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  • “Federal employees earn a living wage and benefits – and that’s nothing to apologize for.”

    05/19/2017 3:24:15 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | May 18, 2017 | National President: J. David Cox
    More employers should follow government’s model to grow middle class, AFGE union president says WASHINGTON – Criticizing the pay and benefits earned by federal government employees detracts from the real crisis facing tens of millions of private-sector workers who don’t earn enough to live on and lack basic benefits like health insurance and retirement, says the head of the largest federal employee union.“Federal employees earn a living wage and benefits – and that’s nothing to apologize for,” said J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees.“I’m proud that the federal government provides affordable health care...
  • MTV’s Cox: ‘If Hillary Wins, It’ll Be Because Black and Brown People Saved Us’

    09/15/2016 7:08:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Americans of color to the rescue? That’s how MTV‘s Ana Marie Cox sees it. Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Cox said: “I feel like if Hillary Clinton wins in the fall, it will be because the black and brown people of America have saved us, like they do a lot of time.” Cox, perhaps best known as founder of the Wonkette blog, was preceded on set by Marcela Valdes of the New York Times, whose recent article noted the lack of political engagement in Latino culture [emphasis added]: “through all my conversations, I began to fear the real roots of...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Labour MP Jo Cox DIES after being shot three times in the street near her office

    06/16/2016 10:36:15 AM PDT · by traumer · 166 replies
    A Labour MP has died after she was shot three times and repeatedly stabbed in a shocking attack as she arrived at her constituency surgery. Mother-of-two Jo Cox, 41, was airlifted to hospital after a gunman opened fire on her in Birstall near Leeds. Witnesses said the man was at the office before she arrived and shot her three times, once in the head, before stabbing her as she lay on the ground. Her husband Brendan tweeted a photo of his wife two hours after she died from catastrophic injuries. He later urged people to 'fight against the hatred that...
  • Labour MP Jo Cox Shot Near Leeds: Eyewitness

    06/16/2016 6:07:42 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 129 replies
    Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox has been shot and injured in Birstall near Leeds, an eyewitness has said. Ms Cox was elected as a Labour MP at the general election in 2015 and has two children. An eyewitness said the 41-year-old was left lying bleeding on the pavement after the incident. The attack took place near the town's library where she held advice surgeries.
  • Megyn Kelly's first interview with Donald Trump, tonight on Fox

    05/17/2016 6:59:57 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 65 replies
    Anchor and journalist Megyn Kelly's first interview with Donald Trump will air on Fox tonight.
  • Could a Freeper answer a question about bandwidth?

    09/23/2015 7:13:12 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 27 replies
    I subscribe to Netflix and Amazon. My ISP is Cox and the Cox box is situated next to the tv. There's also a Samsung DVD/streaming movie box next to the tv. Netflix movies stream fine. The problem is with Amazon. I can watch older (picture Paul Newman in "The Hustler", B&W) movies but with newer movies I'm getting, "Insufficient bandwidth" message. However, on my computers I can stream those movies just fine. Why is there insufficient bandwidth on the tv streaming just for newer (HD) movies? And just on Amazon? Finally, how can this be fixed? thanks
  • (NY) GOPers eye Donald Trump for governor run

    10/14/2013 7:30:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/14/13 | Frederic U Dicker
    Increasingly desperate New York Republicans, seeking the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, are trying to get Donald Trump to run against Gov. Cuomo next year…. They’re seeking to make the case that while Trump is only an apprentice politician, he’s the only Republican on the horizon who has the name recognition, guts and money to tell Cuomo, “You’re fired!” They’re also arguing that Trump could launch a 2016 presidential run — which he has clearly been eyeing with his criticisms of President Obama and Washington — by first winning the election for governor. So far, Trump, who only...
  • Scarborough Accuses Former Rep. Chris Cox Of 'Lying' As NRA Spokesman—But Gets Wrong Chris Cox

    04/18/2013 6:20:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Oh irony, oh hypocrisy! Joe Scarborough opened today's Morning Joe by singing the praises of NBC's Pete Williams for not jumping onto the story that other news outlets were reporting yesterday that an arrest had been made in the Boston Marathon bombing. Scarborough condemned journalists "far more interested in getting it first than getting it right." But mere minutes later, Scarborough accused former Republican congressman Chris Cox of "lying," in his role as NRA spokesman. Just one problen, as Scarborough had to admit later in the show: he had the wrong Chris Cox. Check back soon for the video.
  • Texas jury slaps $195 million penalty on TaxMasters, CEO Cox (files for bankruptcy)

    04/01/2012 4:44:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/12
    Texas jury slaps $195 million penalty on TaxMasters, CEO CoxReuters – Fri, Mar 30, 2012 (Reuters) - A Texas jury voted to slap $195 million in civil penalties on Friday against the tax advisory firm TaxMasters and its CEO Patrick Cox, who were accused by the state of defrauding consumers. Houston-based TaxMasters became a household name due to commercials featuring Cox, who promised consumers his firm could walk them through audits, settle tax disputes and recover property seized by the IRS. It gained more dubious recognition in 2010, when Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit saying some of...
  • GOP slugfest at center stage in race to replace Cox {CA 1st Senate District}

    10/28/2010 12:45:01 PM PDT · by SmithL
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/28/10 | Susan Ferriss
    In the blue state of California, a Republican stronghold east of Sacramento has been buffeted by a fierce GOP internal battle for hearts, minds and votes. The tempest is fueled by a dose of local tea party politics and pits three GOP rivals against one another – and a Democrat – who are all vying Nov. 2 for California's 1st Senate District. The Republican rivalry for the seat is testing whether one of them, termed-out Assemblyman Roger Niello, can survive what for many in the GOP is a cardinal sin: voting last year for tax increases to help close a...
  • Georgetown law professor: Health care lawsuit backed by Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has merit

    04/07/2010 7:42:38 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 11 replies · 1,005+ views
    While several legal scholars have suggested it specious, a prominent constitutional law professor on Tuesday defended the lawsuit backed by Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox challenging the legality of recently-signed health care reform legislation. Cox last month joined more than a dozen other state attorneys general on a lawsuit filed in Florida that contends the federal government does not have the right to require health coverage and is violating the U.S. Constitution by forcing individual mandates in states without providing the resources to pay for it. “These claims are highly plausible. Whether they are ultimately successful at the Supreme Court...
  • Anyone Using Cox High Speed Internet in Phoenix area?

