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July 13th, 2014
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AFSCME President Lee Saunders said the actions of the college fund's president "are not only deeply hostile to the rights and dignity of public employees, but also a profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement." Photo Credit: nation.foxnews.com
AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event. In a letter made public Thursday, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...
June 24th, 2014
Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Monday said the comments made by ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling needed to be viewed within a broader perspective of how America faces racism.
Does Donald Sterling represent racism in America and how it is typically perceived, reacted to, and ultimately fades from the front page? Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Monday said the comments made by ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling needed to be viewed within a broader perspective of how America faces racism. Irvin and Abdul-Jabbar...
June 21st, 2014
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In a world of instant everything, we hear almost daily about people “exercising” their 2nd Amendment rights by openly carrying everything from small arms (hand guns) to semi-automatic weapons like the all too commonly carried, AR-15.
How would you like your homegrown terrorism served up as you are sitting at your favorite restaurant or just stopped in the local eatery for a quick bite to eat or soda? If the question isn't foremost in your mind, with the growing incidents of extremists attacking innocent citizens for some crazed cause, under the guise of 2nd Amendment Rights, perhaps it should be. There are many gun rights...
June 12th, 2014
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Immigration reform supporters crash the primary-night party of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., after he delivered a concession speech in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 10, 201, Cantor lost in the GOP primary to tea party candidate Dave Brat, who rode a wave of conservative anger over immigration. Cantor’s defeat almost certainly dooms the issue in the House.
Has immigration reform been defeated in the House of Congress with the loss Eric Cantor suffered in Tuesday's primary election in Virginia? There are many who believe that immigration may have cost Majority Leader Eric Cantor his election, and his defeat will almost certainly dooms the issue in the House. Cantor, R-Va., was supposed to cruise to victory in Tuesday's GOP primary over Dave Brat,...
June 5th, 2014
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In this Sept. 22, 2013. file photo, Jay Schechter holds a sign, while participating in a protest rally outside Craig Cobb's house in Leith, N.D. The town of Leith has invited Gov. Jack Dalrymple and members of North Dakota's congressional delegation to help the community celebrate its birthday and the end of a months-long clash with Cobb, who unsuccessfully tried to take over the town. Leith is holding is 105th birthday bash the weekend of July 19-20.
Leith North Dakota will celebrate the end of the terror that Craig Cobb, a white supremacist, inflicted on this small community. Leith officials have invited the state's top politicians to help celebrate the end of the months long clash with the white supremacist who tried, but failed, to take control of their town. Officials in Leith have invited Gov. Jack Dalrymple, U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and...

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