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12 june 2015

13:10
Ontario's nurses stand united with health professionals nationwide in pressing the federal government to abandon its reckless and expensive fight to rob refugee claimants of their right to health coverage. On June 15, registered nurses, nurse...

12:34
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today announced its support of H.R. 2710, the "Lawful Purpose and Self-Defense Act of 2015," which would replace the "sporting purposes" standard on importation of certain firearms and...

12:04
The following release is being issued by Floridians for Better Community Care: The House of Representatives today passed a measure (HB 23A) to improve recovery times in the state's 400 Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC), which advocates say will...

10:01
Today, Export-Import Bank (EXIM) Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg unveiled the Bank's annual Competitiveness Report to Congress, which underscores the critical role of EXIM in the context of increasing competiveness in the global marketplace....

09:39
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to approve H.R. 1314, a bill to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and extend Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation, scheduled for vote...

07:55
Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has opened up to scientists in a new letter expounding on the root cause of sickness and disease. In the letter, Yisrayl explains how viruses and bacteria have made the...

05:00
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Tilly O'Neill-Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, will announce Government of Canada support to organizations to improve accessibility for people...

05:00
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Tilly O'Neill-Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, will announce Government of Canada support to organizations to improve accessibility for people...


11 june 2015

18:26
The union representing postal workers is holding the Conservative federal government responsible for today's ruling on Hamilton's mailbox bylaw. "Canada Post and the Conservatives should be held accountable for forcing these unnecessary cuts on...

18:15
The American Urological Association (AUA) today released a new list of recommendations regarding specific tests or treatments that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in urology, or urologic management that could be improved, as part of the...

17:50
Today, the House of Representatives passed the FY16 Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Bill. This legislation includes $13 million for lung cancer research under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) bringing the total...

17:25
U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement in support of the Trade Adjustment Assistance reauthorization now before the U.S. House of Representatives: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors...

17:10
Please attribute the following statement to CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker:  "Today's decision by the court to expedite the case is good news, demonstrating the seriousness of the FCC's complete and...

16:56
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) applauds Representatives Alcee Hastings (D-Florida) and Jeff Denham (R-California) for introducing today the Highways Bettering the Economy and Environment Pollinator Protection Act (Highways BEE...

16:30
Teamster corrections employees picketed at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe and the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla on Thursday to demand that the legislature pass a budget that funds their contract and prevents a costly...

15:43
The Syrian American Forum condemns in the strongest possible terms the latest barbaric murders committed in Northern Syria by terrorist militants branded as "moderates" by the administration and allied countries. Such an act constitutes pure ethnic...

15:37
"Governor Rauner's directive to suspend the expenditure of state funds under the Supplemental Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is dangerous and prohibited under Illinois law ? the Governor does not have the authority to take this...

15:19
A California judge has ordered expedited review of a suit filed on behalf of three patients and a physician asserting the state constitution and existing state law allow terminally ill adults to utilize the option of medical aid in dying to end their...

15:15
Compassion & Choices, the nation's leading nonprofit devoted to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life, praised yesterday's introduction of The Care Planning Act of 2015 by U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), a...

14:20
Oil companies exported more gasoline from the West Coast to foreign nations in the month of December 2014 than ever in the nation's history, according to Energy Information Administration data analyzed by Consumer Watchdog. The exports came just one...

14:20
Oil companies exported more gasoline from the West Coast to foreign nations in the month of December 2014 than ever in the nation's history, according to Energy Information Administration data analyzed by Consumer Watchdog. The exports came just one...

14:07
On June 16 and 17, truth® will host an art event with New York graffiti artist Faust broadcast via Periscope. An innovative and influential graffiti artist with a nationwide profile, Faust will be joined by L.A.-based artists Kidwiseman and Miser to...

13:39
Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins joined U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) at a news conference with other pro-life and pro-family leaders to discuss the introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S....

13:36
This summer, Canadians will enjoy a rare opportunity to view one of the most important historical documents in the world. Magna Carta ? Law, Liberty and Legacy will be presented at the Canadian Museum of History from June 12 to July 26. This is the...

13:32
Consumer Watchdog today called on Governor Jerry Brown to remove Matthew Jacobs, Chairman of the Board for the California Housing Finance Agency, after he began evicting longtime tenants in order to convert their rent-controlled housing into luxury...

13:30
Speaking before the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal today, New Democratic Party of Canada Leader Thomas Mulcair reiterated his party's support for labour funds by stating that he would reinstate the federal tax credit granted to investors who...

