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Friday, August 29, 2014

The country's largest labor union won't endorse any Democrat who has the same economic team as President Obama and won't be getting behind Hillary Rodham Clinton early in the 2016 presidential race, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday.

"If you get the same economic team, you're going to get the same results. The same results aren't good enough for working people," he said.

President Obama acknowledged Thursday he doesn't have a plan for defeating Islamist militants in Syria and backed away from imminent military action, while he also downplayed reports of a new Russian invasion in Ukraine. Read more

BOSTON -- A bitter family feud that brought national attention to a local New England supermarket chain where workers revolted against the sacking of their beloved CEO has finally been resolved.

After six weeks of worker strikes and tense negotiations, shareholders of the Tewksbury, Mass.-based Market Basket announced late Wednesday night that ousted executive Arthur T. Demoulas and his sisters will be allowed to buy out the 50.5 percent of shares owned by rival cousin Arthur S. Demoulas for $1.5 billion.

Some thirteen years after the event, the shadow of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Pentagon still darkens our world. The legacy of that terrible day has impacted not only our foreign policy, bequeathing to a new generation an apparently endless "war on terrorism," it also has led directly to what is arguably the most massive assault on our civil liberties since the Alien and Sedition Acts. Getting all the information about what happened that day – and why it happened – is key to understanding the course we have taken since. Read more

Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immigration Showdown

The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama's talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures Read more

A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Fort Worth-area day care center seeking $1 million damages from the facility for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time, their lawyer said on Wednesday.
Kristi and Brad Galbraith are suing for fraud and negligence in the incident that occurred in June at the Heart2Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park.
"This is a parent's worst nightmare," Dallas attorney Larry Rasansky said.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Atlas Shrugged readers remember Galt's Gulch as the rural refuge where Ayn Rand's Real Men of Genius spurned American socialism for their own anti-leftist paradise. Some inspired libertarians have set up a real-life Galt's Gulch in Chile. Unregulated capitalism, though, is presenting some problems!

This is what it's rumored to include.


Joan Rivers was admitted to Mount Sinai hospital in New York Thursday morning, a rep for the hospital said in a statement.

A report on E! News, where Rivers works, stated that the comedian was in the Intensive Care Unit.

A source with knowledge of the situation told FOX411 that Rivers was in critical condition when she was taken to the hospital.

Police would not confirm Rivers' identity, but told FOX411: "An 81-year-old female was transported Mount Sinai in critical condition... at 9:39 a.m." Law enforcement said the woman was "unconscious and unresponsive."

A Queensland farm on the Darling Downs has become the unlikely testing ground of one of the most technologically advanced Google projects that could see autonomous drones deliver anything from chocolate to life-saving medicines.

Google X, a division of the US-based technology company dedicated to making major technological advancements, tested Project Wing near Warwick earlier this month, the first time "non-Googlers" had been involved.

Google X director Astro Teller said Project Wing's goal was ultimately to build a system for delivering small and medium sized packages within minutes to anyone using self-flying vehicles. Read more

VICE News obtained the complete inventory of military leftovers secured since 2007 by the Ferguson Police Department under the DLA's 1033 program - and nothing on the list matched up with the militarized equipment police deployed during the protests.

What Ferguson did receive from the DLA were non-tactical items like laptop computers, utility trucks, a generator, and mittens for "extreme cold weather."

The obvious question: Where did Ferguson police get the military equipment it allegedly used during the protests, and how did the department purchase it? When VICE News posed the question to the Ferguson Police Department, an officer hung up the phone on us. Three subsequent calls back resulted in the same response. Read more

More than a dozen women (and some men) protested outside the Capitol in Austin Sunday afternoon as part of a national movement for topless equality. Holding signs and waving at cars as they drove by, protesters stood bare-chested as people across the street seemed surprised... but then took pictures. Being topless is legal in Austin, but the nationwide movement claims that women should have the same constitutional right that men have to go bare-chested in public, everywhere.

Pennsylvania will soon become the 12th Republican-led state to expand its Medicaid program in accordance with the Affordable Care Act at a time when conservatives across the country are downplaying their opposition to the law.

On Thursday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will announce that it had granted a waiver and reached agreement with the state to provide health care coverage to 500,000 low-income residents through private insurance. The waiver will make Pennsylvania the 27th state, plus the District of Columbia, to accept federal Medicaid dollars. Read more

An election worker in Oregon is facing a criminal investigation for allegedly altering multiple ballots to benefit Republican candidates.
(Deanna)Swenson...was accused of filling in a Republican straight ticket on ballots where voters did not specify a choice.

Which is appropriate, as George McGovern's vision makes even more sense now than it did in 1972.

When McGovern ran for president in 1972, his slogan was "Come Home, America." Read more

The mysterious moving rocks of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park have fascinated and perplexed visitors for decades. Scattered across the usually dry lake bed, the stones occupy the ends of furrows, or "trails," that the stones apparently plow in the lakebed as they move, propelled by some mysterious force.

Explanations for this odd desert phenomenon have ranged from strong winds and thick sheets of ice lifting the rocks to an algal mat on the lakebed surface that becomes slippery when wet. Read more

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