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White House defends gay blood ban after Orlando shooting

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended the gay blood ban after the Orlando shooting. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended on Tuesday the Obama administration policy requiring celibacy of gay men for one year …

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Obama to travel to Orlando on Thursday

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. President Barack Obama is set to travel to Orlando on Thursday. (Image via C-Span) President Obama is set to travel on Thursday to Orlando in the wake of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in the city over the weekend, the …

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Clinton, Trump offer anti-terrorism plans after Orlando shooting

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo of Trump by andykatz; photo of Hillary Clinton by joeygil; courtesy Bigstockphoto) Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump proposed contrasting anti-terrorism plans in the wake of the Orlando shooting over the weekend at …

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Obama: Orlando shooter inspired by extremist information online

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. President Barack Obama said the Orlando shooter was influenced by information online. (White House Youtube screen capture public domain) President Obama said on Monday the Orlando shooter who killed 49 people and wounded 53 others over the weekend was inspired by “various …

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Donald Trump Goes on Anti-Muslim Warpath

This post originally published by MotherJones. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump launched a forceful, angry attack on immigration and Muslims in a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday, renewing his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States and saying Hillary Clinton would allow potential terrorists into the …

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Clinton Blasts Anti-Muslim Bigotry in Aftermath of Orlando Attack

This post originally published by MotherJones. Hillary Clinton never mentioned Donald Trump’s name, but in her first speech since Sunday’s massacre at an Orlando gay club, Clinton sharply rebuked the anti-Muslim sentiment that has been at the center of his presidential campaign. In a somber foreign policy speech in Cleveland …

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Clinton on Orlando: ‘Hate has absolutely no place in America’

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Hillary Clinton condemned the shootings in Orlando in a statement. (Photo by Gino Santa Maria; courtesy Bigstock) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton condemned in a statement on Sunday the shootings that took place early in the morning at a gay nightclub …

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Obama on Orlando shooting: ‘This was an act of terror’

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. President Obama issued a statement on shootings at a gay bar in Orlando, Fla. (Image courtesy of YouTube) President Obama on Sunday called the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., leaving at least 53 people dead “act of terror and …

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