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Let ‘Em Know: Obama Says ‘You’re in My House!’ To Heckler At LGBT Event
I don’t know what’s gotten into President Obama these days, but I really enjoy watching him show out when someone steps out of line. Yesterday, an attendee tried to derail Obama’s comments during an LGBT Pride event at the White House by repeatedly yelling Obama’s name. The heckler later explained she wanted to draw attention to the plights of migrant queer people being held by border officials. However, Obama wasn’t having it and shut her down REAL fast. Watch the commotion for yourself above and read more at The Root.
South Carolina Legislators Agree To Debate Confederate Flag
The decision over whether the Confederate flag will remain on capitol grounds is now officially a part of the South Carolina legislative agenda. The vote in the House won at 103-10 and a voice vote in the Senate. Lawmakers may not come to a decision on this or effect change in the flag’s location for many months to come. Read more at Yahoo News.
NC Black Church Consumed In Flames, Attack Ruled As Arson
Yet another brutal attack on a Black church was made yesterday morning, this time in Charlotte, NC. A local investigator has announced that someone committed arson against Briar Creek Road Baptist Church, causing $250,000 in damages. The investigator did not specify what evidence he used that allowed him to reach his conclusion. Read more at NBC News.
PBS Puts ‘Finding Your Roots’ On Hold Over Ben Affleck Story
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is in a lot of trouble for editorializing Ben Affleck’s family heritage on the popular PBS show, Finding Your Roots. The episode discusses the stories of his progressive maternal relatives and his ancestor that fought in the Revolutionary War. Yet per Affleck’s request, the producers edited out the fact that one of Affleck’s relatives was a slaveholder. Now PBS has suspended the show for Affleck’s “improper influence” on the show and for the programs’ failure to comply with journalistic ethics, thereby bringing PBS’s integrity into question. Read more at the Washington Post.
Americans Leaning Towards Legalizing Gay Marriage, Finds NBC News/WSJ Poll
The people have spoken. While 37 percent of Americans are against gay marriage, 57 want the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage, a matter the justices are currently poised to finish deciding on by the end of the month. The support appears consistent; a poll from April of this year shows that 58 percent were in favor of the decision. One thousand people participated in the poll from June 14 to June 18. Read the full report at NBC News.
BONUS ROUND: Supreme Court Backs Subsidies In Affordable Care Act
Booyah! Things are going Obama’s way in Congress and the Supreme Court this week. After virtually getting fast track authority for his coveted Pacific Trade Deal, the Supreme Court has now agreed to uphold the subsidies that allows millions of Americans to afford their health care. Read more at the New York Times.