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Saturday News: It's all about the Veto

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

DEMOCRATS CONFIDENT OF BREAKING 'SUPER-MAJORITY' IN NC HOUSE (Charlotte Observer) – Last month’s sudden resignation of Mecklenburg County lawmaker has boosted Democratic hopes of breaking the Republican grip in the General Assembly.Show More Summary

Overwhelming Majority: Ban The Bomb In 2017

A nuclear working group at the UN concluded its work in Geneva today and the majority of governments voted to recommended that the UN General Assembly set up a conference in 2017 to negotiate a new treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are the only weapon of mass destruction that are not outlawed by international treaty. Show More Summary

Join us to the free DESIGN DISRUPTORS screening in New York!

Join us for an exclusive screening of the InVision-produced documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you by yours truly and General Assembly NYC. DESIGN DISRUPTORS reveals a never-before-seen perspective on the design approaches of 15+ industry-shaking companies, and how they’re using the power of design to disrupt billion dollar industries. Show More Summary

Father-son duo plan to bike nearly 400 miles in Md. to push for renewable energy measure

The “Ride to Override” calls on the General Assembly to overturn Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the bill.

Ban Ki-moon Wants His Successor to Be a Woman

With United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s second five-year term coming to a close on December 31, there are 11 candidates looking to succeed him, five of whom are women. The U.N. Security Council and the General Assembly will ultimately decide who will take over, but Ban says that if it ... More »

MD: Hogan's Clash With Dems Over Transportation Spending Reignited

A bitter fight between Gov. Larry Hogan and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly -- over a law governing how billions of state dollars will be spent on transportation projects -- is flaring anew.

Watching People Build IKEA Furniture on Drugs Is Hilarious

Sure, IKEA furniture may be cheaper than most, but putting that stuff together is generally a pain in the ass. And once it is assembled, don’t even think about breaking it down and trying to rebuild — it just won’t happen. With that being said, can you imagine how difficult it would be to build a […]

Time for a whole-of-nation approach to asylum seekers

In a little over a month's time, a high level meeting to address large movements of refugees and migrants will take place at the UN general assembly in New York. President Obama will host the leaders summit that will call for all member...Show More Summary

General Assembly is opening 10 new campuses in the US

General Assembly is expanding its physical footprint by ten campuses in the US, and has acquired Bitmaker to branch out into Canada. The focused learning company that has courses in various technology disciplines like Android development...Show More Summary

RT News Channel Gets Fourth Nomination for International Emmy Award

RT news channel was nominated on Tuesday for an International Emmy award in the news category for its special coverage of the 70th UN General Assembly.

For Economic Opportunity, The Redder the Better

  Many of America’s bluest states are deep in the red thanks to tried-and-failed progressive policies. The Illinois General Assembly can’t pass a long-term budget deal, leading to significant losses in state investment revenue, according to the state’s Treasurer. Show More Summary

It happens around the edges

At any gathering of people, from a high school assembly to the General Assembly at the UN, from a conference to a rehearsal at the orchestra, the really interesting conversations and actions almost always happen around the edges. If you...        

CT: State Funding For 'Innovation Places' Hopes To Promote Business, Job Growth

Looking for ways to kick-start the state's slow-growth economy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly enacted legislation establishing competitive grant funding to create so-called innovation places.

Giants G.M. Jerry Reese thinks he’s assembled “a really good football team”

Few teams have ever spent as aggressively as the Giants did this offseason. But few General Managers were on as clearly established a hot seat as Giants General Manager Jerry Reese, so at least it’s understandable. The good news is, the guy who spent all the money believes it was also well-spent. “The atmosphere is…

Op-Ed on the GOP's disingenuous attack on wind energy in NC

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

In which I preach from my chair a little bit: In each of the last five years, we have seen numerous attempts by the Republican-led General Assembly to erode environmental protections and undermine the fantastic growth in our clean energy sector. Show More Summary

GM Plants Listed On EPA Green List

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Originally appeared on Automoblog.net General Motors’ Orion Assembly is one of the top ten green power generators in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Located in Orion Township, Michigan, the plantShow More Summary

The Virginia Supreme Court rejected McAuliffe's felon voting order. What now?

there will be no break in the political deadlock between the governor and the General Assembly

Coding School Startup General Assembly Lays Off 50

"It's my job as the leader here to make sure we're doing the right thing and making the right decisions ahead of time so that they're not forced upon us," CEO Jake Schwartz tells Inc.

Education Startup General Assembly Lays Off 7% of Staff

The CEO said the job cuts were made to ensure the company is “completely self-sustainable.”

Black Lives Matter Calls For Global Change At United Nations Assembly

The fight to make sure black lives matter is a global one. This message was reinforced by Opal Tometi, one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, during a recent address she delivered at the United Nations General Assembly. Tometi,...Show More Summary

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