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Archive for August, 2010

1,300 Sickened as Feds Expand Egg Recall

Posted by Stephen on August 20, 2010

ATLANTA — Food retailers and manufacturers in the U.S. are rushing to tell consumers that their products are safe amid a nationwide recall of 380 million eggs that may be infected with salmonella bacteria.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it had not yet found clear evidence of contamination, although heavy rainfall near the Galt, Iowa company that produced the eggs may have raised the risk of salmonella infestation from rodents.

The company, Wright County Egg, is owned by Jack DeCoster, whose companies in the past have been fined for allegedly hiring illegal immigrants and for other alleged workplace violations.

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Obama Lied on Health Care, U.S. Department of Labor rule shows

Posted by Stephen on August 18, 2010

By Rick Manning

We all remember the Obama promise. The promise that, “if you like your health plan you can keep it,” promising that nothing in the health reform law would force businesses or consumers to change health plans or change their doctor.

Now that the bill is passed and the regulators are busily spinning out the estimated 20,000 pages of rules that will accompany the law, one thing is becoming crystal clear – Obama lied.

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Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Secretary Gates’ Proposal to Close the United States Joint Forces Command

Posted by Stephen on August 10, 2010

NORFOLK- Governor Bob McDonnell today released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced a proposal to close the United States Joint Forces Command in Norfolk and Suffolk.
 
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Virginia Lawmakers Blast Gates Plan to Cut Major Military Command

Posted by Stephen on August 9, 2010

Defense Secretary Robert Gates takes part in the National Geospatial-Inteligence Agency’s change of director ceremony Aug. 9 at the agency in Springfield, Va.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday announced a plan to shed a major military command in Virginia as part of his effort to strip billions from the Pentagon budget, drawing heated objections from state lawmakers who call the center essential.

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Republicans: Stimulus Money Being Wasted

Posted by Stephen on August 3, 2010

August 3, 2010 – 5:26 PM | by: Steve Centanni

Dance and ants. Dogs and dinosaurs. Windows for an abandoned building; new sidewalks replaced by newer sidewalks; and, a facelift for a fort few can reach.

According to a report released Tuesday by two Republican Senators, these are just a few of the questionable projects being funded with money from President Obama’s $862 billion dollar economic stimulus package.

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Governor McDonnell Breaks Ground for “Greening Virginia’s Capitol” Project

Posted by Stephen on August 3, 2010

Project Will Make Virginia State Capitol One of Nation’s “Greenest”

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today broke ground on a set of construction projects that will “green” Virginia’s Capitol grounds and surrounding Richmond streets. The Governor was joined by the City of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, and other local leaders to initiate these projects that will retrofit the Capitol and make it one of the greenest in the nation. Several low impact development techniques will let storm water slowly infiltrate rather than flow over the ground and into the James River.

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AMERICA’S NEW HEALTH CARE SYSTEM REVEALED

Posted by Stephen on August 3, 2010

UPDATED CHART SHOWS OBAMACARE’S BEWILDERING COMPLEXITY

Washington, D.C. – Four months after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously declared “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it,”a congressional panel has released the first chart illustrating the 2,801 page health care law President Obama signed into law in March. 

Developed by the Joint Economic Committee minority, led by U.S Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas and Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the detailed organization chart displays a bewildering array of new government agencies, regulations and mandates.

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Virginia Attorney General Rules Police Can Check Immigration Status

Posted by Stephen on August 2, 2010

In a decision that could lay the groundwork for an Arizona-style immigration policy, Virginia’s attorney general said state law enforcement officers are allowed to check the immigration status of anyone “stopped or arrested.” 

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Judge Permits Virginial Health Care Law Challenge to Continue

Posted by Stephen on August 2, 2010

The state of Virginia can continue its lawsuit to stop the nation’s new health care law from taking effect, a federal judge ruled Monday. 

U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson said he is allowing the suit against the U.S. government to proceed, saying no court has ever ruled on whether it’s constitutional to require Americans to purchase a product. 

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