Lilly Ledbetter, Tell Congress: Pass Paycheck Fairness.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Tell Congress: Pass Paycheck Fairness

 

Equal pay for equal work is critical for our economy, our families and our children.

 

It is outrageous that in 2014 – 2014 – a woman can still be paid less than one of her male counterparts for the exact same work.

 

This is about fairness and economic opportunity for all. Pay discrimination is holding families back. Equal pay is not only an ideal, it should be a guarantee. That’s the message we have to send to Republicans in Congress now.

 

We have to fight for this.

 

Add your name today and join the call for basic paycheck fairness immediately.

 

 

Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Sen. Chris Coons
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Sen. Kay Hagan
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Joe Manchin
Sen. Bob Menendez
Sen. Mark Pryor
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
Sen. Mark Udall
Sen. John Walsh
Sen. Mark Warner
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Rep. Nita Lowey
Rep. Carolyn Maloney
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
Rep. Raul Ruiz
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema
Alison Lundergan Grimes, Candidate for Senate
Natalie Tennant, Candidate for Senate
Sean Eldridge, Candidate for Congress

 

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On Tuesday, Alison joined thousands of others in calling on Congress to act and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.



Rather than listen to these voices, Mitch McConnell led the charge to block the legislation that would help close the pay gap between men and women. McConnell even went so far as to say equal pay for equal work “threatens to hurt” women even though, in Kentucky, women make just 76 cents for every dollar earned by a man. 



Someone needs to tell Mitch McConnell it’s 2014 – not 1963. 



Last week’s gridlock from McConnell makes the call for equal pay for equal work more important than ever.



Add your name now and tell Mitch McConnell to end the obstruction and pass paycheck fairness immediately.

 

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As Alison often says, “Equal pay for equal work isn’t just a women’s issue – it’s a family issue.” For countless working families living paycheck-to-paycheck, pay equity isn’t a “threat” or a “special interest vote” – it’s a principle of basic fairness that helps pay the bills and put food on the table. 

McConnell’s opposition to paycheck fairness is yet another example of how out of touch he has become with Kentucky’s working families.

Join us and sign the petition demanding Congressional action on paycheck fairness.

Thanks for standing with Alison and women across the country,

Lilly Ledbetter
Fair pay advocate

 

 

President Obama Speaks on Equal Pay for Equal Work

 

President Obama signs Executive Order for Paycheck Fairness.

President Obama signs Executive Order for Paycheck Fairness.

 

Published on Apr 8, 2014

Following an introduction by Lilly Ledbetter, President Obama announces two new executive actions to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women.

 

 

 

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The Pacman Returns To Vegas, This Time Victorious.


 

By Jueseppi B.

Manny Pacquiao in the ring after his WBO World Welterweight Championship fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)

Manny Pacquiao in the ring after his WBO World Welterweight Championship fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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Manny Pacquiao beats Timonthy Bradley by decision in boxing rematch

 

 

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Published on Apr 11, 2014

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley hit the scales today in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s HBO pay-per-view rematch.

 

 

 

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From The Associated Press:

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao won a unanimous decision in his rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday, avenging his 2012 loss and claiming the WBO welterweight title.

Pacquiao (56-5-2) pursued and peppered the previously unbeaten Bradley around the MGM Grand Garden ring with an aggressive performance recalling the Pacman in his prime. Bradley fought back with counterpunching and elusiveness, but Pacquiao kept up his attack while Bradley (31-1) struggled in the closing rounds.

Pacquiao left little doubt about the result of the rematch in the same arena where they met nearly two years ago. Bradley’s split-decision victory astonished most ringside observers, who felt Pacquiao had earned a clear decision.

“I knew I had to do more in this fight than I did in the last fight,” Pacquiao said.

Judges Craig Metcalfe and Michael Pernick scored the rematch 116-112 for Pacquiao, while Glenn Trowbridge favored the Filipino congressman 118-110. The Associated Press scored it 116-112 for Pacquiao.

After the fight, Bradley said he injured his right calf early on. But he also applauded the decision when it was announced, and he congratulated Pacquiao in the ring.

