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  • Fast-Food Workers Walk Off Jobs Worldwide: Walk-outs planned for Thursday in 150 U.S. cities

    05/15/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | 05/15/2014 | Carol Kopp
    It started with a brief walkout at a few restaurants in New York City back in November 2012, but on Thursday the campaign against low pay at America's fast food restaurants morphed into a global push. By 9 a.m., the organizing group FastFoodGlobal.org reported that two McDonalds outlets in New York City and one in Boston were shut down. Hours ago, young workers in the Philippines staged a singing and dancing flash mob inside a downtown Manila McDonalds during the morning rush hour. Their choice of music was the song "Let It Go" from Frozen. When the news from abroad...
  • Iceland walks out on EU membership talks

    08/23/2013 5:29:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 23 August 2013
    Iceland said yesterday (22 August) that a recent election that brought euroskeptic parties to power had been interpreted by constitutional advisors as a signal to stop EU accession talks. … Iceland was put on a fast track to EU accession, as it had already taken on board much of the EU legislation as member of the European Economic Area (EEA). It formally applied for EU membership on 16 July 2009 and started accession talks only one year later. The process has taken much longer for any other applicant country. But Iceland is a special case, as the country’s powerful fishing...
  • Fast-food workers call for nationwide walkout Aug. 29

    08/20/2013 12:30:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/20/2013 | By Michael A. Fletcher
    <p>Emboldened by an outpouring of support on social media, low-wage fast-food and retail workers from eight cities who have staged walkouts this year are calling for a national day of strikes Aug. 29.</p> <p>The workers — who are backed by local community groups and national unions and have held one-day walkouts in cities such as New York, St. Louis and Detroit — say they have received pledges of support from workers in dozens of cities across the country.</p>
  • Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout

    11/15/2012 4:08:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 167 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 11/15/12 | Emily Jane Fox
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - A group of Wal-Mart workers are planning to stage a walkout next week on Black Friday, arguably the biggest holiday shopping day for the world's largest retail store. The walkout builds on an October strike that started at a Wal-Mart in Los Angeles and spread to stores in 12 other cities. More than 100 workers joined in the October actions. One of the workers who plans to join next week's walkout is William Fletcher, who works at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, Calif.
  • Bus Driver Walkout Strands Students

    08/18/2012 2:52:49 AM PDT · by FunkyZero · 11 replies
    TheIndyChannel.com ^ | 9:57 pm EDT August 17, 2012 | TheIndyChannel.com
    INDIANAPOLIS -- At least 12,000 Indianapolis Public School students were stuck at school Friday afternoon after dozens of bus drivers called in to work.
  • Democrats Walk Out on Brian Terry at Fast and Furious Vote

    06/30/2012 10:00:20 PM PDT · by Marcus · 26 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 6/30/2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    During the vote that found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a hundered or so House Democrats staged a theatrical walkout in protest. The unintended effect was they seemed to have walked out on slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
  • Popular issues stall behind Ind. Dem boycott [smoking ban bill on hold]

    01/07/2012 9:34:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 7, 2012 | Tom LoBianco (Associated Press)
    INDIANAPOLIS— Anti-smoking advocates are on the verge of success in the Indiana General Assembly but must wait out House Democrats' boycott of a divisive labor bill. A bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the Senate and House is pushing to ban smoking in most public places and workplaces, including bars. The only exemptions it includes are the gambling floors of casinos and pari-mutuel betting parlors, private clubs and cigar and hookah bars.
  • (Indiana House RAT leader Patrick) Bauer Hints At New Walkout Over Right To Work

    01/04/2012 10:33:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Bauer Hints At New Walkout Over Right To WorkRepublicans Adamant To Push Bill Through UPDATED: 1:07 pm EST January 4, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS -- The leader of Indiana's House Democrats hinted Wednesday that party lawmakers may walk out for the second year in a row to oppose the same Republican "right-to-work" bill blocked last year by their five-week boycott. But some lawmakers seemed split on whether to make such a move. House Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer told The Associated Press that his caucus planned to meet Wednesday to debate how to handle the GOP proposal that would make Indiana the 23rd...
  • Report: Democrats walk away from Super Committee? Dem Rep: 'I hope they can’t make a deal'

