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China's economic growth falls to 7.3 percent in 3Q, lowest in 5 years 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Cautious optimism on the economy 21.10.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Buck up, America. For many months we had galloping stock-market growth that seemed at odds with the underlying strength of the U.S. recovery. The S&P 500 kept rising while employers remained reluctant to increase employment, builders to increase building and consumers to increase consuming. The whole situation was confusing, to say the ...
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Chris Christie campaigns for Beauprez issue that eludes New Jersey 21.10.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said in Denver Monday that he had the same idea as Colorado Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez about reducing regulations on vocational ...
How to Blow An Election You Ought to Win (part i) 21.10.2014 The Moderate Voice

politicians are now guided to whatever people like most, want to hear most, what they fear most about the opponent, all as scientific as Pavlov's dogs.

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There's a better way to do immigration reform 21.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Wyoming attorney general won't appeal marriage equality ruling 21.10.2014 Daily Kos
They just keep falling. Marriage bans, that is. Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael says the state will notify a federal court at 10 a.m. Tuesday that it won't appeal last Friday's ruling that struck down the state's ban on gay marriage. Since the notification will come Tuesday morning, Tuesday morning is when couples will be able to get their marriage licenses. Defeat Mitch McConnell in just two hours. Sign up to make GOTV calls to Democrats. As always, congratulations to the happy ...
Gough Whitlam, Australian prime minister who proved transformative, dies at 98 21.10.2014 Washington Post: World
Gough Whitlam, whose 1972 election as Australia’s prime minister ushered in some of the most sweeping policy and social reforms in the country’s history before his dramatic and controversial dismissal from office in 1975, died Oct. 20 at ...
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Republican releases absolutely gonzo internal poll to try to prove that his race isn't tied 20.10.2014 Daily Kos
Brad Anderson Iowa's secretary of state race features a Republican candidate, Paul Pate, who wants to make it harder to vote, and a Democratic candidate, Brad Anderson, who wants to make Iowa number one in voter turnout . A pretty typical contrast between a Democratic and a Republican secretary of state candidate, in other words. The race is tight, too, according to a recent poll from USA Today/Suffolk University, which showed Pate with just a one-point lead, while nearly a third of voters are undecided. But now Pate's campaign is pushing back in truly hilarious fashion. According to an internal poll, Pate is leading not by one point but by 10. But the devil is in the details : Additionally, the respondents to the new VE poll said that they prefer “former Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate who supports a new voter identification law to former Obama campaign director Brad Anderson who opposes a new voter identification law 45.17 percent – 34.8 percent with still 20.04 percent undecided. It's hard to ...
Pregnant woman's choice: Work overtime or lose your job. Thanks, GOP. 20.10.2014 Daily Kos
You think the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is getting past a Republican filibuster in the Senate? Very funny. New York City passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in 2013, giving pregnant workers the right to reasonable accommodations like water breaks and light duty as long as it's possible without undue hardship to their employers. Some companies are not following the law, though. Like Fierman Produce: ... when Ms. Valencia told her supervisors in July that she had a high-risk pregnancy, they told her she could work only without restrictions, she said. After taking time off to try to negotiate an accommodation with the company, she returned when her co-workers volunteered to handle the heavy machinery and lifting. In August, she said, her supervisors insisted that she work overtime. Ms. Valencia felt so ill after two lengthy shifts that she went to the hospital and then to her doctor, who gave her the letter [saying she could not work overtime] that she handed to her boss. They fired her rather than ...
Politico in disarray 20.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Scary news, breaking from Politico : POLITICO poll: Democrats in danger over Ebola Uh-oh. I guess this means the GOP has scored another big political win by blaming Obama for Ebola, right? Well, sure, except the poll—which was conducted from October 3-11 in House districts and states with "competitive" races ( pdf )—only had one question about Ebola, and that question found that most voters actually had some or a lot of confidence in the government response to Ebola: How much confidence do you have that the U.S. government is doing everything possible to contain the spread of Ebola? A lot/some confidence: 61% Not much/no confidence: 33% Given those numbers, how on Earth did Politico reach the conclusion that Ebola represents a grave threat to Democratic political fortunes? Because, they say: Voters who intend to support Republicans in the most consequential Senate and House elections this November had significantly less confidence in the federal government’s response to the occurrence of Ebola, according ...
Oops: Pro-McConnell lobbying group sends out endorsement mailer saying Mitch is 'For Sale' 20.10.2014 Daily Kos
An instant classic campaign fail from the National Association of Realtors in their endorsement mailer backing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: Although surely not the message they intended to send, the mailer might have accidentally been one of the most honest mailers of the entire campaign given stories like this one : One morning last month, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, the minority leader, was dining with Richard H. Anderson, the chief executive of Delta Air Lines. The breakfast was a rewarding one for McConnell, because : Only one week after Sen. Mitch McConnell took the CEO of Delta Air Lines to breakfast in the exclusive Senate Dining Room last month, the airline executive and his wife wrote $10,000 worth of checks to help fund McConnell's political operation. So yes, Mitch McConnell is indeed for sale. But in his defense, he's not cheap—he only sells out to the highest ...
Cartoon: The house of feeeaaaarrrr 20.10.2014 Daily Kos

