Baltimore State Senator Lisa Gladden has officially retired from public office due to her deteriorating health condition. Gladden, who served in the General Assembly for 18 years, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1995. She chose...Show More Summary
Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, on Tuesday declared its first-ever annual sales decline since going public in 1991, something reportedly linked to weak demand from Apple prior to the arrival of the iPhone 7.
Submitted via Duane of Free Market Shooter On Tuesday, president-elect Trump tweeted about General Motors, stating the GM was building its Chevrolet Cruze in Mexico, importing them to the US tax-free, and selling them at US car dealers: General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. Show More Summary
Top state lawmakers in New York are skipping Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state of the state addresses in an unusually public display of the tensions between legislators and the Democratic... To view the full story, click the title link.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Top state lawmakers in New York are skipping Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state of the state addresses in an unusually public display of the tensions between legislators and the Democratic governor. Democratic Assembly Speaker...Show More Summary
What would the Assembly look like if weighted majority voting had been introduced? With the present RHI scandal throwing up another problem with the system there have been some calls for a ‘public conversation’ on future reform. In the (original) Assembly & Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill John McCallister brought forward cross-community support and the more...
HAVANA, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Cuba’s National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public places after him, in accordance with the wishes of the revolutionary leader, who died last...Show More Summary
Cuba's National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans erecting commemorative statues of Fidel Castro or naming public places after him, in accordance with the wishes of the revolutionary leader who died last month. Castro always said he did not want a cult of personality although critics point out that the cult was everywhere. Show More Summary
While The Pump Handle is on holiday break, we are republishing some of our favorite posts from the past year. This one is from July 2016: In 2005, the World Health Assembly adopted a revised version of its International Health Regulations,...Show More Summary
The liberal media appears to be obsessed with how Donald Trump assembled a presidential cabinet that has a cumulative high net worth, yet do not publicize how many of the cabinet members are not members of the political establishment: President-elect Donald Trump’s band of billionaires keeps growing. The latest addition to his team of ultra-rich […]
The North Carolina General Assembly is currently debating a series of Republican-sponsored laws designed to strip power from the newly progressive governor and state Supreme Court. If passed, these measures would have far-reaching effects...Show More Summary
The end of year is always accompanied by a parade of lists and rankings and recaps and awards, all of the assembled by publications and groups of all sizes and tastes. At its best, this is a season of celebration, of looking back onShow More Summary
Essential Politics: Roadside testing for marijuana gets another look, lawmaker plans public database of hate crime offenders Dec. 6, 2016, 10:36 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: California legislators...
The County of Los Angeles Public Library believes diverse programming begins with assembling a team of people from various backgrounds and cultures who can offer different perspectives, ideas, and out-of-the-box solutions that appeal to a wider swath of the population. Show More Summary
Multiple websites, including Save Jersey, NRA-ILA and Reclaim Our Republic, are rejoicing that Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee Chair Ralph Cauto has withdrawn today’s consideration of Bills A4179 and A4180. These bills would require “firearms purchaser identification card, permit to...Read more
Becerra, 58, a former member of the California Assembly and a deputy attorney general, will replace Kamala Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate last month. “Xavier has been an outstanding public servant - in the State Legislature, the U.S. Show More Summary
“Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee is a huge critic of public schools and has pushed to steer taxpayer dollars to charter schools and voucher programs. His Health and Human Services pick wants to dismantle Obamacare and privatize Medicare,” Politico reports. [...]
President-elect Donald Trump is assembling his Cabinet of Deplorables, "draining the swamp" by picking an Attorney General deemed to racist to be a federal judge and an Education Secretary who campaigned against public schools. The latest slot rumored to be filled is that of Press Secretary, aka Spinner-in-Chief, aka C.J. Show More Summary
After a long-fought public relations campaign by General Motors Canada and Unifor, and a collective agreement that sees Unifor-GM temporary workers converted to full-time employment, Oshawa Assembly is on the up as pickup truck final assembly will run alongside Cadillac XTS production in the future. Show More Summary
As President-elect Donald Trump assembles his cabinet, let’s remember all the authoritarian leaders of countries that rhyme with “Prussia” who helped make this possible. Stephen speaks to cartoon Donald Trump about the aftermath of the election, only to be interrupted by cartoon Vladimir Putin. Then they start making out. Show More Summary