“I tried, I really tried,” Bradley said. “I wanted that knockout. Manny is a great fighter, one of the best in the world. I lost to one of the greatest fighters in boxing. I kept trying to throw something over the top. That’s what we worked on in camp. That was the plan, but Pacquiao has great footwork.”

Pacquiao landed 35 percent of his 563 punches, while Bradley connected with just 22 percent of his 627 blows. Pacquiao’s jab was much more effective, landing 23 percent to Bradley’s measly 11 percent, and the Pacman had a slight edge in landing 148 power punches to Bradley’s 109.

Pacquiao’s performance righted one of the biggest perceived wrongs in recent boxing history. Pacquiao was an eight-division world champion on 15-fight winning streak when Bradley was awarded a split decision in their last bout.

Pacquiao was more aggressive and accurate from the opening minutes of the rematch, sticking to trainer Freddie Roach’s pleas to take the action to Bradley. They exchanged big shots in the opening rounds, butPacquiao appeared to wear out Bradley with the heavy early pace — and the Pacman never slowed down.

“I didn’t want to get careless,” Pacquiao said. “I picked up more steam in the second half when I made adjustments that Freddie gave me in the corner. Bradley was much better than in the first fight we had. He hurt me on the chin.”

Pacquiao landed a series of big left hands in the early rounds, knocking back Bradley with gusto. Bradley responded impressively in the fourth round, wobbling Pacquiao twice with a right hand.

The pace slowed in the fifth, with Bradley showing off his defense and movement while Pacquiao attempted to trap him against the ropes.

Pacquiao appeared to wobble Bradley late in the seventh round with a vicious combination, but Bradley stood with his back against the ropes and defiantly encouraged it, blocking most of the shots. Bradley appeared to pretend to have wobbly legs at one point after a Pacquiao miss, but his open mouth betrayed his weariness while Pacquiao steadily racked up rounds midway through the fight.

Bradley came on strong in the 12th, and the fighters’ heads collided late in the round. Pacquiao avoided any trouble until the final bell, when he did a short dance step to his corner.

While Bradley remains publicly confident he beat Pacquiao in their first bout despite fighting on two injured feet, that much-derided decision sent both fighters’ careers on wild spirals.

The two judges who scored the bout 115-113 for Bradley are no longer in the boxing business, but their decision ended Pacquiao’s 15-fight win streak and forced Bradley to defend himself against widespread criticism of the result.

Bradley endured death threats and depression before returning to the ring in unusually reckless style. He brawled with Ruslan Provodnikov in March 2013 in a sensational unanimous-decision victory that silenced critics of his style and heart. Bradley then outpointed veteran Mexican champion Juan Manuel Marquez last fall, polishing his skills and making himself attractive to Pacquiao for a rematch.

Pacquiao was knocked unconscious by Marquez in the sixth round of their fourth fight in late 2012, and he took nearly a year off before returning for an unspectacular victory over Brandon Rios last fall. Pacquiao’s last two performances prompted Bradley to declare Pacquiao had lost his killer instinct, noting he was unable or unwilling to stop any of his opponents since late 2009.

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Published on Apr 12, 2014

Manny Pacquiao Vs Timothy Bradley Jr 2

 

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10 10 9 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Pacquiao – 118
9 9 10 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 Bradley Jr – 110

 

All three judges scored Manny Pacquiao the winner over Timothy Bradley Jr. Pacquiao wins the rematch by Unanimous decision after a controversial decision in the first fight.

 

Pacquiao was very aggressive all fight and Bradley was on the defense for the majority of the night. The closest card had Pacquiao a winner 116 – 112.

 

 

Thank you 2014 The Associated Press.

 

 

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Barack Hussein Obama’s Week Ahead.


 

By Jueseppi B.

