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  • Sen. Scott Brown calls for firing of NOAA head ( fishing )

    10/22/2011 9:21:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    ap ^ | October 22, 2011
    Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is calling on President Obama to fire the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, saying she’s worsened the fishing industry’s problems. Brown said Saturday in a press conference at the Gloucester waterfront that Obama should replace Jane Lubchenco. In a statement, Brown said Lubchenco was indifferent to the industry’s struggles and wrongly committed to a new management system he says is destroying fishing jobs.
  • Brown vs. Warren looks like Brown vs. Coakley

    10/21/2011 5:35:52 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 7 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 10/21/2011 | Peter Lucas
    The biggest danger facing Cambridge elitist Elizabeth Warren, the Democrats' celebrity candidate for the U.S. Senate, is that she is turning into Martha Coakley. Two years ago, Coakley, the attorney general, was the odds-on favorite to run away with the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by the death of Ted Kennedy. She rolled up an impressive victory in the four-way Democratic primary, and it seemed her only problem was picking out her office furniture after she, as expected, squashed Republican Scott Brown, the unknown state senator from Wayland. Coakley's supporters -- President Barack Obama, Gov. Deval Patrick, U.S. Sen. John...
  • Scott Brown: Traitors can’t be citizens

    10/13/2011 11:19:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/13/11 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is co-sponsoring a bill that would strip terrorists of their American citizenship if they are found guilty of conspiring against America after two accused homegrown terrorists were arrested in the Bay State. Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland was arrested last month and charged in a complex plot to attack Washington, D.C., and Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury is set to go on trial this fall on charges he provided “material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” and acted as a “media wing” for al-Qaeda.
  • Donnelly Targets (CA) Dream Act

    10/13/2011 10:43:12 AM PDT · by fifedom · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Mountain News ^ | October 13, 2011 | Glenn Barr
    Assemblyman Tim Donnelly said Tuesday he has filed a referendum to repeal the law. "We need 504,000 valid signatures," said Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), to qualify for the statewide ballot in either June or November 2012.
  • Governor Brown Does More Damage

    10/11/2011 12:36:32 AM PDT · by MrTim29 · 17 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 01/10/11 | Tim Ross
    In 1975, Jerry Brown was first elected Governor of the State of California. He was sworn in with a $6 billion surplus. By the time he left office in 1983, he left California in “full-blown financial crisis” (Sacramento Bee) with a billion dollars in debt. Later as Mayor of Oakland, he entered office in 1999 where education and crime got much worse by the time he left in 2007. Fast Forward to 2011. Jerry Brown’s first act as Governor of California (the second time) was to work toward eliminating California’s $28 billion deficit by eliminating the Inspector General and saving...
  • The Sanctuary State: Jerry Brown Signs a Trio of Bills on Behalf of Illegal Aliens

    10/10/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-10-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It is hard to overstate the stunning embrace of lawlessness represented by three bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown this past weekend. Brown on Saturday signed three bills that directly champion illegal aliens. Together, they put the state so far on the side of illegals (and against legal taxpayers), that California now has no legitimate rival for the title of "The Sanctuary State", and should consider changing their official motto accordingly. Facing a midnight deadline for sign several controversial bills, Brown avoided a public signing ceremony for these unpopular bills. He waited until the...
  • Vanity- Anyone Know Of Any Recall Jerry Brown Movements?

    10/08/2011 6:43:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    Oct 8 2011 | NoLibZone
    Anyone know of any recall Jerry Brown movements? Facebook? Blogs? etc. Thank you.
  • Brown signs tuition bill for illegal immigrants [ Proof CA has plenty of money & can cut taxes ]

    10/08/2011 2:26:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies · 1+ views
    sign on ^ | Oct 8 2011 | christopher.cadelago
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation allowing illegal immigrants to apply for state-funded college financial aid, the second chapter of a package known as the California Dream Act. “Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking," Brown said on Saturday. "The Dream Act benefits us all by giving top students a chance to improve their lives and the lives of all of us." In July, Brown signed the first part that permits undocumented students to apply for private financial aid. Assembly Bills 131 and 130, respectively, were authored by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles. Currently,...
  • California Dream Act Part II Signed by Brown

    10/08/2011 2:10:28 PM PDT · by rjsclassics · 25 replies
    NBC -LA ^ | 10/8/2011 | AP Staff
    Brown signed the second part of the California Dream Act, after approving the first half in July. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing illegal immigrant students applying to state universities to receive state-funded scholarships and financial aid. AB131 by Democratic Assemblyman Gil Cedillo of Los Angeles is the second half of the California Dream Act. Brown, a Democrat, signed the first part in July, which approved private scholarships and loans for illegal immigrant students. The bill requires the immigrant students to meet the same requirements as others but specifies they would only qualify for financial aid after all...
  • Jerry Brown vetoes child care unionizing bill (SEIU 'devastated')

    10/05/2011 5:11:17 AM PDT · by tlb · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 5, 2011 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed a major labor-backed bill that would have allowed child care workers, including family members, to unionize. The measure was pushed by Democratic leaders in the Legislature and introduced in the final days of the session. In vetoing the child care worker bill, AB101, Brown wrote to lawmakers that maintaining quality and affordable child care, along with ensuring fair working conditions are important goals. "Balancing these objectives, however, as this bill attempts to do, is not easy or free from dispute," the governor wrote in his veto message. "Today, California, like the nation itself is...
  • Poll suggests Warren, Brown in dead heat

