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Saletan: GOP 'Seems Utterly Unprepared to Govern'

William Saletan, Slate: If Republicans win the White House next year, they'll almost certainly control the entire federal government. Many of them, running for president or aspiring to leadership roles in Congress, are trying to block the nuclear deal with Iran. Show More Summary

IRS issues Applicable Federal Rates (AFR) for August 2015

The IRS has issued (Rev. Rul. 2015-16) the minimum required interest rates for loans made in August 2015: -Short-Term (demand loans […]

Federal judge dismisses Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson's effort to win back her position of chief justice.

"Abrahamson filed suit April 8, a day after voters had approved a constitutional amendment to change how the chief justice was elected to a majority vote among the justices every two years."“The court concludes that Wisconsin’s new method...Show More Summary

Jared Fogle Admits to Paying 16-Year-Old For Sex in Leaked Text Messages

Last month, Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle's home was raided by federal authorities in connection with a child porn investigation. It was initially thought that the FBI was merely following up on an earlier investigation involving a...Show More Summary

Education Department Opens Investigation Of Grinnell College, But Not Because It Asked For It

8 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Grinnell College came under federal investigation on July 22 for its handling of sexual assault cases at the private, liberal arts campus in Iowa. However, despite Grinnell taking the unprecedented step of asking the government to open an investigation -- in anticipation of a Huffington Post article published in March -- the U.S. Show More Summary

US Government Spies on EU Companies to Control European Industries

Data collection is only a small part of the NSA’s intelligence tasks. The main goal of the US’ intelligence agencies is to control politicians and managers in Europe, former head of the Austrian Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Gerd Polli, said in an interview with DWN.

In Curbing Police Misconduct, Body Cameras are Good but Revolution is Better

Body cameras are important, but shouldn't precede a federal mandate of minimum consequences for police officers who, without cause, murder citizens. The post In Curbing Police Misconduct, Body Cameras are Good but Revolution is Better appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Undermining Our Third Branch and Delaying Justice

The third branch of our democratic government - the federal judiciary - cannot function effectively and efficiently without a full complement of judges. Unfortunately, there are judicial vacancies in federal courthouses across the nation - resulting in unacceptable delays and compromising access to justice for millions of Americans. Show More Summary

70 Years of Dubious Federal Food Rules

9 hours agoNews : Reason

From a World War II–era food wheel in which butter is listed as one of the seven major food groups to today's much-maligned "MyPlate" serving chart, take a tour through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's sometimes hilarious attempts to guide Americans toward healthy eating.

Thomas Hearns vs. Pipino Cuevas

9 hours agoSports / Boxing : Boxing.com

On August 2, 1980 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, WBA welterweight champion Pipino Cuevas, from Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, defended his title against up-and-coming Thomas Hearns, aka the Motor City Cobra, from Detroit by way of Memphis,…

The Need for Full Federal LGBT Equality: Jury Service and Federal Funding

Last week, HRC was proud to endorse The Equality Act, a comprehensive federal non-discrimination law.

A BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THE JUDGE WHO BLOCKED RELEASE OF ABORTION STING VIDEO: “Judge William H. Orr…

A BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THE JUDGE WHO BLOCKED RELEASE OF ABORTION STING VIDEO: “Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation. Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and […]

“Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson suit to regain chief justice role”

Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel: A federal judge on Friday dismissed Shirley Abrahamson’s lawsuit aimed at regaining her position as chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Abrahamson and five people who voted for her at her last election as chief justice sued … Continue reading ?

For new dietary guidelines, U.S. panel looks at the whole plate

10 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

When it comes to a healthful diet, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That's the new approach a nutritional advisory committee has taken in its recommendations to the federal government for the upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Obama Appointee And Bundler Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against Release Of Recordings From Planned Parenthood Annual Meeting

[guest post by Dana] Unsurprisingly: A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children. Judge […]

The FBI Built a Database That Can Catch Rapists — Almost Nobody Uses It

The agency has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals. This story was co-published with The Atlantic. QUANTICO, Va. — More than 30 years ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a revolutionary computer system in a bomb shelter two floors beneath the cafeteria of its national academy. Show More Summary

Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the Democratic...Show More Summary

What America Would Be Like Without the Federal Reserve

I have a dream. Well, I had a dream, but maybe it's never coming true, so I'll revel in my real dream.

2022 Becomes a Crucial Test of Human Rights and Sport

With Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup, and now Beijing the Winter Olympics, 2022 is shaping up to be a defining test of international sport's commitment to human rights. La Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and...Show More Summary

Judge Blocks Release of Planned Parenthood Videos

A federal judge has blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of abortion providers by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader. Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order today against the Center for Medical Progress hours...

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