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Australia’s prime minister gets accused of sexism, again

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott did it again. He is "under fire" for allegedly sexist remarks delivered while defending his record of reforms and cuts. In the wake of a cabinet reshuffle to boost his flagging government (and low approval ratings), Abbott hailed the success of his controversial repeal of the country's carbon tax, a move […]

Australia’s prime minister gets accused of sexism, again

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott did it again. He is "under fire" for allegedly sexist remarks delivered while defending his record of reforms and cuts. In the wake of a cabinet reshuffle to boost his flagging government (and low...Show More Summary

Bay Way Mobile Park in Coos Bay, Oregon Delivers Hope

Like the faces of the children it serves, the summer food program is a hopeful thing. It is a shining example of a community coming together in formal and informal ways to ensure that no child goes hungry. This is remarkably evidentShow More Summary

LIVE: President Obama Delivers Remarks on Shift in US Policy Toward Cuba

President Barack Obama is making a statement on a shift in United States policy toward Cuba. The shift comes after US Agency for International Development contractor Alan Gross and three members of the “Cuban Five” were freed from Cuba and the US in a prisoner swap. The Associated Press reports, according to unnamed US officials [...]

Sessions: Will We Abandon American Workers–or Save Them from Obama's Amnesty?

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) delivered these remarks on the Senate floor Friday evening. The U.S. Department of Commerce informs us that “today’s typical 18- to 34-year-old earns about $2,000 less per year (adjusted for inflation) than their counterpart in 1980.” That is a sharp and painful wage decline for young Americans. Show More Summary

Christian War Hero Louis Zamperini Wanted 'Unbroken' Movie to Speak to Everyone, Not Only Christians, Says Angelina Jolie (Video)

World War II Hero Louis Zamperini wanted Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" to reach everyone and not just Christians, as he hoped that ultimately his remarkable life story would deliver the message of Christ to people of all faiths.

CalPERS Lowers Private Equity Benchmark to Justify Investing Despite Underperformance

It's remarkable to see the lengths to which CalPERS will go to defend its loyalty to investments strategies that don't deliver adequate returns relative to their risks. Hedge funds were a long-standing old example, and the new one is private equity.

Watch Malala Yousafzai's Remarkable Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

2 weeks agoNews : CitizenSugar

Malala Yousafzai delivered a powerful speech at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday, sharing beautiful insights and stressing the importance of education. At just 17 years old, Malala became the youngest Nobel...Show More Summary

Gruber Apologizes

MIT professor and Obamacare (and Romneycare) architect Jonathan Gruber appeared before Congress today and issued an apology. He delivered a mea culpa of sorts in his opening remarks on Tuesday for what he called his “mean and insulting” comments, explaining some of his remarks while trying to take some of them back. After once saying [...]

Watch Dianne Feinstein Address the Senate on Release of CIA Torture Report

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is scheduled to speak from the Senate floor this morning to deliver remarks on the upcoming CIA torture report. Watch live below:

New Views of Ancient Martian Landscapes

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter just keeps delivering remarkable scenes from the Red Planet.

Dalrymple Proposes 12.7 Percent Increase In On-Going Spending

Governor Jack Dalrymple delivered his biennial budget address this morning. You can watch the whole thing above (minus about a minute when my stream glitched for some reason), and read the prepared remarks here. Below are some of the highlights. “The budget plan is ambitious,” Dalrymple said. “We must always be cautious of overexpansion, a...

Jeff Bezos Says Amazon's Delivery Drones Are 'Truly Remarkable,' But You Probably Won't See Them Soon (AMZN)

It's been almost exactly a year since Amazon first announced Prime Air, its efforts to make drones that can deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. Since then, we haven't heard much about them from the company. Jeff Bezos,...Show More Summary

Thoughts on Merkel's global profile

[youtube:HZYR5NVB8XA] As you can see above, the video of the 2014 Lowy Lecture, delivered on Monday by Angela Merkel, is now available, and I encourage you to take a look, particularly since her tough remarks on Russia are making news...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon addresses tensions in Ferguson

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) is expected to deliver remarks at 6:30 p.m. EST regarding the impending grand jury decision in Ferguson and his administration’s concerns over violent reactions. Earlier this month, Nixon admonished protesters calling for an indictment of local officer Darren...

WATCH LIVE: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Speaks on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

last monthNews : Mediaite

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is expected to deliver remarks regarding the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case on Monday afternoon, November 24 beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET.

Global Central Banks Calendar for Week of Nov. 24 – 29, 2014

MONDAY ECB’s Nowotny delivers opening remarks in Vienna at 0745 GMT BOE’s McCafferty remarks published at 1000 GMT ECB’s Coeure speaks in London at 1000 GMT ECB’s Weidmann speaks in Madrid at 1300 GMT Bank of Israel releases a policy statement at 1600 local time

Watch: President Obama Speaks at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas

YouTube The President will deliver remarks on the new steps he will be taking within his executive authority on immigration. The President will speak at Del Sol High School, where he laid out his principles for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform nearly two years ago.

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