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Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s communications chief leaving for Teach For America

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is losing his second communications chief in two years. Massie Ritsch, the acting assistant secretary for communications and outreach, is leaving his job to take a new position at Teach For America..@ED_Outreach news: I will join @TeachForAmerica as civilian @MassieRitsch in January. Similar job. New challenges. Vital work. Long title. — […]

Another Unforced Error On Selling Obamacare

The Obama administration has done an excellent job policy-wise with the Affordable Care Act, but politically has made a few major mistakes along the way. The most recent was discovered today when Bloomberg reported that the administration had made mistakes in reporting the number of people who obtained health coverage through the exchanges in its [...]Show More Summary

It’s Up To Congress How to Fill My Job, New York Fed Chief Tells Senator

If Congress wants the president to pick the New York Fed chief, that’s just fine with William Dudley. “It's the province of the Congress to decide how the Federal Reserve Act is written and how the president of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York and other Federal Reserve presidents are selected,” Mr. Dudley told Sen. Jack Reed (D., R.I.) during a heated hearing Friday.

Rice, Peterson Cases Spotlight Tug-of-War Between NFL and Players Union

Ray Rice was not a victim of NFL double jeopardy. Ray Rice committed a heinous, criminal act and has paid the price for it. Literally. Rice lost his job. He lost any chance at a paycheck for the foreseeable future. He lost any respect he had in the community. Show More Summary

Ann Clark goes 'full Hillary' on question about CMS' top job

Will she or won't she? That's the question of the moment when it comes to acting Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent Ann Clark, the veteran administrator who assumed the duties of the school system's top job early this month...Show More Summary

Watch Courtney Love Tell Jimmy Kimmel About Making Up With Dave Grohl

Courtney Love has been taking a lot of acting jobs lately, and last night, she was on Jimmy Kimmel Live in a strictly nonmusical capacity. In her interview with Kimmel, she talked a bit about becoming friends, once again, with her old legal foe Dave Grohl. She patched things up with Grohl a bit at [...]

Why you're particularly likely to run your first marathon when your age ends in a "9"

When we look at our lives, we tend to break them up into chapters, rather like the seasons of a TV box set. Potential dividers come in many forms, including the dawn of a new year, or the start of a new job. But if those events act as...Show More Summary

Don’t Blame Obama When Boehner Won’t Do His Job

last weekNews : Truthdig

The only reason President Obama has to act on immigration reform is that House Speaker John Boehner won’t.

Michigan House Speaker Proposes 'Religious Freedom' Act As Debate Over LGBT Job Protections Bill Continues

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As lawmakers in Michigan debate on whether to support legislation that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (but not gender identity or expression), Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger has proposed a bill that would allow businesses to...

Mary Landrieu’s sad final act: Why her desperate Keystone gambit should fail

Pushing for a Keystone XL vote won’t keep her Senate seat -- but it will get her a top dollar job from Big Oil

REITs Doing Better Job of Structuring Exec Pay Packages, Report Says

U.S. real estate investment trusts are revamping their executive compensation packages partly in response to the increased scrutiny on the subject resulting from the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. REIT pay packages increasingly...Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: The (active) fatherhood penalty

Just ask anyone and they'll tell you: Raising kids is really important. One of the most important jobs in the world, if not THE most important. Just don't ask your boss to act on that priority. It's well known that women's careers and lifetime earnings suffer because of time they take off when they have kids. Show More Summary

Someone took Amazon's Echo commercial and made it infinitely better.

2 weeks agoOdd : Happy Place

Nothing says "family" like gathering around the cylinder. The people whose jobs require them to get excited about new gadgets are, indeed, very excited about Amazon's new Echo gadget, a talking column that basically acts as a non-moving Siri connected to your whole house. Show More Summary

Google's Eric Schmidt Shows Off His Acting Skills In An Ad For The Economist

Eric Schmidt has managed to take some time off from his day job to take up acting on the side. Kind of. Google's executive chairman is the star of The Economist's latest advertising campaign, Marketing Week reports. The ad will broadcast...Show More Summary

Obama not 'mopey' about election rout

The president vows to act on his own on immigration if Congress doesn't handle its job.

'Go-Go Boy Interrupted' Tries (And Fails) To Get A Real Job: VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In an episode aptly titled, "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Drunk", ex-go-go Danny finds himself trying to get the first real job of his life--as a babysitter. Watch as Danny tries to get his act together, AFTER THE JUMP... And...

Browns' Joe Haden and Donte Whitner Run Tip Drill to Perfection for Interception

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden did his job—and then some—while breaking up a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Haden made such a good play on the ball that he allowed teammate Donte Whitner to get in on the action. On a first-quarter pass, Haden tipped the ball away from Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans. Show More Summary

Lindsay Lohan: "Too Ill" to Perform in London Play, Totally Faking It

For a while there, it looked as though up was down, black was white, and hell had frozen over, because Lindsay Lohan actually managed to land an acting job and keep it. But don't worry, order has been restored to the universe and Lindsay...Show More Summary

"It's Not My Job!" Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Ignores Sick Federal Workers Waiting Years For Compensation

One of the most common duties of a congressman is to act as a conduit between the federal government and the residents of the areas he represents, but a Democrat congressman in Missouri doesn’t seem to realize that. When asked if heShow More Summary

Health reform: Great for patients, but this doctor lost his job

As an employed physician specialist working in an underserved community, I am thrilled with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I was initially a skeptic of the program because of the cost to taxpayers, but I have since witnessed first hand the tremendous benefits. People with limited resources and real problems can now get help without […]

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