    11/09/2011 3:25:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2011 | Allahpundit
    So says Rand Paul to Hannity. Rich Lowry’s hearing the same thing: Democrats last night rejected a framework for compromise that would have included significant new revenues. They had sounded amenable to the possible deal, but their position suddenly hardened after going back to their caucus. It is almost surely an indication that they want to do everything they can to validate President Obama’s line of attack on a “do nothing” Congress. Sen. Pat Toomey had worked out a framework that he considered pro-growth and a reasonable first step toward fiscal restraint, while making a major concession to Democrats on...
  • Christine O’Donnell Defends Piers Morgan Walk-Out: ‘Borderline Sexual Harassment’

    08/19/2011 12:18:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    MEDIAITE ^ | 08/19/2011 | Colby Hall
    Judge solely by the amount of attention she has received this week, it’s fair to say that Tea Party darling and aspiring media figure Christine O’Donnell has been successful at promoting her new book Troublemaker. But if you draw a distinction between the quantity and quality of media attention, well then perhaps its a different story all together. This morning O’Donnell showed up on NBC’s TODAY and was fairly interrogated by Savannah Guthrie who questioned O’Donnell’s previous explanations for why exactly she walked off of the set of Piers Morgan Tonight earlier in the week.For the uninitiated, Morgan pressed O’Donnell...
  • O’Donnell tells Piers Where to Stick it

    08/17/2011 8:17:45 PM PDT · by DEConservative · 74 replies
    DEConservative Blog ^ | 8/17/2011 | DEConservative
    No doubt the News Journal “reporters” are hammering away at their keyboards after Christine O’Donnell’s appearance on Piers Morgan’s CNN show. O’Donnell was on to promote her book and the interview started out fairly well. She was amiable and Piers was nice enough but throughout the interview, Morgan continued to turn the topics away from the subject matter of the book, which is a return to our founding principles and an embrace of fiscal responsibility, limited government and a breakup of the crony capitalist system. Now, CNN’s website only shows the last few minutes of the exchange but for those...
  • WRAPUP 10- Obama (Crybaby), Republicans clash in debt talks, dollar sinks

    07/13/2011 7:18:37 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/13/2011 | Jeff Mason and Andy Sullivan
    U.S. President Barack Obama clashed with Republican lawmakers on Wednesday in a fierce White House meeting on deficit reduction that left a deal in question as the clock ticked toward a debt default. "Enough's enough," Obama said, according to a Democratic official familiar with the talks. The meeting came as Moody's Investors Service jolted Washington with a stark warning that the United States may lose its top credit rating in the coming weeks if the $14.3 trillion limit on America's borrowing was not raised. The warning sent the U.S. dollar tumbling against most major currencies. Stock futures and debt prices...
  • Angry Obama storms out of debt-ceiling negotiations. "I’m going to the American people with this.”

    07/13/2011 6:35:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2011 | Allahpundit
    Between this and the Moody’s news, tomorrow ought to be fun on Wall Street. Per Slublog, remember during Campaign ’08 when this guy’s big selling point was his “first-class temperament”?Also, am I right in thinking that the only two times O has walked out on a meeting are today and when he met with Bibi Netanyahu back in March of last year? That’s quite a record of indignation, champ. You really know how to get tough with the enemy. Cantor said he told the president that the two sides remain so far apart at this point that he doubted they...
  • Arizona Immigration SB 1611 Prompts Student Walkout

    03/07/2011 12:16:30 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 38 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 04, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    Students from several area high schools walked out of class and walked to Arizona's State Capitol Friday morning. The students are protesting SB 1611, which makes numerous changes to immigration law. "This state legislature continues to introduce divisive legislation and now our students are scared, threatened and are taking desperate actions by walking out of class to march to the State Capitol," said Sen. Steve Gallardo. "SB1611 is unconstitutional and is nothing, but politicking." SB1611 was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 23 and hasn't been heard by the full Senate. "The Republican majority is wasting the voters'...
  • Dallas high school students stage walkout to support teachers

