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Leavitt to introduce job training program and request scholarships for students with 3.0


Bradley S. Leavitt, Congressional Candidate for Ohio’s Ninth District, will hold press conferences on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. These conferences will be scheduled as follows:

9:00 am The Employment netWork

McCain, Obama: On faith at Saddleback

Sens. John McCain, who was raised as an Episcopalian and attends a Baptist church, and Barack Obama, a Christian who had a public falling out with the fiery former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ , appeared back-to-back on the same stage last night -- a televised platform -- to confront questions about their faith.

E-mails trace path to James Hartung’s firing

In early January, 2006, Jim Hartung sent a mass e-mail to members of the Northwest Ohio Lobbying Consortium, telling the group its voice in Washington would continue to be Kathy Teigland, a politically connected lobbyist living in West Toledo.

Russia: Poland risks attack because of US missiles

"MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian general said Friday that Poland's agreement to accept a U.S. missile interceptor base exposes the ex-communist nation to attack, possibly by nuclear weapons, the Interfax news agency reported.

U.S. Driving Continues to Decrease

U.S. driving slid for the eighth straight month in June, making the decline more pronounced that the drop that occurred during the 1970s oil shock.

FCC Commissioner: Return of Fairness Doctrine Could Control Web Content

Better not!

There’s a huge concern among conservative talk radio hosts that reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine would all-but destroy the industry due to equal time constraints. But speech limits might not stop at radio. They could even be extended to include the Internet and “government dictating content policy.”




Kaptur's first electronic newsletter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our first electronic newsletter. I look forward to the opportunity to share information with you through this additional outreach service.

With the “dog days” of summer upon us, many Northern Ohio families will take vacations. Unfortunately, fuel costs are cramping travel plans.

ANALYSIS-US oil firms seek drilling access, but exports soar

A record 1.6 million barrels a day in U.S. refined petroleum products were exported during the first four months of this year, up 33 percent from 1.2 million barrels a day over the same period in 2007. Shipments this February topped 1.8 million barrels a day for the first time during any month, according to final numbers from the Energy Department.

Oil dips on stronger dollar

VIENNA, Austria - Oil prices sagged Friday as a strengthening dollar and worries about economic growth offset supply concerns over pipeline sabotage in Turkey that was claimed by Kurdish rebels.

AP White supremacists hope Obama win prompts backlash

PEARL, Miss. - They're not exactly rooting for Barack Obama, but prominent white supremacists anticipate a boost to their cause if he becomes the first black president. His election, they say, would trigger a backlash — whites rising up, a revolution of sorts — that they think is long overdue.

US weighs stepped-up military forays into Pakistan

WASHINGTON - Top Bush administration officials are urging the president to direct U.S. troops in Afghanistan to be more aggressive in pursuing militants into Pakistan on foot as part of a proposed radical shift in its regional counterterrorism strategy, The Associated Press has learned.

As Iraq Surplus Rises, Little Goes Into Rebuilding

"Over all, the report from the Government Accountability Office estimates, Iraqi oil revenue from 2005 through the end of this year will amount to at least $156 billion.

Oil Falls to $118 as Storm Danger Abates, Demand Concern Grows

Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil fell to $118 a barrel on speculation Tropical Storm Edouard will leave U.S. oil rigs and refineries undamaged and as commodities prices tumble because of the slowing U.S. economy.

Karadzic protected by US until he broke 'deal': Belgrade report

BELGRADE (AFP) — Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic was protected by the United States until a CIA phone bug caught him breaking the terms of his 'deal', Serb newspaper Blic reported Saturday, quoting a US intelligence source.

White House aides have no immunity, U.S. judge rules

WASHINGTON - A federal judge yesterday rejected President Bush's contention that senior White House advisers are immune from subpoenas, siding with Congress' power to investigate the executive branch and handing a victory to Democrats probing the dismissal of nine federal prosecutors.

Who qualifies for mortgage help and how to get it

Questions and answers about the Hope for Homeowners Act of 2008, passed by Congress last weekend to try to steer as many as 400,000 struggling homeowners away from foreclosure:

Q: What exactly will the legislation do?

Fuel cost now driving up electric bills

New York - Rising energy prices are now squeezing consumers from a different direction: their utility bills.


Blacks In America...

A special on CNN. See part 2 tonight! 9 PM

Savage attack on autism

The furor over shock jock Michael Savage’s autism rant intensified yesterday as parents of autistic kids called for his firing and at least one advertiser yanked its ads from his syndicated show.

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