Man’s Inhumanity To The Transgender Community. This MUST STOP.


By The Militant Negro, Jueseppi B.

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Man’s Inhumanity To The Transgender Community.

 

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Body of transgender woman found shot to death, left on a Cincinnati street

 

  Saturday, June 28, 2014

 

CINCINNATI, Ohio – A transgender woman was found dead Thursday morning in the middle of a Cincinnati street.

 

Tiffany Edwards, 28, had been shot to death, according to news reports, which said her body was discovered about 8 a.m. Thursday by a city sanitation driver.

 

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Tiffany Edwards, 28

 

Local news reports identified her as DeAndre Edwards and didn’t mention her gender identity, but BRAVO — the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization — said Edwards identified as Tiff or Tiffany.

 

BRAVO also said it believes the murder was hate-motivated and that Edwards was targeted based on perception of her gender identity and expression.

 

“BRAVO is saddened and outraged as our communities continue to be targeted,” Executive Director Gloria McCauley said in a statement.

 

Aaron Eckhardt, BRAVO training and technical assistance director said it’s the fourth killing nationwide this month of a transgender woman of color. A 2013 report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs found that transgender people were the victims in half the hate-crime killings of LGBT people, and people of color are the victims  in 75 percent of the killings.

 

Edwards’ death is the fourth murder of a transgender woman in Ohio in the past 18 months, and the third murder of a young transgender woman of color:

 

 

  • Betty Skinner, 52, was found dead in her Cleveland apartment in December by a home health worker.

 

  • Brittany Stergis, 22, was found dead in a car in Cleveland, also in December. She had been shot to death. Delshawn Carroll, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated murder earlier this month.

 

“The brutality and violence we see being committed against trans communities of color is real. It’s happening in our own cities, in our own state. This violence needs to end. Trans lives matter,” Shane Morgan, said founder and chair of TransOhio.

 

McCauley said the latest killing underscores the need for discussion and action on hate crimes against LGBT people. Ohio’s hate-crimes law does not cover crimes based on a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

The murders of two other transgender women are being investigated in California and in Florida.

 

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Body of transgender woman found burned, dumped behind garbage bin

 

 Monday, June 23, 2014

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. — More than 200 people attended a vigil Sunday to honor a transgender woman whose body was found dumped behind a garbage bin in Fort Myers, Fla., last week.

 

The bloody and charred body of 31-year-old Yaz’min Shancez was discovered on a dead-end road behind a truck rental facility shortly after 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 19.

 

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31-year-old Yaz’min Shancez

 

Workers reported that Shancez’ body was “still smoldering” when she was discovered.

 

Family and friend describe Shancez — nicknamed “Miss T” — as a proud transgender woman who loved being surrounded by endless relatives at family barbecues, and who never forgot to say I love you.

 

No arrests have been made in what authorities are calling a homicide, but have not classified as a hate crime.

 

In 2013, 13 of the 18 documented anti-LGBTQ homicides were transgender women and 89 percent of the victims were people of color, GLAAD reports.

 

In California, police are investigating the death of another transgender woman whose body was found June 12 behind a Dairy Queen restaurant in Anaheim, Calif.

 

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Not one single human is safe in this nation until every single human is safe in this nation. The sexual orientation of a person does not allow for that person to be abused, bullied, harassed or systematically murdered.

 

What makes a coward man think he has the right to take a life, especially because he is too chickenshit to accept the fact that humans have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness dependent upon their own individual ideas of what life liberty and the pursuit of happiness is to them?

 

The problem with Americans in 2014 is their lack of the ability to mind their own muthafuckin business and leave others the fuck alone. I hate AmeriKKKa and coward ass AmeriKKKans.

 

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Tuesday The 27th Of May. 2014 White House Science Maker Faire.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Associated Press Today in History for May 27th

 

Published on May 26, 2014

Golden Gate Bridge opens to the public; U.N. Tribunal indicts Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic; the British Navy sinks Nazi Germany’s battleship Bismarck; Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed.

