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McAuliffe vetoes six redistricting bills

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed six redistricting bills live on his monthly call-in radio show Thursday.The bills would have made changes to the General Assembly district boundaries outside of the constitutionally mandated once-a-decade statewide redistricting process.Read full article >>

-Indiana: Religious Freedom Bill Passes

The state legislators recently passed a bill that supports religious freedom for people of faith including business owners. Here’s the story from Citizen Link: Indiana’s religious freedom bill passed the General Assembly by overwhelming votes. That means Hoosiers of faith will now be protected from violating their deeply held beliefs in their personal lives and […]

UN Defeats Russian Anti-Gay Measure

UN General Assembly. Photo by Patrick Gruban via Wikimedia Commons Yesterday, a Russian-led bid to deny benefits to same-sex couples employed by the UN was solidly trounced—the General Assembly fifth committee, which handles many of the organization’s budget issues, voted 80-43 against the measure. Show More Summary

General Assembly And 500 Startups Partner For Accelerator Prep Program

General Assembly and 500 Startups are putting their collective heads together to provide an accelerator prep program designed for alumnae of the GA’s curriculum. The month long program is taking applications now and will give capital and training to companies that include at least one graduate of a General Assembly immersive or part-time course or online circuit. Read More

Religious Freedom Wins in Indiana

Indiana’s religious freedom bill passed the General Assembly by overwhelming votes. That means Hoosiers of faith will now be protected from violating their deeply held beliefs in their personal lives and businesses. The bill now goes to Gov. Mike Pence who is expected to sign it. Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute was elated […]

Making a Nuclear Deal With Iran Stick

In November of 2014, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly saying: ...the worst thing that can happen now is for the international community to agree to a deal that leaves Iran as a threshold nuclear power and removes the sanctions. Show More Summary

Russia Fails To Stop Same-Sex Marriage Benefits For United Nations Staffers

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Reuters reports: Russia failed Tuesday in a bid to stop the United Nations extending staff benefits to all same-sex couples after a U.N. General Assembly budget committee voted 80 to 43 against the proposal. U.N. Secretary-General Ban...Show More Summary

Russia fails in bid to stop UN staff benefits for all gay couples

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia failed on Tuesday in a bid to stop the United Nations extending staff benefits to all same-sex couples after a U.N. General Assembly budget committee voted 80 to 43 against the proposal.

INDIANA: Gov. Mike Pence Is "Looking Forward" To Signing Anti-Gay Bill

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"The legislation, SB 101, is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact. I strongly support the legislation and applaud the members of the General Assembly for their work on this important issue. Show More Summary

General Motors Will Build Next-Gen Chevrolet Cruze In Mexico

General Motors is re-jigging its assembly footprint for the Chevrolet Cruze, adding assembly at a Mexican facility as other plants, like Australia, wave goodbye to GM’s global small car. According to Reuters, GM’s facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico joins Lordstown, Ohio and China as the third plant that will build the next-generation Cruze. Show More Summary

CT: 'TOD' Proposal Advanced by Malloy Administration Retooled

March 22--A proposal by the governor to steer economic development around transportation hubs by means of a quasi-public transit authority will get changes from a General Assembly committee after protests from towns and cities worried about loss of local control. The Planning and Development Committee is now making significant changes to Gov. Show More Summary

Wonders of Nature: Forests of the World

In 2012, the 21st day of March was established as the International Day of Forests at the UN General Assembly.

The Pope will address U.N. General Assembly during U.S. trip

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The Pope earlier agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress on his visit. That Sept. 24 speech will mark the first time the head of the world's Roman Catholics will address Congress.

A Walk in the Garden: My Stroll With Dan Pearson

Backdrop 21st March has been declared as the International Day of Forests and the Tree by the United Nations General Assembly. This new global celebration of forests builds on the successes of the International Year of Forests in 2011,...Show More Summary

INFOGRAPHIC: 2015 marks The International Year of Soils

Recognizing the vital importance of soil for human life, the 68th United Nations General Assembly has declared 2015 to be the International Year of Soils. Without ideal soil health, food security and ecosystem functions are in peril, so the goal of this focus

Hillary’s Media Generals Gird for War

a presidential run on the cards, and as her email controversy continues to rumble, Hillary Clinton is assembling a tried-and-trusted set of defenders around her.

Pope Francis To Address United Nations On September 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations is announcing that Pope Francis will address the annual U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Sept. 25 during his first papal visit to the United States. The pope earlier agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress on his visit. Show More Summary

The GOP's big-government free-for-all continues

Trinity's City Council on the chopping block: Another bill has been filed in the General Assembly to restructure a local city council. State Rep. Pat Hurley (R-Randolph) filed a bill Tuesday that would shrink the size of the TrinityShow More Summary

G.M. Says Will Shut Russian Plant and Wind Down Opel Brand

last weekVehicles / Cars : Wheels

General Motors said it would close its assembly plant in St. Petersburg and wind down its Opel brand, reducing its presence in Russia’s market.

Behind the HARD Talk: My Stroll With Stephen Sackur

Backdrop The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations...Show More Summary

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