    03/04/2011 2:16:27 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 48 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | March 4, 2011 | WFAA
    DALLAS- More than 200 Lincoln High School students walked out of class on Friday. Teens from the Humanities and Communications Magnet School marched out to support teachers who could be laid off as a result of the looming budget cuts. Students, along with some of their parents wanted to send the message that their teachers are valued and without the teachers, many of them will not be successful. "We want to tell Governor Rick Perry that we care about our teachers," said Damarcus Offord, Lincoln student. "If he doesn't do anything about it except keep our teachers, we will be...
  • Indiana House Democrats leave state, Wisconsin style

    02/22/2011 9:38:38 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 65 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 2/22/2011 | Sharif Durhams
    Now Democratic lawmakers from another state seem to be leaving their homes for Illinois. House Democrats in Indiana are leaving the state rather than vote a bill that would modify collective-bargaining for some workers there, according to the Indianapolis Star. A source told the paper that Democrats from that state's lower chamber are headed to Illinois, though the paper notes that some might go to Kentucky. Only two of the 40 Democrats were on the Indiana House floor when the chamber convened Tuesday. The lack of Democratic House members showing up at the Capitol in Indiana prevents the Republican majority...
  • Rangel's final farce?

    11/16/2010 1:56:29 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 16, 2010 | Editorial
    The House ethics trial against Rep. Charlie Rangel began and ended in a flash yesterday, skipping oral argument and any semblance of a defense; the 40-year incumbent now awaits a verdict. Shed no tears for Charlie: He's a sad old man, but he brought it on himself. Rangel walked out of the proceedings after just 30 minutes, demanding a delay because he had no lawyer -- and "I don't have the opportunity to have a legal defense fund set up." (The panel -- rightly -- said no dice.) But as The Post's Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein reported Sunday, for...
  • Paladino Walks Out On Interview After Questions About Gillibrand Comments (Video)

    11/02/2010 7:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    MEDIA ITE ^ | November 1, 2010
    New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino (R) walked out on a local television interview in Plattsburgh, New York on Friday evening after the anchor asked him whether his comments about Sen. Kirsten Gillbrand (D) were sexist. Paladino had called New York’s junior Senator “[Schumer's] little girl” on Thursday, in reference to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D). When asked if he regretted the comments or thought they were sexist, Paladino said, “No, I don’t. I was referring to the fact that Miss Gillbrand seems to vote exactly as Mr. Schumer directs her to. She doesn’t show any mind of her own in...
  • Canada Grows a Pair

    09/25/2009 9:44:39 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 10 replies · 582+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | September 25, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    It caused a weird and unfamiliar feeling – pride. That was the sensation of standing up for what is right. It was the touch of fortitude and courage to stand against what is most definitely wrong on the international stage. It was the feeling of growing a pair.
  • Sweet: Eleven countries walk out of Ahmadinejad’s Israel-bashing UN speech

    09/23/2009 6:15:41 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 17 replies · 979+ views
    Hot Air ^ | September 23, 2009 | Allahpundit
    The eleven, according to a European source: Argentina, Australia, Britain, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand … and the United States. I assume our guys wouldn’t have bolted without the White House’s approval, so kudos to The One for showing a bit of principle. Every year this degenerate does his same Jew-baiting shtick — “It is no longer acceptable that a small minority would dominate the politics, economy and culture of major parts of the world by its complicated networks” — and every year our moronic media lines up to interview him. And every year, it’s the...
  • US, France walk out during Ahmadinejad's UN speech

    09/23/2009 6:23:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 2,574+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/23/09 | AFP
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – France on Wednesday led a walkout of a dozen delegations, including the United States, to protest a fiery speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the UN General Assembly. "It is disappointing that Mr Ahmadinejad has once again chosen to espouse hateful, offensive and anti-Semitic rhetoric," Mark Kornblau, spokesman to the US mission to the United Nations, said in a statement. Delegations from Argentina, Australia, Britain, Costa Rica, Denmark, France Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand and the United States left the room as Ahmadinejad began to rail against Israel, a European source said. Israel had already...
  • Notre Dame Students will BOYCOTT OBAMA's appearance May 16-17: WHAT IF THEY ALL WALKED OUT?

