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Sen. Corker Expects Lynch Vote This Week

A Senate Republican said Sunday he expects a vote this week on the long-stalled nomination of Loretta Lynch to become the next attorney general. Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) told CNN’s “State of the Union’’ the legislative deadlock which has delayed Ms. Lynch’s vote on the Senate floor is likely to be resolved within two or three days.

Candy Crowley Talks About Hillary, Life After CNN, And What’s Next

Former CNN correspondent and “State of the Union” host Candy Crowley has given one of her most extensive interviews since leaving the network earlier this year–a move she described as tough. “It’s pretty hard to walk away from the one...Show More Summary

Sharansky: When did America forget that it’s America?

Natan Sharansky, a former political prisoner of the old Soviet Union, writes in the Washington Post, “When did America forget that it’s America?” in regards to the way that the United States acted towards the Soviet Union during the latter years of the Cold War that resulted in the ultimate collapse of the Communist Empire. […]

Free Trade Deal With US Would Undermine Europeans’ Rights - Parliamentarian

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), set to create a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States, could strip Europeans of their rights, EU parliamentarian Marina Albiol told Sputnik on Saturday.

Stop TTIP: Thousands Protest Against US-EU Free Trade Deal Across Europe

Tens, if not hundreds, of thousands Europeans took to the streets Saturday to express their opposition to a proposed free trade deal between the United States and the European Union.

A fine “mess”

(Scott Johnson) Having lived through the Sturm and Drang over the precisely accurate “16 words” regarding Saddam Hussein in President Bush’s 2003 State of the Union Address, I am struck by the media’s — how to put it? — lack of interest in the absurd falsehoods retailed by President Obama et al. Show More Summary

Union Getting Involved in Your, Uh, Unions

A proposal was made at the California Teachers Association State Council and referred to the union’s board of directors that CTA “offer free information and testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the prevention thereof.” No further details about exactly what this would entail were provided, but I hope it is supposed to take the form of […]

US, EU Concerned Over Russia's Import Substitution Program

A source said that the United States and the European Union expressed their concern over Russia's import substitution policies during a session of Investment Measures Committee of the World Trade Organization.

If the State of the Union Address Were Written the Night Before by a High-School Sophomore

George Washington once wisely said, “Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” As you might know, Mr. Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of this great nation of ours, the United States of America (or “the U.S.A.,” as it is sometimes called). Show More Summary

EBRD Looks to the State for Revived Growth Momentum

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Wednesday made mistakes in relying too much on market forces to drive economic development in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union after the collapse of communism, its president said Wednesday.

EU Accuses Google Shopping of Search ‘Abuse’

BBC News: The European Union has filed a complaint against Google over its alleged anti-competitive behaviour. The competition commissioner said she had issued a “statement of objections”, stating that the firm’s promotion of its own shopping links amounted to an abuse of its dominance in search. Show More Summary

Secret ballot to unionize PA home health care workers emerges

By Jana Benscoter, Watchdog.org A secret ballot sent to home care workers across the state of Pennsylvania has been obtained by The Fairness Center, a Harrisburg nonprofit that sued to halt Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order that unionizes home health care workers.

What They're Saying: Mayors Across the Country Endorse President Obama’s Trade Agenda

In the 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his plan for Middle Class Economics, which he dedicated to “the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, everyone...Show More Summary

The state of green energy choice

As President Obama pointed out in his latest State of the Union address, when it comes to energy and climate change, there are two sides of the equation: the way we produce energy and the way we use it. For its part, the government has mandated emissions standards in an effort to fight climate change, […]

The Opt-Out Movement Marches On

Last weekend at the California Teachers Association State Council meeting, a new business item was introduced and referred to the union’s board of directors. It asked that CTA “establish a workgroup to investigate overhauling punitive...Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Still Needs Water – Won’t You Please Help?

Two years ago, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced his arrival as the Republican Party’s next big thing by delivering the GOP’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, a job that has become more of a curse than a blessing in recent years. For Rubio, it became a nightmare of parched oratory and [...]

Union: No Photo Needed to Vote, but Bring ID If You Want to Leave the Union

By Tom Gantert, Michigan Capitol Confidential In April of 2012, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) condemned laws requiring an individual to have a photo identification to vote in local, state and federal elections.

gE Blog Series: Exploring the Eurozone Part 1 - Introduction

What exactly is the Eurozone? It is easy to confuse the Eurozone and the European Union, but hopefully this blog post will sort out some of the discrepancies. Simply stated, the Eurozone, also called the euro area, is made up of 19 European countries that all use the euro as their currency. Show More Summary

Teamsters plan moves to cut retiree benefits

By Nick Thornton, benefits pro Trustees of the financially-strapped Teamsters Central States multiemployer pension fund have told union leaders they plan to rely on the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 to make cuts to existing retiree pensions.

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