 

 

On this already-hot Tuesday, President Barack Obama presides over the White House Science Fair where he highlights STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

 

On Tuesday, May 27, the White House will be filled with robots, science projects, and more for the 2014 White House Science Fair!



Hosted by President Obama, the Fair will feature innovative projects, designs, and experiments from students all across America. With students from a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions, this year’s Fair will also include a specific focus on girls and women who are excelling in STEM and inspiring the next generation with their work.



We’ll be live streaming this year’s Science Fair right here at WhiteHouse.gov, so make sure to tune in next Tuesday and watch the students showcase their amazing projects at the White House.

 

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White House Schedule – May 27th, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27th, 2014

 

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY, MAY 27th, 2014

 

In the morning, the President will host the 2014 White House Science Fair and celebrate the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The President will also announce new steps as part of his Educate to Innovate campaign, an all-hands-on-deck effort to get more girls and boys inspired to excel and to provide the support they need to succeed in these vital subjects. The President’s viewing of the science fair projects in the State Dining Room will be pooled press. The President’s remarks in the East Room will be open press. This event will be streamed live at http:/www.whitehouse.gov/live.

 

In the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

Tuesday May 27th, All Times EDST

 

11:15 AM: The President views science fair projects, State Dining Room.

 

11:45 AM: The President delivers remarks at the White House Science Fair, East Room.

 

1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Oress Briefing Room.

 

4:45 PM: The President meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel, Oval Office.

 

 

President Obama’s Schedule for the Week of May 26th to May 30th 2014

 

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On Tuesday, the President will host the 2014 White House Science Fair and celebrate the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The President will also announce new steps as part of his Educate to Innovate campaign, an all-hands-on-deck effort to get more girls and boys inspired to excel and to provide the support they need to succeed in these vital subjects.

 

On Wednesday, the President travel to West Point, New York to deliver the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

 

On Thursday, the President will host a summit at the White House on youth sports safety and concussions, where he will be joined by stakeholders, including young athletes, parents, coaches, experts, professional athletes, and military servicemembers. At the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, the President will announce new commitments by both the public and private sectors to raise awareness about how to identify, treat and prevent concussions, and conduct additional research in the field of sports-related concussions that will help us better address these problems.

 

On Friday, the President will attend a hurricane preparedness meeting at FEMA Headquarters.

 

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First-Ever White House Maker Faire

Maker Faires and similar events can inspire more people to become entrepreneurs and to pursue careers in design, advanced manufacturing, and the related fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

The Administration is already partnering with companies, non-profits, and communities to make the most of this emerging movement. The Defense Advanced Projects Agency, or DARPA, collaborated with the Veteran’s Administration to support the creation of a TechShop in Pittsburgh, where members can access cutting-edge tools for making, andprovided memberships for thousands of veterans.

 

With funding from the Department of Labor, the AFL-CIO and Carnegie Mellon University are partnering with TechShop Pittsburgh to create an apprenticeship program for 21st-century manufacturing and encourage startups to manufacture domestically.

 

 

President Obama to Host White House Science Fair

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, May 27th, the President will host the 2014 White House Science Fair and celebrate the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The President will also announce new steps as part of his Educate to Innovate campaign, an all-hands-on-deck effort to get more girls and boys inspired to excel and to provide the support they need to succeed in these vital subjects.

 

With students from a broad range of STEM competitions, this year’s Fair will include a specific focus on girls and women who are excelling in STEM and inspiring the next generation with their work. Since day one, the President has been committed to getting more underrepresented groups, including women and girls, excited to excel at STEM subjects. For example, in the Administration’s signature education reform initiative, Race to the Top, President Obama granted states competitive preference if they demonstrated efforts to close the STEM gap for girls and other groups that are underrepresented.

 

The President hosted the first-ever White House Science Fair in late 2010, fulfilling a commitment he made at the launch of his Educate to Innovate campaign to inspire students to excel in math and science. As the President noted then, “If you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House. Well, if you’re a young person and you produce the best experiment or design, the best hardware or software, you ought to be recognized for that achievement, too.”