US President Barack Obama holds his first Twitter Town Hall

 

 

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DON’T MISS: 10:00 PM EDST today on Showtime (April 13th) Barack discusses climate change on ‘Years of Living Dangerously

 

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About the Series:

This groundbreaking documentary event series explores the human impact of climate change. From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY combines the blockbuster storytelling styles of top Hollywood movie makers with the reporting expertise of Hollywood’s brightest stars and today’s most respected journalists.

 

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Years of Living Dangerously Premiere Full Episode

 

 

Tune in to a conversation about the impact of climate change on people today, as revealed in Showtime’s new documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously. The series is the brainchild of filmmaker James Cameron (producer of Titanic and Avatar) and features celebrities and high-profile journalists as correspondents raising awareness about the dangers of climate change. World Bank Group President Kim, New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman, leading global conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, and World Bank Group Climate Change Envoy Rachel Kyte discuss the documentary series and the climate change issue.

 

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President Obama  Schedule, April 14th – 18th, 2014

 

 

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have a quiet weekend, returning to the White House late on Friday after a night out in Manhattan with Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and her friend Ahmad Rashad. They had dinner and took in a show,  “A Raisin in the Sun.” The president has nothing official on his schedule on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to the White House after arriving on the South Lawn, on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Washington. Obama traveled to New York to deliver remarks at a National Action Network event, and attended the play "A Raisin in the Sun" at the Barrymore Theatre. (Credit: AP / Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to the White House after arriving on the South Lawn, on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Washington. Obama traveled to New York to deliver remarks at a National Action Network event, and attended the play “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Barrymore Theatre. (Credit: AP / Evan Vucci)

 

 

On Saturday and Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.

 

 

On Monday, the President will host an Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House.

On Tuesday, the President and the First Lady will mark the beginning of Passover with a Seder at the White House with friends and staff.

On Wednesday, President Obama and Vice President Biden will travel to Leetsdale, Pennsylvania for an event on the economy. Further details on the President and Vice President’s travel to Pennsylvania will be made available in the coming days.

On Thursday, the President will welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the eighth annual Soldier Ride.  A cycling event to help Wounded Warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being, the Soldier Ride also raises awareness of our nation’s Wounded Warriors who battle the physical and psychological damages of war.

On Friday, the President will meet with the National Commander and Executive Director of the American Legion.  Later, he will welcome the United States Naval Academy Football Team to the White House to present them with the 2013 Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.

 

 

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Here are two different ad campaigns about The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ObamaCARES). One ad tells the truth about ObamaCARES…..

 

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Published on Apr 10, 2014

Lisa Keller is a mom, triathlete, and lifelong Alaskan. She has health insurance again because of Mark Begich.

 

 

 

 

One tells lies & misinformation about ObamaCARES……can you tell which ad was made by The TeaTardedRepubliCANT Pseudo-Freudian Psycho-Sexual Secret-Whore Pro-caucasian Pro-Racist Anti-LGBTQA1 Anti-Feminist Reich Wing GOPretender Conselfishservative NRA-Gun Loving Nut Bag Party?

 

Bruce Braley & Big Health Insurance — “Special Friends”?

 

Published on Apr 8, 2014

While Iowans are losing coverage due to Obamacare, Congressman Bruce Braley’s friends and special interest donors in the health insurance industry stand to make billions.

It’s time to tell Bruce Braley to stand with Iowans and stop supporting Obamacare.

 

 

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Just because we can never get enough of the magical moments that are The Obama Presidency…..

 

Raw Video: Obama Sings Al Green

 

Published on Jan 20, 2012

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During a speech at a fundraising event in New York Thursday night, President Barack Obama sang while thanking Al Green, who performed earlier at the same event. (Jan. 20)

 

 

 

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Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work

 

Published on Apr 12, 2014

In this week’s address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.