    05/12/2009 2:28:05 PM PDT · by Moseley · 33 replies · 1,879+ views
    NDResponse.com ^ | May 11, 2009 | ND Response
    WHAT IF ALL THE STUDENTS at Notre Dame WALKED OUT, leaving Barack Obama speaking to an empty auditorium? Notre Dame is a CATHOLIC, Pro-Life university. Students will BOYCOTT Obama's commencement address this weekend, May 16-17. They have set up a website at: http://www.ndresponse.com/ and a stirring video at -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KUBdrrbF6o Demonstration Confirmed ND Response has received official permission to hold a prayerful and constructive demonstration on the South Quad of the University of Notre Dame between 11am and 4pm on the day of Commencement. The students of this coalition would like to extend an invitation to all those interested in...
  • UN Walkout Over Israel Slur

    05/01/2008 8:33:17 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 198+ views
    Totally Jewish ^ | 1st May 2008 | Marc Shoffman
    France led a walkout at the United Nations last week after Libya’s Deputy Ambassador compared the Israeli military’s treatment of the Palestinians in Gaza to the way the Nazis sent Jews to concentration camps. French Ambassador Jean Maurice Ripert was followed by Americian, British, Belgian and Costa Rican diplomats after Ibrahim Dabbashi made the comments during a private meeting on the situation in the Middle East. The meeting was postponed following the walkout. Britain's deputy ambassador, Karen Pierce, said: “A number of council members were dismayed by the approach taken by Libya and do not believe that such language helps...
  • Republicans walk out of House

    02/14/2008 10:48:03 AM PST · by tobyhill · 80 replies · 102+ views
    self | 2/14/2008 | self
    The Republicans just walked out of the House due to Conyers grandstanding and the House Rats failure to protect the US.
  • The House Walk Out

    02/14/2008 1:03:06 PM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 75 replies · 304+ views
    National Review Online -- the Corner ^ | February 14, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    See link for video -- John Boehner leads Republicans out of the House, protesting the Democrats not addressing FISA extension.
  • U.S. House In an Uproar on Agriculture (my title) C-SPAN HR 2419

    07/27/2007 10:46:31 AM PDT · by floriduh voter · 107 replies · 3,945+ views
    C-Span Cable Television | 7-27-07 | floriduhvoter
    NOW: Motion to Recommit to vote for Final Passage of HR 2419. I thought I was watching British Parliament. There was lots of booing and another source is BNA News re: the farm bill. This is a battle royale and partisan per BNA News, Derrick Cain. Taking money from farmers and transferring it to conservation. FV
  • Students Walk Out, Demand National Holiday For Cesar Chavez Day (Los Angeles)

    03/30/2007 9:33:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 116 replies · 746+ views
    KNBC ^ | March 30, 2007
    LOS ANGELES -- High school students said they planned to walk out of school at schools across the Southland on Friday, to demand that Cesar Chavez Day be declared a national holiday. Shortly before 8 a.m., dozens of students could be seen leaving the campus of Roosevelt High School, at 456 South Mathews St., and continuing in an orderly procession. "Scattered walkouts" were reported at other schools in Los Angeles, NBC4's Justin Jaeger said at 8:30 a.m...
  • ASSOU-Sponsored Walkout in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    04/12/2006 6:31:17 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 10 replies · 212+ views
    campus email | 04/12/06 | Alicia-Lynne Ryland-Nation
    Date:   04/12/06  05:09 pm Subject:   ASSOU-Sponsored Walkout in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Attachments:     Tomorrow morning, Thursday April 13th at 11 am, SOU students areorganizing a Walkout in support of comprehensive immigration reform. Students will then gather in the Stevenson Union Courtyard for a rallywhere students and others will speak against House Bill HR 4437 and infavor of human dignity.The walkout is sponsored by ASSOU, and will coincide with similaractions at other Oregon universities. All students, faculty, andmembers of the SOU community are encouraged to participate. Alicia-Lynne Ryland-NationASSOU Executive Vice President541-552-6653 Student AffairsStevenson Union 310Southern Oregon University(541) 552-6221student_affairs@sou.edu
  • CA: Inland youth mourned as 'martyr' (14YO, committed suicide, feared being jailed for 'walk-out')

