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  • Syracuse law would restrict employers' use of criminal background checks

    02/06/2013 4:39:43 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    Post Standard ^ | 2.6.13 | Tim Knauss
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Two city councilors today proposed legislation that would make it illegal for any Syracuse employer to ask a job applicant whether he or she has been convicted of a crime -- unless the employer is ready to offer that applicant a job.... By deferring questions about past crimes until after a conditional job offer has been made, the law would give ex-convicts a better chance to impress potential employers, Bey said. “What we’re saying is, allow them an opportunity to demonstrate their talent,’’ he said.... Under the proposed law, an employee from the city’s department of neighborhood...
  • Ethiopia: Geo-thermal Power Expansion to Begin At Aluto-Langano

    02/06/2013 4:38:24 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    All Africa ^ | Febuary 3, 2013 | Yetneberk Tadele
    Expansion work is to begin at the Aluto-Langano Geo-thermal Power Plant, in February, with the delivery of equipment to the site. The project, estimated to cost 35 million dollars, has already had 17 containers of materials delivered, with 10 more currently at the dry port, according to Miskir Negash, public relations officer of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo). The Corporation will also import 400tn of international standard cement over the coming few weeks, Miskir said. The expansion includes the digging of four wells, up to 2,500m deep, boosting Aluto-Langano's geo-thermal capacity to 70Mw; the total potential for the country...
  • Tough times for Hezbollah in fast changing region

    02/06/2013 4:35:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/6/13 | Zeina Karam - ap
    BEIRUT (AP) — These are tough times for Hezbollah. The Shiite militant group's uncompromising support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and allegations that it attacked Israeli tourists in Bulgaria are both unpopular in Lebanon, where it is increasingly accused of putting the interests of longtime patrons Iran and Syria over those of its home country. For many in the deeply polarized and war-weary nation, Hezbollah's involvement in last year's bus attack that killed five Israelis, if confirmed, constitutes further proof that the group is willing to compromise the country's security for external agendas. "Hezbollah uses the Lebanese people like sandbags,...
  • Obama Tells NARAL: We Celebrate Roe, 55 Million Abortions

    02/06/2013 4:34:52 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | February 6, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    In a videotaped address to the NARAL pro-abortion group last night, President Barack Obama told the organization that he celebrates the Roe v. Wade decision, that has resulted in well over 55 million abortions.“Tonight we celebrate the historic Roe v. Wade decision handed down 40 years ago, but we also gather to recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care,” Obama said in the videotaped message.“Tonight we celebrate the historic Roe v. Wade decision handed down 40 years ago, but we also gather to...
  • Rubio To Deliver GOP Response to Obama's State of the Union (in English and Spanish)

    02/06/2013 4:31:21 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/06/13 03:40 PM E | By Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Feb. 12. Rubio's response will be delivered in both English and Spanish, according to Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office. "Marco Rubio is one of our party’s most dynamic and inspiring leaders. He carries our party’s banner of freedom, opportunity and prosperity in a way few others can. His family’s story is a testament to the promise and greatness of America," Boehner said in a statement on Wednesday. "He’ll deliver a GOP address that speaks from the heart to the hopes and dreams...
  • No, Karl Rove, It’s A Leadership Problem

    02/06/2013 4:28:06 PM PST · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    The Missouri senate race was shaped by the inaction and lack of leadership from the state party. Period. I’ve spoken to many party insiders who agree. The establishment didn’t want Akin — those who claim otherwise embarrass themselves with their lack of knowledge about my home state’s politics. The moderate faction of the GOP wanted Akin gone. His rejection of TARP was unconscionable, his bad-mouthing of NCLB intolerable, and he spoke too much about Jesus. snip The problem with this race, as I’ve written infinity-times before, began before the general election. It wasn’t the fault of the candidates, it was...
  • Kerry Sends 'Lunar New Year' Greetings

