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Labor Law Roundup

Some recent news and stories of interest: The Nation reports on attempts by workers of a major packing company to highlight poor working conditions and union busting to improve their plight appeal to the good-employer image of Costco, which stocks...

National Basketball Association roundup

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Knicks will add Jim Cleamons to new coach Derek Fisher's staff, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Cleamons, a longtime NBA assistant, served on former Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Drew's staff last season. Show More Summary

Roundup: Running Thin in Outfield, Nationals Sign Ex-Cub Schierholtz to the Minors

3 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Nate Schierholtz can play all three outfield positions and possesses a left-handed, power bat, Washington General Manager Mike Rizzo said.

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: After a rough few months, Bruce Braley releases an effective ad

Leading off: • IA-Sen: Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley has not had an easy campaign, but hopefully this very effective ad is a sign he's turned the corner. A veteran of the Iowa National Guard describes how his unit had its deployment in Iraq extended, but the soldiers were not paid. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, August 15, 2014

Here's what it looked like last night in NJ, a National Moment of Silence Mourning Mike Brown of Ferguson Missouri, and slain youth. That didn't take long Jim Romenesko, who has a well-known blog about journalism finds a Daily Record...Show More Summary

Torts roundup

Celebrated as the “most insane amusement park ever,” New Jersey’s notorious Action Park reopens, minus some of its most extreme hazards [National Post] Insurance industry study finds attorneys getting into higher share of auto crashShow More Summary

National Guard Ends $40+ Million Sponsorship After Recruiting Nobody

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? Read more...

Green Fleet Roundup: Time Warner Cable, Wamart, Plug Power, Clean Energy Fuels

Time Warner Cable is joining the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities’ National Clean Fleet Partnership to further reduce petroleum use and increase efficiencies within its fleet (pictured) of more than 20,000 service trucks and vehicles. TWC’s participation is part of the company’s “Go Green” initiative under which TWC is on track to meet or exceed […]

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for August 2-3, 2014

The Nation cites work by Jersey Jazzman and Bob Braun A piece by Bob and Barbara Dreyfuss in The Nation highlights the way Gov. Christie is marketing his dismal record on public education to potential GOP supporters, despite the havoc his anti-public school record has caused in New Jersey. Show More Summary

Roundup: Zimmermann’s Seven Shutout Innings Pace Nationals

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Anthony Rendon’s home run and four runs batted in backed up Jordan Zimmermann’s performance on the mound as Washington trounced Philadelphia.

Food roundup

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Obama pick for USDA nutrition chief advances food-as-social-justice theme [Politico, Free Beacon and more, Jeff Stier/Des Moines Register] Hawaii GMO battle is one the whole nation should watch [Mark Strauss, io9] “Overprotective Government,...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Economics, poverty, health For the 3rd straight year, NJ slid down the rankings of overall children's well-being and is now out of the top five in the nation, according to the annual Kids Count data book. Justice Department calls for federal monitor of Newark Police Department This, after a 3-year review of the Newark Police Department. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Late roundup coming at ya from on the road back from Detroit and Netroots Nation 2014. Sweeney calls out Christie administration Sandy recovery monitoring reports "Almost a whitewash." Atlantic City AC Mayor Don Guardian attends White House signing ceremony for ENDA. Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

Creative policy thinker Rick Perry has come up with a way to address the problem of those Central American kids coming to the border: Texas Gov. Rick Perry will immediately send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have […]

Outdoors Week 2014: Do check out the Outdoors Week...

Do check out the Outdoors Week coverage over on Curbed National today: there's a long look at starchitect Philip Johnson's landscape career, the ultimate pool starter kit, a peek at the outdoor spaces of celebrity homes, a roundup of crazy-expensive...

News Roundup & Ope Thread for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Late, short roundup this AM, people, as we're just arriving in Detroit for Netroots Nation 2014 along with peeps Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Howard Dean. More on all this later. Meanwhile, on the brain-eating parasite front - good...Show More Summary

Outdoors Week 2014: Do check out the Outdoors Week...

Do check out the Outdoors Week coverage over on Curbed National today: there's a map of the most beautiful American outdoor spaces on the market, a roundup of secluded desert houses, a deep dive into the the Gilded Age origins...

Outdoors Week 2014: Do check out the Outdoors Week...

Do check out the Outdoors Week coverage over on Curbed National today: there's a roundup of ultra zen gardens of modernist houses, an infographic that breaks down the stats of Versailles's gardens (more than 50 fountains!), an utterly fabulous look...

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