Was Hillary Clinton the Original ‘Birther’?

Two Republican presidential candidates claim the so-called “birther” movement originated with the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008. While it’s true that some of her ardent supporters pushed the theory, there is no evidence that Clinton or her campaign had anything to do with it.

In an interview on June 29, Sen. Ted Cruz said “the whole birther thing was started by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008,” and earlier this year, Donald Trump claimed “Hillary Clinton wanted [Obama’s] birth certificate. Hillary is a birther.”

Gay? Have a Disability? Can’t Provide Evidence of Salvation? Colorado Voucher Schools Discriminated on Religious Grounds. State Supreme Court Says Not on the Government’s Dime.

So-called “school choice” advocates claim that vouchers provide needed educational options for all students. But a pilot program offered by the Douglas County School District in Colorado shows that private school vouchers not only violate our core commitment to the separation of church and state, they also exclude many students, leaving them in defunded and weakened public schools. 

A Mostly Blissful Marriage State of the Union

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or got lost under a mountain of glitter, you know that on Friday the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that same-sex couples looking to tie the knot may do so in all 50 states. I was proud to stand on the steps of the Supreme Court with our clients as the decision came down, marking the victorious culmination of a 45-year battle towards marriage equality.

MoveOn, Allies Send Letter to Congress on Iran Talks

On Tuesday, MoveOn.org and more than 3 dozen allied grassroots organizations sent a letter to members of Congress encouraging them to support ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.

The letter reads in part: “The following organizations, representing millions of Americans, urge you to support the strong nuclear deal being negotiated currently between world powers and Iran, to vote in favor of an agreement when it comes before Congress and to commit to vote to uphold a Presidential veto should Congress vote against the agreement..”

See the full letter here: