If Republicans did this during the 111th Congress, Queen Nancy would have called it a “stunt”:
The California Democrat and other members of her leadership team plan to stage something of a mock hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday – a day when the House is officially in recess — to press Republicans to implement President Barack Obama’s calls for increased spending on infrastructure, education and research in the renewable energy sector.
This girl needs to go away. She’s beyond pathetic. How sad it is to watch someone die when they refuse to accept the prognosis. Just sad.
On February 1, 2011, the father of two Tampa Bay teens slain by the hand of their own mother has issued a statement. Julie Schenecker confessed shooting her two teenage children, Calyx, 16, and Beau, 13. The children’s bodies were discovered on January 28, 2011 when authorities arrived at the home to perform a welfare check. The children’s father, Parker Schenecker, is in the military and was serving in the Middle East at the time of the murders.
First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace, 10002 North 56th Street, Tampa Bay, will be hosting the memorial for Beau and Calyx Schenecker this evening at 6pm.
Colonel Parker Schenecker released a statement through his family regarding the public’s support.
“Colonel Parker Schenecker has returned from his deployment and is grieving with family and friends. He is devoted first and foremost to honoring the lives and memory of his beautiful children, Calyx and Beau. Parker and his family have been touched by the overwhelming support from the community both near and abroad. Arrangements and details are still being finalized with regard to the services to be held for Calyx and Beau.”
A memorial service will be held tonight at the First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace located at 10002 N. 56th Street. The memorial service will honor the memory of Calyx and Beau; services begin at 6:00 pm.
At this time funeral announcements have not been given.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge is questioning whether a key component of the landmark Voting Rights Act is outdated.
At a hearing Wednesday in Washington, U.S. District Judge John Bates asked repeatedly about a section of the law that singles out mostly Southern states for additional election monitoring because they have histories of racial discrimination 40 or 50 years ago.
An Alabama county is suing the government over the law in a case that many predict will reach the Supreme Court.
Shelby County, with backing from conservative legal groups, maintains that it and other governments should no longer be forced to get federal approval before changing election procedures. The Justice Department and others counter that the localities are now using more subtle means to suppress minority votes.
RussiaToday : Thousands of supporters and opponents of President Hosni Mubarak battled in Cairo’s main square on Wednesday, raining stones, bottles and firebombs on each other in scenes of uncontrolled violence as soldiers stood by without intervening. The two sides crouched behind abandoned trucks and hurled chunks of concrete and bottles at each other. A tank was later set on fire at Tahrir Square, as anti-Mubarak protesters attempted to shelter behind it.
A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989.
The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, also known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, June 4th Incident, or the Political Turmoil between Spring and Summer of 1989 by the Chinese government, were a series of demonstrations led by students, intellectuals and labour activists in the People’s Republic of China between April 15, 1989 and June 4, 1989, leaving (according to Chinese authorities) between 400 and 800 civilians dead, and between 7,000 and 10,000 injured. An initial report from local hospitals put the number at around 2,000 dead.
“A government that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a government that is afraid of its people”. – J.F.K.