    02/06/2013 4:19:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 2/6/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    This afternoon, Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement of good wishes for those celebrating the "Lunar New Year." "On behalf of the American people, I am delighted to send my heartfelt wishes for good health, good fortune, happiness, and prosperity to all those around the world celebrating the arrival of the Lunar New Year this February 10," says Kerry in a statement. "This week, millions of people will make the journey – some across great distances – to reunite with their loved ones to mark the Lunar New Year. Here in the United States, many families will likewise
  • Karl Lagerfeld Calls Michelle Obama’s Fringe ‘Bad Idea’ (Moochelle looks like a News Anchorette)

    02/06/2013 4:16:39 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    World Beauty News ^ | Feb 05, 2013 01:58 AM EST
    The world is busy raving about first lady Michelle Obama's fringe but Chanel's creative director Karl Lagerfeld begs to differ. After taking digs at Pippa Middleton, Adele, Heidi Klum and Russian men, next in line is the first lady. "I don't understand the change of hair ... Frankly, the fringe was a bad idea. It's not good," quoted the designer. Lagerfeld went on to say that Obama now looks like a news anchor. The criticism comes as a surprise as Lagerfeld had once admitted that he adores Obama. He had even called the first lady's face "magical" while talking to...
  • Black Conservatives To Protest MSNBC’s Touré Speech At Catholic University

    02/06/2013 4:16:39 PM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    http://danaloeschradio.com/ ^ | 2/6/13 | dana Loesch
    Move-On-Up.org, an organization of black conservatives from around the St. Louis area, are organizing a protest of MSNBC host Touré Neblett, who is scheduled to speak at the Catholic St. Louis University this month. The group objects to his support of abortion and notes the contradiction of a pro-abortion advocate at a Catholic university. Says the news release from organizer Stephanie Rubach: Pro-lifers of this region are outraged at the appearance of Touré Neblett, (co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC) after his out spoken stance glorifying his personal experience of abortion. Toure’ will be the keynote lecturer for the 2013...
  • GOP Divided on Sequestration

    02/06/2013 4:15:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    US News ^ | 6 Feb 13 | Lauren Fox
    With less than a month left to replace the $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts scheduled for March. Republicans revealed Wednesday their party is divided over what is more important: protecting the Department of Defense or pushing spending cuts no matter the cost. Republican Sens. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain of Arizona continue to speak out about how devastating across-the-board spending cuts would be to the Pentagon, while their GOP colleagues in the House say sequestration, no matter the cost, may be the only way to force...
  • Unlikely Alliance in Hevron's 'War of Graffiti'

    02/06/2013 4:13:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    ...... In the proceeding years, graffiti, against Jews and Muslims alike, has come to conceal the beauty and allure of the ancient city and area surrounding the Cave of the Patriarchs. Most of the graffiti appears on David Hamelech Street, the main street in Hevron adjacent to the Jewish community. Among the slogans appearing on almost every wall or storefront are “Death to the Jews,” “Stop the Occupation,” and various expletives in both Arabic and English. However, ten months ago, when Barak Arusi was appointed to lead the police unit in charge of the area surrounding the Jewish holy site,...
  • $110 million for embassy ... in Suriname?

    02/06/2013 4:12:51 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 17 replies
    WND ^ | Feb. 6, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Tiny nation rich in oil, gold led by alleged killer, drug-traffickerThe Obama administration will pump upwards of $110 million into a new U.S. Embassy compound in Suriname, a South American nation whose population of 580,000 is equivalent to that of Wyoming, the least-populated U.S. state. Jay Anania, U.S. ambassador to Suriname, said last year during his Senate confirmation hearing, “It is very much in the United States’ interest that Suriname remains a stable democratic partner.”
  • Former Rep. Walsh forming super-PAC to counter Rove

    02/06/2013 4:07:54 PM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/05/13 | Daniel Strauss
    Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is starting his own super-PAC to counter a group conservatives fear will protect establishment candidates from primary challenges. The tweet by Walsh, the outspoken former congressman, is in response to the creation of the Conservative Victory Project, a super-PAC being launched by Karl Rove, formerly a top adviser to President George W. Bush. The founders of the Rove super-PAC intend to engage in GOP primary races and back the most electable candidate. The group argues that a number of untested conservative candidates made it through 2012 primaries, only to lose in the general election. The...
  • House bill could create new 'national nurse' public health position

