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Washington Redskins' Racist Name Earns Ire of 50 Senators

Washington Redskins' Racist Name Earns Ire of 50 Senators
Fifty members of the United States Senate wrote a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on May 22 to pressure the Washington Redskins into changing their controversial nickname.
Read more May 22 2014, 10:39pm CDT
 

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California Smartphone Kill Switch Bill Moves Forward

California Smartphone Kill Switch Bill Moves Forward
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require...
Read more May 9 2014, 5:00am CDT
 

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California phone kill-switch bill fails vote in state senate

California phone kill-switch bill fails vote in state senate
Known as the Senate Bill 962, it lagged behind 21 votes due to which it could be moved on to the next stage of state assembly
Read more Apr 25 2014, 8:07am CDT
 

Georgia GOP Senate race too close to call

Source: McClatchy DC

Tea Party Challenger To Cantor's Seat Dave Brat Campaigns
Georgia’s the site of the next closely-watched Senate race, and a new poll shows it’s a virtual tie.Click to Continue ...
Full article at: McClatchy DC 22 minutes ago
 

How Conservatives' Anti-Obamacare Ad Frenzy May Have Backfired Spectacularly

Source: The Business Insider

The millions of dollars spent on negative advertisements on the Affordable Care Act may have actually led to increased overall enrollment, according to a new study from the Brookings Institute. According to May research from Kantar Media, anti-Obamacare groups have outspent their opponents by a 15-to-1 margin on the airwaves since the law was passed four years ago — out of almost $450 billion in total spent on ads. But Bro ...
Full article at: The Business Insider 29 minutes ago
 

Australia PM plays down setback in carbon tax repeal plan

Source: Channel News Asia

Internet Party Candidates Vie For Positions At National Selection Event
SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday brushed off a defeat in the Senate on repealing the country's carbon tax, calling it normal "argy bargy" that would not derail a key election promise.Abbott went to the polls in September vowing that the divisive pollution levy would go, arguing the cost was being passed to consumers, resulting in higher utility bills. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ha ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia 4 hours ago
 

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29 Celebrity Impressions, 1 Original Song Viral Video Debunked
29 Celebrity Impressions, 1 Original Song Viral Video Debunked
A music video got embraced on Youtube over the last week amassing over 7 million views. In it singer Rob Cantor performs a song with 29 celebrity voices. Well, turns out he cannot do a single celebrity impersonation. He had a bunch of others do it for him.
 
6 Facts To Know About the Amazon Drones
6 Facts To Know About the Amazon Drones
Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an exemption from rules prohibiting the use of drones for commercial purposes.  With this request, the company has signaled that they are serious about transitioning the idea...
 
LG Unveils Rollable 18-inch OLED Unveiled
LG Rollable 18-inch OLED Unveiled
Imagine the scene: You’re about to move house and you’ve got a gigantic 60-inch TV to carefully ferry across town to your new home, so you just roll it up like a poster and shove it into the back of your van. According to LG, this could be a reality...
 

Sandra Fluke Confirms Candidacy for CA State Senate

Sandra Fluke Confirms Candidacy for CA State Senate
Sandra Fluke wants to run for Congress. The women's rights activist has filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to seek endorsement of the California state Democratic Party.
Read more Feb 5 2014, 8:16am CST
 

Budget Puts Republican Corbett At Odds With GOP Lawmakers

Source: CBS Philly

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By Tony Romeo HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – Governor Corbett’s decision to trim legislative funding from the new state budget is shining a light on the rift between the Republican governor and the legislative leaders of his own party who control the House and Senate. Still agitating for action on public pension reform, Governor Corbett signed the new budget, but line-item vetoed $72-million in legislative earmarks and operating expenses, saying lawmakers have ample reser ...
Full article at: CBS Philly 5 hours ago
 

Carbon tax chaos: where it got messy

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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Labor's price on carbon remains despite Tony Abbott's vow to kill it off in the first week of the new Senate. Matthew Knott explains what happene ...
Full article at: Sydney Morning Herald 7 hours ago
 

French Senate wants ban on free book delivery

French Senate seeks to bar free delivery of books _ in a blow for Amazon, boost for bookshops PARIS (AP...
Read more Jan 9 2014, 8:46am CST