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  • Why More California Schools Start in Early August

    08/18/2016 11:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    In Los Angeles County, 22 school districts started school this week, and only four of the county’s 80 districts do not have an August start date, according to the Los Angeles County Office of Education.For some children in Los Angeles County, the first day of school has seemed to move earlier and earlier into August. That change has left some parents wondering what happened to school typically starting after Labor Day? In Los Angeles County, 22 school districts started school this week, and only four of the county’s 80 districts do not have an August start date, according to the...
  • CAIR: California State Assembly to Proclaim August as ‘Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month’

    07/29/2016 2:46:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies ^ | July 29, 2016
    (SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/29/16) – On Monday, August 1, the California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join Assembly member Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) in the presentation of House Resolution 59, which recognizes the month of August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.”~~SNIP~~“I am proud to celebrate the first ever Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month by honoring generations of Muslim Americans for their many social, cultural, and economic contributions to California,” Assembly member Quirk stated. “The rhetoric surrounding this election makes the presentation of this resolution more important for me,” he said. “It is appropriate to acknowledge...
  • White House knew about Clinton´s e-mails in August

    03/06/2015 11:37:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/6/15 | David McCab
    The White House learned in August that House Republicans knew Hillary Clinton had been using her personal email to conduct official business as Secretary of State, Politico reported Friday. It was then that officials at the State Department first noticed the personal email appeared in a document being provided to Republicans has part of their investigation of the Benghazi attacks, according to the report. Administration officials reportedly deferred to Clinton’s personal staff, who decided not to tackle the issue publicly until it was made public this week by The New York Times. According to the Politico report, White House and
  • Winter Is Coming: 1,097 Record Low Temperatures Broken So Far In August

    08/26/2014 2:06:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:45 PM 08/25/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    It’s been a cool summer so far for many across the U.S. as 1,097 record low temperatures were set in August, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) temperature data. NOAA reports that 1,097 “low maximum” temperature records were broken between Aug. 1 and Aug. 23 at locations across the country this year. This means that these temperatures on the day they were recorded were the coolest on record. After a particularly long and frigid winter, summer for much of the U.S. has been cooler than normal, according to NOAA data. The average temperature for July was just 73.3...
  • August 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits

    08/28/2013 6:39:00 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 73 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 8/27/2013 | Alex Weprin
    MSNBC continued its rough 2013 in the ratings, continuing to lose significant audience from 2012. The problems were particularly prevalent in primetime, with some shows losing close to -50% of viewer“Morning Joe” was down -9% in total viewers and -17% in the A25-54 demographic compared to the same month last year, which actually was a better result than many of the programs that came later in the day. In primetime, “The Rachel Maddow Show” posted all-time low ratings in total and demo viewers, down -43% and -47%, respectively. “The Last Word” posted a low in total viewers, losing -40% of...
  • Progressive Activists To Disrupt GOP Town Halls In August

    08/02/2013 4:28:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2013 | Tony Lee
    A progressive group will coordinate with liberal activists to disrupt Republican town halls during the August recess, when lawmakers will face questions about Obamacare and comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Economy not on Organizing for Action’s ‘Action August’ agenda

    07/28/2013 10:37:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/13 | Patrick Howley
    Organizing for Action, the nonprofit organization assembled from the remnants of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, is pushing for the president’s second-term agenda during a month-long “Action August” of advocacy and fundraising — but don’t expect to hear about the economy. Beginning on Obama’s birthday, August 4, OFA will spend the month promoting the administration’s top issues ahead of the 2014 midterm elections: the benefits of enrolling early in Obamacare (August 4), immigration reform (August 5), climate change (August 13), gun control (August 21), and immigration reform again (August 31). “I’ve always said that running for office is not just...
  • Source: Romney camp says it raised $100 million in August

    09/03/2012 7:00:01 PM PDT · by CountryClassSF · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/3/12 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Mitt Romney raised $100 million in August, his campaign told bundlers last week in Tampa. Romney campaign finance director Spencer Zwick revealed the tally during an event with top fundraisers on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention, according to a source who was present.
  • School odds stacked against summer babies, says IFS

