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  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,PAM-12NOONPM,EST,December 10-14,2018,WTIC AM

    12/10/2018 7:59:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 10, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • Unions Defy Supreme Court on Mandatory Dues, Suit Says

    12/07/2018 7:40:06 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 04, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Labor unions are collecting dues from public employees without their “affirmative consent” in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling that state laws requiring nonunion government workers to make such payments are unconstitutional, a new lawsuit alleges. The Freedom Foundation, a free market think tank based in Washington state, joined with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation to sue on behalf of 10 government employees in Oregon who argue that union dues or fees should not be deducted from their paychecks after they officially resigned from their union. “This is one of the biggest scandals I’ve ever witnessed from...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Whoa: New York Immigration Attorney Caught Running an Asylum Fraud Scheme

    11/26/2018 4:59:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    A 43-year-old immigration attorney from Queens, New York was found guilty of asylum fraud, making false statements to immigration authorities and aggravated identity theft in a federal court on Nov. 19.An investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Andreea Dumitru Parcalaboiu operated a scheme to submit fraudulent asylum forms. She knowingly submitted more than 180 applications in which she lied about the applicants’ personal narratives of alleged persecution, criminal and travel histories. Parcalaboiu deliberately fabricated detailed personal stories of purported mistreatment of her clients,...
  • Thousands moved out for a new GM factory; now it's closing

    11/30/2018 5:59:21 AM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018. | David Shepardson;
    General Motors Co on Monday pulled the plug on the Chevrolet Volt hybrid and the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant that builds it, both examples of a costly gamble that is not paying off. GM’s widely touted factory of the future, forced on a town desperate for jobs and hailed decades later by former resident Barack Obama, is set to wind down over the next few years, leaving beleaguered Hamtramck wondering what happened. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said at a news conference Monday that he told GM chief executive Mary Barra Monday that “we moved thousands of people out of that neighborhood...
  • After loss to Lamont, Stefanowski voters say it may be time to leave Connecticut

    11/23/2018 7:23:10 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 55 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | November 9, 2018 | Rebecca Lurye
    Hours after Republican Bob Stefanowski conceded the governor's’ race to Ned Lamont on Wednesday, talk at Bill and Sam’s Diner in Wolcott turned to sunny Florida. Again and again during the campaign, Stefanowski warned that without a Republican governor people would continue to flee to states like Florida, with low taxes and balanced budgets. Now, over plates of pancakes and bacon at this landmark diner, retirees and workers alike rued Stefanowski’s loss and mulled plans to get out.
  • Northeastern Workers Battle Forced Dues ( Unions )

    11/23/2018 5:45:17 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 20, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    Govt. healthcare employees in Penn. & Conn. allege coercive payments. A pair of healthcare workers in the Northeast have filed lawsuits alleging that labor leaders have blocked them from resigning even after the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory public sector membership is unconstitutional. William Neely, a Pennsylvania-based psychiatric aide, has accused American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 13 of refusing to honor his resignation. Neely was a dues paying member of the organization for 15 years before requesting to cut ties in July, shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that government agencies could no longer require paying...
  • Despite Janus Ruling, Some Unions Still Forcing Public Workers to Pay Annual Dues

    11/16/2018 6:13:33 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Reason Foundation ^ | November 16, 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    In California, new lawsuits aim to make unions respect the Supreme Court's authority. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision from June in Janus v. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees was clear: Public employees no longer are required to pay union dues, even for collective-bargaining purposes. This was no technical or ambiguous point. The court declared it an infringement of the First Amendment when the government forces workers to financially support organizations that they don't want to support. Case settled, right? Not entirely. Public-sector unions, especially in California, aren't used to finding themselves on the losing end of...
  • Dershowitz Feuds With Blumenthal Over Whitaker: 'I Was in School of Harvard, Not Schoolhouse Rock'

    11/20/2018 11:42:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants the DOJ inspector general to investigate President Trump's relationship and correspondence with Matthew Whitaker in the wake of his appointment to acting attorney general. Trump gave Whitaker the role after ousting former AG Jeff Sessions. Democrats are outraged for at least two reasons. One, that Whitaker has publicly criticized Robert Mueller's Russia probe and two, that Whitaker did not get Senate approval for the new position. They argue that under the succession statute, the role of acting AG rightfully belongs to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. Schumer adds that if Whitaker remains in the role, he...
  • Democratic senators sue to block Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general

    11/19/2018 9:42:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Whitaker was appointed by Trump to lead the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of the role earlier this month. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono filed the complaint against Whitaker in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday. All three issues fiery statements. “Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,PAM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 12-16,2018

    11/12/2018 5:34:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 12, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez withdraws candidacy for Democratic Caucus chair after husband indicted

