Saturday, April 27, 2013
Spring Book Sale
10 AM-4:30 PM
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Friends of the Carrick Library will hold a book sale at the library at 1811 Brownsville Road from 10 AM-4:30 PM. Adult, Teen & Children's materials will be priced to sell. Proceeds benefit the library. Call 412-882-3897.
The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure requiring women to register for the military draft, this after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units. An amendment by Republican Congressmen and former Marine Duncan Hunter would prohibit women being drafted into combat duty, disallowing their entry into infantry and special operations positions. Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier supporting Hunter's measure added "If we want equality in this country for women and not be discriminated against, then we should be willing to support a universal conscription".
Have current federal bribery laws given too much power to prosecutors over public officials?