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Innovation is not an "Extender"

The end-of-year legislative rush is on, with Congress juggling Keystone XL, funding the government, internet access taxes, authorizing defense activities, terrorism risk insurance, and tax extenders - the roughly 50 tax provisions that expire and are extended annually for one year at a time. Show More Summary

US to Change Significant Changes to how it Funds Nuclear Weapons Triad?

It isn’t official but Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work hinted today that the United States will undertake a fundamental reordering of its national security budget by paying for new nuclear submarines, new nuclear bombers and newShow More Summary

Event Livefeed: The Making of Ferguson with Sherrilyn Ifill and Richard Rothstein

Today, Thursday, November 13, at 11:00 a.m. ET, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) will host a forum to examine policies that led to the events in Ferguson. Richard Rothstein, contributing writer...Show More Summary

THE FIGHT TO PROTECT EPA EMISSIONS CUTS BEGINS

Climate change supporters suffer losses Laura Barron-Lopez, November 5, 2014 (The Hill) “…The nation’s top environmental groups including the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural...Show More Summary

4 Defensive Stocks That A Growth Guru Is Dumping Millions Into

Ask any investment advisor, and they’ll tell you that long-term gains trump short-term winnings every day of the week. Big name hedge fund managers like Buffett and Icahn have gained

Brianna Wu Setting Up A Legal Defense Fund For Women Targeted By Gamergate - Today in "sadly necessary..."

3 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

If you've been wondering where the repercussions are for harassers who have defamed the personal and professional character of female developers, revealed women's personal details online, and threatened terrorist acts, you're not al...

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC), Raytheon Company (RTN), General Dynamics Corporation (GD): David Harding’s Winton Capital Management Loves Aerospace & Defense Stocks

David Harding’s Winton Capital Management has filed its Schedule 13F form with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the third quarter of 2014. In this document, the fund disclosed its long equity positions as of September 30. The portfolio, worth more than $13.98 billion, is divided amongst almost all sectors of the economy, but has a […]

Finland Needs New Fighters for Defense Credibility: Minister

Finland’s next government will have to grapple with the difficult decision of appropriating additional funds to update Finland’s aging defence armaments. This added funding will mean that the money will have to be cut from other national priorities, said Minister […]

10 Monday AM Reads

My morning train reads: • James Montier: Maximizing Shareholder Value Is The Dumbest Idea In The World (Business Insider) • My (Somewhat Tepid) Defense of Hedge Funds (AQR Capital) but see Seeking Clarity Within the Hedge Fund Mirage (Brandes Inst) • The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020 (Washington Post) • Housel: How...Read More

Koch Industries Funds Legal Defense For the Poor

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers announced this week that it's getting a "major grant" from Koch Industries, Inc. to support the group's indigent defense training programs.

Senator James Inhofe lifts objections to $750 million in Ebola funding

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican U.S. Senator James Inhofe said on Friday he has approved a shift of $750 million in Defense Department war funds to fight Ebola in West Africa, lifting the final objections to that amount in Congress. Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, had held out on...

Ebola funding clears last hurdle in Congress

Republican U.S. Sen. James Inhofe said Friday he approved shift of $750 million in Defense Department war funds to fight Ebola in West Africa.

Sen. Inhofe Blocks Funds for Ebola Intervention

House legislators have approved the transfer of $750 million toward the fight to contain Ebola, which continues to rapidly spread across West Africa. The figure is still below the $1 billion request from the Department of Defense—and the budget battle is not over. Show More Summary

U.S. Republican Senator still undecided on Ebola funding increase

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator James Inhofe has not yet agreed to release additional Defense Department funds for a military mission to fight Ebola in West Africa, his spokeswoman said on Thursday, citing concerns over protecting military staff and the mission's long-term future. Show More Summary

U.S. House Republicans release $750 mln in Ebola funds to Pentagon

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday agreed to release $700 million more to fight Ebola from the Defense Department's request to shift $1 billion in war funds, bringing the total so far to $750 million. Show More Summary

Capital Journal Daybreak: Democrats Shift Funds in Senate Race | U.S. Sends Mixed Signals on Syria Buffer Zone

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

GEMI, EDF Expand Water Efficiency Toolkit

The Global Environmental Management Initiative and Environmental Defense Fund have teamed up to expand the adoption of their water efficiency toolkit for companies in water-stressed areas as drought conditions persist on the West Coast and throughout the Southwest. Show More Summary

Has Copper Bottomed and Whither Defense?

It's been a long time since I opened "The Hedge Fund Edge", but I believe that Mark Boucher wrote about the importance of copper, cotton, and lumber in reflecting economic activity.Copper has a red dog for awhile now. The daily candlestick chart shows nothing resembling a base, but some divergence. Show More Summary

?Women at Texas Immigrant Detention Center Allege Sexual Abuse

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) has penned a letter to federal officials with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security regarding horrible allegations that employees at a Southern Texas immigration holding center have been sexually abusing women detainees. Read more...

'Honey Badger' Narrator Wants You To Care About Controversial Baby Monkey Experiment

Remember Randall, the sassy narrator from the "Honey Badger Don't Care" video? Well, he's back as the narrator of a new video, put out by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, that calls for an end to controversial baby monkey experiments at...Show More Summary

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