Zurich lawyer Matthias Erne responds to the controversy that swirled around the views expressed by a celebrated military journalist, Peter Forster. The latter openly took issue with the Federal Council's questioning of Swiss neutrality. Show More Summary
DeSmogBlog notes that the Bureau of Land Managemen’s recently-released rules governing fracking on federal lands ”will adopt the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model bill written by ExxonMobil for fracking chemical fluid disclosure on U.S. Show More Summary
Fox News reports that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has filed a Federal lawsuit against Nelson, GA, where the city council recently passed an ordinance requiring heads of households to own a fire arm with certain exceptions – like people who oppose firearms, criminals and people with mental or physical problems which preclude [...]
The Parents Television Council (PTC), a media-watchdog group, opposes the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to loosen its policy against radio and T.V. indecency (obscene speech and nudity). The PTC is making its opposition known to the FCC during a public comment period, which end June 19, 2013. They encourage parents to send comments to the [...]
Yesterday the federal judiciary council that oversees Brazil's notary publics ruled that gay marriage ceremonies cannot be refused. The New York Times reports on what this likely means: The move by the National Council of Justice, aShow More Summary
By StockRiters: The spotlight is once again on Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) and its financial services. A recent Bloomberg article has given details on the Federal Advisory Council meeting held in December 2012, which strongly opposes Wal-Mart's prepaid card business. Show More Summary
Angry about a proposal to relax the Federal Communications Commission's rules regulating indecent content on broadcast television and radio, the Parents Television Council and Morality in Media are pressing Congress to stop the regulatory agency in its tracks.
Yesterday, The HSUS applauded the announcement from the Retail Council of Canada that all eight of the largest Canadian supermarket chains – Wal-Mart Canada, Costco Canada, Metro, Loblaw, Safeway Canada, Federated Co-operatives, Sobeys and Co-op Atlantic – will move away...
If the City Council OKs the motion tomorrow, Los Angeles will be applying for an $11.5 million federal grant to extend the LA River bike path in the Valley. The money would come from the Federal Lands Access Program, which...
JSC "VimpelCom" (brand "Beeline") announced the launch of the All-Russian public campaign to secure preferential coupling of veterans of the Great Patriotic War. The action was initiated by the Federation Council of the Russian Federation and is timed to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Show More Summary
In a chilling new Federal Bureau of Investigation interrogation video just released, Floyd Lee Corkins, who shot up the offices of the Family Research Council, on August 15, 2012, says that he picked his target from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) website. Corkins pled guilty to three charges, including committing an act of domestic [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told global policymakers he sees no risk to inflation in the United States, European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny said on Saturday.
The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday voted on a proposal spearheaded by a rather familiar face: actor-comedian Russell Brand. [ more › ]
The Property Council are sharing the results of their latest survey on sentiment amongst the property owners of Canberra: Uncertainty in the Federal political environment and ongoing concern about domestic economic conditions continues...Show More Summary
by Matthew Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent April 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Brazil's Federal Medical Council (CFM), a quasi-governmental organization which controls the licensing of all the nation's medical professionals, has sparked outrage from pro-life parliamentarians and activists by declaring itself in favor of eliminating criminal…
When City Council Speaker Christine Quinn finally agreed to a compromise paid sick leave bill, she made the mandate dependent on a little-known economic index from the New York Federal Reserve Board. So, what does the indicator show? That the city's economy has enjoyed strong growth for several years. Show More Summary
News reports say that the Florence Town Council " voted unanimously to lift its eight-month-old ban on sulfuric acid, avoiding a showdown with Curis Resources in federal court. The town continues to pursue eminent domain to acquire the Florence Copper Project property." The ordinance applied only to the copper project, exempting farmers. Show More Summary
Congratulations to our good buddy Mace Thornton. He’s just been named Executive Director of Communications for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Here’s Mace at last year’s Agricultural Relations Council meeting. Mace just turned that gavel over at this year’s meeting. … Continue reading ?
Today's entry in the ongoing series of stories that show Conspiracy Conservatism to be completely incompatible with basic governmental competence: The national debate over gun control has made its way to the O'Fallon City Council. A bill introduced Thursday would declare any federal, state or laws prohibiting guns to be in violation of the U.S. Show More Summary