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  • CEC CONTINUES TO COUNT BALLOTS, NETANYAHU - GANTZ STILL AT STALEMATE

    09/19/2019 5:05:20 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 68 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/19/2019 | Jerusalem Post Staff
    According to Channel 13, 97.6% of the votes from Tuesday's elections have already been counted, Blue and White stands at 33 seats and Likud at 31 seats, with Blue and White leading by a narrow margin. It is important to note that these are still not the final results. Overnight, the committee was counting the near quarter of a million soldiers' votes cast by Israeli soldiers. The Central Election Committee (CEC) has been updating its website since the close of the polls at 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The last update was at 10:40 a.m. on Thursday: 4,354,991 votes had been...
  • 'Right-wing bloc' led by Netanyahu established

    09/18/2019 7:28:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 76 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/19 | Ido Ben Porat
    Right-wing factions convened at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon, deciding to establish a "right-wing bloc" headed by Prime Minister Netanyahu, that will work for the establishment of the next government. It was decided to form a joint coalition negotiations team for all factions in the bloc. In addition to Netanyahu, the meeting saw the participation of Minister Yariv Levin and faction heads: Yaakov Litzman, Moshe Gafni, Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked, and Bezalel Smotrich. Minister Aryeh Deri met with Prime Minister Netanyahu earlier this morning, as he was unable to attend the meeting due to the memorial ceremony...
  • Labor Unions Divided on Medicare for All

    08/12/2019 7:12:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2019 | Sean Moran
    Although Medicare for All remains a popular proposal for progressive Democrats, many labor unions remain divided over whether the single-payer healthcare proposal would benefit American workers. Former Vice President Joe Biden and other moderate 2020 Democrat presidential candidates have attempted to cast Medicare for All as harmful to the American worker, although some labor unions have backed the single-payer healthcare plan.
  • Federal labor complaint filed against Bernie Sanders campaign

    07/23/2019 6:32:42 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/23/2019 | John Cage
    A federal labor complaint has been filed against Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign just days after the Vermont independent had reached an agreement with his campaign's unionized staffers. The complaint posted Monday on the National Labor Relations Board's website and noted by Bloomberg Law alleges several potential violations, including concerted activities (retaliation, discharge, discipline) discharge, illegal interrogation, repudiation and modification of contract. A full text of the labor complaint has not been released yet, and it was filed by an anonymous individual from Iowa. The NLRB allows individuals who are not on the campaign staff to file a labor law violations...
  • Trump picks son of late Justice Scalia for labor secretary

    07/19/2019 9:30:04 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/19/2019 | JILL COLVIN
    President Donald Trump has selected lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor secretary. Trump tweeted news of the planned nomination on Thursday evening, less than a week after his previous secretary, Alexander Acosta, resigned amid renewed criticism of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. The financier was indicted this month on charges of sexually abusing underage girls and pleaded not guilty. "Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as...
  • Cuomo signs new farm bill into law far away from any farms

    07/18/2019 1:54:45 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 20 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 7/17/19 | Mark Mulville
    ALBANY – Signaling the controversy surrounding the bill, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo chose a Manhattan office building – instead of a farm upstate or on Long Island – to sign a law Wednesday providing expansive new employment rights for farm workers. The bill has been hailed by unions and Democrats in the Legislature for giving farm workers certain rights that have been long provided to employees in other sectors of the economy. But critics say the measure ignores the realities of how farms operate in the different seasons and that more farms will be forced to close. The federal government...
  • I Went to a Socialism Conference. Here Are My 6 Observations.