 

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The President’s Photographer

 

Published on Oct 24, 2013

Peter Souza is never far behind President Obama. In fact, sometimes he’s ahead of him. As the President’s chief White House photographer, Souza is the President’s shadow.

With unprecedented access, National Geographic follows the President’s photographer inside the Obama White House–aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union, and into the heart of the West Wing. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world–for history. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.

 

 

 

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes: Memorial Day 2014

 

Published on May 26, 2014

“Let us never forget their service and always be worthy of the sacrifices made in our name.” —President Obama
Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. President Obama Visits The Troops In Afghanistan. The TAPS Families. A Plea Not To Forget #BringBackOurGirls On Memorial Day.

 

 

 

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From Associated Press:

 

FIRST LADY SET TO RESPOND TO SCHOOL MEAL CRITICS

 

Michelle Obama vs. Congress

 

Published on May 27, 2014

John King, Margaret Talev and Jonathan Martin on the first lady’s fight with Congress over school lunches.

 

 

 

Michelle Obama responds to critics of new school menus with White House event

 

By MARY CLARE JALONICK

 

First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, stand with children of fallen service members who traveled to Washington to participate in the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) 20th Annual Good Grief Camp as they wait for President Barack Obama to speak at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 26, 2014, in honor of Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, stand with children of fallen service members who traveled to Washington to participate in the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) 20th Annual Good Grief Camp as they wait for President Barack Obama to speak at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 26, 2014, in honor of Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is answering Republicans in Congress who want to roll back healthier school meal standards, holding an event at the White House to highlight the success of the health guidelines.

The Tuesday event is an unusual move for the first lady, who has largely stayed away from policy fights since she lobbied for congressional passage of a child nutrition law in 2010.

Sam Kass, director of Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to combat childhood obesity, said a Republican bill that would allow schools to opt out of the standards is “a real assault” on administration efforts to make foods healthier for kids.

Kass, who is a White House chef, said the event is an attempt to point out the successes of some schools that have implemented the standards, which were set by the Obama administration and Congress over the past several years. School nutrition officials from across the country will speak about how well the standards are working in their schools.

“She wants to have a conversation about what is really happening out in the country,” as opposed to Washington, Kass said. “These standards are working.”

An agriculture spending bill approved by a House subcommittee last week would allow schools to waive the standards if they have a net loss on school food programs for a six-month period. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., who wrote the bill, said he was responding to requests from school food directors.

The standards championed by the first lady have been phased in over the past two school years, with more changes coming in 2014. The rules set fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on foods in the lunch line and beyond.

While many schools have had success putting the rules in place, others have said they are too restrictive and costly. Schools pushing for changes say limits on sodium and requirements for more whole grains are particularly challenging, while some school officials say kids are throwing away fruits and vegetables that are required.

The Agriculture Department, which administers the rules, has tweaked them along the way to try to help schools that have concerns. The department scrapped limits on the amount of proteins and grains that kids could eat after students complained they were hungry. Last week, USDA announced it would allow some schools to delay serving whole grain pastas just hours after the House subcommittee approved the opt-out language.

School groups have been split. The School Nutrition Association, which represents school nutrition directors and companies that sell food to schools, has lobbied for changes to the standards, saying some are too restrictive.

The national PTA is pushing lawmakers to keep the standards intact.

“At a time when families are working hard to live healthy lives, school meals should be supporting families’ efforts, not working against them,” PTA President Otha Thornton wrote to members of Congress.

Thank you Associated Press.

 

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The Very Latest Updates On #BringBackOurGirls.

 

 

Nigerian Military Says It Has Located Missing Girls, BUT A Rescue Is Too Risky/Dangerous For The Girls.

 

#BringBackOurGirls #BringBackOurDaughters

 

I Haven’t Forgotten Them. Have YOU? Remember The Nigerian Girls On Memorial Day. #BringBackOurGirls.

 

An Open Letter To Nigerian President  Goodluck Jonathan.

 

#BringBackOurGirsl #BringBackOurDaughters: Updates.

