Category: POLITICS

Walmart, Target And Other Big Retailers Lobbied Successfully For Exemption From SEC Conflict Mineral Rule

Walmart, Target And Other Big Retailers Lobbied Successfully For Exemption From SEC Conflict Mineral Rule

August 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Thanks to their lobbying efforts, big retailers will likely be exempt from a rule, finalized by the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, which requires public companies to disclose whether their products contain “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Gawker Releases Bain Documents

Gawker Releases Bain Documents

August 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The Gawker website published hundreds of pages of documents from Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital on online today.

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Ron Paul Supporters Plan Rallies In Tampa During Republican Convention

Ron Paul Supporters Plan Rallies In Tampa During Republican Convention

August 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Shut out from the convention and facing their candidate’s retirement from office, organisers hope to re-energise their base.

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New Back Alley Emerges As US Abortion Restrictions Rise

New Back Alley Emerges As US Abortion Restrictions Rise

August 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Increasing abortion restrictions in the U.S. are contributing to a “new back alley,” manifested in part in a new trend in American women seeking dangerous abortion alternatives from Mexican pharmacies.

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Ban Ki-moon Will Hold Talks In Iran

Ban Ki-moon Will Hold Talks In Iran

August 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

New York – In view of the growing tensions between Israel and Iran wants UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to speak with the leadership in Tehran. His spokesman Martin Nesirky announced Wednesday that Ban wants to use a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Iran for this purpose.

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Paul Ryan Can Be a Catholic and Still Worship Ayn Rand

Paul Ryan Can Be a Catholic and Still Worship Ayn Rand

August 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, has said that Ayn Rand, the author of “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged,” lit the inner fire that led him to public service.

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First Lady Announces 125,000 Veterans and Military Spouses Hired Through Joining Forces

First Lady Announces 125,000 Veterans and Military Spouses Hired Through Joining Forces

August 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Earlier today, I joined with First Lady Michelle Obama at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida as she announced that 2,000 companies had hired or trained an amazing 125,000 veterans and military spouses in the past year through Joining Forces.

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Why Blacks Should Vote:  Rev. Dr. William Barber, II Addresses The NAACP  (Video)

Why Blacks Should Vote: Rev. Dr. William Barber, II Addresses The NAACP (Video)

August 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The Reverend Dr. William Barber, II addresses the Plenary Session of the NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas on July 11, 2012. His speech here was the one that immediately followed Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP.

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GOP Prepares Tough Anti-abortion Platform

GOP Prepares Tough Anti-abortion Platform

August 21, 2012 | By

Even as the Republican establishment continued to call for Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his Senate race because of his comments on rape and abortion, Republicans approved platform language Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

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Robber Barons: How Taxpayers Subsidize Ceos’ Multimillion Salaries

Robber Barons: How Taxpayers Subsidize Ceos’ Multimillion Salaries

August 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A new report finds many top executives are taking home more than their corporations pay in taxes – at our expense.

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Obama Wants Funds To Stop Teacher Layoffs As Student-To-Teacher Ratios Rise

Obama Wants Funds To Stop Teacher Layoffs As Student-To-Teacher Ratios Rise

August 18, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A White House report finds 300,000 teaching positions have been lost since 2009, sending student-to-teacher ratios up 4.6%.

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Ryan Would Play ’Similar’ Role To Cheney, Norquist Says (Video)

Ryan Would Play ’Similar’ Role To Cheney, Norquist Says (Video)

August 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

According to Grover Norquist, the Romney administration would another Bush Administration.

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Catholic Nuns Gun For Paul Ryan

Catholic Nuns Gun For Paul Ryan

August 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Sister Simone Campbell, leader of the ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour, is stepping up her campaign against Mitt Romney’s running mate, targeting his proposed budget plan. Abigail Pesta reports.

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About New Voter ID Laws

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About New Voter ID Laws

August 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Republican Governors and legislatures across the country have outsourced the job of writing legislation to a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Ohio Secretary Of State Jon Husted Calls For Uniform Early Voting Hours

Ohio Secretary Of State Jon Husted Calls For Uniform Early Voting Hours

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he will order all county boards of election to keep the same early voting hours for the November election.

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Pennsylvania Judge Upholds State’s Tough New Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania Judge Upholds State’s Tough New Voter ID Law

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Obama supporters say law unfairly targets people more likely to vote for Democrats and vow to appeal to state’s top court.

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Paul Ryan′s Stimulus Hypocrisy

Paul Ryan′s Stimulus Hypocrisy

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Like every other House Republican, Rep. Paul Ryan voted against President Obama’s Recovery Act in 2009.

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Ryan’s Wife Comes From Storied Okla. Dem. Family

Ryan’s Wife Comes From Storied Okla. Dem. Family

August 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Like her husband, Janna Ryan, the wife of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, is a Washington veteran after years working as a legislative staffer, attorney and lobbyist.

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States Cutting The Most Government Jobs

States Cutting The Most Government Jobs

August 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Between June 2011 and June 2012, Alabama netted a loss of 9,900 state government jobs, or 9.3% of the state’s government workforce — the highest percentage of any state. The state also planned to reduce job benefits for many of those still employed.

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Ryan Helped Derail Simpson-Bowles

Ryan Helped Derail Simpson-Bowles

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Representative Paul Ryan was a pivotal figure in killing the 2010 Bowles-Simpson agreement, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now holds out as a model for putting America’s fiscal house in order.

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