    04/10/2006 6:52:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 961+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 4/10/06 | Sharon McNary
    14-year-old Inland middle school student who killed himself after telling his mother he might be jailed for joining a student walkout is being held up as a symbol by some who support immigrant rights. "He was just fighting for his rights," Louise Corales said of her son, Anthony Soltero, after a standing-room-only Palm Sunday Mass for the teen at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Ontario. "He would be proud that we are here now to honor him because he is a hero." Then she leaned weeping into the arms of her husband, Victor Corales, as Anthony's father, Jaime Soltero,...
  • Paying the price: Walkout students likely to face discipline

    03/29/2006 5:51:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 574+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 3/29/06 | Kenneth Todd Ruiz
    Whether their motive was to protest immigration legislation or otherwise, students who walked out of classes Monday and Tuesday could face suspension at some schools. Students who took to the streets in support of mass demonstrations around the nation will face some form of discipline, but the severity is likely to vary from district to district. "Any student we have participating with them will be disciplined according the California Education Code," said Charles Milligan, superintendent of Fontana Unified. "I respect everyone's right for dissent, but you know what? You're supposed to be in school." Although case-by-case discipline would be up...
  • Graham-Clinton Lovefest Irks Evangelical Big

    06/27/2005 7:16:38 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 154 replies · 4,398+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | June 27, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    National Clergy Council president Rev. Rob Schenck walked out on Rev. Billy Graham during the second night of his Queens, New York crusade on Saturday, after Graham yielded the stage to Bill Clinton and suggested his wife Hillary should be president. "I was stunned and appalled," Rev. Schenck told the Christian Wire Service, saying that he left Flushing Meadows Park while Graham was still complimenting the Clintons. "This was a deliberate, cunning, purely political move by the Clintons to divide the Evangelical vote and assure Hillary of a victory in '08," said Schenck, a minister with the Evangelical Church Alliance...
  • "In turn, Reid said Democrats would block all committeehearings while the debate is under way."

    05/19/2005 9:28:13 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 72 replies · 2,205+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/19/05
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The showdown over President Bush's judicial nominees took center stage Wednesday in the Senate, with Majority Leader Bill Frist calling on members to move toward a vote on one of the most controversial picks... "In turn, Reid said Democrats would block all committee hearings while the debate is under way."
  • Nationwide Flight Attendant Walkout Threatened

    11/16/2004 2:17:23 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 70 replies · 1,790+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Tuesday, November 16, 2004 | Dan Fitzpatrick
    The national president of the flight attendants union is threatening a nationwide strike against all airlines if any labor contracts are abrogated by a bankruptcy judge. Both United Airlines and US Airways have asked a U.S. Bankruptcy Court to impose a series of concessions if consensual cost-cutting deals can not be reached soon. "Airline management needs to understand that there will be serious consequences if they persist in their attacks on our contracts," said Pat Friend, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, which represents attendants at 26 airlines, including United and US Airways. Leaders of the union are meeting...
  • Three Tampa City Council Members Walk Out on Atheist's Invocation

    07/30/2004 8:25:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 72 replies · 1,443+ views
    AP ^ | July 30, 2004
    Three Tampa City Council Members Walk Out on Atheist's Invocation The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Three Tampa city council members walked out of chambers rather than listen to an atheist give the opening invocation. Council members Kevin White, Mary Alvarez and Rose Ferlita left their seats Thursday rather than listen to Michael R. Harvey, a member of Atheists of Florida who had been invited by council member John Dingfelder to offer the invocation. Even before Harvey spoke, White was pushing to cancel the invocation. These are sacred moments that refer to a supreme being, White said, and this...
  • Bob Kerrey's 9/11 Commission Fiasco

    05/04/2004 3:25:08 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 25 replies · 170+ views
    NRO ^ | 5/3/04 | Byron York
    Democratic 9/11 commissioner Bob Kerrey made an early departure from the commission's long-anticipated session with President Bush and Vice President Cheney only to find himself waiting for what turned out to be a late, and very brief, meeting on Capitol Hill. Now, Kerrey says that if he had it do over again, he would not have left the White House in the first place. Kerrey had scheduled a meeting at noon Thursday with New Mexico Republican Sen. Pete Domenici, a member of the Appropriations Committee, at Domenici's office in the Hart Senate Office Building (the two were to discuss an...
  • BBC staff stop work in protest (woo hoo!)