    10/02/2011 10:36:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 2, 2011 | Noah Bierman
    Elizabeth Warren holds a commanding lead over her rivals for the Democratic US Senate nomination and would be in a dead heat with Republican Scott Brown in next November’s general election, according to a poll released tonight. Warren, a Harvard professor who recently left the Obama administration, would get 36 percent of the vote among Democratic primary voters while none of her five opponents would get more than 5 percent, according to the UMass Lowell-Boston Herald Poll. The poll of 1,000 registered voters said Brown would lead Warren 41 percent to 38 percent, which is within the margin of error...
  • Obama Gives Elizabeth Warren's Socialist Answer to Softball Question

    09/27/2011 3:42:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | September 27, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to audio sound bite number five and review. Let us remember September 2011 Andover, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren running for the Senate in Massachusetts trying for the Democrat seat to run against Scott Brown, and she's on her talking tour. She's going to people's homes in Massachusetts, and this is the babe that was the former chair of the TARP panel. This is a law professor at Harvard. She was at Rutgers. She has had numerous sources of income. At one time I remember asking, "I wonder how many pensions this woman has," but she's not...
  • Office Depot CEO ousts division president for 'improper relationship'

    09/27/2011 8:30:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Emily Roach
    BOCA RATON — BOCA RATON – Office Depot's International Division president was terminated Monday because of an "improper relationship with another associate," according to a statement released by CEO Neil Austrian. Charlie Brown, 58, who had been International president since 2005 and a top executive since joining the company in 1998, made $3.5 million last year in salary, bonuses, incentives and other compensation, according to the company's annual report. Formerly he was CFO of Denny's Inc. and he was with ARAMARK International amd Pizza Hut International.
  • Elizabeth Warren on Debt Crisis, Fair Taxation

    09/25/2011 2:06:56 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies ^ | 9-25-2011 | LiveSmartVideos
    Elizabeth Warren on Debt Crisis, Fair Taxation - YouTube
  • Latest brainstorm. Let’s sue companies who refuse to hire the unemployed!

    09/23/2011 1:05:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Well, at least they’re focusing on jobs, even if only for trial lawyers.The latest brilliant plan to get people back to work seems to focus on… wait for it… punishing potential employers by dragging them into court on a whole new class of discrimination based lawsuits. The idea, spearheaded by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and a handful of other Democrats, would identify employers who run advertisements which specifically seek to avoid hiring people who are currently unemployed and allow them to be taken to court on some form of discrimination charge. Lawyers should be allowed to win financial damages from...
  • Bill would require fitted sheets at hotels to protect housekeepers

    09/23/2011 11:26:39 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 14, 2011 | Patrick McGreevy,
    Business owners and others who have long complained that companies are overburdened by state regulations say a proposal now moving through the Legislature shows that lawmakers have lost all touch with reality: It would require that hotels use fitted sheets
  • Elizabeth Warren seeks cash from Wall St.

    Elizabeth Warren, not too long ago a top financial adviser to President Obama who helped set up the new consumer protection agency, appears to be trying to raise money from Wall Street types for her Senate bid in Massachusetts. POLITICO’s Ben White reports in Morning Money that this e-mail is floating around from Cravath, Swaine & Moore partner Richard Levin, the head of the restructuring practice: In my many years of working with her on bankruptcy and consumer finance issues, I have found her to be a very thoughtful, unselfish, rational advocate for the economic interests of the middle class....
  • Mainstream Christians Must Stand Up to the Religious Right (Thou wilt hurl, verily!)

    09/20/2011 6:07:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | September 20, 2011 | Wayne Besen
    In August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Michael Brown organized a regimen of red shirted Bible-thumpers to infiltrate Charlotte's gay pride event. Hundreds of zealots confronted and harassed festival attendees with their arrogant slogan "God Has A Better Way." The hatred and religious bigotry was appalling, but not surprising. What truly bothers me, however, was the lack of mainstream Christians standing up and speaking out against such fanatical behavior. Virtually every time I write about the Religious Right I'm reminded by the faithful that "not all Christians are like that." Of course, this is true and some of the most dedicated activists...
  • About that poll that shows Elizabeth Warren ahead of Scott Brown...

    Question 18: If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican, press 2. If you are an independent or identify with another party, press 3. Democrat ..... 40% Republican..... 15% Independent/Other.....45%
  • PPP: Warren takes lead on Brown in Massachusetts

    09/20/2011 11:54:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    PPP ^ | 09/19/2011
    Elizabeth Warren has had an incredibly successful launch to her Senate campaign and actually leads Scott Brown now by a 46-44 margin, erasing what was a 15 point deficit the last time we polled the state in early June. Warren's gone from 38% name recognition to 62% over the last three months and she's made a good first impression on pretty much everyone who's developed an opinion about her during that period of time. What was a 21/17 favorability rating in June is now 40/22- in other words she's increased the voters with a positive opinion of her by 19%....