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  • LA Times Claims 'Democrats Led Passage' of 1964 Civil Rights Act

    08/30/2013 9:19:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/13 | Wynton Hall
    In a stunning historical error, Los Angeles Times reporters Kathleen Hennessey, Richard Simon, Alexei Koseff reported that "Democrats led the passage of civil rights legislation that marchers pushed for in 1963." In fact, Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, filibustered the bill in an attempt to kill the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Republican Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) saved the landmark civil rights law from defeat by galvanizing Senate Republicans for a cloture vote to stop the Democrat-led filibuster On June 9, 1964, the night before the historic cloture vote, the 68-year-old...
  • Saturday slaying took place on Safe Passage route (Chicago)

    08/12/2013 4:10:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/12/13 | Randi Belisomo
    A double shooting that killed one man Saturday night took place along a CPS Safe Passage route on the South Side. Ralph McNeal, 54, and a 26-year-old man were shot in the 2900 block of South State Street around 6:15 p.m. They were taken to the hospital and McNeal was pronounced dead around 7 p.m. Parents of children who will attend Chicago’s Drake Elementary School are on edge because of its location on a designated CPS Safe Passage route. The routes were set up to make the transition to new schools go more smoothly for the students affected by school...
  • CPS releases maps of 'safe passage' routes

    08/09/2013 9:18:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/9/13 | Noreen Ahmed-Ullah Tribune reporter
    Chicago Public Schools officials today released maps of routes where security will be provided for the thousands of children going to news schools this year. The so-called "safe passage" routes are designed to smoothly shift students from 47 schools being closed this year to nearby schools. (Click HERE to see maps.) Parents have voiced concern about children crossing rival gang territories and passing empty buildings and vacant lots. Some of them have complained that CPS has been late releasing the maps. Training for safe passage workers, originally targeted by CPS for this week, is now set to begin next Thursday....
  • Gibbs says passage of immigration reform hinges on GOP

    07/01/2010 4:32:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Jordan Fabian ^ | 7/1/10 | Jordan Fabian
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said that the Senate could pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation if Republicans would cooperate. Gibbs made his comments after President Barack Obama delivered a speech on the need for immigration reform in Washington, D.C., earlier in the day. Gibbs responded to a question about the timeline for a bill to be considered. "I think where there is a will, there is a way," he said at his daily press briefing. "If there is a will among Democrats and Republicans, specifically Republicans, then there is a way."
  • Schwarzenegger pleads for passage of ballot measures (at three African American churches in LA)

    05/18/2009 9:21:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 828+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/18/09 | Cathleen Decker and Michael Finnegan
    Battling anger and indifference on the part of California voters, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger implored them Sunday not to make the state "the poster child for dysfunction" by defeating a host of measures on Tuesday's ballot that seek to restructure the state's bleak finances. The governor's visits to three African American churches in Los Angeles came as proponents and opponents of the ballot measures marshaled the last of the millions of dollars they have collected for the special election. Schwarzenegger said Sunday he had been told that about 25% of voters are expected to show up, ... Schwarzenegger, accompanied by Assembly...
  • (DemocRatically controlled) House, Senate near passage of 2010 budget (bipartisan $3.45 Tril-worth)

    04/02/2009 11:09:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 755+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/2/09 | Richard Cowan and Jeremy Pelofsky Richard Cowan And Jeremy Pelofsky
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress on Thursday moved toward passing a federal budget that embraces President Barack Obama's initiatives on healthcare, energy and education but leaves the government deeply in debt for the foreseeable future. The House of Representatives and Senate were poised to approve slightly different, less expensive versions of Obama's $3.55 trillion budget plan for fiscal 2010, which begins on October 1. Democrats, who control both chambers, were expecting little to no support from Republicans, who offered alternative plans that would fuel the debate but appeared to be going nowhere. A compromise version of the Democrats'...
  • Soldiers, Sailor Secure Safe Passage in Afghanistan