 

New Zealanders support Bring Back Our Girls campaign

 

Out Of Maryland, A Cry For Nigeria: ‘Bring Back Our Girls!’

 

‘Bring back our girls’: Dozens rally in downtown Portland for Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

 

Interview: “Bring back our girls,” UN official says

 

Lawmakers Mull Special Forces to Find Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

 

Associated Press: Nigeria Opens The Door For Talks With Boko Haram.

 

Nigeria Refuses To Swap Militant Prisoners For Kidnapped Girls. New Video. #BringBackOurGirls.

 

Brand New Boko Haram Video Shows Missing Kidnapped Nigerian Girls. #BringBackOurGirls

 

The Bring Back Our Girls Hashtag Campaign.

 

#BringBackOurGirls #BringBackOurDaughters: The Global Village.

 

Report: Nigerian Military Knew Of Kidnapping Threat Hours Beforehand

#BringBackOurGirls: U.S. Vows To Help Nigeria In The Search For Kidnapped Girls. #BringBackOurDaughters.

 

#BringBackOurGirls: Extremist Islam Is Scared Of Little Girls.

 

Petitioning All World Leaders: Bring Back Nigeria’s 200 Missing School Girls #BringBackOurGirls.

 

#BringBackOurGirls - Part 1

 

#BringBackOurGirls - Part 2

 

#BringBackOurGirls - Part 3

 

 

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First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama: The White House’s Annual “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day.”


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Those who grew up in the 1990′s may always think of today as a day when many girls missed school to go to work with mom or dad, but this morning, girls and boys across the country headed off to work with parents, relatives, friends, or community volunteers as part of what is now known as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

 

Originally launched 21 years ago by the Ms. Foundation, the event was initially planned for  New York, but an article in Parade magazine prompted such an outpouring of interest that the decision was made to extend the program nationwide. It has taken place on the fourth Thursday in April ever since.

The First Lady Hosts Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the White House

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama meets with children of Executive Office employees at the White House’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and takes questions from the audience. April 24, 2014.

 

 

Six years ago the program was revamped and reemerged in its current, gender-inclusive incarnation.

 

“We wanted girls to be able to see the professions open to them, and to have role models,” says George McKecuen, a representative of the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, which now facilitates the annual event. “Girls could share their feelings about the workforce and what they saw during the day. The problem that occurred was that many parents said, ‘Our boys could benefit from a program like this also.’”

 

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The First Lady, Michelle Obama, received something rather unique from a girl during the White House’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” and it was a wonderful favor to her father.

 

Heartbreaking: Girl gives Michelle Obama her unemployed father’s résumé

 

Little Girl Confronts Michelle Obama — Hands Her Resume From Unemployed Dad
10-Year-Old Girl Whose Dad is Out of Work Approaches Michelle Obama With His Résumé
10-year-old Charlotte Bell was a guest at a White House Q&A with Michelle Obama today. When it was her turn to talk she said her father had been out of work for three years and brought the First Lady his résumé.
A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father’s CV during questions at the White House’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

 

Charlotte Bell, 10, told Mrs Obama her dad had been out of work for several years.

 
Mrs Obama told the other children the girl was “doing something for her dad”.

 

When the event – attended by children of employees of the Obama administration – ended, she hugged the 10-year-old and took the CV.

 

Charlotte’s mother, an administration employee who did not want to be identified, told the Associated Press news agency her husband had worked for the Obama campaign in 2012. He had been looking for a policy job since then.

 

Charlotte’s family had joked over the weekend about making a job pitch to the first lady, but her parents didn’t know she would give it a try, her mother said.

 

 

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Graduating high school seniors and their parents in Topeka, Kansas didn’t want The First Lady to soak up all the attention – and force limited seating – at their upcoming graduation ceremony, First Lady Michelle Obama agreed to speak to them the day before at a separate event. If you ask me, and you did not, these people should be honored that a sitting First Lady would be interested in visiting their graduating class.

 

From The Associated Press:

 

New date for first lady’s Kansas graduation speech

 

By JOHN MILBURN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE The Associated Press.

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Kansas in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends.

