The Senate is expected to vote for cloture to confirm Nina Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in the next week.
Pillard is a well known litigator with significant Supreme Court experience, as well as a professor at Georgetown Law. President Obama nominated her to the court this summer, and the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination last month [source]. This is a crucial vote for the D.C. Circuit, which has more inactive judges and vacancies than judges at the moment.
Visit confirmpillard.com and help out by contacting your U.S. Senator to emphasize your support for Pillard!
Or check out Hoyas for Nina Pillard on Twitter; Facebook.

The Senate is expected to vote for cloture to confirm Nina Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in the next week.

Pillard is a well known litigator with significant Supreme Court experience, as well as a professor at Georgetown Law. President Obama nominated her to the court this summer, and the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination last month [source]. This is a crucial vote for the D.C. Circuit, which has more inactive judges and vacancies than judges at the moment.

Visit confirmpillard.com and help out by contacting your U.S. Senator to emphasize your support for Pillard!

Or check out Hoyas for Nina Pillard on Twitter; Facebook.

One faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government doesn’t get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of the election. […] You don’t get to exact a ransom just for doing your job.
President Obama, speaking on the impending government shutdown.
Now that my girls are getting older, they don’t want to spend that much time with me anyway. So, maybe a whole bunch of members of the House Republican caucus want to come over and socialize more.

—President Obama, on his efforts to improve relationships across the political aisle.

Let’s be real here. There were two important points in this article:

  • Obama invited Republicans to chill at the White House, watch Lincoln, and discuss the film with some movie stars! If these people don’t want to hang out with Tommy Lee Jones and Daniel Day-Lewis, then they are just irrational. 
  • The Obamas have family dinner together at 6:30pm on a regular basis. So adorable!
In November 2008, I voted in my first election. I remember standing in the voting booth, filling in a bubble for the man I hoped would become President. I’ll admit it, I cried a little when I voted that first time, because my vote meant so much more than a mark on a page. It represented belief in policies that could move America forwards, not back. I voted for Barack Obama because he understands and advocates for me as a woman, a young American and an environmentalist. He has stood by those policies, and I am so proud to vote for him again. Thanks for the last four years Mr. President, and here’s to four more!

In November 2008, I voted in my first election. I remember standing in the voting booth, filling in a bubble for the man I hoped would become President. I’ll admit it, I cried a little when I voted that first time, because my vote meant so much more than a mark on a page. It represented belief in policies that could move America forwards, not back. I voted for Barack Obama because he understands and advocates for me as a woman, a young American and an environmentalist. He has stood by those policies, and I am so proud to vote for him again. Thanks for the last four years Mr. President, and here’s to four more!

This was a slide in a powerpoint presentation that I saw over the weekend at a Women for Obama event. A local volunteer who is a retired health science professor gave the presentation, and I found this concept very compelling. 
Even women who want to have children will spend the majority of their “fertile” life avoiding pregnancy. And that is why contraception matters.

This was a slide in a powerpoint presentation that I saw over the weekend at a Women for Obama event. A local volunteer who is a retired health science professor gave the presentation, and I found this concept very compelling. 

Even women who want to have children will spend the majority of their “fertile” life avoiding pregnancy. And that is why contraception matters.

The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.


The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.