This paper explains why state definitions of marriage as the union of one man and one woman are consistent with the U.S. Constitution and with existing Supreme Court precedents.
UFC President Dana White was pulled aside on Friday afternoon (March 7, 2014) following the UFC Fight Night 37 weigh in event (video replay here), discussing the current state of the UFC union less than 24 hours before the "Gustafsson vs. Show More Summary
By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential The president of the teachers union in the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District can’t be laid off, according to the union contract, but a 2011 state law prohibits that kind of protection. Show More Summary
As part of a European parliamentary committee’s inquiry into electronic massive surveillance on the citizens of European Union member states, former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden provided testimony to the committee. Snowden...Show More Summary
Colbert talks about "Betty in Spokane," mentioned in the GOP response to the State of the Union. Betty kinda lied.
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a complaint with the state’s campaign and elections agency against the AFL-CIO, alleging the labor union failed to disclose its activity in attempting to influence a state Assembly election. Show More Summary
March 6, 1820: President James Monroe signed the Missouri Compromise, which admitted Missouri to the Union as a slave state, but Maine and part of Massachusetts as a free state. March 6, 1857: In a decision that helped lead to the Civil...Show More Summary
By Tom Gantert, Michigan Capitol Confidential The president of the teachers union in the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District can't be laid off, according to the union contract, but a 2011 state law prohibits that kind of protection...
(Portions of this post were originally published in September 2006) New Jersey joined the fledgling American union early on, unanimously ratifying the Constitution a few days after Delaware and then Pennsylvania. That may well be the last time over the intervening two-plus centuries that there has been unanimity about anything to do with New Jersey. [...]
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard, fresh from getting the backing of the state’s largest public employees’ union, found himself the target of barbs Wednesday night questioning whether he could stand up to labor if elected.
Though he openly (and very publicly) pushed for the state to allow civil unions last year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper came out in support of same-sex marriage this week in what 9News calls “the political equivalent of a whisper.” The announcement almost went unnoticed, according to reports, because Hickenlooper’s new position in favor of same-sex […]
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent The indictments of 10 union members in Philadelphia is prompting lawmakers in Harrisburg to take another look at a state law that can prevent prosecution of some crimes if they’re committed by individuals engaged in a labor dispute. Show More Summary
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made remarks about the country's huge pollution problems during what could be described as China’s equivalent of the State of the Union address in the US.
The knots begin to be untied: On the question of marriage and civil unions, the Pope reaffirmed that “marriage is between a man and a woman”. States seek to justify civil unions “to regularize different situations of living together”, pushed by the need to regularize the economic aspects between people, such as, for example, to ensure […]
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enters the courtyard at the Union Bank Building where she spoke at the annual Boys and Girls Club fundraiser luncheon in Long Beach, Calif., on March 4, 2014; comparing Vladimir Putin to Hitler. Show More Summary
Courtesy of Glyn Lowe At his recent State of the Union address, President Obama issued a timely challenge to U.S. corporate leaders: partner with the administration voluntarily to absorb more workers needing employment -- and especially...Show More Summary
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard today got the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Muncipal Employees Council 31, firmly establishing himself as the public union’s pick against frontrunner Bruce Rau...
A comprehensive and damning report published Wednesday revealed the “extensive” levels of abuse faced by women across the 28-member states in the European Union. Published by the E.U. Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the survey of 42,000 women aged 18-74 across the E.U. Show More Summary
Perhaps the most memorable moment of President Obama’s State of the Union address in January was when he introduced Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg. Nearly killed by a massive roadside bomb in 2009 during his 10th deployment to Afghanistan, the Army ranger was found facedown in a canal. Show More Summary
With all those recent classic movie remakes he's a bit late, but in Dorkly's latest illustration Barack Obama announces... something special: Read more...