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Obama unveils a new Darfur strategy, but human rights groups aren’t satisfied. The man who sent an Obama death threat had already been warned by the
Jul 31, 2020

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Obama unveils a new Darfur strategy, but human rights groups aren’t satisfied. The man who sent an Obama death threat had already been warned by the
Obama unveils a new Darfur strategy, but human rights groups aren’t satisfied. The man who sent an Obama death threat had already been warned by the
Jul 31, 2020

Orlando Newspaper Asks Bill Posey to Withdraw the ‘Birther Bill’

Orlando Newspaper Asks Bill Posey to Withdraw the ‘Birther Bill’

The Orlando Sentinel is calling on Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) to withdraw his bill (now co-sponsored by 10 other House Republicans) demanding proof of citizenship
The Orlando Sentinel is calling on Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) to withdraw his bill (now co-sponsored by 10 other House Republicans) demanding proof of citizenship
Jul 31, 2020

Florida Rep. Ross talks radiation monitoring, water rules with EPA administrator

Florida Rep. Ross talks radiation monitoring, water rules with EPA administrator

Following a meeting with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson today, Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, said in a press release that the federal agency tasked with protecting the environment has “taken the broad authority irresponsibly ceded to them by Congress, and run wild with it.” Ross also said that the agency “must realize that moms and dads cannot afford thousands more in power bills or plummeting home values.” According to his press release, Ross’ conversation with Jackson centered mostly on the federally mandated numeric nutrient criteria and the future of radiation flyovers. The nutrient criteria were mandated by the EPA after a lawsuit brought by several environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and the St
Following a meeting with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson today, Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, said in a press release that the federal agency tasked with protecting the environment has “taken the broad authority irresponsibly ceded to them by Congress, and run wild with it.” Ross also said that the agency “must realize that moms and dads cannot afford thousands more in power bills or plummeting home values.” According to his press release, Ross’ conversation with Jackson centered mostly on the federally mandated numeric nutrient criteria and the future of radiation flyovers. The nutrient criteria were mandated by the EPA after a lawsuit brought by several environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and the St
Jul 31, 2020

Colbert’s super PAC permitted by FEC

Colbert’s super PAC permitted by FEC

When it comes to the super PAC game, the Federal Election Commission sent clear signals Thursday morning: Stephen Colbert can play, but elected officials should refrain. Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” told supporters via his show, Twitter and Facebook in May that he and attorney Trevor Potter, a former FEC chairman, were asking the FEC to provide an advisory opinion regarding the creation of a Colbert Super PAC. “The American Dream is simple — that anyone, no matter who they are, if they are determined, if they are willing to work hard enough, someday will grow up to create a legal entity that will then receive unlimited corporate funds which can be used to influence our elections,” Colbert said previously.
When it comes to the super PAC game, the Federal Election Commission sent clear signals Thursday morning: Stephen Colbert can play, but elected officials should refrain. Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” told supporters via his show, Twitter and Facebook in May that he and attorney Trevor Potter, a former FEC chairman, were asking the FEC to provide an advisory opinion regarding the creation of a Colbert Super PAC. “The American Dream is simple — that anyone, no matter who they are, if they are determined, if they are willing to work hard enough, someday will grow up to create a legal entity that will then receive unlimited corporate funds which can be used to influence our elections,” Colbert said previously.
Jul 31, 2020

Obama: Condolence letters will be sent to families in military suicide cases

Obama: Condolence letters will be sent to families in military suicide cases

President Obama announced Wednesday that he had reversed the policy that bars military authorities from sending official condolence letters to the families of service members who commit suicide in a combat zone. The move comes against the backdrop of steadily rising military suicide rates and a major Defense Department effort to turn the disturbing trend around. “n consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the military chain of command, I have decided to reverse long-standing policy,” Obama said in a White House release. “This issue is emotional, painful, and complicated, but these Americans served our nation bravely. They didn’t die because they were weak. And the fact that they didn’t get the help they needed must change. Our men and women in uniform have borne the incredible burden of our wars, and we need to do everything in our power to honor their service, and to help them stay strong for themselves, for their families and for our nation.” Although the suicide rate among U.S.
President Obama announced Wednesday that he had reversed the policy that bars military authorities from sending official condolence letters to the families of service members who commit suicide in a combat zone. The move comes against the backdrop of steadily rising military suicide rates and a major Defense Department effort to turn the disturbing trend around. “n consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the military chain of command, I have decided to reverse long-standing policy,” Obama said in a White House release. “This issue is emotional, painful, and complicated, but these Americans served our nation bravely. They didn’t die because they were weak. And the fact that they didn’t get the help they needed must change. Our men and women in uniform have borne the incredible burden of our wars, and we need to do everything in our power to honor their service, and to help them stay strong for themselves, for their families and for our nation.” Although the suicide rate among U.S.
Jul 31, 2020
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