Centre Daily Times: Sestak supports education

Our five children are enrolled in the State College Area School District. We are fortunate that our public schools are above average. Elsewhere, however, education in the U.S. is deteriorating.

Reportedly, millions of Americans believe that the Earth is 6,000 years old. Changing lead into gold and the sun revolving around the Earth are similar ideas that were prevalent during the Dark Ages. Even a basic modern education reveals that these ideas are nonsense.

Post Crescent: Letters: Feingold works to create jobs and incentives

There is one candidate for U.S. Senate that is truly serious about keeping Americans working and to getting jobs for the unemployed or underemployed. That candidate is Russ Feingold. He had a track record of doing this over and over again.

The latest example is his support for the HIRE Act of 2010. The act gives employers two tax breaks for hiring workers through the end of the year. One of the tax breaks is that for each worker retained for at least a year, businesses may claim an additional general business tax credit, up to $1,000 per worker, when they file their 2011 income tax returns.

Superior Telegram: Lassa lays plan for jobs

As the race for 7th District congressional seat heats up, Democratic candidate, state Sen. Julie Lassa of Stevens Point is turning her attention to jobs.

Lassa has created a three-tier plan to get Wisconsinites and the nation back to work.

MinnPost: Walz gets national VFW endorsement

Democratic Congressman Tim Walz, who represents much of southern Minnesota, has been endorsed by the national Veterans of Foreign Wars in his re-election bid. He’s being challenged in the 1st District by Republican Randy Demmer.

Walz, who has served more than 20 years in the National Guard, is the highest-ranking enlisted soldier to serve in Congress.

The Daily Times: Lentz gets backing of major general

UPPER DARBY – A retired Army major general formerly in charge of training Iraqi troops teamed up with a local Iraq War Purple Heart recipient Saturday in endorsing state Rep. Bryan Lentz’s campaign for the 7th Congressional District.

Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, commanding general of the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team in Iraq from 2003 to 2004, and retired Army Capt. Shannon Meehan, a Secane native and former tank platoon leader for the 1st Cavalry Division, endorsed Lentz, D-161, of Swarthmore, in front of more than 50 veterans and supporters at the Upper Darby American Legion Post 214.

The Hellenic News of America: Joe Sestak Hosts Hispanic Town Hall

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak hosted a town hall with members of the Hispanic community this afternoon, where he urged local residents and leaders to fight for a better future for their community by taking an active role in the upcoming election.

Coming the day before the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Admiral Sestak said that the diversity of our country remains one of its greatest strengths, particularly the conttributions made by the Hispanic community. Unfortunately, the Hispanic and other minority communities have been among the hardest hit by the recession.

Evansville Courier and Press: Off and running: Jack Conway

WASHINGTON — Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway insists Kentucky is ready to embrace “a new generation of leadership” and his experience, coupled with the energy of youth, renders him ready to step into the breach.

At 41, Conway is stealthily bringing the “torch has passed to a new generation” thoughts uttered by another young politico — John F. Kennedy — into the Bluegrass State of 2010.

The Columbus Dispatch: Kilroy wants to extend tax cuts only for middle class

Count Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy among House Democrats who remain adamant about extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for the middle class but allowing them to expire for households making $250,000 and up.

The Columbus Democrat said last week on a conference call with reporters and ProgressOhio that she stands with President Barack Obama on the issue and against talk of a compromise that would extend the tax cuts for wealthier Americans for at least a year or two.

Las Vegas Review Journal: Reid message on YMP revival: Hell No

WASHINGTON — Sen. Harry Reid issued a message Friday to gubernatorial candidates in South Carolina who are challenging the Obama administration’s shutdown of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project:

Insight News: Economic and environmental crisis

On September 8, US Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) held a public forum to discuss ideas and policies that will make clean energy jobs more available to Minnesotans.

The narrow government definition of a ‘green job’ often has deterred people from thinking about how they can help their environment just by going to work. Green jobs can be anything that improves our health or reduces our carbon footprint—from installing solar panels to simply using earth-friendly products.