    11/09/2018 9:46:51 AM PST · by bitt · 33 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 11/8/2018 | ap
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A California congresswoman whose husband was indicted on theft and conspiracy charges in Connecticut cited an “unexpected family matter” Thursday in withdrawing as a candidate for chair of the House Democratic Caucus. U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez, now the caucus vice chair, is married to James Sullivan, one of five people indicted on theft and conspiracy charges this week in connection with a public electricity cooperative and $800,000 worth of trips to the Kentucky Derby and other locations. Sanchez, who represents the 38th District in the Los Angeles area, wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats, “Unfortunately,...
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez's (D) husband indicted for corruption

    11/08/2018 8:19:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | BY BO ERICKSON, PAULA REID AND CLARE HYMES / CBS NEWS
    The U.S. attorney in New Haven, Connecticut announced that a federal grand jury has returned two indictments charging five people with the theft of federal funds. One if the individuals charged is James Sullivan, who is married to California Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez. According to a government release, the U.S. attorney alleges that the defendants conspired to misuse an account that held funds provided by federal grants to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Corporation (CMEEC), a public corporation that allows municipal electric utilities in Connecticut to provide electricity. Under the membership agreement, six municipalities provided that excess revenues, known as...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,PAM-12NOONPM,EST,November 5-9,2018,WTIC AM

    11/05/2018 9:13:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 5, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
    Sorry To Be Late.Good Morning/Afternoon, WELCOME! GET OUT THERE CT!
  • NYC SYNAGOGUE VANDALISM SUSPECT IS FORMER CITY HALL ANTI-HATE CRIME INTERN

    11/03/2018 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11.03.18 | Luke Rosiak
    The suspect in a synagogue vandalism act that forced the cancellation of a Democratic event is reportedly a former City Hall employee who worked on anti-hate crime issues and is a Democratic activist, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The New York Times and a Jewish couple helped the impoverished gay black man attend college where he studied African American studies, according to The Times. He resented New York liberals as patronizing, and railed against Israel and cultural appropriation, according to his Facebook profile. Before knowing his identity, politicians said the vandalism demonstrated why voting Democratic was needed and...
  • NEW POLL: GOP’s Bob Stefanowski Surges To Lead In Connecticut Gov Race

    11/02/2018 7:27:19 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    RGA News ^ | November 2, 2018
    A new poll shows Republican Bob Stefanowski surging to the lead in the closing days of the Connecticut governor’s race. The latest Hearst/Sacred Heart survey shows Stefanowski leading Democrat Ned Lamont as the momentum has shifted decisively in recent weeks toward Stefanowski’s campaign. Those polled cited the “high overall tax burden” and the state budget crisis as their top issues in the election, a clear indication that voters are frustrated after eight years of failed Democrat leadership under Dan Malloy. Bob Stefanowski’s surge in the polls shows that his campaign has the momentum as his pro-jobs message for lower taxes...
  • Stefanowski is ahead in new Hearst/SHU Poll (CT Gov)

    11/01/2018 3:19:30 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 14 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | Nov 1, 2018 | Ken Dixon
    Republican Bob Stefanowski has inched ahead of Democrat Ned Lamont by 2.4 percent in the governor’s race, which remains a statistical tie heading into the final weekend before Election Day, the latest Hearst Connecticut Media Group/Sacred Heart University Poll finds. The poll, released Thursday afternoon, shows that Stefanowski is now up 40 percent to 37.6 percent, with unaffiliated candidate Oz Griebel of Hartford at 9 percent. Just over 12 percent of those surveyed remain undecided. Stefanowski gained a 5.8 percent point swing over two weeks, the poll finds. Lesley DeNardis, executive director of the Institute for Public Policy at Sacred...
  • Koch Brother Joins Fight to Stop America’s Involvement in the Yemen War

    10/31/2018 2:42:20 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10-30-2018 | Spencer Ackerman
    A heavyweight right-wing financier has thrown in with a left-right coalition to end the U.S. military’s involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen, one of the world’s most devastating humanitarian catastrophes, The Daily Beast has learned. The Charles Koch Institute, bearing the brand of one of the most influential sources of conservative political money, is backing an effort spearheaded by progressive California Democrat Ro Khanna to demand either an end to non-counterterrorism aid to the Yemen war or a direct congressional vote authorizing it. Multiple congressional and allied sources told The Daily Beast they plan to bring their resolution to...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,October 29-November 2,2018

    10/29/2018 8:53:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 29,2018 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • Connecticut is circling the drain. Time for a change.

    10/23/2018 7:54:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2018 | Bill Lalor
    Connecticut Democrats' evasive campaigns are an insult to voters. Let's put this bluntly: the 2018 elections are as close as we will ever get to a referendum on Democratic economic policy in Connecticut. Voters are right to want answers. In spite of a economic and job boom across the country, Connecticut's "death spiral" is accelerating. Taxes keep going up, jobs are disappearing, and property values are in the tank. Connecticut's budget deficit in 2020 will be $1.9 billion; in 2021, it will be about $2.5 billion. Those are just pick-up notes to more staggering problems, as more taxpayers move out...