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White House Bars Video Coverage of Bidenís Speech to Labor Union
CNSNews ^ | March 05, 2009 | Susan Jones

Posted on 03/05/2009 8:00:05 AM PST by Mr. Mojo

(CNSNews.com) – When Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the annual meeting of AFL-CIO officials at the plush Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach Thursday morning, television cameras will not be allowed to cover his speech – on orders from the White House, Fox News reported.

The Fontainebleau, which recently had a billion-dollar makeover, describes itself as “a spectacular blend of Miami’s glamorous golden era and stylish modern luxury." It has 1,504 rooms and suites, 22 oceanfront acres, 11 restaurants and nightclubs including three signature name chef restaurants, a 40,000-square-foot spa, and a "sophisticated poolscape" with private cabanas.

The AFL-CIO Executive Committee told Fox News it is holding its meeting at the Fontainebleau because the hotel agreed to employ union workers as part of its renovation project.

A number of corporations are under fire for either holding or attempting to hold business meetings at resort hotels in these tough economic times.

After speaking to union members Thursday morning, Biden will tour Miami’s Intermodal Center, a transportation project funded by the Democrats’ economic stimulus bill.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis also went to Miami this week. As a member of Congress, she supported the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that would allow a simple majority of workers to form a union simply by checking a card. The AFL-CIO says Solis has promised to work for passage of the bill.

Under card check, as soon as 51 percent of workers openly sign a card asking for union representation, the government would have to certify the union.

Critics call it the “Employee Forced Choice Bill.” They say by effectively removing secret-ballot union elections, the bill would make workers susceptible to harassment and intimidation by union organizers, who are eager to boost union membership in this country.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: aflcio; bho44; bhodol; biden; efca; newsblackout; secretballot; solis; unions; vpbiden
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1 posted on 03/05/2009 8:00:05 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

The most transparent administration ever.....transparently communist that is.


2 posted on 03/05/2009 8:01:05 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Someone will record it. You will see.


3 posted on 03/05/2009 8:01:06 AM PST by carjic (I would crawl over a mile of "Broken Glass" to vote for Palin!!!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

A chill wind blows through the land . . . .


4 posted on 03/05/2009 8:01:21 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Mr. Mojo

The press should be throwing a fit...

/not


5 posted on 03/05/2009 8:02:05 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Mr. Mojo

How much more of this secrecy are we going to take?


6 posted on 03/05/2009 8:02:19 AM PST by bergmeid (I want Bambam to fail too.)
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To: holdonnow
When Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the annual meeting of AFL-CIO officials at the plush Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach Thursday morning, television cameras will not be allowed to cover his speech – on orders from the White House, Fox News reported.

PING A LING!

7 posted on 03/05/2009 8:03:43 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (America needs a "Rosetta Stone" lesson for " Obama Double-Talking Jive".)
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8 posted on 03/05/2009 8:04:30 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

The Press will be silent, as it prepares the next conquest
for their ‘Hussein in the White House’.


9 posted on 03/05/2009 8:05:41 AM PST by Diogenesis ("All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities." - Mission)
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To: bergmeid

I’ve been out with a bad cold for the last week. Will someone tell me when the 1st Amendment was rescinded? I must have missed the MEDIA COVERAGE. /s


10 posted on 03/05/2009 8:05:43 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Hopefully Rush will get on this......


11 posted on 03/05/2009 8:05:56 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Bush's Recession....Obama's Depression.......)
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To: carjic
Someone will record it. You will see.

Absolutely - and if they are smart, they'll sell it to FOX News.

12 posted on 03/05/2009 8:06:12 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Perhaps some nice person will accidentally have a little digital camera and — later — post results on youtube ...


13 posted on 03/05/2009 8:06:33 AM PST by OldNavyVet (Facts belong in decisions and beliefs belong in church.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

This means someone better get in there and monitor the situation.


14 posted on 03/05/2009 8:07:22 AM PST by dforest
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To: Mr. Mojo

BIG STINK about Oil company executives meeting with Dick Cheney. Remember that one folks?


15 posted on 03/05/2009 8:07:47 AM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Barack lied again with his open administration.


16 posted on 03/05/2009 8:08:54 AM PST by Piquaboy
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To: Diogenesis

Yes and they don’t even get the fact that THEY (along with the American people) are being screwed!


17 posted on 03/05/2009 8:09:41 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Mr. Mojo

Whorealdo could get his 15 minutes resurrected again by trying to gain access with the camera rolling. Having to compromise his idolatry of liberals with his Idolatry of himself might be too much for him though.


18 posted on 03/05/2009 8:10:25 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: andy58-in-nh

All cell phones to be left at the door..................


19 posted on 03/05/2009 8:11:04 AM PST by Red Badger (The Zero has more Chicago Bull than Michael Jordan...................)
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To: Red Badger

Voice recorder pat downs? Body scanners?


20 posted on 03/05/2009 8:12:38 AM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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