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US Announces Civil Rights Protections For Transgender Workers

The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals.


Former Assistant Attorney General John Doar recieves the  Presidential Medal of Freedom on May 29, 2012. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

John Doar, Ex-DOJ Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies At 92

As the assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division, Doar challenged discriminatory policies in Southern states that curtailed minority access to the voting booth and state universities.


President Barack Obama has preached economic opportunity and equal access to education as cornerstones of the legacy he wants to leave behind. But in the contest to host his presidential library, two public universities that serve needy communities fear the playing field has been tilted against them by a pair of elite, private schools with seemingly endless money (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.


President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Bladensburg High School  on April 7, 2014 in Bladensburg, Md. (credit: Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

White House: ‘It’s Folly’ To Compare Obama With LBJ

Perhaps no historical analogy irks the White House more than the comparisons between Presidents Barack Obama and Lyndon B. Johnson, two Democrats who occupied the Oval Office a half-century apart.


Actor Bryan Cranston tells Katie Couric he thinks President Obama's health care reforms are "fantastic." (Getty Images)

‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Loves Obamacare

NEW YORK (CBS DC) – Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston may not be president, but he plays on on Broadway. After his critically acclaimed performance as teacher-turned-meth dealer Walter White, Cranston is starring in All The […]


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President Obama To Speak At LBJ Civil Rights Summit

The White House says President Barack Obama will speak at an April event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.