Employers in Illinois can no longer access criminal background checks on potential hires until after an interview is conducted.
Gov. Quinn signed into law this week a bill that prohibits private employers from asking applicants about their criminal history prior to determining if they are qualified for the job.
“Everyone deserves a second chance when it comes to getting a job,” Governor Quinn said in a press release. “This law will help ensure that people across Illinois get a fair shot Read more [...]
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will send up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops over the next month to protect the southern border due to the Obama Administration’s “lip service” on the illegal immigration crisis.
Perry, who seems to be one of the few political leaders taking the problem seriously, said the troops will not be targeting unaccompanied children crossing the border, but they will be aiming to combat the criminal drug cartels that have been trafficking children Read more [...]
The Affordable Care Act, known “affectionately” as Obamacare, rests very precariously on a few key contingencies. For one, a large number of people have to enroll in order to make it financially solvent. Second, in order for these people to enroll, they rely on federal subsidies (tax credits) to make Obamacare affordable to them. If it’s not affordable, they aren’t required by law to enroll. If they don’t enroll, the whole system could fall apart.
Now a federal appeals court could completely Read more [...]
Often a better way to gain insight into what is going on with Democrats is to listen to what they don’t say, what they avoid talking about, even when asked a direct question.
Nancy Pelosi is interviewed on the “Morning Joe” program; sort of. She’s asked a question and then given a platform upon which to spew a distorted view of the “success story” that is the Obama “presidency.”
The question asked by the Democrat sympathetic Mike Barnicle deals with the ever-fundraising Obama Read more [...]
In a new expose’ video released today, a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director says Planned Parenthood put a price on the value of a human life: $313.29.
That’s the amount of money Abby Johnson says the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic she ran in south Texas would make every time it would kill a baby in an abortion. Johnson, who is now pro-life, released a video this morning exposing the abortion quotas that take place at Planned Parenthood.
In the video, Johnson says her Read more [...]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Senate Republicans are putting the lives of refugee children at risk over a political fight with President Obama.
Reid said a plan from Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) holds thousands of child immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala hostage in exchange for Obama deporting undocumented children already inside the United States.
“[Cruz] says no money for these poor boys and girls until you deport the hundreds of thousands of people who Read more [...]
When the mortgage crisis hit, many people thought that it couldn’t take down the entire economy and bring about recession. They were wrong.
So I have no way of knowing just how much damage the subprime bubble in used car loans is going to do. It could be less traumatic than the crash of 2008. But it could also be much worse as far as I know.
Auto loans to people with tarnished credit have risen more than 130 percent in the five years since the immediate aftermath of the Read more [...]
An eyewitness who wrote in to internet blogger the Ulsterman, testified that she caught Obama, and another male, having gay sex at a convention center in Chicago shortly before Obama became a senator in 1996. The eyewitness, a journalism student and intern for a local Chicago newspaper at the time, has subsequently ’disappeared’ reportedly having been murdered. The other male the witness observed in the Obama sex encounter would also wind up dead, years after the fact.
Was the other man the Read more [...]
A Southern California couple who say they followed emergency statewide orders to conserve water due to the state’s drought now face a potential fine. For having a brown yard. Uh-huh.
Mike Korte told the hosts of “Fox and Friends” Saturday:
“We were following the orders of the state government and our consciences and reduced our watering, and the city government decided to fine us. We also face criminal actions for having a brown lawn.”
And the response from Glendora City Manager Read more [...]
Eric Garner was a 400-pound man with several ailments, including asthma, which made it difficult for him to find work. Being a father of six, he had to find other ways to make money, which apparently included selling untaxed cigarettes.
I can’t imagine being able to make much money at all doing something like that in my home state of Georgia. But up in New York, a pack of smokes can cost you $14.50, because the state tobacco tax is $4.35, and New York City’s local tax is $1.60. With taxes Read more [...]
One of the architects of the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping technology told a radio host today the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, has “direct access” to the NSA’s domestic spying data and was likely using it to target the tea party.
NSA whistleblower William Binney was being interviewed on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s 970 AM The Answer when he disclosed the startling revelation.
“For example,” Binney said in response to a question on how the Read more [...]
ile making the rounds on the Sunday talk shows, Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on a hot mic making some comments about Israel that he probably didn’t want anyone to hear.
Kerry was having a conversation with an aide in between segments, and is seen and heard mocking Israel’s claim about how they are conducting a “pinpoint operation.”
It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. We’ve got to get over there. Thank you, John. I think, John, Read more [...]