November 2012

November 30th, 2012
Written by The Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Rush Limbaugh
After the GOP's national defeat in the election, far-right commentator Rush Limbaugh told his millions of listeners: "I went to bed last night thinking we're outnumbered ... thinking we've lost the country. I don't know how else you look at this." For once, Limbaugh may be factually accurate. A phenomenon that sociologists call "the rising American electorate" gradually is swinging this nation...
November 30th, 2012
Written by The Associated Press in Eyes On The Enterprise, Latest News with 0 Comments
African-American leaders recently met with President Barack Obama to express their concerns for his second term. Based on press reports of the meeting, the leaders delivered the right message to the president in saying his primary focus should be on jobs and the economy. They also told the president that the brunt of the looming "fiscal cliff" or upcoming deficit reduction deal of tax increases...
November 30th, 2012
Written by Alicia A. Caldw... in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) - After Mitt Romney's loss in the presidential election, Republicans quickly identified one of their mistakes as the party's dysfunctional relationship with Hispanic voters, who overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama. But the earliest efforts by GOP lawmakers to tackle immigration policy on Capitol Hill aren't likely to win them new support among Hispanics. The first...
November 29th, 2012
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School Lawsuit Costing Suburbs a Fortune
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Leaders of an attempt by six Memphis suburbs to start their own public school systems are considering how to respond after a federal judge halted their effort. U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays ruled Tuesday that the state law allowing voters in the six Shelby County municipalities to decide if they wanted their own school districts violates the Tennessee Constitution because...
November 29th, 2012
Written by Melinda Deslatt... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Gov. Bobby Jindal, promoting state voucher program
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A New Orleans-based federal judge halted Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish on Monday, saying it conflicts with a decades-old desegregation case. The ruling could have implications for the statewide program throughout Louisiana, since more than 30 of the 69 parish and city school districts are under federal desegregation orders, according to the...