Monthly Archives: June 2009

Officials to break ground on Georgia’s first ARRA highway project

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari will join Gov. Sonny Perdue and new Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Vance Smith Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to officially break ground on Georgia’s first highway project funded under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).   The project will resurface 4.2 miles of SR3/US-19, a critical commercial corridor in Clayton and Fulton Counties. The White House announced […]

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APN Chat with Council President Candidate, Clair Muller

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47232 ATLANTA, Georgia, Jun 15 (IPS) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied taking up an appeal of a group of Cuban intelligence agents accused of spying in the United States. The justices declined, without comment, to review a 2008 decision from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals that said […]

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Killing democracy in Iran and the USA

Several cartoonists have noticed the difference in how Americans and Iranians respond to stolen elections.  Chris Hedges traces the history of US-Iranian relations from the time the US crushed Iranian democracy in 1953 to the present. “We reject the American way of life” Chris Hedges, Truthdig “Iran Had a Democracy Before We Took It Away”Posted on Alternet 6/23/2009 The home […]

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Meet US Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) this Saturday

Georgia WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions) invites you to a rare opportunity to see and hear Representative (D-CA9) Barbara Lee this Sunday, June 28. Representative Lee, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and past Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus will be on hand to sign her book, Renegade for Peace & Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks for Me.  Lee is […]

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Streamlined FAFSA forms aimed at low-, middle-income college-bound students

The Obama administration announced Wednesday a streamlined edition of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The shorter, simpler, and user-friendly form, the White House said, will make it easier for low- and middle-income college-bound students to apply for financial aid. “President Obama has challenged the nation to once again have the highest percentage of college graduates in […]

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Identifying Potential Healthcare Savings

As the national healthcare debate heats up, the Center For American Progress (CAP) released a report this week identifying key strategies designed to potentially save the United States trillions of dollars in healthcare over the next decade. From the report’s executive summary: First, investments in health information technology and other types of health care-provider infrastructure could bring direct federal savings of […]

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Georgia Receives $50 Million in Stimulus Funds for Weatherization

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced Friday Georgia will receive $50 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to expand weatherization assistance programs. The funds will be used to weatherize more than 13,600 homes over the next three years, lower energy costs for low-income families that need it, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create green jobs across the […]

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Independent, Coffield, to Appeal Ballot Access Ruling

(APN) ATLANTA — A federal judge has ruled against independent candidate Faye Coffield, who in 2008 lost in her struggle to gain ballot access in Georgia’s 4th US Congressional District race against US Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA). Coffield and her attorneys plan to appeal to the federal Court of Appeals of the 11th Circuit. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive […]

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Bad News on the Healthcare Front

If you’re depending on Democratic senators on the take from health insurance companies to provide “affordable, quality health care for ALL Americans”, the news is not very good.   If that phrase sounds familiar, it’s because President Obama has repeatedly said “affordable, quality healthcare for all Americans” is one of his three guiding principles for healthcare reform.  But the White House now […]

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UPDATE: GSU Dean’s Office Reviewing Lecturer Appeal

(APN) ATLANTA — APN’s News Editor, Matthew Cardinale, is issuing the following second press release to media outlets concerning his termination as a Graduate Lecturer at Georgia State University. The first press release was issued on February 23, 2009, and was reprinted on APN as well. The press releases are reprinted here in the public interest, although APN is not […]

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