    01/30/2004 10:14:14 AM PST · by Mark Felton · 69 replies · 665+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1/31/04 | The Australian
    THE BBC plunged deeper into its worst crisis yesterday as thousands of staff around the country walked out in support of their deposed leaders and opinion polls showed many Britons thought the Hutton report into the death of weapons scientist David Kelly had been "a whitewash". Some 56 per cent of voters told a Daily Telegraph poll that law lord Brian Hutton was wrong to lay all the blame on the BBC, while 49 per cent agreed in another poll that the findings were "a whitewash". The BBC, the world's largest public broadcaster, was reeling yesterday from the report's scathing...
  • Democrats' walkout stumbles (Chicken Run)

    09/03/2003 2:40:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 273+ views
    San Antonio Express ^ | 9/03/03 | Guillermo X. Garcia
    Democrats' walkout stumbles By Guillermo X. Garcia Express-News Austin Bureau Web Posted : 09/03/2003 12:00 AM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 37-day walkout by Texas Senate Democrats to stop redistricting started to unravel Tuesday when Sen. John Whitmire of Houston returned to Texas, saying he'd continue the fight there, not in New Mexico. Whitmire, the dean of the Senate, spent the weekend in Houston, rejoined his colleagues here for several hours Tuesday, then flew back in the evening. In an interview before conferring with the 10 other senators who fled the state July 28 to stop a GOP effort to redraw...
  • FREEP THIS POLL!!! Texas Cowardly Senate Dem Alert

    07/31/2003 9:06:35 AM PDT · by Extremist · 67 replies · 222+ views
    Its looking like more libs are on this than sane people. Texas Dem Poll
  • Lawmakers bitter after standoff

    05/18/2003 12:13:18 PM PDT · by nonomous · 23 replies · 184+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/18/03 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Lawmakers bitter after standoff 05/18/2003 By TODD J. GILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON – Renegade Texas Democrats returned from their self-imposed exile in Oklahoma late last week. But in the halls of Congress, the redistricting showdown has left resentments that could undermine the state's clout. Veteran lawmakers say the Texas delegation – 17 Democrats and 15 Republicans in the House – has long been known for pulling together on issues vital to the state, from NASA to highway funding. For now, many members are barely on speaking terms. A monthly delegation breakfast that rotates among House offices drew...
  • Texans on Redistricting

    05/18/2003 11:43:03 AM PDT · by nonomous · 4 replies · 197+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/18/03 | Letters to Editor
    Redistricting uproar leads to strategic retreat 05/18/2003 Speaker misjudges role This week House Speaker Craddick stated several times that he wasn't going to negotiate with the Democrats. Would someone inform him that it IS in fact his job to negotiate? It is a major part of his job to work both sides of the aisle, to assist in reaching consensus on issues. For him to say it isn't his job to negotiate is patently wrong. J. Martinez, Irving That old adage Re: "Democrats disappear – Angry over redistricting, state reps deny quorum," Tuesday news story. I must confess some surprise...
  • Texas House Republicans Still Fighting for Passage of Dead Legislation

    05/18/2003 7:09:37 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 40 replies · 187+ views
    House Republicans still fighting for passage of dead legislation Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — It's not over yet for passage of Texas House legislation, despite the Democrats' walkout that killed hundreds of bills. Republican House Speaker Tom Craddick, a veteran of shrewd parliamentary moves himself in his 34 years as a lawmaker, isn't conceding death for all bills that supposedly perished at the Thursday night deadline for initial approval of House legislation. For some bills, a rebirth awaits. Fifty-one Democrats busted a House quorum and halted debate on congressional redistricting. That Republican-backed redistricting bill died Thursday, and Craddick said he...
  • Bob Ray Sanders Commentary: Heroic Texas Democrats Have Earned our Gratitude

    05/17/2003 8:04:43 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 236+ views
    Fort Worth, TX, Star-Telegram ^ | 05-14-03 | Sander, Bob Ray
    Heroic Democrats have earned our gratitude Bob Ray Sanders COMMENTARY Star-Telegram How do you stop a runaway freight train filled with hazardous materials and headed toward a major city? Although our friends at Burlington Northern Santa Fe or the folks at Union Pacific might disagree, it seems to me that deliberate derailment has to be one option. Maybe the only logical one. The Texas House of Representatives, handicapped from the very beginning of this session by weak and ineffective leadership, was hijacked early on by a self-serving congressman willing to put his own agenda and the presumed agenda of the...
  • Focus Turns to Unity After Revolt of Texas House Democrats

