First Focus

Type: Organization
Name: First Focus
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

First budgetary concern should be our children

U.S. Rep. Lloyd DoggettJust like in our own homes, putting the needs and priorities of our children should come first when Congress makes federal budgetary decisions.Recently, I spoke at the First Focus Children’s National Budget Summit and emphasized ... [Published San Marcos Daily Record - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Protesters Fear Government Is 'Sacrificing' The Children In Rush To End Border Crisis

WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers rolling back a law meant to protect unaccompanied minors from being summarily deported to unsafe countries, protesters rallied outside the White House on Thursday, calling on President Barack Obama to stand up for the ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

What is the solution?

According to a recent Gallup poll , immigration is the “top problem” concerning Americans today. And while we continue to cover this issue aggressively–and we will continue to introduce you to different faces and voices across the spectrum of this debate–there ... [Published MSNBC - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

There's No Explanation for the Central American Trafficking Law 'Loophole'

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas.(Rick Loomis-Pool/)There is no logical way to explain why Mexican children who enter the United States illegally are treated ... [Published National Journal - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Faith & Religion

Himmel sings at HopeA barbecue and concert will be July 27 at Hope Lutheran Church featuring Christian artist Chris Himmel. The barbecue starts at 4 p.m., with Hope's Lynn Kanengeiser performing at 5:30 and Hummel performing at 6. A free-will offering ... [Published Aurora Advocate - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Legal Business Development: Are You the Turtle or the Hare?

The fact of the matter is that CONSISTENCY is a silver bullet . Yes, a slow silver bullet! You see, many are looking for the right tool… SEO, Google Ads, social media, blogs, You Tube channel, article, networking, etc, etc, etc! But these are simply tools, ... [Published JD Supra - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 2 reports

Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even Scarier

It has been clear for at least a year that the focus of the nation on reducing the federal debt has vanished. The speeches of policymakers, the House and Senate legislative agendas, the content of the nation's debate forums, and the rhetoric of President ... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

CORE Act Seeks to Bridge Student Achievement Gap, Expand Access to Resources for Learning...

CORE Act Seeks to Bridge Student Achievement Gap, Expand Access to Resources for LearningWASHINGTON, DC  –  In an effort to help students bridge the achievement gap, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) has introduced S. 2557, the Core Opportunity Resources ... [Published U.S. Senator Jack Reed - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

The 5 Laws of Effective e-Commerce Websites

Customers are Ignoring You (Photo credit: ronploof)In my last post, I highlighted 5 warning signs that your website sucks along with some tips to make it, um… unsuck. This time, let’s take a deeper look at how you can do the “unsuck” part even more e ... [Published Business 2 Community - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Faith & Religion

First Baptist will meetFirst Baptist Church's quarterly business meeting will be June 29 after the worship service. The budget for the second half of the year will be considered. The Lord's Table will be observed during worship.A missions team from Florence, ... [Published Aurora Advocate - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Why Every Foster Kid Should Have an 'Electronic Backpack'

Ventura County, Calif., is home to roughly a thousand children who end up in the tough and disruptive world of foster care. These adolescents live transient existences, sometimes changing homes two or even three times in a year and, as a result, often ... [Published Governing - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 2 reports

This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don’t Believe Robots Will Eat All the Jobs …

Image: Tobias HigbieTHE ROBOT TWEETSTORMS by @PMARCAOne of the most interesting topics in modern times is the “robots eat all the jobs” thesis. It boils down to this: Computers can increasingly substitute for human labor, thus displacing jobs and creating ... [Published Recetas Naturales - Jun 13 2014]

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He deplored the political in-fighting on this issue. "Both parties are trying to figure out what fits them best politically" Nunez said, "and who they are sacrificing are the children."
"They couldn't find a policy reason for the disparate treatment of kids from Mexico" said First Focus spokesman Ed Walz...
...They would see the page ‘We’re stocking the shelves--submit products that you want to sell or projects, "” he says. “People were already uploading title, description, photos before there was even anything to do. On that first day, we already had 20 sellers and orders. On Day 1, there was a community and product.”"
Proceeds from the sale support the high school youth group for the 2015 National Youth Gathering in Detroit. "The rummage sale helps support us financially so we are able to travel to Detroit and experience what it is like to worship the Risen Lord with 35,000 other Lutheran youth at the National Youth Gathering" said Associate Pastor Jon Weaver

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First budgetary concern should be our children [Published San Marcos Daily Record - Jul 21 2014]
Protesters Fear Government Is 'Sacrificing' The... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 18 2014]
What is the solution? [Published MSNBC - Jul 17 2014]
There's No Explanation for the Central American... [Published National Journal - Jul 17 2014]
Faith & Religion [Published Aurora Advocate - Jul 16 2014]
Legal Business Development: Are You the Turtle ... [Published JD Supra - Jul 08 2014]
Manatt on Medicaid: The Emerging Conversation A... [Published JD Supra - Jul 02 2014]
Faith & Religion [Published Aurora Advocate - Jul 02 2014]
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Jul 01 2014]
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 01 2014]
Sound Advice On Making And Selling Hardware [Published Fast Company - Jun 29 2014]
CORE Act Seeks to Bridge Student Achievement Ga... [Published U.S. Senator Jack Reed - Jun 27 2014]
The 5 Laws of Effective e-Commerce Websites [Published Business 2 Community - Jun 27 2014]
Faith & Religion [Published Aurora Advocate - Jun 25 2014]
Why Every Foster Kid Should Have an 'Electronic... [Published Governing - Jun 24 2014]
Letter: Hanna is who we need in Congress [Published Oneida Daily Dispatch - Jun 22 2014]
Tabtor Launches Tutoring Academy for Residentia... [Published PRWeb - Jun 19 2014]
Congresswoman Annie Kuster Introduces Bill to F... [Published Insurance News Net - Jun 18 2014]
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues in ... [Published Insurance News Net - Jun 18 2014]
Adults, Including Congress, Also Need to Make t... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 17 2014]
This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don’... [Published Recetas Naturales - Jun 13 2014]
This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don&... [Published blog.pmarca.com - Jun 13 2014]
A Program That Provides Health Care For More Th... [Published Think Progress - Feb 21 2014]
On the Move [Published Argus Leader - Dec 23 2013]
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Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Jul 01 2014]
It has been clear for at least a year that the focus of the nation on reducing the federal debt has vanished. The speeches of policymakers, the House and Senate legislative agendas, the content of the nation's debate forums, and the rhetoric of President ...
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 01 2014]
It has been clear for at least a year that the focus of the nation on reducing the federal debt has vanished. The speeches of policymakers, the House and Senate legislative agendas, the content of the nation's debate forums, and the rhetoric of President ...
This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don&... [Published blog.pmarca.com - Jun 13 2014]
Image: Tobias Higbie   THE ROBOT TWEETSTORMS by @PMARCA One of the most interesting topics in modern times is the “robots eat all the jobs” thesis. It boils down to this: Computers can increasingly substitute for human labor, thus displacing ...
A Program That Provides Health Care For More Th... [Published Think Progress - Feb 21 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock Doctors, children’s advocates, and public health experts from across the country are urging Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides health coverage ...
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