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Arsenal Transfer News: Paulo Dybala Rumours Show Gunners Priorities Off Target

All Arsenal want for Christmas—and several Christmases prior to this year's—is defensive reinforcements, but a big-money bid for Palermo's Paulo Dybala would see Arsene Wenger once again misdirect January funds. It's no new storyline...Show More Summary

Merry Christmas, Defense Contractors!

Congress’ abomination of a defense spending bill is all about pleasing weapons manufacturers and diverting funds to useless projects.

Christie Allies Offer Dubious Defenses for Payments Made to His Wife’s Firm

Increasingly defensive responses from the Christie administration and friendly media outlets show that David Sirota’s relentless reporting on pension fund improprieties is starting to draw blood. The New York Times ran a story last week...Show More Summary

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Merchandise Featuring the Classic Comics Code Authority Seal

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

The First Amendment defenders at The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (previously) have begun offering fundraising merchandise emblazoned with the now-defunct Comics Code Authority seal that has graced many a comics cover since the 1950s. The code, which was created as a response to parental concerns surrounding content, officially went defunct in January 2011. images […]

Comics Code Authority merch to support anti-censorship work at CBLDF

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

From IO9's excellent guide to charitable merch you can buy to support good causes, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's range of excellent swag, including these items bearing the logo of the hated, defunct Comics Code Authority, whose trademarks the CBLDF acquired in 2011. Read the rest

US Congress passes $584 billion defense bill

The US Congress adopted a massive US defense spending bill for 2015 Friday which includes emergency funding for military operations against Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as requested by President Barack Obama. The legislation passed 89 votes to 11 […]

You can now buy Nick Offerman's hand crafted wood emojis, as first seen on Conan O'Brien's show.

You can now buy Nick Offerman's hand crafted wood emojis, as first seen on Conan O'Brien's show. They cost $100 and proceeds go to the Children's Defense Fund. It looks like it won't be easy to get one, though. The first hundred sold out fast; more go on sale here on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Provision in NDAA Benefits Native Corp. That Contributed to Murkowski's Write-In Campaign

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) negotiated the inclusion of a land entitlement provision in the "must-pass" National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for a Sealaska, an Alaska Native Regional Corporation that helped fund her re-election in 2010 as a write-in candidate. Show More Summary

Defense bill includes ill-advised Alaska and Arizona land measures

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

So what does funding for the Department of Defense have in common with Alaska's Tongass National Forest or the Tonto National Forest in Arizona?

Non-Sequiturs: 12.08.14

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund took to Twitter to name every unarmed person of color killed by the police since 1999. Gawker compiled short bios on each. [Gawker] Texas planning to ban the "affluenza" defense. [Lowering the Bar] Pillsbury just moved into a cozy little office. Show More Summary

Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014

On Wednesday, after the announcement that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted for killing Eric Garner, the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a series of tweets naming 76 men and women who were killed in police custody since the 1999 death of Amadou Diallo in New York. Show More Summary

Conan O'Brien co-chairs Children's Defense Fund gala for 5 teens

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The event: Most Los Angeles awards dinners pay tribute to Hollywood stars, VIP business leaders or big-time philanthropists. But at the Children’s Defense Fund-California’s “Beat the Odds” dinner, the VIPs and stars turned out to celebrate five outstanding high school...

Jordana Brewster & Ahna O'Reilly 'Beat The Odds' at Children's Defense Fund Event

Jordana Brewster looks lovely with a pop of color while stepping out for the Children’s Defense Fund‘s 2014 Annual Beat The Odds Awards held at Book Bindery on Thursday (December 4) in Culver City, Calif. The 34-year-old Furious 7 star was joined by Ahna O’Reilly, Darby Stanchfield, Chris Messina, and Conan O’Brien. The CDF Beat [...]

House passes $584 billion defense bill, Senate vote due

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The House of Representatives adopted an annual US defense spending bill Thursday which includes emergency funding for military operations against Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as requested by President Barack Obama. The Senate still must pass the legislation — outlining $584.2 billion...

‘Long Overdue’: Purple Hearts for Fort Hood, Little Rock Victims Rolled Into Defense Funding Bill

The White House threatened to veto such language before, but is faced this time with a bipartisan compromise.

Defense spending bill passes, sequester must now go

The National Defense Authorization Act passed the House today with a huge, bipartisan majority of 300 to 119. The bill to fund the military (in the amount of $585 billion) now goes to the Senate where it has bipartisan support. In an emailed statement, majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R- Calif.) summarized its key provisions: “The […]

US Navy UCLASS Spending Restricted by Congress

The 2015 compromise defense bill places, released on Wednesday, imposes restrictions on funding for the Navy’s planned production carrier-launched unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over concerns the platform would lack sufficient stealth,...Show More Summary

Obama is Failing our Military

At a time when Obama is slashing the defense budget, this increase in the funds sent to Africa can only mean that the U.S. will be less prepared for the threats that actually impact our national security directly.

By Request Extra: CBLDF Makes Its Case On #GivingTuesday; Offers Special Anthology Through 3 PM ET

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has put its annual report on its site in conjunction with the charitable giving movement #GivingTuesday. They've also put together a special, 54-page #GivingTuesday edition of Defend Comics featuring...Show More Summary

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