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  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Trailer Released (Video)

    01/26/2014 4:45:54 PM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 26 Jan 2014 | Paul Bond
    The conservative behind "2016: Obama's America" is under indictment for campaign finance violations but his next doc will open on schedule on July 4, filmmakers say. The filmmakers behind Dinesh D'Souza's upcoming doc have vowed to press on while their star defends himself after his indictment on federal charges that he violated campaign finance laws in 2012. On Sunday, they released a trailer for the movie, America, that is set for release on July 4. OUR EDITOR RECOMMENDS '2016: Obama's America' Filmmaker Claims 'Libel' Over Accusations of Marital Infidelity Oscar-Winning Producer of 'The Godfather Part II' Joins Dinesh D'Souza's Next...
  • CALIFORNIA: Bill allowing child-care providers to unionize clears Senate

    09/08/2011 10:29:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/8/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Last-minute legislation that would allow unions to organize child-care providers who work out of their homes was approved by the Senate this evening. Assembly Bill 101, by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, would affect roughly 40,000 home-based child-care providers, as well as some individuals receiving state subsidies to care for relatives The proposal was introduced as an amendment to an existing bill late last week and had its first and only public hearing Wednesday. The labor unions backing the bill -- American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees and the Service Employees...
  • Obama should help workers, not union bosses

    06/12/2011 9:19:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 6/12/11 | Editor
    For decades, unions have perpetuated the myth that the interests of Big Labor’s bosses and of American workers are identical. A tenuous case for that proposition could be made decades ago when unions represented one-third of all private-sector workers. But doing so today requires a studied refusal to acknowledge reality when fewer than 7 percent are union members. Nevertheless, President Barack Obama often seems concerned primarily with serving the interests of the union bosses who are among his most frequent White House guests. Meanwhile, recent economic news has gone from bad to worse. Unemployment is back up to 9.1 percent...
  • Latinos hope Jerry Brown signs bills on illegal immigrants, farmworkers

    05/13/2011 8:40:42 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/13/11 | Jim Sanders
    Latino leaders who went to bat for Jerry Brown in last year's campaign are now counting on the governor to help them pass bills supporting farmworkers and illegal immigrants. Latino census growth, the pending redrawing of political districts and the election of a Democrat for the state's top office create a confluence of opportunity not seen in years, activists say. "We are turning back the ugliness of a previous period, piece by piece," Nativo Lopez of the Mexican American Political Association said of the 1990s, when voters approved a ban on public benefits to illegal immigrants that later was deemed...
  • In bow to political realities, Brown avoids big guns

    01/17/2011 10:18:35 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/17/11 | Steven Harmon
    Some big targets were left largely untouched in Gov. Jerry Brown's call for shared sacrifice in his proposed budget. In his plan to raise $12 billion in taxes, Brown avoided a source of revenue Democrats have been going after for years: oil severance fees. Extra taxes on alcohol, tobacco and the wealthy, also targets of Democrats in recent years, were also bypassed. And, in a nod to his labor allies, Brown did little to rein in the soaring corrections budget -- a potential area of cost savings that has wide public support -- in a plan that includes sharp cuts...
  • Obama is paying back his donors with tax monies.

    04/03/2010 10:55:19 AM PDT · by bronkburnett · 26 replies · 814+ views
    WND ^ | April 3, 2010 | michael master
    On March 2, 2010, the federal government put another bailout program in place. This one is for homeowner mortgage relief. The government claims that it is meant to help those homeowners who cannot make their mortgage payments and to encourage payments by those homeowners who are deliberately not making them because what's owed is more than the value of their homes. Of the 6 million people who qualify for the program, only 200,000 have registered for it to date. According to Kiplinger, mortgage companies and the federal government are very disappointed that more homeowners are not taking advantage of the...
  • CTA receives $241 million in stimulus funds, announces furloughs and 70 layoffs?

