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You Might Be Living in the State with the Best Odds of Getting a Job 31.3.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Massachusetts was ranked the number one state for most online job advertisements geared toward college graduates.
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Alabama Republican lawmaker says there's 'no reason' to protect women from doctors like him 31.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
This guy is a one-man war on women. Alabama state Sen. Larry Stutts (R) is a physician, and back in 1998 was Rose Church's doctor when Church gave birth to a healthy baby. She was released 36 hours after the birth, but had to return soon after for a blood transfusion because of internal bleeding. She was discharged again after the transfusion and died a day and a half later. Church's husband sued Sutts, a case that was settled out of court, and began a campaign for a minimum-stay requirement giving women the legal right to remain in the hospital for up to 48 hours in a normal birth and 96 hours after a complicated one. The law was passed unanimously in 1999. Now, after winning a senate seat in 2014, Stutts is trying to destroy that law. He blames Obamacare . Stutts said in a post on his Facebook page that he's trying to get the legislature out of the doctor-patient relationship. "I am proud to say that I am hard at work removing one-size-fits-all Obamacare-style laws from the books in Alabama," Stutts ...
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Revolutionary Extractivism in Bolivia? 31.3.2015 Global Voices
Extractivism uses money (rents) from natural gas and mineral exports to improve public infrastructures and alleviate poverty through redistributive policies and has broad popular support in Bolivia.
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Prominent Republican: Obama shouldn't go to Kenya because birthers will get ideas 31.3.2015 Daily Kos
Where's a picture of President Obama obviously rolling his eyes when you need one? If you want yet another piece of evidence of how far gone the Republican Party is, here's an establishment Republican putting the fee-fees of birthers and the humiliation factor for establishment types like himself above the president of the United States of America's participation as a world leader. Former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu is not happy about President Obama's planned trip to Kenya : “I think his trip back to Kenya is going to create a lot of chatter and commentary amongst some of the hard right, who still don’t see him as having been born in the U.S.," Sununu said on the show "America's Newsroom." "I personally think he’s just inciting some chatter on an issue that should have been a dead issue a long time ago,” he said. Basically, Sununu—who was not just a governor but a White House chief of staff under President George. H.W. Bush (but should not be confused with his son, former Sen. John E. ...
Poll: Republicans consider Barack Obama to be more of a 'threat' than Russian or Syrian leaders 31.3.2015 Daily Kos
And for some reason Fox News viewers remain staggeringly uninformed I wonder if the Fox News and other conservative media outlet focus on painting every action by the current sitting president as being "illegal" or "unconstitutional" or "un-American" has anything to do with this . Republicans are more concerned about the imminent threat posed to the United States by President Barack Obama than by Russia’s Vladimir Putin or Syria’s Bashar Assad, according to a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos. Thirty-four percent of Republicans see the president as an imminent threat, compared to only 25 percent for Putin and 23 percent for Assad. A roughly equal number of Republicans said Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei was an imminent threat equal to Obama. There you go, you weren't imagining things. The Fox News 'n CPAC crowd really does trust Vladimir Putin more than they trust their own president. And why wouldn't they, what with all the conservative talking heads gushing over how that Putin fellow really knows ...
Crawfish And Greek Yogurt Are Becoming Casualties Of Stalled Immigration Reform 31.3.2015 Think Progres

With Congress stalled on permanent immigration legislation and a lack of Americans to fill low-skilled roles, these two industries are unable to keep up with demand for their products.