 

 

 

 

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Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

 

Published on Apr 12, 2014

En el mensaje de esta semana, María Contreras-Sweet, la nueva Administradora de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas subrayó la importancia de asegurar la igualdad salarial por el mismo trabajo realizado y resaltó los pasos que el Presidente tomó para expandir las oportunidades y reducir la brecha salarial que existe entre los hombres y las mujeres. Esta semana — en el Día de la Igualdad Salarial — el Presidente tomó acción para mayor transparencia y para que sea más fácil reconocer cuando hay discriminación salarial. La Administradora Contreras-Sweet resaltó que la Administración de Obama continuará luchando para la igualdad salarial porque cuando las mujeres tienen éxito, Estados Unidos tiene éxito

 

 

 

 

Holder versus Gohmert, Part One

 

 

 

 

Louie Gohmert v. Eric Holder Round 2

 

 

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President Obama and Vice President Biden’s 2013 Tax Returns

 

 

Today, the President released his 2013 federal income tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $481,098. The Obamas paid $98,169 in total tax.

 

The President and First Lady also reported donating $59,251 – or about 12.3 percent of their adjusted gross income – to 32 different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was $8,751 to the Fisher House Foundation. The President’s effective federal income tax rate is 20.4 percent. The President pushed for and signed into law legislation that makes the system more fair and helps the middle class by extending tax cuts to middle class and working families and asks the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. In 2013, as a result of his policies, the President was subject to limitations in tax preferences, as well as additional Medicare and investment income taxes, for high income earners. The President and First Lady also released their Illinois income tax return and reported paying $23,328 in state income tax.

 

DOWNLOAD THE OBAMAS’ TAX RETURNS

 

 

The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden also released their 2013 federal income tax returns, as well as state income tax returns for both Delaware and Virginia. The Bidens filed joint federal and combined Delaware income tax returns. Dr. Biden filed a separate non-resident Virginia tax return. Together, they reported adjusted gross income of $407,009. The Bidens paid $96,378 in total federal tax for 2013, amounting to an effective tax rate of 23.7 percent. They also paid $14,644 in Delaware income tax and Dr. Biden paid $3,470 in Virginia income tax. The Bidens contributed $20,523 to charity in 2013, including contributing the royalties received from Dr. Biden’s children’s book, net of taxes, to the USO.

 

DOWNLOAD THE BIDENS’ TAX RETURNS

 

 


 

 

Learn more:

Jay Carney is the White House Press Secretary.

 

 

The Obamas paid a higher tax rate this year, even as their income fell

The Obamas paid a higher tax rate this year, even as their income fell

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U.S. President Barack Obama gives the keynote speech on the third day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library

U.S. President Barack Obama gives the keynote speech on the third day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library

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Alonzo Mourning to be Inducted in 2014 NBA Hall of Fame


Originally posted on GOOD BLACK NEWS:

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Some really big news for Alonzo Mourning, who won his NBA title with Miami Heat.  Mourning’s not only being inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame, but it’s a nice addition to being a board member of his alma mater, Georgetown University.

Mourning is joined by former NBA star Mitch Richmond and NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams.

“I didn’t understand the prestige of this university, the global prestige of this university,” Mourning said. “Never in my wildest dreams would I ever thought as a freshman that I would be sitting on the board of that university. Now I’m rubbing elbows with CEOs and billionaires and individuals that helped change this world.”

With 668 wins under his belt, Williams definitely deserves his honor.  “I was just a coach,” Williams said. “To be able to go in with Nolan certainly is great.”

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Peach Bellini Cocktail


Originally posted on Splendid Recipes and More:

Peach Bellini Cocktail

The classic peach Bellini was created by Giuseppe Cipriani, abartender at Harry’s Bar in Venice. In 1948, this unique concoction of white peach nectar and northern Italy’s own sparkling prosecco wine was named the “Bellini” in honor of artist Giovanni Bellini.

The classic Bellini cocktail is a study in simplicity. It calls for just 2 ingredients: fresh white peaches and chilled prosecco wine. Over time, countless variations have emerged, including some with peach schnapps, French Champagne or raspberry liqueur.

This version is close to the original, but uses frozen yellow peaches rather than white. A simple syrup of 1 part sugar to 1 part water can be used to provide additional sweetness, if desired.

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Simple Syrup: (optional)

½ cup sugar

½ cup water


Bellini:

1 bottle of Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled

2 fresh peaches, sliced or ½ bag frozen peaches, thawed

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