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T.I. Delivers His Own State Of The Union Address On ‘New National Anthem’

Oneofthemoresociallyconsciousmainstreamrappersofhistime,T.I.gaugesthecurrentpulseofthecountryforhislatestcut,“NewNationalAnthem.”Tipfloatsinvintageformaddressingthehood’sstoriedhistorywithpolice,America’sone-sidedlegalsystemandtheevShow More Summary

'Grey's Anatomy' actor Jesse Williams takes a stand on Mike Brown case on CNN

The escalating situation in Ferguson, MO has sparked national debate about the role of police and racial profiling in this country. During an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams jumped into...Show More Summary

Pity Moscow’s gourmands as Putin’s sanctions bite deep

19 hours agoNews : The Great Debate

I find Vladimir Putin annoying at the best of times, but this month my distaste has blossomed into unbridled loathing. By imposing sanctions on food imports from the United States, European Union, Canada and Japan, Russia’s kefir-drinking head of state scuppered my chances of making a decent plate of cacio i pepe or a batch of brownies for the next calendar year.

Putin's Achilles' Heel: Tighter Energy Sector Sanctions

The European Union, in coordination with the United States, finally decided to impose serious sanctions on Russia. In addition to measures against the financial sector, they include energy sector sanctions that bar export of highly sophisticated technologies needed in deep-sea drilling, Arctic exploration, and shale oil projects. Show More Summary

State Of Union

Ahead of the new season Cameron Black takes a look at the state of the game in Scotland and further afield...

Looming Retaliatory Sanctions Threaten Western Automakers In Russia

Automotive exports from European and American manufacturers may be the next to suffer sanctions by Russia in retaliation for more sanctions imposed upon by the European Union and the United States as a result of the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. Show More Summary

AM News: New York Scores Up (But Union Still Won't Endorse Cuomo)

Five Things You Need to Know About NYC Scores on State Tests WNYC: State Education Commissioner John King speculated on Thursday that the city showed more gains because it began training groups of teachers and principals in the Common Core learning standards a few years ago, ahead of other districts. Show More Summary

CNN's Granderson, Wall Slam 'Charlatan' Al Sharpton

Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," network contributor LZ Granderson and political analyst Tara Wall hammered activists like Al Sharpton for being a "charlatans" who come into situations like Ferguson to "make names for themselves."...Show More Summary

Warning to Peach State politicians: 71 percent of Georgians oppose the so-called “Marketplace Fairness Act”

A recent poll conducted on behalf of the R Street Institute and the National Taxpayers Union found that nearly three-quarters of likely Georgia voters oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act, a measure that would allow states to impose and collect sales taxes on Internet purchases from online retailers across state lines: In the survey of likely […]

CNN Contributor Says Guy Whose Name Rhymes with Harpton Is a ‘Charlatan’

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

CNN contributor LZ Granderson said on State of the Union Sunday morning that the black community was doing a disservice to itself by letting "charlatans" swoop into situations like the one in Ferguson and cause trouble. Granderson didn't want to name names, but all agreed that the man he was talking about has a last names that rhymes with Harpton.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ilan Stavans, A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States

This book uses cartoons and narrative to make the points on some of the things we absolutely know about US history that did not happen the way our myths lead us to believe. We follow the narrative of Stavans from the earliest colonial...Show More Summary

Iraqi Kurdish leader appeals to Germany for weapons

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The leader of Iraq's Kurds appealed to Germany for weapons to help Kurdish fighters battling militants of the Islamic State, and said foreign powers must find a way to cut off the group's funding. The European Union on Friday gave aShow More Summary

A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States – Book Salon Preview

"From the author-illustrator team behind the acclaimed Latino USA, an exuberant, irreverent survey of the American experience—a cartoon history of the people, by the people, and for the people."

Forced Unionism Linked to Public-Payroll Bloat

National Right to Work Committee It undoubtedly comes as no surprise to most regular readers of the National Right to Work Newsletter that state and local tax burdens are on average significantly more onerous in states where compulsory union dues are permitted than in states where they are prohibited.

The Economy Strikes Back: Ad Rev to Reach 2007 High

Summary: The global economy has had a rough couple of years. In the United States we had the Great Recession; Europe had the near collapse of the European Union with Greece flopping, Turkey holding on for dear life, Spain and Italy struggling...Show More Summary

Teachers vs. standards

With the state due to release a fresh batch of test scores on Thursday, teachers unions are clinging to the old line that they’re not against the higher, better Common Core standards — just against their supposedly rushed rollout.

Judge Upholds Tennessee Marriage Amendment

A state judge in Tennessee ruled in favor of the voter-approved constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. This is the first time a judge has upheld such an amendment since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June 2013.

How GOP victories in 2010 haunt Obama’s minimum wage agenda – nationally and locally

President Obama's proposal to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over three years was dead virtually as soon as it was announced in this year's State of the Union address. House Republicans made clear they weren't even going to entertain the idea, and so it hasn't gone anywhere in Congress. As frustrating as that […]

EU Lawyers Confirm 'General And Blanket Data Retention Is No Longer Possible' In European Union

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As we commented back in June, one of the key questions posed by the important ruling of Europe's highest court that the EU's current data retention requirements were "invalid" is: so what will the EU's Member States do now? Will they...Show More Summary

Ukraine OKs Red Cross-led aid mission to east

last weekNews : The Newsroom

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Red Cross will lead an international humanitarian aid operation into Ukraine's conflict-stricken province of Luhansk with assistance from Russia, the European Union and the United States, Ukraine said Mon...

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