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  • Reince Priebus Suggests Clinton Campaign Backing Off Election-Night Agreement to Concede

    11/28/2016 6:05:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    (AP) Donald Trump’s incoming chief of staff suggests Hillary Clinton is backing away from a deal worked out between the two presidential campaigns on how the loser would concede to the winner. Reince Priebus tells “Fox News Sunday” that Clinton’s team “cut a deal” with Trump’s team specifying that once The Associated Press called the race in favor of one candidate, the other would call within 15 minutes to concede. Priebus says that’s just what happened election night. But now he’s questioning whether Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias is backing down from that deal by announcing Clinton will participate in...
  • Are employers required to grant Muslim employees prayer breaks?

    05/25/2016 6:56:14 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 May 2016 | Lucy Schouten
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a religious discrimination complaint on Tuesday, in an ongoing debate over prayer breaks between a Wisconsin manufacturing company and Muslim workers. Ariens Co., which manufactures snow blowers and lawnmowers at a plant outside Green Bay, Wis., fired seven of its Muslim employees in January, and another 14 resigned, after the company told Muslim workers they should stop taking an extra break for prayer, Laura Putre reported for Industry Week. The prayer break dispute has reached its fifth month without resolution and highlights the challenges of balancing religious accommodation with work schedules, especially in...
  • Here's what Trump gets wrong

    03/15/2016 3:17:52 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016 March 14 | Ron Insana
    In many ways, Donald Trump's political talking points are Orwellian at best. His constant insistence that the U.S. is not "winning" is being repeated with such pneumatic regularity that voters believe it. Or if they don't yet, they may soon. Whether we are getting killed on trade or being flooded with illegal immigrants, Donald Trump has been making arguments that were, in part, true thirty years ago, but most certainly not today. The "INGSOC" slogans in Orwell's epic dystopian novel, "1984": "War is Peace" "Freedom is Slavery" "Ignorance is Strength" Would fit nicely among Trump's litany of incongruous phrases: "The...
  • Company says Muslims can pray on scheduled breaks only or find another job

    01/20/2016 5:38:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Biz Pack Review ^ | 01/19/16 | Michael Dorstewitz
    When a Wisconsin manufacturer changed its previously liberal policy on Muslim prayer times, dozens of Somali Muslims claimed they were forced to walk out of their jobs. Before Thursday of last week, Muslims employed at Ariens Manufacturing were permitted to leave the production line two times per shift to pray two of their daily prayers to Mecca, according to local ABC affiliate WBAY Channel 2 News. A spokesman for the company said they were forced to change that policy, however. His statement said: We are asking employees to pray during scheduled breaks in designated prayer rooms. Our manufacturing environment does...
  • Elderly Couple Honk At Off Duty Police Officer: Cop Breaks Man’s Nose, Smashes Teeth Out With Gun

    05/13/2015 1:55:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 188 replies
    Man suffers broken nose, teeth in South County road rage incident ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police are investigating a road rage incident that happened Sunday near Jefferson Barracks. FOX 2’s Rebecca Roberts sat down with the Bonne Terre couple, who feel they’re lucky to be alive.
  • The Other Man In The Van With Freddie Gray Breaks His Silence

    04/30/2015 10:27:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    CBS Balitimore ^ | 4/30/15 | staff
    BALTIMORE (WJZ ) — From the beginning, the investigation into what killed Freddie Gray has centered on what happened inside the police transport van. We knew there was another prisoner inside the van and tonight we hear from him. WJZ‘s Mike Schuh is the first to speak with Donta Allen about what he heard.
  • Breaking News: Fight Breaks Out at Democratic Party Caucus in Minneapolis

    02/04/2014 7:26:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Power Line ^ | 2/4/14 | John Hinderaker
    Party caucuses are going on tonight in precincts across Minnesota. Caucuses are an old-fashioned civic tradition, more noted for boredom and long nights than anything else, but tonight there was some excitement at a DFL caucus in Minneapolis. A fight broke out: A very tense night at a caucus site in Minneapolis where DFLer Mohamud Noor is challenging longtime DFL state Rep. Phyllis Kahn. The heat in one Minneapolis location resulted in police being called out. With 300 people at the Byan [sic] Coyle Center, a fight broke out and people rushed the stage. After the melee, the Minneapolis police
  • Glenn Beck Breaks Down Petraeus Scandal: ‘What Are the Odds?’