    07/15/2019 2:25:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 15, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    While you were enjoying your Fourth of July weekend, I was attending a national conference on socialism. Why? Because socialism is having its moment on the left. Since there’s often confusion as to what socialism really is, I decided to attend the Socialism 2019 conference at the Hyatt Hotel in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend. The conference, which had the tag line “No Borders, No Bosses, No Binaries,” contained a cross-section of the most pertinent hard-left thought in America. Among the sponsors were the Democratic Socialists of America and Jacobin, a quarterly socialist magazine. The walls of the...
  • The President’s Phenomenal Impromptu Press Conference

    07/12/2019 4:22:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 12, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have audio sound bites coming up — an amazing press conference, impromptu. The president on the White House lawn with more media people than I’ve ever seen at one of these things, and it just went on and on and on. And Trump was even more outrageous and on point than he usually is in this press conference. Acosta was standing right next to him for the entire thing. And the point here was to make it plane that Acosta had made the decision to resign, that Acosta was a great labor secretary, Trump really hates to see...
  • The Absurd Attack on Alexander Acosta: Epstein case making liberals foam with rabid rage.

    07/10/2019 9:07:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/10/2019 | John Klar
    The leftist media machine has launched an effort to link Donald Trump with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. This tiresome methodology of character attack is a threat to the core of free speech, as victimhood — whether of border children, women, blacks, gays, transgenders, or inquiring people — is transformed into a self-righteous weapon unhindered by policy prescriptions, employed by one political group against another on purely ideological grounds. [SNIP] But now a mob has been loosed. What is striking about Acosta's case is that he is being excoriated not for doing too much to defend a sex offender but too...
  • Labor is NOT the number one cost of manufacturing.

    07/03/2019 11:24:29 AM PDT · by central_va · 60 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 7/3/19 | free republic
    Rush is spreading false economic assertions again. Labor is NOT the biggest manufacturing cost. For example cars, even if union labor is used, the cost per vehicle is only 8% on average. I posting this to prove that we are selling out US workers for a few pennies on the dollar!!
  • Obama Crosses Picket Line - Hotel Mogul Pritzker Gets Ride on Air Force One as Unions Launch

    07/24/2012 4:03:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/24/12 | staff
    Penny Pritzker, the billionaire heiress whose family owns the Hyatt hotel chain, took a ride on Air Force One this afternoon from San Francisco to Portland, Ore., where President Obama was making a series of fundraising stops. The ride came hours after the announcement of a global boycott of Hyatt Hotels by Unite Here, the nation’s largest hospitality workers union. That boycott has been joined by the National Organization for Women, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Black Justice Center, and the National Football League Players Association. Pritzker was the national finance chair of Obama’s 2008 campaign....
  • IRS redux? Feds snub top-performing ‘Freedom’ credit union, but bend the rules for Big Labor

    06/01/2019 9:33:15 AM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | June 1, 2019 | Wayne Hoffman
    Federal regulators need to explain why they’ve granted a perpetually-floundering California credit union that serves organized labor permission to raise money from investors—especially considering those regulators haven’t given the same green light to a strong and growing credit union that serves rural Idahoans. Credit unions are member-owned nonprofits and generally can use only retained earnings for expansion plans. If a credit union wants to grow using secondary capital from investors, it must first seek permission from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), which is supposed to evaluate the credit union’s stability and financial position before giving the green light. A...
  • In coal we trust: Australia's voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel [barf]

    05/19/2019 9:10:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2019 3:37 AM | Sonali Paul
    Australia’s re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, “This is coal — don’t be afraid!” His surprise win in what some dubbed the “climate election” may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy — big coal. Battered by extended droughts, damaging floods, and more bush fires, Australian voters had been expected to hand a mandate to the Labor Party to pursue its ambitious targets for renewable energy and carbon emissions cuts. Instead, Saturday’s election left them on course to re-elect the Liberal-led center-right coalition headed by...
  • Here's everything you need to know about Australia's election

    05/17/2019 7:36:59 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 19 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 14 May 2019 | Max Walden
    Melbourne, Australia - Australia, one of the world's oldest continuing democracies, goes to the polls on Saturday to choose the country's next parliament and prime minister. Australians have had six changes of prime minister over the past 12 years - mostly the result of internal party fights - and the incumbent Liberal Coalition of Prime Minister Scott Morrison is hoping tax cuts and the enduring resilience of Australia's economy will be enough to keep it in office. But growth is slowing and climate change has emerged as a major issue after the country's hottest summer on record. The opposition Labor...
  • Bi-State should opt out of swap program

