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Casino Deal Coming?

From the comments: SCC:I was at the sergeant’s union meeting Thursday night.You may have heard the radio commercials that state the City of Chicago wants its own casino.It turns out that all 5 public safety unions’ (FOP 7, Fire Local 2 and the 3 PBPA Units) met with the City this week. Show More Summary

A Pu Pu Platter of Hawaii Union Election Stories

It all hit the fan yesterday in the Aloha State as the challengers in the recent Hawaii State Teachers Association elections went to the press to make their case. Each of the media outlets had its own details and takes on the situation. The Honolulu Star Advertiser story gave us information about the vacated results: […]

Texas Republican Comes Out For Gay Marriage As State House Passes 'Pastor Protection Act'

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The first Republican Texas lawmaker in history has come out in support of same-sex marriage. GOP Rep. Sarah Davis, who represents a Houston-area district and had previously expressed support for civil unions, came out for marriage equality in an interview...

Chile president seeks to put focus back on reforms after scandals

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet acknowledged her government had endured a difficult few months and sought in her annual State of the Union address on Thursday to regain the political initiative by outlining the details of a raft of new bills.

Biz groups, labor demand crackdown on fast-growing Persian Gulf airlines

Business groups and labor unions are finding common ground in the skies. A diverse coalition of groups including the Business Council of New York State, the Association for a Better New York, the... To view the full story, click the title link.

The conservative case against picking on unions, courtesy of Missouri Republicans

Last week, as a sexting scandal overtook the Missouri House of Representatives, state legislators voted on one of the more contentious bills that had come before them this year: A right-to-work law that would prevent unions from collecting fees from workers they represent but who don’t want to pay. Such measures have been sweeping the […]

Attacking unions, Rauner hurts working families and the Illinois economy

Governor Rauner's so-called "local empowerment zones" are dishonestly packaged and fundamentally unfair. They violate state and federal law, would strip working people of basic rights and harm our state's economy. So why is he pushing...Show More Summary

Fox Baselessly Suggests An Evil Cabal Between Hillary Clinton And Labor Unions

It was a Fox News twofer today as the Curvy Couch Crew suggested that labor union donations to the Clinton Foundation, while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of State, represented some kind of quid pro quo. Actual evidence for such a conclusion was glaringly absent. “Listen to this!” Cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck said excitedly. Show More Summary

Apple Pay adds over 30 new banks & credit unions

  A number of additional banks and credit unions across the United States have now turned on support for Apple Pay including Centennial Bank, NASA Federal Credit Union, and many more. Earlier this month, Apple Pay went live for the popular mobile-based Simple Bank for the first time. You can find the full list of […]

Report: Labor Unions Contributed To Clinton Foundation

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

This is shaping up for another bad week for Hillary Clinton with stories on another undisclosed and unofficial email account that was used during tenure as Secretary of State as well as a New York Times story on the role of Sidney Blumenthal in seeking business with the State Department while continuing as an unofficial […]

Taking Care of Our Own

This January, in his State of the Union address, President Obama did something that no president has ever done in a venue of this importance: He called for paid family leave. “We are the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our worke

No Aloha After Union Election

Hawaii State Teachers Association president Wil Okabe was term-limited out this year, leading his vice president, Joan Lewis, to seek the post. She was challenged by Corey Rosenlee, a member of the union’s board of directors. Rosenlee ran on a slate from the Hawaii Teachers for Change caucus, who want to transform HSTA “from a business model […]

Will the media let Bernie Sanders talk about real issues?

By Richard BarryIn an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders expressed concern about the way the media is likely to cover his nomination contest against Hillary Clinton and potentially others. Show More Summary

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

D.C. United is unbeaten in eight straight; the Philadelphia Union is winless in five. Despite the contrasting states of affairs, DCU says it will not take anything for granted tonight at PPL Park. United has been very good but well short of dominant, so any let-up could cost the black and red, even against a […]

The Same-Sex Couple Who Got a Marriage License in 1971

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

With some legal sleight of hand, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell obtained a marriage license in Minnesota four decades before the state legalized same-sex unions.

Which State Was the Worst for Women This Week?

The legislative season grinds on, and so do the Worst State of the Week honors, in which DoubleX recognizes the member of the Union showing the most vim and vigor in its assaults on women's basic rights.

France calls for fairer asylum seeker distribution within EU

NICE, France (Reuters) - The European Union needs a system of border controls and a way for asylum seekers to be more fairly distributed among EU member states, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Saturday.

New UN Report Slams US Human Rights Record - Rights Watchdog

A new UN Human Rights Council report reveals hundreds of major human rights violations in the United States, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Human Rights Program Director Jamil Dawar said in a statement.

US Human Rights Organization Strongly Criticizes Tsarnaev’s Death Sentence

The death sentence given to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday is contrary to the documented opinions of most people in the US state of Massachusetts, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement.

Weekend Show Preview — 5.17.15

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on “State of the Union”; Marco Rubio (R-FL) on “Fox News Sunday”; and Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI). Sunday: CBS’s \"Face the Nation\": Governor Scott Walker (R-WI); Rep. Show More Summary

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