    02/06/2013 4:05:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Pete King (R-N.Y.) and more than two dozen Democrats have introduced legislation that would create a national nurse to work alongside the surgeon general. The National Nurse Act, H.R. 485, would designate the chief nurse officer of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) as the "National Nurse for Public Health." The bill would have the national nurse work alongside the surgeon general and "focus on health promotion, improving healthcare literacy, and reducing health disparities." "As the first registered nurse in Congress, I know from experience how nurses play a critical role in health promotion and...
  • Rove Aide Calls Bozell 'Hater' with 'Weird Axes to Grind'

    02/06/2013 4:03:51 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    When given the opportunity to rebut the sharp criticism leveled Tuesday by Brent Bozell directed at Karl Rove, Jonathan Collegio of Rove's American Crossroads might have made things worse, if not personal. "Bozell is a hater and he also has a long sordid history hating Karl Rove. He has weird personal axes to grind," said the spokesman for Rove's influential Super PAC.
  • Is the Republican Party headed toward civil war?

    02/06/2013 4:01:44 PM PST · by Mozilla · 44 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/6/13 | Lindsey Boerma
    For anyone who sees Mitt Romney's loss in the November presidential election as a harbinger of GOP decline, conservatives have a message - make that two, tellingly conflicting, messages. One, embodied by the Conservative Victory Project (CVP) - a group backed by Karl Rove's "super PAC" seeking to curb influence from far-right organizations - and spelled out Tuesday by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.: Our olive branch is ripe, Democrats, and with the right legislation, we're willing to compromise. The other, perhaps best summarized in paperwork filed today by ousted Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., to create a "super PAC"...
  • Jason Kenney suggests ... strip citizenship of dual nationals involved in terrorism

    02/06/2013 3:57:07 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    National Post ^ | February 6, 2013 | Stewart Bell
    With Canadians being blamed for recent terrorist attacks in Bulgaria and Algeria, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has suggested new legislation may be needed to revoke the citizenship of dual nationals who commit terrorism. Mr. Kenney told reporters Wednesday he wanted to discuss the issue with Conservative MP Devinder Shory, who has tabled a private member’s bill proposing that Canadians who commit acts of war against Canada should lose their citizenship. The minister said he wanted to look into broadening the scope of Mr. Shory’s bill to include Canadians who commit acts of terrorism. The bill, C-425, applies only...
  • Govs Call for $10G Bachelor's Degree [ Liberals Unions always oppose online offerings ]

    The $10,000 bachelor's degree could be coming to a campus near you. What began as a challenge from billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates to make college more affordable is now catching on with governors eager to stem spiraling tuition costs and mounting student debt. Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced recently that 23 state-run higher education institutions will soon offer the four-year degree programs for $10,000, following similar calls by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. At least one lawmaker in California is calling for that state's vaunted university system to embrace the idea, too. The bargain baccalaureate...
  • California Judge Does The Unthinkable: Reinstates Obama Eligibility Lawsuit

    Kathleen O’Leary, Presiding Judge of the 4th District Court of Appeal reinstated the Appeal Taitz v Obama et al filed by the candidate for the U.S. Senate Attorney Orly Taitz. Appeal at hand involves Senator Diane Feinstein and Barack Obama as a candidate for the U.S. Presidency.
  • New audio: Hagel tells Arab audience U.S. must 'reverse optics' on Israel, 2007

    02/06/2013 3:53:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/13 | http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/02/06/New-audio-Hagel-tells-Arab-audience-U-S-must-reverse-o
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) is not providing the Senate any more information about past speeches or funders. Luckily, a few of his former audiences are only too proud to share his remarks with the world. The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations recently published a recording of a speech Hagel gave to its conference in 2007. In addition to calling for unconditional talks with the Iranian regime, Hagel said that the U.S. had to "reverse optics" in its relationship with Israel in order to restore its credibility as an honest broker between Israelis and Palestinians, and to boost its diplomacy...