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Help the New Britain Rock Cats Find a Name Worthy of Connecticut

Connecticut — my home state, and the finest state in the union — has no professional sports team. So we have to take minor-league baseball very seriously: The closest we get to the big leagues is a Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate, the New Britain Rock Cats. Show More Summary

Alabama Just Seceded from the Union Again

Jesse Berney, Blue Nation Review: On Tuesday night Alabama's Supreme Court issued an order to the state's probate judges telling them to ignore the federal court order -- upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States -- requiring the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Show More Summary

Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Rise (and Rise) of Suburban Poverty

12 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

President Obama's State of the Union Address in January was the highest-profile moment of post-Recession recovery bluster. As Obama noted in soaring rhetoric, "we've seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade, our deficits cut...Show More Summary

Nevada GOP’s Union ‘Reforms’ Designed to Weaken Workers’ Rights

Nevada Republicans, after winning control of both chambers of the state legislature and the governor’s office in 2014, have pushed a far-right agenda that includes legislation to dismantle organized labor in the state. Image: Nevada via Shutterstock The post Nevada GOP’s Union ‘Reforms’ Designed to Weaken Workers’ Rights appeared first on RH Reality Check.

U.S. airline unions join campaign against Gulf carriers

(Reuters) - U.S. airline unions have added their voices to their employers' escalating campaign to persuade the United States to alter commercial flying agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates amid allegations of unfair subsidies. Show More Summary

Egypt warns women against marrying Islamic State fighters online

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Egypt’s state-sponsored Islamic authority warned women Wednesday against marrying fighters from the Islamic State group online, saying such unions would push them into a “circle of terrorism”. Dar al-Ifta, the body that issues rulings on Islamic sharia law, said it made the...

Democrats Fighting for Unions and Against the Economy

Across the country, state governments have righted the ship from the brink of numerous fiscal disasters by decreasing the power of unions to coercively force members to join and to collectively bargain on non-salary issues (and thus hide budgetary costs). Show More Summary

NOM Applauds Alabama Supreme Court

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"We praise the justices of the Alabama Supreme Court who have ruled in overwhelming fashion that the laws of Alabama defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman must be followed by state officials. A single federal judgeShow More Summary

Let roaming fees hang around for a while longer, EU countries say

yesterdayTechnology : GigaOM

The Council of the European Union – the part of the EU legislature that represents member states – has formally laid out its stance on changing incoming legislation around roaming and…

Larry Scanlon, a union leader and force in Democratic politics, dies at 65

Lawrence R. Scanlon Jr., who had been a force in Democratic and labor politics for decades as a top mobilizer of money and manpower with one of the country’s largest unions, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Feb. 27 in a car accident in Beaufort County, S.C. He was 65.Read full article >>

Unions Say They'll Sue Christie Again Over Pension Payments

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Fourteen unions representing state public-sector employees announced Tuesday that they intend to sue Republican Gov. Chris Christie again over planned contributions to government employees' pension funds. The threat of an additionalShow More Summary

Republicans Welcomed Netanyanu With ‘Thunderous Applause’

He is better liked by Republicans than their own president. It almost seemed like Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was about to give the State of the Union Address when entered the House of Representatives today to give a speech. But with more cheers. Now read this:Tea Party Radio Host: Black Democrats Who Avoid Netanyahu [...]

Fight Against Ebola Cost European Union $1.3Bln - EU Chief

The European Union's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini stated that the European Union committed itself last October to provide 1 billion euro in support of the campaign against Ebola.

Supreme Court Could End Forced Unionization For State Workers

By Connor Wolf, The Daily Caller Public sector workers on the state level could be granted the choice of whether or not to join a union if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear an upcoming case.

Putin and M.A.D.

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the United States each had thousands of nuclear-armed missiles and different ways of delivering them to their targets. In addition to manned bombers carrying nuclear bombs or missiles there were intercontinental ballistic missiles in hardened silos in rural areas in the United States and the Soviet Union [...]Show More Summary

Why the State of the Union still matters for Obama

Will Obama be viewed as a president who compromised in the end, or a man who went down fighting?

No, Obama’s zinger wasn’t the best moment of the State of the Union

Obama squandered a perfect opportunity to show exactly what it means to take the high road.

This Retailer Is America's Most Respected Company

inju/Flickr As a retailer, (AMZN) reigns all but supreme. The Internet giant sells goods and services to customers in every state of the union -- and to 76 countries around the world besides. Every year, Amazon does $89 billion...Show More Summary

CNN's Dana Bash Lectures: Conservatives Prefer 'Chaos' to 'Political Reality'

CNN State of the Union substitute host Dana Bash certainly lived up to her last name when it came to grilling Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) over the Department of Homeland Security funding and asking if the “conservative wing” of the Republican...Show More Summary

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