Obama to business: tell your lawmakers to renew Ex-Im Bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday urged business owners to press Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which could halt any new financing Sept. 30 – as some conservative Republicans hope it will – if lawmakers fail to act. Source: Obama to business: tell your lawmakers to renew Ex-Im Bank

Gallup Week-in-Review

Read about how black Americans view law enforcement prior to the riots in Ferguson, Missouri; how worried U.S. workers are about job setbacks; global views on security; and more in this week’s review. Source: Gallup Week-in-Review

Rasmea Odeh case: Judge Borman forced to step down

By FightBack News staff fightbacknews.org dated Aug.12 Detroit — Judge Paul D. Borman was forced to remove himself from the case of Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh on Aug 11. Late last month, Judge Borman stridently denied a defense motion calling on him to step down. The motion asserted that his lifelong support for the […]

On the picket line

By Sue Davis Kellogg ordered to end lockout On July 30, a federal judge ordered Kellogg to end its union-busting lockout of 226 workers at its Memphis cereal plant, reinstate their jobs by Aug. 4 and bargain with Bakery union (BCTGM) Local 252G in good faith. Kellogg locked the workers out on Oct. 22 because […]

Obama tech policy maven moves to Silicon Valley role

WASHINGTON D.C./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Todd Park, President Barack Obama’s chief technology officer who played a role in fixing the flawed Healthcare.gov website, is moving to a new job recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. Source: Obama tech policy maven moves to Silicon Valley role

Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany

By The White House The President spoke today with Chancellor Merkel of Germany regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, which has continued to deteriorate since the tragic downing of the Malaysian airliner last month. The two leaders agreed that Russia sending a convoy into Ukraine without Ukraine’s approval is a further provocation and a violation […]