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Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush Unite for Afghan Women

Posted on 11/15/2013 by | Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeFormer first lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have different political allegiances. But there is at least one thing they agree on: The women and girls in Afghanistan have made great progress since 2001, and that progress must be preserved and pushed forward. Both Bush and Clinton are active in promoting freedom and equality for Afghan women, believing they are essential to the economic and political stability of their country. They joined Secretary of State …

Bill Aims to Restore a ‘Fair Shake’ in Age Bias Cases

Posted on 07/30/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsA bipartisan group in Congress has introduced legislation to remedy two Supreme Court decisions that have made it far more difficult for older workers to prove that they have suffered from illegal discrimination because of their age. Related: Workplace Age Bias Hits Home for Boomers Iowa’s two senators, Democrat Tom Harkin and Republican Chuck Grassley, are the lead sponsors of the bill, named the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act; Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) is the lead sponsor of an …

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Has Another Day in Court

Posted on 07/30/2013 by | Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayJust a month before the presidential election last year, a lawsuit brought by 94-year-old Vivienne Applewhite temporarily blocked the key component of a Pennsylvania law requiring strict photographic identification to vote. Now the challenge to the constitutionality of the law is back in state court for a more permanent ruling. Thirty-seven states have laws requiring registered voters to show ID when they arrive at the polls. Some of these – like the strict laws requiring photo ID cards in Georgia, Indiana, …

Justice Dept. Forges a ‘New Front’ in Battle for Voting Rights

Posted on 07/25/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Keith Collins and Pete Yost of The Associated Press The Obama administration said Thursday it will open a new front in the battle for voter protections, a response to last month’s Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to the Voting Rights Act. In a speech to the National Urban League in Philadelphia, Attorney General Holder said that as its first move, the Justice Department is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state of …