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Obama’s Immigration Order Blocked by Courts; Activists Lament

A federal judge has refused to allow Obama’s immigration executive order to go through as 26 states filed an injunction against it.

Oklahoma Legalizes Execution By Gas Chamber, First State To Allow Such Method

Oklahoma has become the first state to allow death by gas chamber to inmates on death row. The bill was signed into order by Governor Mary Fallin yesterday and will now be offered to inmates as a option for execution. NPR reports that Oklahoma has approved the use of nitrogen in executions across the state. Show More Summary

California's Governor Faces Criticism Over Drought-Relief Policies

yesterdayNews : Vice News

California governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order requiring cities and towns to cut water use by 25 percent — and he's facing pushback from unhappy businesses.

Female Serial Killer Anna Marie Hahn, 1906-1938

Anna Marie Hahn was a female serial killer who became the first woman ever to be executed in Ohio after it was confirmed that she poisoned five old men to death in order to gain their estates through fraudulently produced wills or by raiding their bank accounts. In 1927, Anna emigrated from Germany and settled […]

‘Sex and the City’ Star Back at HBO With New Comedy Series

“Sex and the City’s” Sarah Jessica Parker will return to HBO as the star and executive producer of a new single-camera comedy series, “Divorce.” Media reports confirmed that the pay-cable channel gave a series order to the project Thursday. HBO...

THE HILL: Obama immigration orders face major test in federal court. President Obama’s executi…

THE HILL: Obama immigration orders face major test in federal court. President Obama’s executive actions on immigration will be tested on Friday when a federal appeals court considers whether to lift an order blocking the actions to allow millions of immigrants without legal status to remain in the United States. Lawyers from the federal government […]

Facing resistance, Gov. Jerry Brown defends order to cut water use

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

With criticism of new conservation regulations pouring in from local officials, Gov. Jerry Brown and other state leaders defended Thursday his executive order requiring a 25% reduction in water use.  

President Signs Order Making Ted Cruz Ineligible for Obamacare

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — Just hours after Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told CNN that he had no choice but to sign up for Obamacare, President Barack Obama signed an executive order making Cruz ineligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary

Privacy Versus Security in Silicon Valley

On Friday morning, President Obama visited Stanford University, Silicon Valley’s intellectual center, as part of a summit organized by the White House. At the end of an address about cyber-security, he signed an executive order encouraging...Show More Summary

Pakistani court blocks execution of those convicted by military courts

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of death sentences passed by military courts set up this year after a spike in militant violence but which have raised concern about fairness and the extent of military powers.

Don’t Worry If You See Minnesota’s Governor Painting Dots on Road Signs

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed an executive order that will turn the town of Lindstrom, self-described as "America's Little Sweden," into Lindström once again. Umlauts had evaporated from updated road signs in the town, owing to new federal rules concerning “Standard Alphabets for Traffic Control Devices.” “Nonsensical rules like this are exactly why... More »

Minnesota's governor just issued a sweeping and emotional executive order about vowels on street signs

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) was fed up with road signs that did not include umlauts. So he did something about it. In a new executive order issued Wednesday, Dayton demanded his state's transportation authority "reinstate the useShow More Summary

Tim Cook offers keynote invite, Cupertino lunch in latest Charitybuzz auction

Charitybuzz today announced that for the third year in a row, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is auctioning off some of his time in order to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, which backs human rights causes around the globe.

Secret ballot to unionize PA home health care workers emerges

By Jana Benscoter, Watchdog.org A secret ballot sent to home care workers across the state of Pennsylvania has been obtained by The Fairness Center, a Harrisburg nonprofit that sued to halt Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order that unionizes home health care workers.

John Olsrud: When Did The EPA Become The Bad Guys?

The Environmental Protection Agency is one of the outstanding success stories witnessed by my generation.  Created by executive order of President Richard Nixon in 1970, the agency has been successful in ways we never could have anticipated at its inception. Many of the readers of this blog are too young to know what our country...

Before You Boycott All California Almonds, Read This

When it comes to water usage during the state's drought, not all farmers are the same. On April 1, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order requiring urban centers to reduce their water consumption by 25%. With the driest winter...Show More Summary

Airline seats are getting so small that federal regulators are worried

More and more airlines are moving to slim seating as they replace older aircraft, and order new planes While airline executives repeat over and over that the new seats create more space for passengers — a slimmer seat means less space taken up by padding, they say — the reality for travelers is looking less and less comfortable. Show More Summary

Ambush Election Confirms Wolf’s Deceptive Homecare Order is Union Gift

Commonwealth Foundation Two lawsuits filed in Commonwealth Court last week say Gov. Wolf’s February executive order is an illegal attempt to unionize thousands of Pennsylvania homecare workers.

Tennessee Suspends Executions Amid Legal Challenges To Lethal Injection, Electric Chair

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended executions of convicted murderers amid legal challenges contending that lethal injection and the electric chair are cruel and unusual punishments. The state high court, in an order filed Friday,...Show More Summary

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