    05/17/2003 8:00:14 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 201+ views
    Focus turns to unity after House revolt GOP, runaway Democrats set to get back to business Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — Stark battle lines drawn earlier this week seemed to blur a bit Friday on the floor of the Texas House as 55 runaway Democrats reunited with Republicans who've waited anxiously to get back to business. It was hardly business as usual though, as the eyes of the nation were focused on the group that fled the state earlier this week to avert a contentious push by Republicans to redraw the state's congressional districts. Many lawmakers embraced and shook hands,...
  • Laredo Democrats Salute "Ardmore" Peers at Webb County Courthouse

    05/17/2003 7:53:32 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 430+ views
    The Laredo (TX) Morning Times ^ | 05-17-03 | City Editor Robert Garcia
    Webb Demos salute peers at courthouse ROBERT GARCIA Times city editor Members of the Webb County Democratic Party, led by party chair Robert Balli Friday, honored state Rep. Richard Raymond and the 54 state Democrats who fought the Republicans "who were trying to pull the wool over on citizens." A brief gathering took place at the Webb County Courthouse. By setting up camp in Ardmore, Okla., the Democrats did not allow for the House of Representatives to have a quorum, fighting off a redistricting proposal that would have split Webb County. Splitting the county would have hurt the local process,...
  • Letter to CNN on their race baiting reporting of the Texas Democratic party walkout.

    05/14/2003 7:09:11 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 33 replies · 272+ views
    This morning on American Morning there was a story about the Democrats of Texas leaving the state to avoid voting on redistricting. The reporting on the story was excellent but when it went back to the studio hosts the woman host could not stop herself from playing the race card. She asked: "This will mean fewer minority representatives?" The reporter, much to his credit avoided the leading question and answered, correctly, that it would mean fewer Democratic representatives. For CNN to regain lost credibility it needs to stop race pandering. One form race pandering takes is the insistence of news...
  • The Walk Of Shame: Incivility Within The Walls Of Congress

    02/11/2003 9:38:45 AM PST · by The Rant · 21 replies · 323+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | February 11th, 2003 | Frank Salvato
    Watching the State of the Union speech President Bush gave earlier this year one wouldn’t have noticed the walkout staged by a group of the most liberal Democrats, which occurred about ten minutes before President Bush's speech ended, but it did happen. As the president was talking about the serious problems that face the United States and the world with regards to Iraq, North Korea and the War on Terror, serious matters that no doubt should have commanded everyone’s attention and which prompted Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to the United Nations Security Council recently, a group of the...
  • SECURITY BY THE NUMBERS

    11/30/2002 9:28:23 AM PST · by forest · 3 replies · 197+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #298 ^ | 12-1-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Now comes the Department of Homeland Security. The Goal of the new organization is to reorganize the government so that agencies responsible for protecting the country can communicate effectively and act swiftly under the direction of one single and accountable director. That's how it was represented, anyway.Some say this scheme might well "streamline" the fight against terrorism in the United States. We found a few rather good changes and some reasonable changes in the new Act. At least, if we were discussing a business, rather than the federal government, they could be good and reasonable changes.The problem is, this reorganization...
  • Hospital readies for RN walkout

    11/29/2002 2:24:29 PM PST · by Vidalia · 1 replies · 307+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | Thursday, November 28, 2002 | Tim Ruel
    Faced with an ailing financial condition and the prospect of a nurses strike that could begin Monday, the St. Francis Medical Center in Liliha has stopped admitting patients, is canceling in-patient surgeries and will move all patients into one of its two wings on Sunday, the hospital said. St. Francis, one of the state's largest hospitals, asked Emergency Medical Services yesterday to reroute ambulances to other Oahu hospitals, though its Liliha emergency room will remain open. Emergency surgeries will be done in order of urgency. Outpatient surgeries will be suspended Saturday, though other outpatient services will be available. Most of...