    11/01/2011 3:58:51 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | November 1st 2011 | Sean Coughlan
    Children born in the summer in England are at an academic disadvantage throughout school, says a report from the IFS. The study says that among seven-year-olds, August-born children are more than three times as likely to be "below average" as September-born children. August children are also 20% less likely to attend a top university. The IFS says the economic consequences facing summer babies will last "throughout their working lives". The report from the independent financial researchers shows the sharp difference in outcomes between the youngest children in a year group - those born in August - and the oldest, born...
  • Democratic Party fundraising slumps in August (the rookie Hussein got stuck at work)

    09/11/2011 5:57:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/11/11 | Kevin Lamarque
    Democratic Party fundraising slumps in AugustREUTERS/Kevin Lamarque updated 9/11/2011 12:17:41 AM ET **SNIP** Both the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and President Barack Obama's re-election campaign were forced to curtail fundraising during the summer because of the negotiations with congressional Republicans over raising the debt limit, which led Obama to cancel fundraisers around the country. **SNIP** Democratic Party Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who led her first full committee meeting, said the party needs to rally behind Obama's $447 billion jobs plan aimed at jump-starting the economy and hiring, as well as his own re-election prospects. "There is only one job the...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... August, 2011

    08/01/2011 2:29:55 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,201 replies · 1+ views
    8-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Debt Fight Headed For "Train-Wreck" On August 2nd

    06/25/2011 2:29:24 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 46 replies
    FNS via RCP ^ | June 25, 2011 | Krauthammer on FNS
    Charles Krauthammer: "I think Obama and the Democratic Leadership have made a bet. The only way to get out of the November election next year alive is to run against Republicans as the 'granny-killers' who want to destroy entitlements. Medicare and Social Security. The only way to reduce the debt is to do something on entitlements. The Democrats will refuse and I think this is all headed for a train-wreck on August 2nd." Chris Wallace, host: "Really?" Krauthammer: "Yes, really. I wouldn't say it otherwise."
  • Poor Jobs Report in August; Obama Blames Republicans

    09/05/2010 3:53:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/5/10 | abc
    The Obama Administration will be proposing a "Mini Stimulus" plan next week as left-wing economists like Paul Krugman charge that last year's $864 brillion stimulus spending bill was too small.
  • US National Debt hits $13,449,652,537,035.05 on August 31st That's $1,529,133,372,715.63 in FY10

    09/01/2010 9:09:17 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 24 replies
    Treasury Direct ^ | September 1, 2010 | steelers6
    Date Debt Held by the Public Intragovernmental Holdings Total Public Debt Outstanding 01/20/2009 6,307,310,739,681.66 4,319,566,309,231.42 10,626,877,048,913.08 10/01/2009 7,505,894,097,177.82 4,414,625,067,141.60 11,920,519,164,319.42 08/31/2010 8,927,061,238,060.48 4,522,591,298,974.57 13,449,652,537,035.05
  • We Muslims know the Ground Zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation

    08/08/2010 8:01:10 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | August 06, 2010 | Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah
    Last week, a journalist who writes for the North Country Times, a small newspaper in Southern California, sent us an e-mail titled "Help." He couldn't understand why an Islamic Centre in an area where Adam Gadahn, Osama bin Laden's American spokesman came from, and that was home to three of the 911 terrorists, was looking to expand. The man has a very valid point, which leads to the ongoing debate about building a Mosque at Ground Zero in New York. When we try to understand the reasoning behind building a mosque at the epicentre of the worst-ever attack on the...
  • Newsweek columnist says US funding mosque construction

    08/08/2010 10:26:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 161 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2010 | Lee DeCovnick
    Truth, even in the tightly controlled prison of the Obama media complex, occasionally bursts forth like a swordfish cavorting on the waves of a golden August afternoon. Newsweek, the Washington Post's former progressive stepchild, published an op-ed by Fareed Zakaria, the in-house lapdog for the Administration, extolling the virtues of building the Ground Zero Mosque. A couple of sentences demand a great deal more explanation. To that end, early in its tenure the Bush administration began a serious effort to seek out and support moderate Islam. Since then, Washington has funded mosques, schools, institutes, and community centers that are...
  • Pleasure and Vacation Policy Michelle