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Montana's Republican Senate bucks Kochs, passes Medicaid expansion 30.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Montanans rally for Medicaid expansion The Kochs brothers and their astroturf organization Americans for Prosperity have hit a roadblock in their fight to kill Medicaid expansion in red states around the country. Montanans, and even Montana Republicans, do not appreciate these guys coming in from out-of-state and trying to intimidate them. So that's in part why seven Senate Republicans joined with every Democrat to pass a Medicaid expansion bill. "These are our citizens, our neighbors, our friends ... who don't have health care," said Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso, D-Butte, who supported Senate Bill 405. "These are our citizens of our state we’re standing up for in this bill." […] Its next destination would be the Montana House, where it will face stiff resistance from conservative Republicans and the House GOP leadership. However, Republican co-sponsors of the bill in the House have said they hope to fashion the same Democratic-Republican coalition to pass the bill and send it to Democratic Gov. ...
Is Harry Reid in cahoots with the mob? and other conspiracy theories Byron York can't resist 30.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Boy, the conspiracy theorists—and by that I mean people sad that Benghazi turned into nothing—are really scraping the bottom of the barrel on this one, starting with this tweet: Per @jhinderaker, has any journalist looked into the specifics of Harry Reid's exercise equipment accident? — @ByronYork Vox's Matt Yglesias explains . Behind this somewhat enigmatic tweet lies a rather elaborate conspiracy theory. @jhinderaker is John Hinderaker, one of the proprietors of the conservative blog PowerLine, and he's peddling a theory that the injuries Reid suffered while exercising in January weren't an accident at all. To Hinderaker the official story is just a coverup for an incident that involves mafia violence—likely the fallout of what Hinderaker alleges to be long-running corruption on the part of the Nevada Senator and Democratic Senate leader. "When a guy shows up at a Las Vegas emergency room on New Year's Day with severe facial injuries and broken ribs and gives as an explanation the functional equivalent ...
Union cancels Indiana conference over 'un-American' discrimination law 30.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Who knew—it turns out there's a cost for legalizing discrimination, as Indiana is finding out. One of the latest to cancel an upcoming event in Indiana because of the state's new license-to-discriminate law is the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which announced Monday that it is pulling its 2015 women's conference out of Indianapolis. Lee Saunders, the union's president, said in a statement that "This un-American law allowing businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers sets Indiana and our nation back decades in the struggle for civil rights. It is an embarrassment and cannot be tolerated," continuing: Throughout our proud history, our union has stood up whenever injustice has occurred – be it for striking sanitation workers in Memphis in 1968, or for the victims of apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s. Governor Pence’s law, motivated by ultra-right wing zealots, is an affront to the vast majority of those in our nation who believe that every American ...
Top Republican makes comeback from white supremacist scandal by offering the GOP advice 30.3.2015 Daily Kos
David Duke without the baggage: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise House Majority Whip Steve Scalise hasn't had a ton to say publicly since the public learned that he once spoke to a white supremacist organization. Naturally he comes back by offering advice to his party about how to win a presidential election: “People are like, ‘Oh, should it be a moderate? Somebody who can get elected?’” Scalise said during a wide-ranging interview in his Capitol office. “You know, I’d argue we’ve had moderates nominated the last few times and they haven’t won,” he said. “Show me the last time a conservative has lost the presidency. I think if we have a strong conservative with a proven record, we’ll win the White House.” So ... David Duke? Scalise is familiar enough with the former KKK grand wizard, having not only addressed the Duke-founded European-American Unity and Rights Organization but having billed himself in the past as David Duke without the baggage . Come on! It's too easy. The guy gets in trouble for having ...
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As backlash against Indiana's license-to-discriminate law grows, damage control is failing 30.3.2015 Daily Kos
Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) Indiana legislators are scrambling to do damage control on the state's new license-to-discriminate law, but that damage control definitely won't extend to repealing the law. In fact, mostly what they're doing is continuing to make discredited claims about the law being similar to existing religious freedom laws in other states and at the federal level. With Gov. Mike Pence repeatedly refusing to say that the law won't mean discrimination, the economic consequences have really piled up for the state. Companies including Angie's List and Salesforce responded quickly , with Angie's List changing its plans for a major Indiana expansion and Salesforce cancelling a conference in the state. The outcry against the Indiana law is having a ripple effect in other states, as well. A Montana bill similar to the Indiana one failed to pass the state House, while in Georgia , a state House Judiciary Committee meeting on such a bill was cancelled. Since there are just days left before the Georgia ...
How peer-to-peer businesses give consumers a Lyft 30.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Over the past few years, innovative new services such as Airbnb and Uber have sprung up across the nation, creating what's been termed the "sharing" economy or "peer-to-peer" economy. These services have endured varying levels of resistance from local and state governments, as lawmakers ...
Business Forecasters Boost 2-Year Outlook for U.S. Economy 30.3.2015 Inc
Business Forecasters Boost 2-Year Outlook for U.S. Economy
AP Interview: Saudi Prince Saud al-Faisal says challenges persist in attracting non-oil funds 30.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
Cartoon: Cruz's path to the White House 30.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed

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Ted Cruz, darling of the right-wing radio hosts 30.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Stop the presses! Politico has a scoop : right-wing radio talk show hosts like right-wing presidential candidate Ted Cruz: Glenn Beck wants listeners to pray for him. Mark Levin says Fox News is out to get him. Hugh Hewitt calls him an “intellectual leader.” Rush Limbaugh thinks his campaign launch was “masterful.” Laura Ingraham hails him as “Reaganesque.” Erick Erickson considers him a “good friend.” They might as well just call off the Republican presidential primary and hand the nomination to Ted Cruz. Although ... praise doesn't always translate into endorsements. Erickson and Hewitt aren't endorsing yet, Limbaugh is currently most actively praising Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and, oh, Michael Savage has called Cruz a "warmonger" and a "lunatic." Then there's this: No question — in past elections, conservative radio hosts have struggled to translate their enthusiasm for a candidate into a winning presidential campaign. But the frequent encomiums to Cruz will provide him with a ...
Jordan sees drop in tourism as country pays the price for its role in Islamic State fight 30.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
Business group's outlook for U.S. economy in 2015 and 2016 improves 30.3.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Business economists boost 2015-2016 outlook for US economy, cite job growth, consumer spending 30.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Americans continue to lose because we do not know our savior 30.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
This week a dear friend sent me an email. She was uncharacteristically upset in the correspondence. Her husband, as well as many in this community, works for ExxonMobil. Many in Texas do. Her email said: This landed in the email boxes of tens of thousands of Exxon employees this morning. This is what the Texas Democratic party doesn’t understand about winning elections. In Texas the energy industry directly impacts millions of voters … and to clarify , that means people who actually do vote. This email message is very cleverly worded and, of course, does not make reference to the fact that local municipalities are voting to ban fracking within their jurisdictions and that this legislation would negate their authority. I NEVER hear anything from our state party about messaging to neutralize this constant perversion of reality. This email is begging to be exposed. Her frustration with the Democratic Party's response to a very well orchestrated corporate messaging was palpable. The saga began with the ...
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