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Obama declares Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Senate Confirmations Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said read more... today he wants confirmation votes as early as this week. If the committee approves Schiller and Hirozawa tomorrow, the full Senate could vote on all five nominees. In addition to the Democrats, the Senate would vote on Republicans Phil Miscimarra and Harry Johnson, lawyers who represent management in labor disputes, and Chairman Mark Pearce, a Democrat. Miscimarra, Johnson and Pearce were approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on May 22. Obama last week withdrew Sharon Block and Richard Griffin , who are serving on the board as Obamas recess appointees. Both of the new nominees have long-standing ties to labor. From 2000 to 2012, Schiffer was general counsel for the AFL-CIO, the federation led by Richard Trumka that represents 57 labor unions with 12 million members.
More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-23/obama-nlrb-picks-seen-as-pro-union-as-two-republican-oust.html

OBAMACARE FACTOR Some Republicans, including conservative Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida want to link the fiscal deadlines with Obamacare, demanding the withholding of funding for the health care law as part of any deal to avoid a shutdown. Texas Republican Representative Pete Sessions expressed concern about House members splintering their demands, with various factions focusing on different issues. "I'm not so worried about a hard line. I'm worried about members drawing different lines," he said, staking out positions visite site on tax policy, Obamacare, or approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Meanwhile, with Congress set to leave town August 2 for a five-week recess, there are few signs of any substantive negotiations. Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner rarely have direct conversations.
More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/26/us-usa-congress-fiscal-analysis-idUSBRE96P05L20130726

'I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities that honor our distinguished Korean War Post to Facebook Obama declares Korean War Veterans Armistice Day on USAToday.com: http://usat.ly/1c6TmOm Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. 2 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama The Oval David Jackson, USA TODAY 5:06 p.m. EDT July 25, 2013 Korean children pass a statue at the vast War Memorial of Korea, in the South Korean capital Seoul. (Photo: Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY) Tags SHARE 154 CONNECT 32 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE President Obama is declaring Saturday to beKorean War Veterans Armistice Day.
More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/07/25/obama-korean-war-veterans-armistice-day/2587755/

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'Stand Your Ground' laws up to states, not Obama or Congress

Despite such pressure tactics, neither Obama nor Congress have much say in the matter because the battleground for altering or eliminating the statutes is in state legislatures rather than Washington. Florida, where Martin was shot to death last year by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, is one of more than 20 states with a "stand your ground" law or some other form self-defense measure. Last week, Gov. Rick Scott Kim Kardashian met with protesters seeking repeal of the law and told them it won't happen, citing the recommendation of a task force he appointed after Martin's killing. Kim Kardashian Pres. Obama on "Stand Your Ground" Florida governor: No plans to change law Self-defense cases visit our website in the spotlight Weekend "Justice for Trayvon" vigils continued the push by civil rights leaders for repealing such laws, and Wonder has said he refused to perform in Florida or any other state that has them.
More: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/22/politics/stand-your-ground