    08/07/2010 9:42:03 PM PDT · by onyx · 451 replies · 7+ views
    EL ^ | Saturday, August 7, 2010 | onyx; Brugmansian;hoosiermama;victoriadelsoul;aruanan; kristinn
    With thanks and credit to Brugmansian, it's looking like all the LSM fuss about Michelle's extravagant vacation in Spain, just might be a distraction to cover up a much more sinister reason for her trip. Brugmansian uncovered the following article in EL MUNDO and the last paragraph is of specific importance. Varias casas reales árabes también pasan sus veranos en Marbella desde hace años. Así, habrá un encuentro entre Michelle Obama y el príncipe Salman bin Abdelaziz, gobernador de Riad y hermano del fallecido Rey Fahd de Arabia Saudí; mientras que se baraja otra reunión de la primera dama con...
  • Obama to train 3000 IT workers to assist in OutSourcing & Offshoring jobs to SE Asia (Disgusting)

    08/04/2010 9:07:56 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 35 replies
    Information Week ^ | August 4, 2010 | Paul McDougall
    U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers $22 million, federally-backed program aims to help outsourcers in South Asia become more fluent in areas like Java programming—and the English language. By Paul McDougall, InformationWeek Aug. 3, 2010 URL: Despite President Obama's pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia. Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business...
  • Former Shirley Sherrod employee accuses her of explointing black farm laborers

    08/04/2010 9:13:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-3-10 | Tom Blumer
    Readers who read my original Washington Examiner post about Shirley Sherrod know that she and husband Charles received $150,000 each for "pain and suffering” as part of "a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack." Based on history presented by Ron Wilkins yesterday at Counterpunch, it's appropriate to ask: "Whose pain and suffering?" It now seems that Mr. and Mrs. Sherrod inflicted quite a bit of pain and suffering on their own -- and on some of the very people Mr. Sherrod described as "our own" in a speech earlier this year -- at...
  • Key Republican previews case against Kagan

    08/02/2010 9:31:08 PM PDT · by South40 · 21 replies · 18+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune (AP) ^ | August 2, 2010 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is telling colleagues that Elena Kagan has a dangerous political approach to the law that makes her unfit for the Supreme Court. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is previewing his case against Kagan in a letter to senators the day before the Senate begins debating her nomination.
  • Military Homosexual Scandal Tied to WikiLeaks Treason

    08/01/2010 12:40:40 PM PDT · by unspun · 127 replies · 19+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 1, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    In the scandal involving the theft and release of classified military information that could cost the lives of U.S. military personnel, the British Telegraph newspaper is reporting that the American soldier at the center of the scandal was “openly homosexual” and apparently held a grudge against the U.S. because of the military’s anti-gay policy. In another bizarre twist, reliable reports suggest that Private First Class Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army Intelligence analyst accused of leaking the classified information to the website, was not only a homosexual but was considering a sex change. Manning was arrested at the end of...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... August, 2010

    07/31/2010 10:44:29 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 3,227 replies · 114+ views
    JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • New Bank Failures: Week of Aug. 17

    08/18/2009 10:23:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies · 549+ views
    the street ^ | 8-17-09 | Philip Van Dorn
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- New bank failures last week included two in Arizona and one each in Pennsylvania, Alabama and Nevada, bringing the total number of banks and savings and loans shut down by regulators this year to 77. All 102 bank failures since the beginning of 2008 are detailed on's interactive bank failure map:
  • Anna Eshoo - CA 14th CD, SF Peninsula and South Bay - August Recess

    08/06/2009 9:30:47 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 2 replies · 308+ views
    Anna Eshoo Web Site ^ | 8/6/09 | Anna Eshoo
    I've been trying to reach Eshoo about Health Care. Take a look at the long list of hard-hitting townhall meetings she has lined up in during the August recess to address constituents' concerns about the major issues of the day: On Wednesday, August 26th, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo will host a Town Hall Meeting to discuss High Speed Rail. Experts from the High Speed Rail Authority and Caltrain will make presentations and answer questions. In November, 2008, Californians passed Proposition 1A, the Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century. How this will impact local communities has...
  • Town Hall Events to Counter Protest. July, August, September 2009

