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  • Thousands Of Alabama Felons Register To Vote In Last-Minute Push

    11/29/2017 10:12:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    AL ^ | 11/27/17 | Connor Sheets
    Thousands of felons across Alabama have registered to vote in recent weeks, according to Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, who is heading up a statewide effort to get felons to the voting booth. Glasgow's goal is to get as many felons as possible signed up to vote before the end of the day Monday, the deadline to be able to cast a ballot in Alabama's Dec. 12 U.S. Senate special election. "In the last month, I think we registered at least five- to ten-thousand people all over the state," Glasgow, president of Dothan's The Ordinary People Society (TOPS) advocacy group, said Monday....
  • Mark Levin HITS BACK at the gang effort to tear down Trump and push him out

    09/11/2015 6:21:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 45 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8-11-2015 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin said he doesn’t want to do this. He knows that some people are going to accuse him of being in the tank for Trump when in reality, as he points out, he’s not endorsed anyone nor is he a special pleader for anyone. But he doesn’t like the gang effort he’s seeing to tear down Trump and push him out. He says it’s like 12 against 1, and there’s no question in his mind that this is happening because he’s seen this kind of gang attack before.
  • Seattle officials join push for Sharia-compliant mortgages, loans

    07/22/2015 3:55:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/22/15 | Barnini Chakraborty
    A proposal in Seattle meant to increase homeownership among Muslims by offering financing compliant with strict Islamic law -- known as Sharia -- is gaining ground in the latest test for local leaders trying to accommodate diverse religious beliefs. "We will work to develop new tools for Muslims who are prevented from using conventional mortgage products due to their religious beliefs," Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said during a press conference July 13. "Sharia," which comes from the Koran and means "the right path," prohibits the payment of interest -- the primary way lenders earn. Many of Seattle's 30,000 practicing Muslims,...
  • Jesse Jackson rallies for justice for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee

    12/28/2014 5:39:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies ^ | December 28, 2014
    Jesse Jackson rallies for justice for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee Sunday, December 28, 2014 7:06 a.m. CST MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler News) -- The Reverend Jesse Jackson says he will continue drawing attention to the case of a Milwaukee man who was killed by a police officer last April. Jackson was speaking before a crowd of about 200 people during a rally at his Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters in Chicago Saturday. Relatives and supporters of Dontre Hamilton were in attendance.
  • Obama renews climate change push

    06/14/2014 5:07:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/14/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama renewed his campaign to curb carbon emissions Saturday, saying the debate over climate change is over. Obama, who made the battle against climate change a core promise of his 2008 election campaign, has been stymied at the federal level by opposition from lawmakers. Congress "is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence," Obama told a crowd of more than 30,641 people, including thousands of graduates at the University of California, Irvine. "They'll tell you climate change is a hoax, or a fad. One says the world might actually be cooling."...
  • Assembly Democrats push to shore up teachers’ retirement fund

    02/01/2014 6:20:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan. 29, 2014 | Jeremy B. White
    With California facing a massive teacher pension shortfall, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, unveiled an effort Wednesday he hopes would fully fund the system. An influx of revenue has allowed California to emerge from years of yawning deficits and protracted budget fights, and the pressure is mounting for the state to do something about an avalanche of liabilities that runs into the hundreds of billions.
  • Paul Ryan: ‘We don’t want to push people into citizenship’

    07/18/2013 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 7/18/13 | Rebecca Berg
    Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans are taking care not to “push” illegal immigrants to become American citizens as part of any comprehensive immigration reform package. “We don’t want to push people into citizenship,” Ryan said in an interview with KFYR 550 in Bismarck, N.D. Ryan said immigrants are more interested in finding jobs than in becoming citizens. “Most people just want to have a legal status so they can work to provide for their families,” he said.
  • ABC 7 Exclusive: Jackson Jr. makes first public appearance in months (Please - call da judge!)

    04/14/2013 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/13/13 | Michelle Gallardo, Diane Pathieu
    (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Disgraced former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. made his first public appearance in months when he sat alongside his father at Saturday morning's gathering of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. While Jackson Jr. did not speak, his attorney called on those gathered to call the judge in his case and plead for leniency before his June sentencing for misusing campaign funds. **SNIP** "Our judge needs to know, needs to understand, the character and the qualities of this extraordinary congressman," attorney C.K. Hoffler said. "This is the time to let the judge know how important he is to you." **SNIP**...
  • Lawsuit alleges sexual discrimination at Rainbow PUSH

    09/16/2011 9:57:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 16, 2011 | Cynthia Dizikes and Dawn Rhodes
    A former Rainbow PUSH employee who filed a sexual discrimination complaint against the organization and Rev. Jesse Jackson with the Illinois Department of Human Rights in 2010 has now filed a lawsuit making similar allegations. Tommy Bennett, of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, alleges in the lawsuit that co-workers at Rainbow PUSH mocked and harassed him because he is gay when he worked for the civil rights group from 2007-2009. Bennett’s lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, names Jackson and Rainbow PUSH as defendants.
  • Big push for home births: Too many babies are being born in hospital, say doctors

    07/14/2011 8:47:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/11 | Sophie Borland
    Women should no longer assume they will give birth in hospital with a doctor on hand. In a watershed moment, leading medical experts declared that mothers should be given more opportunity to have babies at home because a maternity ward is not necessarily the 'safer option'. A report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggests that as many as a third of all women should give birth 'without a doctor going anywhere near them'. It calls for a radical shake-up in the NHS which could lead to thousands more women having babies at home, as was the case
  • Amid another poll blow, Julia Gillard admits her push for a carbon tax may get even tougher

