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Emails Reveal Idaho Ag-Gag Bill was Drafted by Dairy Lobby

Dairy industry lobbyists in Idaho helped write legislation that makes it illegal to take photographs or record videos at agricultural facilities, acts which in the past have exposed animal cruelty and unsanitary practices.

Illinois Bill Protecting LGBT Youth from Dangerous Conversion Therapy Moves to Governor

Moments ago, the Illinois State Senate voted 34 -19 to pass House Bill 217, the Illinois Youth Mental Health Protection Act that will protect LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and discredited practices of conversion therapy.

Bank of America Fined for Violations of Military Relief Law

The bank said it would pay $30 million and improve its monitoring and compliance practices in regard to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

Hard Knocks could keep Texans from luring practice partners

The Texans have agreed, perhaps a bit reluctantly, to serve as the featured act on Hard Knocks. And the Texans could have a hard time finding a team to agree to practice with them this year. The Texans and Saints had planned to work out together prior to their exhibition game in August. On Thursday,…

Business Lessons From Game Of Thrones

Today, entrepreneurs in business, finance, technology, and healthcare bring truly cutthroat practices into play. There is never a clear-cut good and evil when it comes to business and entrepreneurship, as most are acting in their own...Show More Summary

Portfolio Recovery Slapped With $83 Million Verdict

Portfolio Recovery Was Found Liable For Malicious Prosecution And For Violating The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Drunk Chris Pratt Is Your Favorite Acting Coach

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

As part of his GQ photo shoot (for the feature that gave us poop stories, body issues, and people hitting on Anna Farris), Chris Pratt has invited us all to attend the Drunk Chris Pratt School of Acting. Practical...

US House Speaker Urges Senate to Vote on Bulk Data Collection

US House Speaker John Boehner said that the US Senate should act to pass legislation to end the US National Security Agency’s practice of bulk collection of data and replace it with a different program.

Prevent and Relieve Back Pain With This Yoga Routine

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The following post was originally featured on Jessica Smith TV and written by Jessica Smith, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness. Many yoga practices involve an overemphasis on forward flexion movement of the spine, which can actually exacerbate back pain issues. Show More Summary

The point of Rand Paul's 10-hour spectacle

Rand Paul railed against the Patriot Act yesterday for nearly 11 hours. If the practical effects are limited, why does that matter? The answer matters.

Prenda Lawyer's ADA Shakedown Efforts Running Into Resistance From Public, Judges

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Paul Hansmeier, having learned all he needs to know about practicing law from his years in the trolling trenches as part of Prenda Law, is now shaking down businesses using ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) lawsuits. This new (but...Show More Summary

6 Pointers for College Acting Applicants to Remember

From choosing and practicing your repertoire to compiling application materials and teacher recommendation letters, applying to college drama programs is essentially a full-time job. Thinking about the process as such will help prepare...Show More Summary

6 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should NOT Blog

Practically every entrepreneur has heard someone say, “You should start a blog!” Ever since blogging became a highly successful marketing tool, some businesses have begun to act like it’s the only form of online marketing that matters. There’s an unspoken expectation that if you’re an entrepreneur, you must be a [...]

As Congress Haggles Over Patriot Act, We Answer 6 Basic Questions

last weekNews : The Two-Way

If you haven't been paying attention, here's a primer on the changes Congress is considering making to U.S. surveillance practices.

First Federal Bill to Prevent Dangerous Anti-LGBT Conversion Therapy Introduced in Congress

Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) will introduce the “Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act” – the first federal legislation to prohibit the practice of providing “conversion therapy” to any person in exchange for monetary compensation or advertising such services.

Stanek weekend Q: Explain the breathtaking liberal blind spot on abortion vs animal cruelty?

These tweets are literally posted one on top the other in pro-abortion Democrat Ted Deutch’s Twitter feed: The practice of animal crushing is a sexual fetish of the sickest kind. About his introduction of the PACT Act, Rep. Deutch wrote:...Show More Summary

Sorting Out the Facts on Soring

The PAST ACT would end the practice of sorers torturing horses by burning chemicals into their forelegs or inserting painful foreign objects into their hooves to make them perform the freakish gait known as the "Big Lick." Pictured above, rescued Tennessee Walking Horses at the Doris Day Equine Center. Show More Summary

7 Shots to Practice Your Acting Skills

Whether you are looking to be better in the audition room, wanting to learn what does and doesn’t work for self-submissions, or working on honing your artistic power, you have to get in the room to improve. Here are seven opportunities—from Chicago, Ill., to L.A. Show More Summary

The USA Freedom Act Would Take Us Back to the Pre-9/11 Security Status Quo

I worry that the representatives who voted to pass the USA Freedom Act in the House do not understand its full import in terms of our national security. The bill practically repeals Section 215 of the Patriot Act, but makes it appear as if those who voted for the bill advanced security in some way. Show More Summary

Streaming Service Orders David E. Kelley Legal Drama

David E. Kelley — who has had shows on all of the Big 4 broadcast networks — is taking his act to streaming video. Deadline.com reports that the man behind a string of successful TV series including “The Practice,” “Ally...

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