13:30
At a time when overwhelming numbers of Americans think the political system is broken and their government is dysfunctional, just two men and their friends have the power to break the two-party stranglehold by allowing an independent on the...

13:00
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Tilly O'Neill-Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, will announce Government of Canada support to organizations to improve accessibility for people...

12:04
At its annual meeting, the American Medical Association voted to mobilize its lobbying power to persuade state legislatures to end all nonmedical exemptions to mandated vaccines. "Citing the 'crisis' of a few hundred cases of measles nationwide,...

11:26
The American Suntanning Association (ASA) applauded the introduction Tuesday of a bill by Rep. George Holding (NC-13) to repeal the 10 percent federal excise tax on indoor tanning services enacted in 2010.  HR 2698, "The Tanning Tax Repeal Act of...

11:25
Florida's repeal of the Mac Bride Principles legislation, passed in 1988, continues to cause political waves and provoke strong emotions. Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 7024 on May 21. Florida's action shocked and outraged Irish-Americans...

11:00
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa challenged House representatives to vote down a severely flawed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) bill in a letter delivered this morning. Hoffa questioned the lack of funding and protection for public service...

10:47
Millimeter-wave (mmWave) wireless technology promises to support high-bandwidth content at speeds exceeding 10 gigabits per second?a thousand times today's current mobile phone download speeds?but with that promise comes public concern about the...

10:38
The registered nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital, who are negotiating a new contract with Partners HealthCare, cast an overwhelming vote (90 percent voting in favor) last night to authorize a one-day strike to protest efforts by Partners to boost...

10:27
Today, the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) released a study on the threat of EPA regulations to low-income groups and minorities. The study finds that EPA's so-called "Clean Power Plan" will inflict severe and disproportionate economic...

10:00
Aéroport de Québec inc. announced today that it has completed a $265 million financing. The new funds will be allocated to capital expenditures over the following years, more particularly to finance the international arrivals sector at Québec City...

10:00
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released OHRC Today, its 2014-2015 Annual Report, which focuses on mental health disabilities and addictions, bias-free policing and its work across Ontario on gender identity and gender expression issues....

10:00
Two new guidance documents have been published by GS1 US to support organizations evaluating their data quality program within their organizations. The GS1 US Data Governance Best Practice Guidance document provides industry best practices that...

09:15
HealthPocket analyzed rate filings for 3,771 plans in 45 states and found proposed Affordable Care Act premiums average a 12% rate increase for 2016. Premiums were compared for 40-year-old non-smokers in the largest city in each state. Silver...

08:00
Rangle.io has announced an initiative to ensure that talented women who code are represented at the upcoming Angular U conference in San Francisco (June 22-23). With a range of stats suggesting women represent only 25% of employees in tech, with an...

07:15
Law enforcement is investigating a Dairy Farmers of America cooperative farm in Colorado based on hidden-camera video footage from Mercy For Animals showing dairy workers viciously punching, kicking, beating, and stabbing cows. The disturbing video...

07:00
Opportunities to increase children's outdoor play will receive a $1.5 million dollar boost with new funding announced today. The Lawson Foundation will award grants to registered charitable organizations across Canada for projects ranging from one to...

05:00
The world famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch, famed legal brothel that has been featured on HBO's smash hit series "Cathouse", has taken the extraordinary step of banning TLC's "19 And Counting" star Josh Duggar from entering any of their properties, citing...

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Today, in a strong, bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2393, which repeals the United States' Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for beef, pork and poultry.  Last month, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled for...


10 june 2015

18:28
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today in anticipation of trade bill votes by the U.S. House that include fast track trade negotiating authority. "As the potential vote on fast track...

18:00
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) endorsed bipartisan legislation introduced today by Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) to help individuals applying for Exchange tax credits and amend the reporting requirements...

17:27
The union representing health care professionals is warning that draconian funding cuts to Ottawa and area hospital services are resulting in health care privatization and poorer quality of care. Because of real-dollar hospital funding cuts by the...

16:40
He has put four years of study into it and at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on June 12, he will be ready to unveil the details of a plan to change the immigration debate ? a plan that eschews the toxic words "citizenship" and "amnesty."...

16:30
Statement Attributable to Matt Knott, president of Feeding America: "Feeding America strongly endorses the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015, which would provide an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card to low-income families to help them...

16:28
Today, in a major victory for support staff workers at the Clark County School District (CCSD) in southern Nevada, the Employee-Management Relations Board (EMRB) announced a union election to be held November. The ballots will be mailed on November 2...

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