She had accepted the Topeka public school district’s invitation to speak May 17 at the combined ceremony to mark that day’s 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, outlawing school segregation. The case originated in Topeka.

But a furor over what the district considered an honor erupted after plans for Mrs. Obama’s address were announced.

Under a new plan worked out by the district, the first lady will speak on May 16 at a “senior recognition day” ceremony at the same 8,000-seat arena where the combined ceremony was to be held. The combined ceremony is being scrapped, and the five schools will hold separate graduation exercises instead.

The compromise, announced while President Barack Obama was traveling in Asia, pleased Topeka students and parents who were concerned about being limited to six tickets for family members and the first lady’s remarks taking away from the occasion.

“That’s awesome. I’m ecstatic,” said Tina Hernandez, mother of Topeka High senior Dauby Knight. “It works out for everybody. That makes me more excited for her to come.”

The school district said each student will get one ticket and up to six for family members for the first lady’s speech, the same allotment originally planned for the combined graduation ceremony. And now that Mrs. Obama will no longer speak at a graduation, seating won’t need to be limited due to concerns over her security during graduation events.

School board president Janel Johnson said the district was pleased with the community support and hopes Mrs. Obama’s visit makes for a memorable weekend. The first lady’s communications director, Maria Cristina Gonzalez Noguera, added that Mrs. Obama wants everyone to have the opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony.

“Once we learned about the concerns of some students, we were eager to find a solution that enabled all of the students and their families to celebrate the special day,” the spokeswoman said Thursday.

Eighteen-year-old Taylor Gifford had launched an online petition urging the school district to reconsider its plans. Gifford and the more than 1,200 people who had signed it expressed concern that Mrs. Obama’s visit would limit guest seating.

Abbey Rubottom, 18, said the change of plans would work best for graduates and their families, as well as other community members who are interested in what Mrs. Obama would have the say about the anniversary of the Brown decision.

“We are affected, but to close it off from people who deserve to go there doesn’t make sense,” Rubottom said. “The fact that she would do that is so amazing.”

Hernandez said she was glad the first lady realized the stir her planned visit was causing for the graduates and their families, and that she was willing to modify her plans.

“She’s a mom. She understands,” Hernandez said.

Thank you The Associated Press.

 

I could never be a politician. You can guess what my response would have been to this dumbfuckery.

 

 

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Thursday The 17th Of April. Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride.


 

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President Barack Obama on Thursday at the White House meets with Veterans participating in the Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride and then huddles with representatives of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and with insurance executives.

 

White House Schedule – April 16th, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17th, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, April 17th, 2014

 

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the seventh 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. The President’s remarks on the South Lawn are open press.

 

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In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with representatives from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. This meeting is closed press.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room. There will be a photojournalist spray at the top of the meeting.

 

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Thursday, April 16th 2014 All Times ET

 

11:05 AM: The President and the Vice President welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride, South Lawn.

 

11:40 AM: The President and the Vice President meet with representatives from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

 

1:35 PM: The President and the Vice President meet with insurance executives, Roosevelt Room.

 

1:45 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Press Briefing Room.

 

 

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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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White House LIVE!!! Streaming Schedule

 

 

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April 2014: Photo of the Day

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The Teflon Dons On The Tarmac Before Boarding Their Respective Planes Home

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a Passover Seder dinner in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, April 15, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a Passover Seder dinner in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, April 15, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama tours a classroom with Paul Blackford, instructor of the Mechatronics Program, at Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center

President Barack Obama tours a classroom with Paul Blackford, instructor of the Mechatronics Program, at Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden tour the Community College of Allegheny West Hills Center with students in the Mechatronics program

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"The backbone of this country is a strong and thriving middle class." -- VP Biden

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Building on Our Progress in Solar Deployment

 

Reforming America’s Job-Driven Training Programs

 

Business School Deans Meet to Discuss Best Practices for a 21st Century Workplace

 

Creating Pathways to Successful Careers: Erick Varela’s Story

 

Vice President Biden Joins Instagram

 

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The President and Vice President Speak on Skills Training for Workers

 

 

 

The Evil That Saturates This Country

 

Published on Apr 16, 2014

Mike talks about Cliven Bundy, Glen Miller and all the rightwinger domestic terrorists.

