Tuesday, December 10, 2013
At a time when the American auto industry was about to collapse, the President made the tough to decision to invest in it, according to WhiteHouse.gov. Today, the White House reports, the United States no longer owns a stake in General Motors, and the auto industry is thriving. Here's what that looks like:
Advocates are using a newly released poll to press for changes in the way voting maps are drawn up in Nassau County. Susan Lerner with Common Cause New York says some public officials have resisted change by arguing that voters don’t understand the redistricting process. But Lerner says the newly released poll shows 81 percent of randomly selected voters are up on the issue, and they want citizens or community leaders to draw the next set of county maps rather than politicians.
December 9th was a nationwide “Day of Action” around issues plaguing public education. Teachers, parents, union leaders and even some school superintendents and board members in New York are expected to sport blue clothing to show their concern for what they see as an overemphasis on testing, an under-emphasis on state education funding, and inequitable spending between districts.
Long Islander are wondering – with mental illness behind many such mass murders — why Sagamore, the only children’s psychiatric hospital serving all of Long Island is being shut down.
The popular YouTube channel Baracksdubs has taken clips from a whole bunch of Barack Obama’s speeches and stitched together a video of Barack Obama “singing” Jingle Bells. Clever – and funny.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013
Politico is reporting that Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray unveiled a two-year budget agreement late Tuesday night that they say will end years of never-ending budget wars on Capitol Hill.