Andddd that's a wrap. We've officially made it through the first month of 2015. In four short weeks, we've experienced the State of the Union, Deflategate, "The Nightly Show" premiere, and, of course, Snowmaggedon. Up next, we've got a Super Bowl, the Oscars, and -- dun, dun, dun -- Valentine's Day. Show More Summary
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By Virginia Meyer on January 30, 2015 - 2:30pm On Jan 27, 2015, the Center for Rural Affairs and Lancaster County Farmers Union hosted an informational forum on wind energy development in Cortland, Nebraska. Cortland sits on Highway 77 about 20 miles south of Lincoln. Show More Summary
Chris Edwards Republicans say they favor cutting regulations to spur growth and create jobs. And they generally favor expanding international trade. They can attain those goals by reforming labor union laws. America’s West Coast seaports are getting hammered by aggressive unionism. Show More Summary
African leaders designated 90-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the next chair of the African Union on Friday. Mugabe succeeds Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in the role, despite the fact that international...Show More Summary
After teasing a "precision medicine initiative" in his State of the Union address, President Obama today released the details of his $215 million plan: A massive database containing the genetic profiles and health records of at least a million volunteers. Show More Summary
On the night of the State of the Union address, about a dozen Measure 92 advocates watched President Obama on a large screen TV in Blitz’s sports bar. They liked what they heard. Obama’s impassioned appeal for an increased minimum wage,...Show More Summary
Zimbabwean president made head of 54-nation bloc, prompting some to say it sends negative signal.
After aggravating Republicans with a defiant State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced that he's eager to work with the GOP — "to get to yes," as he put it.
Bloomberg: Germany Warns Greece Against Isolation as Tsipras Shunned. Greece’s government risks isolation in the European Union by threatening to break ranks on sanctions against Russia and ditch its bailout deal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s minister for European affairs said. Show More Summary
Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include President Barack Obama on “Fareed Zakaria GPS”; Senator John McCain on “State of the Union”; Rep. Paul Ryan on “Meet the Press”; and Governor Scott Walker on “This Week.” Sunday: CBS’s “Face the Nation”: TBA NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Rep. Show More Summary
The First US Doctors' Strike in Decades A few news media outlets in California have reported on what has been up to now a very rare event - a strike by physicians. An initial summary was in an article in the San Diego Union - Tribune, whose title wasFirst U.S. Show More Summary
An African Union summit Friday endorsed creation of a 7,500-member African force to fight the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, which has threatened to spread its deadly insurgency.
Last week, in her State of the Union response, Joni Ernst mentioned going to school with bread bags on her feet to protect her shoes. These sorts of remembrances of poor but honest childhoods used to be a staple among politicians — that's why you've heard so much about Abe Lincoln's...
The move follows President Obama's State of the Union, which called for protecting LGBT rights as a matter of national security. read more
Chilean Legislature Approves Bill to Allow Civll Unions to All Couples read more
Policies in the European Union and elsewhere requiring the use of renewable and low greenhouse gas-emitting energy are driving demand for wood pellets used to generate bioenergy. This demand could provide new markets for US timber exports, increase wood prices, and lead to increases in forestland area.
Cross-posted with Jersey Jazzman Every once in a while, a group of teachers comes together and says: "Enough." It happened a few couple of years ago in Chicago, when Karen Lewis rallied her fellow teachers and took on Rahm Emanuel and his rubber-stamping board of education. Show More Summary
While Greece's new leftist government seems set on a collision course with the European Union, it is likely to steer clear of confronting the country's critical shipping industry. The post Greek Government Unlikely to Target Shipping Industry appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.