On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted 47-52 to reject President Barack Obama’s nomination of former NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorney Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division—with seven Democrats joining Republicans to prevent the president’s pick from moving forward.
Need for Full-Day Kindergarten Is Lost in Pre-K Debate, Critics Say NYT: Melanie Hartzog, executive director of the Children’s Defense Fund in New York, said most states require public schools to offer kindergarten, and several of them,...Show More Summary
The Pentagon’s proposed budget for fiscal 2015 would provide funding to redesign a key part of the nation’s missile-defense program.The Defense Department’s spending plan released on March 4 requests more than $1 billion for the Ground-based...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Debo Adegbile is supremely qualified to lead the Justice Department's civil rights division. He was, after all, the director of litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, working for that organization in different legal capacities from 2001 to now. Show More Summary
The Senate on Wednesday surprisingly rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, a former Supreme Court advocate for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), one of those who voted no, immediately admitted that the vote wasn’t about the nominee’s ability to do the job but […]
Seven Democrats joined Republican today to defeat the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head DOJ's civil rights division. The objection was that when head of the Legal Defense Fund, the group had filed briefs in support of overturning the death... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
In the same week that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted a Gaza-bound shipment of Syrian missiles from Iran, President Barack Obama is asking Congress to reduce U.S. funding for Israel's missile defense programs by $200 million, according to the Washington Free Beacon. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department's fiscal 2015 budget includes $8.5 billion in funding for missile defense programs and reaffirms the Obama administration's plan to build 14 additional ground-based interceptors by 2017.
Radley Balko has a roundup of critical reactions to what he calls the “astonishingly awful” 6-3 Supreme Court decision last week. Cato had filed an amicus brief on the side that did not prevail, urging recognition at least of an opportunity to challenge the seizure after the fact. Show More Summary
The state faces a federal lawsuit filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The post Idaho lawmaker questions purpose of $1 million transferred to constitutional defense fund appeared first on Equality On Trial.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The next U.S. military budget will include funds to overhaul Boeing Co's ground-based missile defense system and develop a replacement for an interceptor built by Raytheon Co, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer said Tuesday, citi...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense will submit a supplemental war funding request to Congress after its next steps in Afghanistan become clearer, Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine Fox said on Tuesday.
The U.S. Defense Department is proposing limiting troop pay raises, reducing housing allowances and cutting funding for commissary stores because of automatic budget cuts, officials said.
For a cool $10 million. (SWIDT) Thanks to everyone who's contacted me since I decided to countersue Michael Mann. That's the main reason I didn't set up a formal "legal defense fund" or "legal defence fund" (as we'll come to...
A further $7 billion in funds is up for grabs from pre-existing contracts.
VICKI PHILLIPS - Co-author For generations of families, education has been the path out of poverty. A new study released by the Children’s Defense Fund, The State of America’s Children ® 2014, shows just how urgently we need to level the playing field for all children to reach their God-given potential. Show More Summary
The US Department of Defense has issued a Navy contract modification to BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P., Louisville, Ky., to support manufacture of propulsors
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund "The shooting of seventeen-year-old Jordan Davis marked yet another tragic and senseless death of an unarmed, innocent, African-American teenager. Rather than seeing Jordan or his friends for what they were -- ordinary teenagers -- Mr. Show More Summary
Some utilities are just getting started on their smart grid journey. Others are well on their way. But all utilities will benefit by reviewing the best practices recommended by John Finnigan of the Environmental Defense Fund. Why look to EDF for advice? For one thing, the organization has some of the country’s brightest energy minds Continue reading ?
By Tom Lydon: Switzerland exchange traded funds are holding up against other developed economies as volatility racks global markets. By the time the closing bell rang Friday, the iShares MSCI Switzerland Capped ETF (EWL) sported a year-to-date gain of 2.7% while the First Trust Switzerland AlphaDEX Fund (FSZ) showed 2014 gain of 3.2%. Show More Summary