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Roger Federer claims 85th title with straight sets win in Istanbul Open final

26 minutes agoSports / Tennis : Daily Mail: Tennis

Top-seeded Roger Federer claimed his 85th title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (13-11) win over third-seed Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas in the final of the Istanbul Open in Turkey.

FSMA Readiness: Accountability Starts at the Top, Just Like Sarbanes-Oxley

As enforcement time nears for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), experts such as Repositrak’s Randy Fields are being heard making comparisons between FSMA and the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The first major revamp of federal food safety laws since 1938 and the most-far reaching reforms of business practices “since the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt”... Continue Reading

Federer, Gasquet, Pliskova, Svitolina Win ATP/WTA Titles

2 hours agoSports / Tennis : Tennis X

Cuevas fell to 3-1 in career finals. "It's difficult to face Roger, not only because of his game but also to stay focused on the game and not get distracted," Cuevas said. "It was a very good experience for me, and I think it will help me in the future."

AU Federal Police Defend Role in Bali Nine Arrests

Facing mounting criticism for helping Indonesia execute Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police held a press conference today to discuss the AFP's role in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Asia makes tentative start to event-full week

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets got off to a sluggish start on Monday in a packed week for global economic news that is book ended by the U.S. jobs report, a key input into the Federal Reserve's decision on when to start lifting rates. Show More Summary

The Wind Power Industry Could Lose The Subsidy Tailwind At It's Back

For the two decades, investors in wind energy have been buoyed by nearly $9 billion in federal and state subsides and giveaways. The federal "production tax credit" gives corporations in the industry a 2.3-cent tax credit for every kilowatt-hour of electricity produced. Some states have padded the subsidies with their [...]

Twelve Dollar Minimum Wage

Can the nation afford a $12 minimum wage in 2020? The answer is obviously yes on the face of it. But the always useful Economic Policy Institute released a report showing that the answer is in fact yes. A federal minimum wage of $12.00 in 2020 would return the wage floor to about the same […]

Police body camera programs raise new challenges

7 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Thousands of police officers are wearing the gadgets, and many more will soon thanks to a federal program, but at what cost?

Three tests the 2015 federal budget must pass

Pro-reformists may view 2014 as a wasted year, but the lessons from the federal budget could make it a watershed one instead.

FAA Finds Boeing Dreamliner Could Lose All Power Due To Software Bug

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a maintenance mandate after finding another problem with the new 787 Boeing Dreamliner. The new order is the latest in a long list of embarrassments for the new jet airliner. According...Show More Summary

Critics of Federal Spending on Cities Should Look to the South

In his piece this week, "Baltimore, a Great Society Failure," National Review editor Rich Lowry presents events in Baltimore as demonstrative of the failure of social programs dating back 50 years to the War on Poverty. "The city hasn't been 'neglected,'" Lowry asserts. Show More Summary

Texas Governor Wants National Guard to Monitor Federal Military ‘Takeover’

The governor of the State of Texas has ordered the Texas National Guard to monitor military exercises taking place in his state. Some residents have expressed concern that the exercises are actually part of a plan for a federal takeover. Is the Governor buying that?

Republicans Want $194 Billion More in Cuts to Federal Government Employees

Among the numerous outrages of the proposed Republican budgets including privatizing Medicare and Social Security and slashing food stamps, comes this more minor but still appalling development: The House and...

Texas Gov Issues Warning to Obama in Face of Nationwide Military Exercise

The Federal government is preparing to conduct a multi-state military exercise throughout the US, and (strangely) some folks are getting a little nervous. The war simulation has been clouded in

FEC Chair Has Pretty Much Given Up Enforcing Finance Rules

11 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Federal Election Commission chair Ann Ravel told the New York Times Sunday that she has "largely given up hope of reining in abuses in the 2016 presidential campaign."

BANNING POLITICAL SPEECH:  It has come to this.  New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority ha…

BANNING POLITICAL SPEECH:  It has come to this.  New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has voted to ban all political, religious and opinion ads. The reason?  An April 21 decision by federal district judge John Koeltl to enjoin the Transit Authority from refusing to run an ad sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) […]

Madrid Open 2015: Daily Scores, Results and Draw Schedule

Roger Federer heads a strong field for the 2015 Madrid Open, with many of the world's best players set to compete. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be absent having withdrawn from the tournament for the second year running, per BBC Sport,...Show More Summary

Fed-Driven U.S. Stock Advance Leaves Grantham Waiting for Bubble

Fed-Driven U.S. Stock Advance Leaves Grantham Waiting for Bubble by David Wilson (Bloomberg) — Adjusting U.S. stock-market indicators for Federal Reserve policy since the 1980s shows a bubble has yet to come, according to Jeremy Grantham, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.’s chief investment strategist. Show More Summary

Clean Election '16? FEC Chair Throws Up Her Hands

Sure, people moan about political kingmaking, the soaring cost of campaigns, and the money bombs both sides are dropping, but when the person doing the moaning is the chairwoman of the federal body set up to regulate money in politics, one tends to take notice. "The likelihood of the laws...

Katherine Mangu-Ward on Student Loan Deja Vu

14 hours agoNews : Reason

Exactly 20 years ago, in Reason's May 1995 issue, John Hood described then-President Bill Clinton's plans to revamp student aid, which included a proposal that the federal government take over the role of lender. Clinton's dreams of direct lending were thwarted by the infamous Republican-dominated 104th Congress. Show More Summary

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