Archive for March 8th, 2011

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Mar
11

the boston speech

08
Mar
11

to boston and back

President Obama returns to the White House from a trip to Boston where he spoke about education with students at TechBoston before heading to a fundraiser.

At the fundraiser he said, “I was born in Hawaii, what can I say? I can’t change those facts.”

08
Mar
11

justin bieber? just sayin’

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reacts with Melinda Gates as President Barack Obama jokes about him during his speech on education at TechBoston Academy, March 8

08
Mar
11

ooops, will the koch brothers ask for a refund?

ABC: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has offered to keep certain collective bargaining rights in place for state workers in a proposed compromise aimed at ending a nearly three-week standoff with absent Senate Democrats, according to e-mails released Tuesday by his office.

The e-mails, some dated as recently as Sunday, show a softened stance in Walker’s talks with the 14 Democrats who fled to Illinois to block a vote on his original proposal that would strip nearly all collective bargaining rights for public workers and force concessions amounting to an average 8 percent pay cut.

Under the compromise floated by Walker and detailed in the e-mails, workers would be able to continue bargaining over their salaries with no limit, a change from his original plan that banned negotiated salary increases beyond inflation. He also proposed compromises allowing collective bargaining to stay in place on mandatory overtime, performance bonuses, hazardous duty pay and classroom size for teachers……

More here

It’s not over yet….. but to all the wonderful people who fought Walker & the Koch brothers on this:

08
Mar
11

big baby meets, eh, big barack

The Boston Celtics’ Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis meets President Obama at a DCCC fundraiser in Boston.

08
Mar
11

women of the world

Aissatou Hamidou Diallo, who participates in the MCC-funded BRIGHT school program in Burkina in West Africa, is hugged by First Lady Michelle Obama during a gathering in honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in the East Room of the White House

08
Mar
11

stepping up

ABC: With organized labor under attack in the states, the president of the Service Employees International Union today praised President Obama’s role in the fight, saying the administration “has stepped up” to offer the full weight of their support.

“Our members in Wisconsin and Ohio were incredibly proud when the president spoke out about the real agenda in Wisconsin and Ohio being about eliminating workers’ voice and busting unions,” SEIU President Mary Kay Henry told us on ABC’s “Top Line” today.

“And that was a huge step forward. We then saw the Secretary of Labor issue a statement and then an op-ed and then do a speech that said union is in her family – that we have to have a way to solve problems at the collective bargaining table.”

“So we think the administration has stepped up in this moment. And that it’s up to us, the people all across this country, to hold our government accountable and get the private sector to reinvest in America.”

More here

Thank you cat48 😉

08
Mar
11

boston ♥ barack

People cheer the arrival of President Obama at TechBoston Academy, March 8

President Obama and Melinda Gates look at a spectrophotometer while visiting with students at TechBoston Academy

Text of President Obama’s speech here

Melinda Gates

A cutout of President Obama is seen on a porch in Boston, March 8

08
Mar
11

bho?!? omg!!!

Students react to being greeted by President Barack Obama during his visit to classrooms at TechBoston Academy in Boston, March 8

08
Mar
11

online

President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One at Logan International Airport in Boston, March 8




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