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JPM Storms Out In Defense Of The Sunny Hedge Fund Hotel: Initiates SunEdison With An "Overweight" And $24 Target

Sometimes you have to work really hard for those "soft dollars." Readers will recall that last week, one of the stocks that had become a proxy for forced hedge fund liquidations and margin selling, was alternative energy company SunEdison...Show More Summary

No black judge has ever been elected in this district. Here's why.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed papers in a Louisiana case that argues that the judicial selection mechanism violates the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution, according to an LDF Press Release. In the 32nd Judicial District Court, judges are elected at-large, rather than by district. Show More Summary

EDF: Mississippi River Delta and Natural Infrastructure Economist (2-year Post-doctoral Position)

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships...

The Pentagon, Apple, and NASA Are Working Together To Build Electronics That Bend

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

How far does $171 million go in Silicon Valley? A group of more than 160 companies, schools, and government agencies are going to find out—thanks to a grant from the Department of Defense that will fund a San Jose institute devoted to developing flexible tech. Read more...

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft. Continue reading ? The post Pentagon funding new high-tech venture appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Real Energy and Cost Savings. Right Now. Here, in Texas

We are nearing the end of another successful season of EDF Climate Corps, the 8-year-old program run by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) that “embeds” grad students inside companies to find ways to save energy and money and lower carbon emissions. read more

Virginia Tech considering potential monetary fines of its amateur athletes, says coach

Bad idea, coach. Cost of attendance funds are a small help in giving college athletes the money they are richly entitled to, so naturally it didn't take long for someone to say something dumb about them. Virginia Tech defensive coordinator...Show More Summary

The Best Defense Is Good Offense: DOJ Challenges Local Public Defense Programs

6 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Lauren Kirchner, ProPublica Court filings bring national attention to local funding issues.

“Fairness and Accountability Sought for Terrebonne Parish 32nd Judicial District Court Voters”

Press release: On Friday, August 21, lawyers for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), and cooperating Louisiana attorney, Ronald L. Wilson, filed papers in Terrebonne Parish Branch NAACP, et al. v. Jindal, et al., a challenge under the Voting Rights Act and … Continue reading ?

Paying Your Rent in Full: A Call to Servant Leadership

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time. Marian Wright Edelman, Founder & President, Children's Defense Fund Like many aspiring lawyers, I decided to attend law school because I wanted to make a difference in the world. Show More Summary

NOW HIRING: Earth Street Citizen Correspondents

Hear ye, hear ye! Our amazing clients at the Environmental Defense Fund are looking for a few good men and women to hop on board as Earth Street Citizen Correspondents. If you live in the Boston, New York or San Francisco areas, canShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Too many school-books still make some children feel invisible

Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, writes at The Huffington Post—It's Hard to Be What You Can't See: “When we think about what it is to be ‘connected,’ we think about memory. We think about history. We think about storytelling. Show More Summary

Giant Lockheed Tightens Its Wasteful "Chokehold" on Defense Funds by Buying Sikorsky

Recently, giant Lockheed was described as having a literal “chokehold” on the #1 defense contractor spot. Also recently, Lockheed announced it would buy Sikorsky, the well-known supplier of military helicopters, for $9 billion.   Let’s review Lockheed’s powerful grip on lucrative defense contracts and political power– and then see the Sikorsky acquisition strengthens [...]

Art Pope, the Koch Brothers, and their defense of polluters

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Spending big bucks attacking environmental heroes: The same day it donated to the RGA, Sept. 16, Variety Stores also gave $400,000 to the Freedom Partners Action Fund, the super PAC of the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, whichShow More Summary

The Flabby Arms of Krupp (2)

(Steven Hayward) Last week I took aim here at the weak Wall Street Journal op-ed from Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, celebrating Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” for being a revolutionary, game-changing, world-saving measure. Show More Summary

Right Wing Costs Idaho $900,000 in Failed Suits

Idaho's top elected officials agreed today to pay out nearly $900,000 from the state's Constitutional Defense Fund, plus interest, to the winning parties in three lawsuits for their attorney's fees and costs -- the same-sex marriageShow More Summary

“Fayette County Voters to Have District-Based Voting this September”

Release: Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted a request filed by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and cooperating Georgia attorney, Neil Bradley, to have district-based voting as the voting … Continue reading ?

Coca-Cola takes heat for funding ‘energy balance’ group

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola found itself on the defensive Monday after a report said the beverage giant had been secretly funding a “scientific” group that says Americans are getting fatter because of a lack of physical fitness — not sugary drinks. The group, Global Energy Balance Network, bills itself as a not-for-profit “dedicated to identifying and [...]Show More Summary

Animal rights group seeks action against Cecil's killer

Animal Legal Defense Fund files complaint as Minnesota dentist faces mounting criticism for killing beloved lion in Zimbabwe

Rush Limbaugh: Jeb Bush's Comments On Women's Health Care Funding Were "Right On The Money"

From the August 5 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Joe Scarborough's Defense Of Jeb Bush Ignores The Candidate's Poor Record On Reproductive Health And Rights Rush Limbaugh: "You Can Draw A Comparison"...Show More Summary

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