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Uber Chooses Self-Driving Cars Now

A Silicon Valley software business is launching self-driving taxis later this month. It has no choice. In the new world order of software there are two choices: Quick or dead. Uber’s deal-making chief executive Travis Kalanick has always been impatient. He began spreading the seedof his ride-hailing startup around the globe long [...]

Minnesota’s Gov. Dayton Gets Down To Beesnis

Using executive power, Governor Mark Dayton, recognized as one of the best governors in the US, has laid out protections for pollinators in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is ordered to implement recently developed recommendations related to neonicotinoid pesticides. Potential users must demonstrate a real need for the products, and use them properly. This…

5 Times Tim Kaine Was a Hero for the LGBTQ Community

1. Tim Kaine’s very first executive action as governor of Virginia was to sign an order banning discrimination against state employees on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, veteran status, or disability. 2. Show More Summary

Obama order will ban labor law violators from getting federal contracts

Companies that break labor laws won’t be able to get federal contracts under a new executive order from President Obama, and Republicans and business groups are outraged. Under the rule, companies that want to bid on contracts will have...Show More Summary

Austin's Phlur wants you to skip mall department stores, order fragrances online

AUSTIN — Phlur Inc. has had a busy summer: Since coming out of stealth mode earlier this year, the Austin fragrance startup run by former Ralph Lauren Corp. executive Eric Korman has attracted national media attention for its disruptive approach to selling scents. Now it's collected more funding. Show More Summary

Stellan Skarsgård executes Norwegian vengeance in 'In Order of Disappearance'

As a generally mild-mannered father undertaking a brutal course of revenge in “In Order of Disappearance,” Stellan Skarsgård might occasionally strike you as Scandinavia’s answer to Liam Neeson in the “Taken” movies. Then again, he might not. The comparison almost, but not quite, nails the quiet...

Jon Favreau Will Direct and Produce Seth MacFarlane's New Space Dramedy for Fox

Back in May, Fox agreed to a 13-episode order of Seth MacFarlane’s next TV project, an untitled live action space space dramedy created, executive produced, written by and starring MacFarlane. Now The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Jon Favreau will join the entertainment juggernaut’s first non-animated series project as an ... More »

Barack Obama Creates New National Monument in Maine's North Woods

Two of Maine's representatives in Congress are not happy after President Obama signed an executive order creating the "Katahdin Woods and Waters...

Kobi Alexander Ordered Detained in Long-Running Backdating Case

Jacob “Kobi’ Alexander, a fugitive technology executive who spent a decade in Africa rather than face criminal charges in a stock-options backdating scandal, pleaded guilty Wednesday to securities fraud in Brooklyn, N.Y., federal co...

Comedy Central Orders James Davis TV Series Inspired By His Snapchat Show

Comedy Central has given a series order to a primetime TV show starring, created and executive produced by comedian James Davis, host of Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis, Comedy Central's most watched Snapchat original series, and a regular...Show More Summary

Labor Department Ensures Federal Contractors Comply with LGBTQ Non-Discrim Protections

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations implementing President Obama’s executive order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. Among its provisions, the regulations will help to ensure companies contracting with the...Show More Summary

Why felons in Virginia lost their right to vote, again

WHEN Virginia’s Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, issued an executive order in April restoring voting rights to 206,000 felons who had served their sentences, Republicans were outraged.

New Rule From Obama Will Punish Contractors Who Cheat Or Endanger Workers

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

With its time in the White House winding down, the Obama administration plans to add yet another executive order to its list on Wednesday ? one that will bar companies from receiving federal contracts if they recently violated laborShow More Summary

‘Law & Order’ Creator Dick Wolf, More Remember Steven Hill

Law & Order creator and executive producer Dick Wolf is among those remembering Steven Hill, who starred on the series for ten seasons as District Attorney Adam Schiff. Hill died today at the age of 94. Below is Wolf’s statement and other reactions. Show More Summary

Virginia Governor Grants 13,000 Felons Voting Rights

After the state supreme court blocked his executive order to re-enfranchise 200,000 people.

Don’t forget that, for a year, Trump called for deporting all illegal immigrants

Over a year ago, Donald Trump released a hard-line immigration program, a 1,900-word plan. He also told us exactly what he wanted to do in an interview on “Meet the Press” on Aug. 16, 2015: DONALD TRUMP: The executive order gets rescinded. One good thing about– CHUCK TODD: You’ll rescind that one, too? DONALD TRUMP: […]

Gov. Terry McAuliffe restores voting rights to 13,000 former felons

In April, Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order restoring the voting rights of some 200,000 former convicted felons who had served their sentences and are not on parole. Republican lawmakers sued and the state Supreme Court blocked McAuliffe's order because it had been done en masse instead of case-by-case. Show More Summary

Virginia’s Governor Restores Voting Rights for 13,000 Ex-Felons

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

After the State Supreme Court last month blocked Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s blanket executive order, he is accomplishing his goal on a case-by-case basis.

Virginia governor restores voting rights for 13,000 felons

McAuliffe's announcement Monday came nearly a month after the court ruled that governors cannot restore rights en masse, but must handle them on a case-by-case basis. That ruling invalidated a previous executive order that had restored the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons who had completed their sentences. Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Knows Trump Is True Law ‘N’ Order Dude, Because He Wanted To Kill Innocent Black Kids

Sen. Jeff Sessions would jsut like us to remember how tough on crime Donald Trump is: So tough he called for the execution of five falsely-accused teens!

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