    08/03/2009 11:13:28 PM PDT · by jokyfo · 6 replies · 512+ views
    TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ^ | 8/3/09 | Tea Party Patriots
    Health Care Town Meeting Cowpens Library Cowpens, SC 29330 Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Start Time: 6:30 PM End Time: In attendance, Rep. Bob Inglis H (REP) District 4 Health Care Mobile Office Hours Adams County Office Building Hastings, NE 68901 Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 12:00 PM In attendance, Rep. Adrian Smith H (REP) District 3 Health Care Town Hall Avery County Commissioner's Board Rm Newland, NC 28657 Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: In attendance, Rep. Patrick McHenry H (REP) District 10 Health Care County Tour Stop Sauder Community Center...
  • Obama no longer stressing August deadline for passing health reform bill

    07/18/2009 11:42:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 1,498+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/19/09 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    In his most recent remarks, President Obama has stopped mentioning what had been his mantra — that the House and Senate finish their health-care bills by the August recess — and switched to a less specific call to fast action. The increased flexibility follows resistance by key senators in both parties to what they have called an "artificial deadline." A White House aide said the president isn't letting up. "No change in the timeline," said the aide
  • Obama, House Leaders Promise Health Bill By August (Only $634 billion over 10 years?)

    05/13/2009 5:31:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies · 884+ views
    CBS 3 ^ | 5/13/09
    Obama, House Leaders Promise Health Bill By AugustMay 13, 2009 6:30 pm US/Eastern WASHINGTON (CBS) - President Obama and key congressional leaders announced on Wednesday that the House of Representatives will vote on a comprehensive health care reform package before August. "Our legislation will be on the floor by the end of July, I am quite certain," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said outside the White House. Mr. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had just finished meeting in the Oval Office with congressional Democratic leaders heading up health care reform, including Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, House Ways and...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... August, 2008

    07/31/2008 9:29:21 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 3,465 replies · 20,134+ views
    August 1, 2008 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • All Services Meet Active-Duty Recruiting Goals for August

    09/10/2007 2:09:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 391+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2007 – All four services reported strong recruiting success in August, with the Army marking its second consecutive month exceeding its monthly goal, Defense Department officials announced today. The Army topped its August goal by 6 percent, bringing 10,126 new soldiers into the force. The Army made 102 percent of its goal in July. Officials expressed confidence that the consecutive successes mark a turnaround from May and June, when the Army fell short in recruiting. Army Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, attributes much of the rebound to the Army’s new...
  • Apple Phone In August?

    07/30/2006 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Panerai · 12 replies · 323+ views
    Macrumors ^ | 07/29/2006
    Contrary to recent reports, Engadget says that Apple's rumored "iPhone" may appear as early as August. A reader is reporting to us that a coworker's tech-unsavvy friend, who is regularly hired by Apple to do marketing photo shoots, was recently brought on to take some shots of "the sleekest, sexiest damn phone he's ever seen."It has been well-established that Apple has been working on an Apple-branded phone for some time, however the release date has been difficult to pinpoint. Recently, various patents (1, 2) have been uncovered regarding Apple's cell phone technology and Peter Oppenheimer made comments during Apple's Q3...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • America Was Always the Best Hope for Peace

    08/02/2005 7:20:50 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 8 replies · 548+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 2, 2005 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    How many nations could genuinely say that they had the real potential to conquer the world or destroy it? How many nations had an arsenal capable of obliterating any other nation without risking retaliation? How many nations, with an army and navy superior to any others, an industry and economy capable of producing more weapons and material than any other, with forces already deployed for conquest, how many nations would try to conquer the world while they had such advantages? Sixty years ago, this was exactly situation in which the United States of America found itself. American military forces were...
  • Chavez to take part in Ahmadinejad (Iran's new hardline president) inauguration

    07/22/2005 7:17:35 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 10 replies · 366+ views
    TEHRAN, July 22 (MNA) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is due to visit Tehran and take part in President-Elect Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s inauguration ceremony, the FARS News Agency reported on Friday. Chavez, who visited Iran three times during President Khatami’s tenure, will travel to Tehran on 30 July, for the fourth time. The presence of Chavez in Tehran can strengthen friendly ties between Iran and Venezuela, which have developed closer relations over the past several years. Ahmadinejad will be sworn as Iran’s next president on August 4.

