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Barack Obama

The latest on Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States and the first black president to be elected. His influence concerning the LGBT rights movement has been detrimental in furthering equality. Under his presidency, the first openly gay U.S. courts of appeal was elected and he also nominated the six openly gay judges serving at the federal court level. In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Most of the candidates said the next president, not Obama, should appoint Antonin Scalia's successor. They also had some notable fights among themselves.

1:35 AM

Obama eulogizes the conservative justice but makes clear he will nominate a successor, no matter what Republicans say.

February 13 2016 10:17 PM

The president considers advances for LGBT equality part of his legacy, calling it "one of the things I'm proudest of."

February 12 2016 2:10 PM

They also vied for who's most religious and toughest on illegal immigration.

January 29 2016 12:52 AM

Carly Fiorina gets personal toward Hillary Clinton, and Jim Gilmore participates in only his second debate.

January 28 2016 10:38 PM

The president sat down for a chat with three top creators from the website where anyone can be an internet star, especially if you're a cat.

January 15 2016 2:43 PM
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