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"We the People" are taking a stand, especially for transgender veterans

Today, activists have decided to take peaceful, direct actions to bring attention to the failure to balance the scales of justice as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) remains on the books. This is a page that is long overdue to be ripped out.

No one should die like Harold

Harold Scull and Clay Greene were a loving couple for 20 years. But as Harold neared the end of his life, our government treated them like perfect strangers, tearing their lives apart simply because they were gay.

Meg Whitman vs. Jerry Brown

Attorney General and former Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is squaring off against former eBay CEO and Republican Meg Whitman. Few outside the Steve Poizner campaign think he will survive the primary.

VIDEO: In Weekly Address, President Obama says Congress must move forward on Wall Street reform

The consequences of this failure of responsibility – from Wall Street to Washington – are all around us: 8 million jobs lost, trillions in savings erased, countless dreams diminished or denied. I believe we have to do everything we can to ensure that no crisis like this ever happens again. That’s why I’m fighting so hard to pass a set of Wall Street reforms and consumer protections.

It's time to rethink the cost of wars

Recently 356 members of Congress - 189 Democrats and 167 Republicans - voted to keep the wars funded without any debate. Why?

For every life lost, many more are impacted

The contrast between a life well-lived in peaceful surroundings and the lives of many who had to fight was stark and meaningful. Both reflect the impact an individual can have and both mirror the impact of lives working together for a common goal.