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Is Israel's Security Barrier Unique?

    11/16/2004 5:10:49 AM PST · by stevejackson · 57 replies · 1,366+ views ^ | November 16, 2004 | Ben Thein
    On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Israel's security barrier was a violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law. Eleven days later, the United Nations General Assembly voted 150-6 to condemn Israel and demand removal of the barrier. All twenty-five members of the European Union supported the motion.[1] The EU position would not have been so offensive had it not then undertaken an act of stunning hypocrisy. In August 2004, the EU put out tenders for companies to construct a European separation fence to prevent migration into the EU from countries excluded from...
  • August Machine Tool Demand up Sharply

    10/10/2004 5:39:11 PM PDT · by Pajama Blogger Reader · 8 replies · 411+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Oct 10, 2004 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. machine tool demand in August rose sharply from a year earlier as manufacturers ratcheted-up purchases amid signs the economy is improving, two industry trade groups said in a report released on Sunday. The American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) said U.S. machine tool demand stood at $225.52 million in August, up 54.2 percent from $146.27 million in August 2003. In the first eight months of 2004, machine tool demand stood at $1.779 billion, up 38.4 percent from $1.285 billion in the same 2003 period, according to the report. "Exhibitors...
  • Sudan: U.S. to smash us like Iraq (U.N. deadline to disarm expired on August 30)

    09/07/2004 5:05:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 837+ views ^ | 9/07/04
    Sudan: U.S. to smash us like Iraq Tuesday, September 7, 2004 Posted: 6:59 AM EDT (1059 GMT) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) -- Washington's threat of sanctions against Sudan over the Darfur crisis is part of a U.S. conspiracy aimed at destroying the government in Khartoum as it did in Iraq and Somalia, a senior Sudanese official said. "Sudan is not afraid of the threat of sanctions by the United States, which is using the crisis in Darfur to weaken and destroy the government of Sudan in a similar fashion in which they devastated Iraq and Somalia," said Angelo Beda, Deputy...
  • Job Growth Jumps; Bush Economic Plan Sound

    09/03/2004 9:03:56 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 893+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | September 3, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    The Labor Department reported this morning that the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in August, down from 5.5% in July, and that our economy created 144,000 new jobs in August. July job creation was revised upward to 73,000 from the 32,000 initially reported. 78,000 new jobs were added in June. Looks like the July numbers were a blip and we’re getting back to the torrid pace of job creation of May (248,000), April (346,000), and March (353,000). After President Bush’s stirring speech last night and the good economic news, just how will Senator Franken-Kerry put a negative spin on...
  • CA: Legislative action at a glance - August 27, 2004

    08/27/2004 8:00:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/27/04 | AP - Sacramento
    Some of the legislation voted on Friday by the California Legislature: COMPUTER CONTRACTS: - State agencies would be encouraged to use performance-based procurement practices when entering information technology contracts. The Assembly approved Senate amendments on AB2120, by the Assembly Budget Committee, on a 70-0 vote. It goes to the governor. AUTISM SERVICES: - The Department of Social Services would create a clearinghouse of information for autism services available through various government agencies. AB857, by Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Los Angeles, was approved by the Assembly on a 55-10 vote. It goes to the governor. FIRE EQUIPMENT: - The state Office of...
  • CA: A look at actions by the governor and Legislature on Thursday - August 26, 2004