 

 

 

Suit and Tie in the 217

 

A Counter-Narrative on Black Male Students: At Central High School’s Black History Month Celebration, the Central and Centennial High School African-American Clubs released a joint video countering the negative images of young African-American males in the media.

 

 

 

Opportunity For All: Erick’s Story

 

Published on Feb 12, 2014

President Obama is calling on companies across the country to give long-term unemployed Americans a fair shot, and help connect them to good jobs. Erick Varela was an unemployed veteran who got back on his feet thanks to a 16-week job-training program at Pacific Gas and Electric.

 

 

 

You made history

 

Published on Apr 3, 2014

Millions of Americans now have health insurance—and peace of mind—but it couldn’t have happened without people like you.

Add your name to the permanent record of people who helped change the course of history.

 

 

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FACT SHEET: Building on Progress – Supporting Solar Deployment and Jobs

 

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Remember when Barack said this would happen 2 years ago….

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TeaTardedRepubliCANTS Tell Unemployed: “We Don’t Give A Damn About You, We Got Lifetime Jobs.”


 

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Democrats failed on Thursday to win enough Republican votes to reauthorize long-term unemployment benefits for more than a million workers cut off in December.

 

 

From Huffington Post by Arthur Delaney :

 

House GOP Says It’s Too Late To Pass An Unemployment Extension

 

 

 

Andrew Perez contributed reporting.

Thank you Huffington Post by Arthur Delaney.

 

WASHINGTON — Republicans in the House of Representatives say it’s just too late to pass legislation restoring unemployment benefits to the 2 million workers who’ve missed out since December.

The Senate advanced a bill reauthorizing the benefits in a procedural vote on Thursday, setting up passage as soon as next week. Then the ball would be in House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) court.

Boehner has voiced opposition to the bill. Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees unemployment insurance, elaborated Thursday on Boehner’s recent argument that the Senate measure would be “unworkable” even if Congress approved it — so lawmakers shouldn’t bother.

While Congress has reauthorized federal benefits after allowing them to lapse before, the House GOP argument goes, it hasn’t reauthorized them after allowing them to lapse for this long. In 2010, congressional dithering caused the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program to lapse for almost two months. The Democrat-controlled House had passed a benefits bill, but GOP filibusters tied it up the Senate.

“Given that both the House and Senate were officially on record supporting an extension BEFORE the program expired, States and recipients had a strong signal that an extension would eventually be reached,” Ways and Means Republicans said in a press release Thursday.

“This meant that during that lapse, States continued to take claims in anticipation of an agreement,” the statement continued. “States went about verifying weekly eligibility, as if the program were operating, and then just held the claims without paying them until the President signed the law. This time around, without action from either the House or Senate, States have long since stopped verifying weekly eligibility and holding claims.”

But a few states have continued verifying weekly eligibility, at least according to their websites. The Maryland Department of Labor’s website, for instance, tells claimants to keep filing: “We will continue to take the initial claims for the EUC Program after the program expires; however, we will not be able to pay any EUC benefits unless the U.S. Congress extends the program.”

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies said in a letter last week that the Senate’s unemployment legislation would be difficult to implement, though the letter did not specifically cite the fact that some state workforce agencies haven’t told workers to keep filing claims. The letter did say, however, that it would be tricky to send benefits to claimants moving through the three available “tiers” of federal compensation.

“It would be very challenging to identify these claimants, and then administer the proper payments, due to the complexity of the review process and the potential volume of claims to review,” the letter noted.

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who in his previous job ran Maryland’s unemployment department, has said that despite the challenges identified by NASWA, the Senate bill would still be workable.

A key difference between the 50-day lapse in 2010 and the current lapse, which has lasted more than 80 days, is that the legislation under consideration would require states to implement changes to their unemployment programs, such as requiring claimants to swear they aren’t millionaires.

 

 

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