    11/13/2012 6:30:20 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/13/2012 | Glenn Beck
    During Tuesday’s broadcast, Glenn Beck delved into the developing sex scandal involving David Petraeus, former director of the CIA. The former four-star general resigned his CIA post last week after acknowledging an extramarital affair. However, the timing of his resignation — just days before he was scheduled to testify before Congress about the Benghazi terrorist attack — seems a little too coincidental, Beck explained. “Petraeus was set to be the key witness in the Benghazi testimony this week,” he said. “But wouldn’t you know it, the FBI…accidentally stumbled upon some private emails and determined that he was having an affair.”...
  • Sharpton breaks promise to Trayvon supporters, fails to show up in Sanford for Easter ‘Occupation’

    04/08/2012 4:07:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/08/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Sharpton breaks promise to Trayvon supporters, fails to show up in Sanford for Easter ‘Occupation’By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller – 4 hrs ago MSNBC host and the Rev. Al Sharpton has broken a major promise he made to those supporting him and Trayvon Martin’s family: he didn’t show up in Sanford, Fla., to “occupy” the town over Easter weekend. On March 26, Sharpton had vowed to “occupy” Sanford over Easter weekend to show support for Trayvon, the 17-year-old black teen who was shot by Hispanic man George Zimmerman on Feb. 26. “We’re going to have a full blown...
  • Obama’s FEMA Breaks Disaster Declaration Record

    08/10/2011 9:09:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | Matt Mayer
    On August 8, President Barack Obama’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a disaster declaration for flooding in Utah. With that declaration, FEMA hit 158 declarations in 2011 and in so doing surpassed the 15-year record of 157 declarations, set in 1996 by President Bill Clinton’s FEMA, led by James Lee Witt. At this pace, FEMA will end the year with roughly 288 declarations, or almost twice the previous record. When FEMA issues a declaration, costs shift from the state where the declaration occurred to the federal government—which really means the states where the disaster did not occur are paying...
  • Obama breaks 50 percentdisapproval barrier

    07/28/2011 6:12:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/11 | Neil Munro
    A new poll shows President Barack Obama’s disapproval rate among political independents has broken above 50 percent, even while he is using the debt ceiling debate to seek approval from those critical swing voters. Support for Obama among independents has fallen from 42 percent in May to 31 percent, and disapproval has risen to 54 percent, according to a late July poll of 1,500 registered voters by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The drop in support among independents is critical because both parties have a roughly similar number of die-hard supporters.
  • NLRB breaks Obama’s rule on ‘quickie’ union elections, Senate Republican says

    07/11/2011 3:15:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    daily caller ^ | 7/11/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    Senate Republicans ripped into the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for ignoring a new executive order from President Barack Obama regarding to “quickie” union elections. Obama’s most recent executive order asked all federal agencies, including independent ones like the NLRB, to refrain from making quick decisions without much public input. The new “quickie” election rules the NLRB just finalized make it easier for labor unions to organize. They allow unions to request a unionizing election date mere days after initiating an organization effort. Because unions got their way, many working men and women who are subjected to the NLRB’s new...
  • Waxman breaks own rule by outing whistleblower at NRC hearing

    05/09/2011 8:26:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/11 | John Rossomando
    California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman was among the loudest proponents of whistleblower protections during the Bush years ̶ particularly when the subject was the Iraq war ̶ but GOP staffers say his attitude seems to have changed with the shift to a Democratic administration. Waxman spoke out loudly for protecting whistleblowers from “incompetent management” (Snip) Waxman chose to ignore a large stamp stating “NOT FOR PUBLIC DISCLOSURE” on a series of emails between Dan Grazer, the data manager for the NRC’s Yucca Mountain licensing program, and Judge Roy Hawkins, the chief administrative judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board,
  • Birtherism Breaks Out!