    02/18/2010 4:11:05 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 5 replies · 324+ views
    It is taking several minutes for pages to appear and Yahoo, I cannot access at all. Anyone experiencing very slow internet service in the Phoenix area? They claim to have worked on the network overnight but whatever they did, made it worse. Dial up is better than this!
  • Dede Deja Vu?

    02/06/2010 8:07:30 AM PST · by Raquel · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Political Blog ^ | February 6, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    Republicans across New York are practically salivating at the prospect of turning New York red at the Governor’s mansion, United States Senate, and at tons of state and local races from Broome to Queens County. It’s the kind of excitement that should raise the brow of New York’s Senator Chuck Schumer, former Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, but the GOP need not worry, he’s one of those politicians so self absorbed that if he was playing right field he wouldn’t see a pop-up until it hit him in the face! Schumer is also plenty busy trying to secure...
  • Hopenchanging Republican Arkansas?

    08/09/2009 1:11:32 PM PDT · by KRyanJames · 7 replies · 545+ views
    The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 9 Aug 2009 | Kenneth Ryan James
    Surfing around today, gleaning more reaction to Sen. Blanche Lincoln's remark that those showing up to protest the government takeover of their health care are somehow "un-American". While surfing, I came across the website of Tom Cox, one of the many Republican candidates thinking about running against Sen. Lincoln in 2010, to read his release on her gaffe. Once there, I noticed his new campaign logo on his much-improved website - which looks very familiar:
  • Georgia schools chief Cox files for bankruptcy [after winning $1 million on game show]

    11/25/2008 7:39:51 PM PST · by Huntress · 19 replies · 1,202+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11/22/08 | Rhonda Cook
    One of Georgia’s top elected officials is feeling the pain of the housing industry slump in a very personal way. State Schools Superintendant Kathy Cox and her husband, a homebuilder, last week filed for personal bankruptcy, citing more $3.5 million in liabilities and less than $650,000 in assets, according to court documents. Most of the debt relates to John Cox’s business, Pebble Hill Homes, which he started in Fayetteville in 2001, the filing indicates. Kathy Cox, who makes about $125,000 a year, has no role in the business but is a co-signer on loans for it, a spokesman said. As...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 9-23-08

    09/23/2008 2:47:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies · 195+ views ^ | 9-23-08 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Fire When Ready ( President's authority to fire SEC commissioners. )

    09/19/2008 8:01:28 PM PDT · by kellynla · 3 replies · 156+ views
    weekly standard ^ | 09/19/2008 | Adam J. White
    AT A RALLY in Iowa on Thursday, John McCain said that Chris Cox, chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), should be fired. "Mismanagement and greed became the operating standard while regulators were asleep at the switch," McCain said. "The Chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the President and has betrayed the public's trust. If I were President today, I would fire him." Within hours, McCain's statement came under fire. His critics focused less on his assignment of blame than on his proposed remedy: as ABC's Jake Tapper put it, "the president does not have the power...
  • SEC Halts Short Selling of Financial Stocks to Protect Investors and Markets

    09/19/2008 2:38:17 AM PDT · by Fred · 41 replies · 198+ views
    SEC ^ | 091908 | SEC
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2008-211 Commission Also Takes Steps to Increase Market Transparency and Liquidity Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2008 — The Securities and Exchange Commission, acting in concert with the U.K. Financial Services Authority, today took temporary emergency action to prohibit short selling in financial companies to protect the integrity and quality of the securities market and strengthen investor confidence. The U.K. FSA took similar action yesterday. Additional Materials Link to companies* Emergency Order, Release No. 34-58592.pdf * Emergency Order, Release No. 34-58591.pdf * Emergency Order, Release No. 34-58588.pdf * Form SH * Form SH Instructions The Commission’s action will...
  • McCain calls for heads to roll for finance crisis (Obama attack dog Schumer responses)

    09/18/2008 12:50:09 PM PDT · by Fred · 40 replies · 193+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 091908 | Mosheh Oinounou
    CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - John McCain is fed up and not going to take it any more. At a Hawkeye State rally Thursday, he took his rhetoric up a notch and called for the firing of Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Chris Cox. “The Chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the President and in my view has betrayed the publics trust. If I were President today, I would fire him,” McCain said at the 5,000 person event, accusing the SEC of failing to adequately police the market. “(The SEC) kept in place trading rules that let speculators...
  • McCain Says Cox Should Be Fired As SEC Chief Amid 'Casino' Markets

    09/18/2008 10:44:10 AM PDT · by Fred · 56 replies · 373+ views
    WSJ ^ | 091809
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain, in remarks prepared for delivery Thursday, said he thought Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, should be dismissed. "The chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the president and has betrayed the public's trust," he was planning to say in Iowa, according to a text released in advance of the speech by his campaign. "If I were President today, I would fire him." In a speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sen. McCain said the SEC allowed abusive short-selling, or bearish bets on a company's stock, to turn "our markets into...