies.”

Catch the exchange for yourself, AFTER THE JUMP…

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President and Mrs. Obama Host White House Pride Reception: VIDEO

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In case you missed the live feed earlier, the President Obama took time today to hold a reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month at the White House. The President spoke of how much has changed since this time last year, touting his administration’s achievements in the area of LGBT rights.

The President also took time to bid farewell to the White House Pastry Chef, Bill Yosses, who is gay and leaving the White House after 7 years. The President marveled at his baking prowess, wondering if perhaps he put crack in their pies, a notion that First Lady Michelle — as if seeing the potential headlines — quickly shot down: "There's no crack in our pies."

Watch the full reception (which begins in earnest at about the 15:45 mark), AFTER THE JUMP…

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