    08/26/2004 9:48:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 377+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/26/04 | AP - Sacramento
    Bills signed Thursday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: 911 EMERGENCIES: - People who knowingly use the 911 emergency number for calls other than emergencies would be warned for the first two violations, fined $50 for a third violation, $100 for fourth violation and $200 for a fifth violation. AB911, by Assemblyman John Longville, D-Rialto. TOURISM: - Budgets $55,000 to re-establish statewide network of visitor information centers known as California Welcome Centers. AB1356, by Assemblywoman Rebecca Cohn, D-Saratoga. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: - Courts could make perpetrators of spousal domestic violence pay a judgment of civil damages from their half of community property during...
  • CA: A look at legislative action on Monday... August 23, 2004

    08/23/2004 6:38:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 189+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/23/04 | AP - Sacramento
    Some of the bills voted on Monday by the California Legislature: EDUCATION: - The state Department of Motor Vehicles would be required to license home-study traffic violator schools under a bill approved by the Senate, 23-13. The measure, AB2377, by Assemblyman John Longville, D-Rialto, returns to the Assembly for a vote on Senate amendments. - Random testing of students for drug or alcohol use would be restricted under a bill by Sen. John Vasconcellos. The Senate voted 26-6 to approve Assembly amendments to the measure, SB1886, and send it to the governor. ENVIRONMENT: - The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would be...
  • Daschle, Thune to debate during ‘Meet the Press' 9/19 (First debate will be August 18th)

    08/16/2004 5:18:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 894+ views
    Daschle, Thune to debate during ‘Meet the Press' Last Updated: Wednesday, August 4, 2004 10:30 PM MDT South Dakota's U.S. Senate race, already topping the national marquees, will get a solid hour of national TV attention on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Sept. 19. Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., accepted the invitation on Tuesday. His Republican challenger, former Rep. John Thune, had previously accepted an invitation to two "Meet the Press" debates, one in September and another in October, his campaign manager, Dick Wadhams, said. Daschle campaign spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said the October date offered was the Sunday before the...
  • Mary Kay Letourneu to be released from prison August 4th

    08/01/2004 5:57:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 2,197+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 7/02/04
    Mary Kay Letourneu to be released from prison in August The Associated Press Friday, July 02, 2004 - Page updated at 08:23 A.M. GIG HARBOR, Wash. - Mary Kay Letourneau, a teacher who had sex with her former sixth-grade student, is expected to be released from prison Aug. 4, rather than this month, according to the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Prison officials said earlier her release date was July 17, but state Corrections Department spokesman Veltry Johnson said Thursday that would have been the earliest possible date. The later date was set after a review of her transition plan....
  • Charley Reese's "Good Things in August"

    08/18/2003 5:30:20 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 304+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 08-17-03 | Reese, Charley
    Good Things In August There are two good things to look forward to in the dog days of August. The Little League World Series will be running through Aug. 24, and a lot of it will be broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2. The other good thing is a Kevin Costner Western. I haven't seen the movie, "Open Range," yet, but I have faith in Costner. I have really liked all of the movies he's had control over — "Dances With Wolves," "Waterworld" and "The Postman." I especially liked "The Postman." And he's directing, as well as starring in, his new...
  • August? Time for Crawford - Aides defend ranch trip, say Bush is taking White House with him

    08/05/2002 2:21:56 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 10 replies · 268+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 5, 2002 | By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News
    August? Time for Crawford Aides defend ranch trip, say Bush is taking White House with him 08/05/2002 By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - As President Bush prepares for another August in Crawford, aides are quick to argue that this is not - repeat not - the "monthlong vacation" that is frequently reported. For one thing, it's a little less than a month: Mr. Bush leaves for Texas on Tuesday and returns by Labor Day, Sept. 2. For another, Mr. Bush plans to spend about half those days at public events, either pushing Republican candidates or...
  • Shift primary to August, Senate says

    06/02/2002 11:49:55 PM PDT · by let freedom sing · 6 replies · 274+ views ^ | Sunday, June 2, 2002 | By Kevin Yamamura -- Bee Capitol Bureau
    <p>The goal is to improve voter turnout and shorten the campaign season. Don't mark your election calendars just yet. California's primary may be on the move again.</p> <p>On the heels of record-low voter turnout in the March primary, the state Senate last week voted to shift future statewide primaries to August to boost interest among the electorate.</p>