    04/08/2019 10:56:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | March 26, 2019 | Tracy Kurowski
    Quad City residents are now witnessing the creation of an architectural marvel with the construction of the new Interstate-74 bridge. Two of the world’s largest mobile cranes are employed in the project, along with hundreds of workers, and we are now seeing the concrete base of the center arch rise out from the river bottoms. This remarkable project is made possible by a federal and state government funding partnership that guarantees a dignified wage to the men and women who have been working throughout this brutally cold winter. Called "Davis-Bacon" protections, they were named after two Depression-era Republican congressmen who...
  • Watch–New Ad Tells Trump: ‘Protect American Workers,’ Reject ‘Koch Brothers Cheap Labor Agenda’

    04/03/2019 2:06:32 PM PDT · by central_va · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 3rd, 19 | John Binder
    President Trump must hold strong to his “Buy American, Hire American” economic nationalist agenda on immigration to drive up wages and job prospects for U.S. workers, shunning the Wall Street-preferred expansionist policy of mass illegal and legal immigration, a new ad says.
  • Why did Obama and Clinton economic adviser, 58, take his own life ...

    03/19/2019 3:29:50 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:49 EDT, 19 March 2019 | Updated: 15:51 EDT, 19 March 2019 | By Jennifer Smith and Associated Press and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    The suicide of Alan Krueger, a former Obama and Clinton adviser who killed himself this weekend, has shocked the worlds of politics and business where he was universally revered. Krueger, 58, had a new book coming out in June and was still a member of faculty at Princeton University in New Jersey. He lived at home with his wife Lisa, with whom he has two children, Benjamin, 28, and Sydney, 26. He is survived by them, his elderly parents and siblings. The family confirmed that he killed himself in a statement that was released by Princeton on Monday but no...
  • Poll: Right-wing - religious bloc 62, left-wing - Arab bloc 58

    02/24/2019 11:59:47 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/2/19 | David Rosenberg
    The new Blue and White alliance of Benny Gantz’s Israel Resilience party and Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid faction would become the largest party in the Knesset if new elections were held today, a new poll shows – but the right-wing – religious bloc would retain a narrow majority. According to the poll, conducted by Maagar Mohot and published by i24NEWS and Israel Hayom Sunday evening, if new elections were held today, the Blue and White party of Gantz and Lapid would win 36 mandates. The Likud, by contrast, would gain a single mandate over its 2015 performance, winning a total...
  • Billionaires Demand Fast-Track Green Cards for 400,000 Visa Workers

    12/08/2018 8:17:02 PM PST · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/7/2018 | Neil Munro
    Internet billionaire Marc Benioff is urging the GOP Congress and President Donald Trump to fast-track 400,000 foreign visa-workers — plus 400,000 family members — to green cards, the U.S. job market, and the ballot box. “This is good for our economy,” Benioff said in a Tuesday tweet that was applauded by Silicon Valley lobbyists. “We need to grow our workers to grow our economy.” Benioff’s comment is a tautology: Expanding the population by importing more than 800,000 people would obviously grow the nation’s economy, retail sales, government taxes, company profits, and Wall Street stock options. But Benioff’s cheap-labor importation plan...
  • Young Marxists are going missing in China after protesting for workers

    11/13/2018 11:13:52 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 1:28 AM ET, Wed November 14, 2018 | Ben Westcott and Yong Xiong
    Hong Kong (CNN) Fear is sweeping through the campuses of China's elite universities following a nationwide government crackdown aimed at silencing left-wing student activists, who had been campaigning for greater rights and protections for ordinary workers. Since August at least nine young Chinese labor advocates have been forcibly detained in major cities across the country, a sharp escalation in Beijing's campaign against student activism on university campuses. "The whole of Peking University is like under the white terror now, (the security guards) will come after you even if you were just at the scene where the student activists were distributing...