    01/06/2011 12:47:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    slate ^ | 1/6/11 | David Weigel
    During the reading of Article II, Section I of the Constitution -- the clause that requires the president of the United States to be a "natural born citizen," an unidentified woman in the gallery screamed "Except Obama! Except Obama!" Politico's Marin Cogan adds that the woman yelled, "Help us, Jesus!" She was removed immediately. UPDATE: I'm told that the woman who made the disruption was Theresa Cao, a birther activist and supporter of court-martialed birther Lt. Col. Terry Lakin. On December 16, she told WorldNetDaily that she was "taking his message to the White House and Congress."
  • 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Breaks TLC Ratings Record

    11/15/2010 11:30:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/15/10 | Hollywood Reporter
    Sarah Palin's documentary / travelogue / reality-tainment / promotional-biopic shattered TLC ratings records Sunday night. The debut of Sarah Palin's Alaska delivered a whopping 5 million viewers. The first episode of the eight-part series was the most-watched program launch in TLC's history.
  • ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Premiere Draws 5 Million, Breaks TLC Ratings Record

    11/15/2010 11:29:26 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 163 replies
    TV Newser ^ | November 15, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    The ratings are in, and it looks like “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is a hit. TLC says nearly 5 million total viewers tuned in to the premiere of the series. In case you haven’t seen our previous coverage, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is a documentary series from producer Mark Burnett and starring former Alaska governor and Fox News Channel contributor Sarah Palin. TLC says 4.96 million total viewers tuned in, including 1.8 million adults 25-54, and 1.6 million adults 18-49, two of the network’s key demos. That is the best premiere in network history with regards to total viewers, beating the 2003...
  • Key Tax Breaks at Risk as Panel Looks at Cuts .

    10/25/2010 8:19:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/25/10 | Damian Paletta
    Sacrosanct tax breaks, including deductions on mortgage interest, remain on the table just weeks before the deficit commission issues recommendations on policies to pare back with the aim of balancing the budget by 2015. The tax benefits are hugely popular with the public but they have drawn the panel's focus, in part because the White House has said these and other breaks cost the government about $1 trillion a year.(Snip)At stake, in addition to the mortgage-interest deductions, are child tax credits and the ability of employees to pay their portion of their health-insurance tab with pretax dollars.
  • Ford to Fix Brake Problem on the Fusion Hybrid & Milan Hybrid (VIDEO)

    02/04/2010 4:33:26 PM PST · by wrrock · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Car Dealer Review ^ | 2/4/2009 | Car Dealer Review
    After customer reports of issues with braking in their 2010 Fusion and Milan hybrid vehicles, Ford has announced it will update a software upgrade to the brake system. 17,600 Mercury Milan and Ford Fusion gas-electric hybrids are to be repaired. WATCH VIDEO REPORT...The automaker says the problem occurs in transition between two braking systems and at no time are drivers without brakes. The decision to fix the 2010 model cars came after a test driver for Consumer Reports magazine experienced the problem as he was driving a Fusion Hybrid.
  • Obama vows to cut tax breaks of firms that ship jobs abroad

    01/28/2010 10:28:06 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 38 replies · 949+ views
    Yahoo India News (IANS) ^ | January 28, 2010 | Arun Kumar
    Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has revived the bugaboo of outsourcing by vowing to slash tax breaks to American firms that move jobs abroad and to help those who create employment within the country. 'Job creation would be the country's number-one focus in 2010,' Obama said, pushing for a new jobs bill in his first State of the Union address to a joint session of the Congress Wednesday even as he acknowledged the step would not compensate for the seven million jobs lost over the last two years. 'To encourage ... businesses to stay within our borders,...
  • Obama breaks promises regarding Freedom of Information Act

    11/23/2009 4:55:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 513+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/09 | Mark Hemingway
    After seven months of stonewalling their FOIA requests, Don Loos and the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation have been forced file a complaint with the U.S. District Court demanding the Department of Labor be compelled to give them the information they seek. So much for Obama's promise to run the the most open and transparent administration in history. On Obama's first day in office, the Department of Justice issued the following memorandum regarding FOIA requests: The President directed that FOIA “should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails.” Moreover, the President instructed...