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Nurses push for better Ebola training 20.10.2014 Daily Kos
The California Nurses Association is including Ebola in its contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente—and using those contract demands to draw attention to broader problems in the country's healthcare system. Nurses want better training and protection in case they, like two nurses in Dallas, Texas, contract the disease while caring for a patient: "We'd like to have an extra supplemental coverage, for specifically Ebola, if we were to contract Ebola while we're at work," says Diane McClure, a nurse at Kaiser Permanente's hospital in Sacramento, where a patient suspected of having Ebola was treated in August. He later tested negative for the virus. She says even a month after the Ebola scare at her hospital, nurses hadn't received any meaningful hands-on training. As the Texas case shows, nurses are one group of Americans with legitimate concerns about Ebola. They're going beyond Ebola panic to a systemic analysis of American health care, though: Leaders from California's union and its partner in ...
Indiana Plans To Cut Thousands Off Food Stamps By Reinstating Work Requirements 20.10.2014 Think Progres

Gov. Mike Pence (R) is moving to tighten the rules for food stamps even though federal officials say the Indiana economy is still too fragile to justify it.

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Business economists report solid but slowing growth in third quarter 20.10.2014 LA Times: Business
Business economists reported solid but slowing growth at their companies over the summer as gauges of sales, hiring and profit margins fell slightly from the second quarter, according to survey results released Monday.
Japan's trade minister resigns amid scandal, a blow to PM Abe 20.10.2014 Washington Post: World
TOKYO – Japan’s new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, submitted her resignation on Monday morning after allegations her political support groups had misused funds, dealing a blow to prime minister Shinzo Abe and his efforts to help women climb the political ...
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The blue-collar imperative 20.10.2014 The Moderate Voice

WASHINGTON — In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Nunn is giving Republicans a real scare in a Senate race the GOP thought it had put away. Some of her new momentum comes from a sustained attack on David Perdue, her businessman foe, for his work shipping American jobs overseas. One ad includes a quotation from Perdue about [...]

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Cheers and Jeers: Monday 20.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Ebola Hysteria: Maine Edition Sorry, rest of the United states. This is going to be hard to top for sheer nuttery : A teacher at Strong Elementary School was placed on a 21-day paid leave of absence after parents told the school board they were concerned that she might have been exposed to Ebola during a trip to Dallas. She was there for a conference. An education conference. In a city of 1.25 million and ten miles away from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. “At this time, we have no information to suggest that this staff member has been in contact with anyone who has been exposed to Ebola,” the district wrote in a statement... “However, the district and the staff member understand the parents’ concerns. Therefore, after several discussions with the staff member, out of an abundance of caution, this staff member has been placed on a paid leave of absence for up to 21 days.” An example of the parental concern: “The bottom line is that there is risk. Are we more capable of ...
Tavis Smiley Forgets Republicans Run The House, Blames Dems For Everything 20.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
At some point, the Mitch McConnell contingent who resolved to do absolutely nothing until Obama left office must have bribed the perennially dissatisfied contingent who think complaining without action is somehow helpful. Tavis Smiley has long been an Obama hater and complainer. Either Obama isn't black enough or he just isn't magical enough to wave his Magic Fix-It Wand™ and make everything all better for everyone everywhere but most especially in the black community. Never mind the things Obama and the Democrats have done, things that cost a ton of political goodwill like the Affordable Care Act and the stimulus bill, which saved a lot of people (regardless of race) from being completely destitute after Wall Street ran the table. On This Week, Tavis sat at a table with Bill Kristol, Mary Matalin, Stephanie Shriock and GSteph and said this with a straight face, concerning the Democrats' focus on women's issues as opposed to economic populism: SMILEY: That's a good point. And I think that issue would ...
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Blue-collar election choices, Cuban doctors and ebola, wages and Walker 20.10.2014 Daily Kos
E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes that Both parties face a blue-collar imperative: The elections in Georgia and Kentucky are different in important ways, but one lesson from both is that Democrats can’t win without a sufficient share of the white working-class vote. Nunn, on offense, and Grimes, on defense, are both trying to secure ballots from the sorts of voters who were once central to the Democratic coalition. [...] And Bill Clinton’s comments reflected what his party is up against: Republicans have been quite effective at turning the anger that working-class whites feel about being left behind in the new economy against liberals, Democrats and especially the president. The Democrats’ worries were nicely captured in a headline on Matthew Cooper’s recent Newsweek article: “Why Working-Class White Men Make Democrats Nervous.” Harry Siegel at the New York Daily News writes The new protest paranoia: Now, technology is upending what both the state and its dissidents can do, and everyone ...
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