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Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Nov. 22-23, 2014

N.J. National Guard grapples with three suicides after a decade of none In six months, three suicides, and a possible drug-overdose death. Jersey money NJ job growth ranks 49th; 2nd slowest in nation. NJ paid 500 hours of police overtime over 3 weeks to police stationed 'round-the-clock at empty Hunterdon hospital set aside for Ebola. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reactions to Obama's big immigration speech

Jonathan Capehart: Through a powerful and emotional address that was a forceful reminder of who we are as a nation and our values, President Obama declared his plan to bring an estimated five million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. [...]Show More Summary

Racism, Deodorant, and Marines: Typical National Book Awards News Roundup

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Racist-y Snicket, Le Guin's passion is a win, and Phil Klay takes home the biggie. News by Peter Derk Last night's National Book Awards was certainly a night to remember with three big stories blowing up the internet this morning. First, Phil Klay was the big winner in the fiction category for his novel Redeployment. Show More Summary

The “unbiased” ABC. Today’s roundup

Boat people: Fran Kelly on Radio National Breakfast plays an ad created by activists to protest against children in detention. She and commentator Michelle…

Banking and finance roundup

“How Operation Choke Point Hurts the Unbanked” [former FDIC chairman William Isaac, American Banker] A nation of snitches: “U.S. rules would expand white collar crime informers” [Reuters] Courts should stop giving deference to agency...Show More Summary

Veterans Day News Roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Newark's chaotic schools mess: Why Chris Christie's new debacle is mired in protest We know this about Christie. And about Booker. And it's a relief to see this story when it's told to national audiences. Democrats Howard Dean's guy:...Show More Summary

Major League Baseball Roundup

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom were named the American League and National League Rookies of the Year, it was announced Monday.

Major League Baseball Roundup

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young were named the National League and American League Comeback Players of the Year on Friday.

Weekly Roundup 11.7.14

It is a lovely autumn in our nation’s capital – at least looking at the trees and the light.  It is always remarkable how the light angles change and the sun will suddenly appear beneath clouds instead of over them … Continue readin...

Ocean Roundup: Fatter Elephant Seals Are Better Swimmers, Queen Conch Not to Receive Protection under ESA, and More

Queen conchs will not be protected under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo: Daniel Neal / Flickr Creative Commons) - The National Marine Fisheries Service ruled not to list queen conch under the Endangered Species Act, which will allow groups to still import queen conch into the country (it’s been illegal to harvest in Florida waters for years). Show More Summary

Food votes: GMO labels rejected in Colorado, probably Oregon; Berkeley taxes soda

Here's a quick roundup of national and local races in the 2014 midterms that focused on food and farming.

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Election Day edition

It's Election Day! We begin with Katrina vanden Heuvel, who looks at the "minimum wage mandate": For the national Democratic Party, there are only two possible outcomes in today’s elections: bad and worse. Even in the best-case scenario,...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Why you can't procrastinate when it comes to buying ad time

To Republican Gov. Sean Parnell's frustration, few voters will ever see this ad Leading Off: • Ads: It's no secret that viewers in battleground states can be expected to be bombarded with campaign ads. However, the National Journal takes...Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Nations Fail to Reach Agreement on Antarctic Marine Reserve, Norway Planning Large Whale Meat Shipment, and More

Killer whales swimming in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Nations failed to reach an agreement to protect the Ross Sea in the world’s largest marine reserve. (Photo by Donald LeRo / NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center National ScienceShow More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Halloween Friday, 2014

NJ National Guard unit to deploy to "Operation Enduring Freedom" It will be the 4th deployment for four of the soldiers. "Presidential" Clock's ticking on an OPRA request following Christie claims of his Sandy recovery work "without cameras". Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: NOM and Mitt Romney remind North Carolina that they still exist

Leading Off: • NC-Sen: It's been a while since we've seen too many anti-same-sex marriage ads in a general election, even in red states. But the National Organization of Marriage is quickly running out of reasons to exist, so they're hitting Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

Supreme Court roundup

Sorry, National Review, but the marriage rulings are really nothing at all like Dred Scott [my new piece at The Daily Beast] Or Roe v. Wade either [Dale Carpenter, Ilya Shapiro, Charles Lane] Ninth Circuit won’t get the message about...Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

Sam Stein gets a scoop from the director of the National Institutes of Health: As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of the disease at home, one of the country’s top health officials says a vaccine likely would have […]

Ocean Roundup: Seven Sharks Illegally Caught in Costa Rica National Park, Dolphins Cross-Breeding in UK Waters, and More

A bottlenose dolphin and calf. New research shows bottlenose dolphins off the UK are cross-breeding with other species. (Photo: Oceana / Soledad Esnaola) - Scientists warn that otters off of Scotland are only living for about a third of the time than those off mainland Europe, largely due to more polluted waters and prey sources. Show More Summary

Roundup: Adam Wainwright Dismisses Concerns, but Elbow Soreness Worries Cardinals

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

After Adam Wainwright allowed nine runs over his last two starts, the Cardinals were not definitive about whether he would start again in the National League Championship Series.

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