    10/06/2008 4:53:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 196+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace, USAF
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Oct. 6, 2008 – “Stay alert and stay vigilant,” shouted a chiseled-face soldier during an Oct. 4 pre-convoy briefing at Camp Eggers, Afghanistan. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matt Hildebrand, Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan force protection, drives an armored bus from Camp Eggers to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, as soldiers in a silver truck provide security for an Oct. 4, 2008, convoy. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace, Combined Joint Task Force 101  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Staff Sgt. Carlos Padilla was one of five servicemembers charged with securing...
  • Pelosi: After bill passage, hearings set to begin (a new "light of scrutiny and accountability")

    10/03/2008 2:21:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,120+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 10/3/08
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Following the passage of the economic bailout bill Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said congressional hearings are planned to find the causes of the crisis and to determine "where we go from here." "We were dealt a bad hand; we made the most of it," Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Friday. She said Congress will shine a new "light of scrutiny and accountability" on the nation's financial system to try to prevent a replay of the problems that plunged the nation into an financial crisis. Reps. Barney Frank, D-Massachusetts, and Henry Waxman, D-California, plan to...
  • Senators push for passage of global AIDS money (Now, I'm as compassionate as the next fella, but..)

    06/26/2008 4:23:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 96+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/08 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the Senate sought on Thursday to pass bipartisan legislation to more than triple funds to fight AIDS in Africa and other countries, but some Republican foes vowed to block it because of its cost. President George W. Bush had called for a doubling of U.S. funding to help fight a global battle against AIDS. There are indications his administration would go along with more aggressive spending, according to congressional aides. But he has had difficulty convincing some fellow Republicans in Congress to go along. Supporters of the proposed $50 billion in U.S. funds over five...
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges Passage of Fiscal 2009 Defense Budget

    02/06/2008 3:49:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 38+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Moore, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2008 – The Defense Department will continue to need the support of Congress and the American public to sustain the success it has achieved in the war on terror so far -- success that, though impressive, is still tenuous, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, defending the $515.4 billion fiscal 2009 defense budget request President Bush submitted to Congress on Feb. 4. The budget includes a 3.4 percent military pay raise, a 2.9 percent civilian raise, money to continue to grow...
  • Pentagon Channel Follows as Coast Guard Patrols Perilous Passage (This One's for You Tonk!)

    08/30/2007 4:52:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 353+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2007 – The September edition of the Pentagon Channel’s monthly documentary “Recon” will focus on the Coast Guard’s efforts in the Caribbean Sea’s most perilous waterway. Small-boat crews from the Coast Guard cutter Escanaba transfer Haitian migrants from an overloaded sail freighter to the Escanaba. The 101 Haitian migrants eventually were repatriated to Cap Haitien, Haiti. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Newland  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The show, titled “Perilous Passage,” will provide an inside look at the men and women of the Coast Guard who patrol Mona Passage,...
  • Operation Olympus opens route, secures towns

    07/28/2007 1:05:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 403+ views
    ANBAKIA — Two key towns were held captive by a terrorist threat in the Diyala province, effectively blocking a supply route for many citizens in the Diyala River Valley. As the anti-Iraqi forces continued to terrorize the towns, many of the citizens were displaced and became refugees in the nearby town of Anbakia, overpopulating the town and creating an even further shortage of food and services. That all changed on July 22 with the start of Operation Olympus. Early in the morning, Iraqi army soldiers on foot, and teams of paratroopers from the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, attached to...
  • ‘Sixteen-Star Letter’ Calls for Supplemental Passage

    04/09/2007 5:31:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 342+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2007 – In a “16-star letter” to Congress, the services’ uniformed leaders are urging a quick passage of the fiscal 2007 emergency supplemental request. The four service chiefs, all four-star generals, signed the letter. The request will fund operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa through the end of the fiscal year. The letter, signed by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael G. Mullen, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Marine Commandant Gen. James T. Conway, asks Congress to “expeditiously complete its...