Actress from Texas Sentenced to 18 years for Sending Poison to President Obama

Source: USA Today A minor actress from Texas was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and the head of his gun-control group. Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, was also ordered to pay $367,000 restitution as part of a plea bargain for pleading guilty in December to one count of …

President Obama Issues Executive Order Outlawing Employment Discrimination Against Gay, Transgender Americans

Source: NEDRA PICKLER/Associated Press via Tulsa World WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama declared at a White House …

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WATCH: Is U.S. Attorney Eric Holder Wrong to State Racial Animus Contributes to Republican Opposition of Obama Adminstration Policies

  Washington (CNN) — Attorney General Eric Holder says he sees “racial animus” in strident Republican opposition to some Obama administration policies. Some media conservatives say he’s playing racial politics. Holder on Sunday told ABC’s “This Week” that “there’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me (and) directed at the President. … There’s a certain …