    10/08/2009 8:30:18 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 6 replies · 471+ views
    10/08/09 | J Brown
    "No single event highlights the lack of job prioritization and failure of President Obama's stimulus plan more than the recent news flowing from the Chicago Transit Authority. In September, the CTA received $241 million in funds from the Economic Recovery Act only to announce yesterday that the agency will increase employee furlough days, eliminate holiday pay, and layoff 70 employees..." Plus the stimulus money went to a Canadian company, Union employees will recieve pay raises and more... CTA receives $241 million in stimulus funds, announces furloughs and 70 layoffs?
  • Marhofer closing in Stow is a "shock' Owner: Dealership having "exceptional' year in vehicle sales

    08/06/2009 8:21:32 AM PDT · by mom4melody · 36 replies · 1,937+ views
    Record Publishing ^ | 8/6/2009 | Mike Lesko
    Recordpub.com Marhofer closing in Stow is a "shock' Owner: Dealership having "exceptional' year in vehicle sales By Mike Lesko Stow Sentry Associate Editor STOW — Ron Marhofer could not believe his eyes. “I read it two or three times. I was shocked and surprised,” he said Wednesday, after being informed in a letter by General Motors that Marhofer Chevrolet in Stow would lose its Chevrolet franchise next year. Marhofer said the letter is confidential, but it said GM would not renew his franchise agreement as of October 2010. The company has been in business in Stow since 1933 and is...
  • Fired IG Calls White House Explanation 'Baseless,' Says He's Being Targeted

    06/17/2009 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 175 replies · 8,029+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/17/2009 | Staff
    The government watchdog President Obama canned for allegedly being "confused" and "disoriented" fired back sharply Wednesday, saying the White House explanation for removing him was "insufficient," "baseless" and "absolutely wild." Gerald Walpin, who until last week was the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service, told FOXNews.com that part of Obama's explanation was a "total lie" and that he feels he's got a target on his back for political reasons. "I am now the target of the most powerful man in this country, with an army of aides whose major responsibility today seems to be to attack...
  • What's behind Obama's sudden attempt to fire the AmeriCorps inspector general?

    06/12/2009 5:49:50 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 83 replies · 3,843+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/11/09 | Byron York
    Some strange and potentially suspicious events tonight concerning the Obama White House and the AmeriCorps program. I've been told that on Wednesday night the AmeriCorps inspector general, Gerald Walpin, received a call from the White House counsel's office telling him that he had one hour to either resign or be fired. The White House did not cite a reason. "The answer that was given was that it's just time to move on," one Senate source told me tonight. "The president would like to have someone else in that position." Inspectors General are part of every federal department. They are given...
  • Video: Pelosi Stammers Her Way Through Defending STD Provision In Stimulus Bill

    01/29/2009 12:15:34 PM PST · by careyb · 49 replies · 2,160+ views
    Nancy Pelosi ^ | 1/29/09 | Nancy Pelosi
    Pretty funny.
  • Candid Camera: Trove of Videos Vexes Wal-Mart

    04/09/2008 6:57:20 PM PDT · by Dallas · 12 replies · 163+ views
    Sen. Clinton served on Wal-Mart's board of directors from 1986 to 1992, when she was first lady of Arkansas. During her presidential campaign, she has faced some criticism over Wal-Mart's labor record and the lack of women in upper management.There is footage in the archive of Mrs. Clinton joining Mr. Walton, Wal-Mart's founder, on a stage at the 1991 opening of a store in Rogers, Ark. "I'm so proud of this company and everything it represents," Mrs. Clinton said. "It makes me feel real good about what we've been able to do."Mr. Walton responded: "You're a great associate, Hillary." Turning...
  • Daley holds out hope of gay set-asides if past bias can be proven

    07/17/2003 9:57:25 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 4 replies · 217+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/17/2003 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Daley on Wednesday opened the door to contract set-asides for businesses owned by gays and lesbians--provided they can prove they were frozen out of city contracts because of past discrimination. Daley kept the volatile issue alive, one day after Chicago's first openly gay alderman took the first step toward a gay agenda that will start by extending ethics rules to the live-in partners of gay and lesbian city employees and could end with contract set-asides. "You have to look at it. You have to have an open mind. There's nothing wrong with that," the mayor said. Daley said he...