13 July, 2010 01:43

Today’s Headlines
New Financial Regulations Create Diversity Czars for All Federal Financial Regulators
– The financial regulations package recently passed by the House of Representatives would create a new diversity overseer at each of the major federal financial regulatory agencies, including the new ones created by the legislation itself. This new office, called the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, would be responsible for making sure that each of the major federal financial regulators is hiring enough minorities and women, and contracting with enough minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

Government’s New $25-Million Fund to Help Pregnant Teens May Benefit Abortion Providers, Pro-Family Advocates Say
– The Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for a new grant program that will help states provide support services to pregnant teens and women. But some pro-life and pro-family advocates point out that pregnancy resource centers have provided similar support services for decades — without government funding. The pro-life advocates see the new grant program as a way for the Obama administration to funnel more taxpayer dollars to pro-abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.

86 Percent of Afghan Army Recruits Cannot Read and Write, Complicating U.S. Efforts to Train Self-Sufficient Security Force
– A low literacy rate is one of the “biggest” obstacles to training Afghan National Security Forces, according to Col. John Ferrari, deputy commander for the NATO training mission in Afghanistan. Only about 14 percent of the Afghan recruits are literate, meaning they can both read and write, according to the U.S. Defense Department.


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