    06/27/2011 6:30:21 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | 28th June 2011 | Lanai Vasek
    JULIA Gillard admits Australia is a long way from consensus on climate change - and says the debate may become ever tougher for Labor - as new polling reveals her behind Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister for the first time. ..... Ms Gillard said today the polling was a result of her plan to put a price on carbon, and that while it was a tough reform "it may get even tougher, before it gets easier". “I believe that once carbon pricing is in place people will see how the system works and the benefits of it,” the Prime...
  • Sarah Palin's aides push back on new book

    05/23/2011 1:04:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/23/11 | ANDY BARR
    The book won’t be out until Tuesday, but Sarah Palin’s team is already pushing back hard against former aide Frank Bailey’s “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin,” telling POLITICO that the purported tell-all “belongs on the fiction shelves.” In their first comments about the book since several media outlets obtained a leaked manuscript in February, two sources close to Palin disputed several of the anecdotes in the book, including his claims of illegal coordination with the Republican Governors Association and that he has seen Palin’s deposition in the so-called “Troopergate” case, which is sealed. Palin’s camp also insists that some of...
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Rainbow Connection (Jesse Jackson gay sexual harassment lawsuit)

    04/16/2011 8:17:25 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    dfu via YouTube ^ | 4-16-11 | dfu
    Tommy R. Bennett files sex harassment against the reverend. Get the popcorn and enjoy the YouTube sing-along. RAINBOW CONNECTION - Jackson sexual harassment lawsuit
  • Senate Republicans push to oust Medicare chief

    03/03/2011 6:30:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    townhall ^ | 3/3/11 | ap news
    Unable to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, Republicans are trying to oust the official who is quarterbacking the overhaul of the nation's medical system. In a letter released Thursday, 42 Republican senators asked the president to withdraw the nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick as Medicare administrator, saying his experience isn't broad enough and past statements raise fundamental questions about his views on policy. The Medicare administrator's job carries major responsibilities under the health care law, such as setting up new insurance markets, expanding Medicaid to cover millions more low-income people, and revamping the way Medicare pays providers to...
  • Issa responds to Democratic push to rein in subpoena power

    01/25/2011 8:51:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/25/11 | Jonathan Strong
    Top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa is responding forcefully to a push by his foil on the House oversight committee to give Democrats input on which congressional subpoenas he issues, including the ability to force a committee vote on subpoenas. Issa’s saying the proposal would grant Democrats “unprecedented new powers to obstruct oversight.” In a letter, Issa denies key charges made by the committee’s ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, in a missive sent Monday, including that Issa had vowed privately to use his subpoena power “more expansively” and would not bring any subpoenas to a vote.
  • A “Poverty Pimp” Speaks, Jesse Jackson

    01/18/2011 7:40:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | January 18, 2011 | annem040359
    HE’S BACK!!!! Jesse Jackson, the best and most well-known “poverty pimp” had to use, of all days, the national holiday to honor what would have been the 82nd birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mr. Jackson make a brief “effort” to put into Dr. King’s memory what Mr. Jackson believes Dr. King Jr. would call for not only an outright ban on guns, but also healthcare, (in other words, President Barak Obamacare), and for full employment. Mr. Jackson also claims that the “dream” that Dr. King talked about is also under attack. Once again, using a...
  • Jackson PUSHES Comcast For 10% Minority Basic Set-Aside

    07/09/2010 5:37:13 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Multichannel News ^ | 7/8/10 | John Eggerton
    Rainbow Coalition Also Wants Comcast/NBCU To Spend 25% Of Ad Budgets On Minority-Owned Firms The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition wants Comcast to set aside 10% of its basic tier for networks "owned and controlled by people of color." The organization also wants both Comcast and NBC Universal to spend 25% of their ad and marketing budgets and the same percentage of "vendor dollars" on minority-owned firms. "We want to make sure that independently owned and controlled minority cable networks don't find it harder to gain carriage if this deal happens," said Jackson in written testimony for the July 8...
  • 'Construction in e. J'lem will push on'

    05/10/2010 6:07:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 183+ views ^ | 5/10/10 | ap and jpost staff
    Construction of new housing for Jews in east Jerusalem will press forward, Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser illustrated in a statement on Monday. This drew Palestinian accusations that the plans could undermine newly relaunched peace talks. "Building is expected to begin soon in Har Homa ... and Neve Yaakov, where (construction) bids have been issued," Hauser told Army Radio, referring to two east Jerusalem neighborhoods. "Building in Jerusalem is continuing according to its regular pace."
  • A furious health care push — but what about jobs?

    03/06/2010 5:56:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,096+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/10 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's furious, final push to get a health care bill passed threatens to shove aside the message he promised would top his list this year: creating jobs. Even as the White House juggles several enormous issues at once, the public takes its cues about the president's chief concern from how he spends his time, energy and capital. As Obama himself put it on Wednesday, from now until Congress takes a final vote on a health care overhaul, "I will do everything in my power to make the case for reform." That kind of now-or-never campaign means...
  • Napolitano: Politics didn't push stimulus projects

    08/27/2009 8:59:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 880+ views
    Google ^ | 8/27/2009 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and ANABELLE GARAY
    DALLAS — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday that politics did not influence the decision to spend millions of dollars in stimulus money on little-used border checkpoints while passing over higher-priority projects. Members of Congress have asked for answers after The Associated Press showed that the Obama administration did not follow its internal priority list when handing out money to repair border stations nationwide.