Cameras at the Supreme Court: They ought to be in pictures

Supreme Court Cameras

Cameras at the Supreme Court: They ought to be in pictures (via The Economist) C-SPAN marked its 35th anniversary last week. The channel has been airing gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the House of Representatives since 1979; it ventured to the floor of the Senate in 1986 and has added committee hearings, interviews and coverage…  More...

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By The Economist On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Money Talks

Money talks: Taking a risk (via The Economist Video) This week: the impact of sanctions on Russia, stress testing banks in the United States and planning for retirement in Britain. http://econ.st/1jATCaG  More...

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By PBS Newshour On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Ten states critical to administration’s efforts to enroll 6 million in new health plans

10 states critical to administration’s efforts to enroll 6 million in new health plans (via PBS News Hour) Ten states — seven of them controlled by Republicans — hold the key to whether the Obama administration More...

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By The Economist On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Politics in Illinois: The broom of the system

Politics in Illinois: The broom of the system (via The Economist) BRUCE RAUNER, a wealthy venture capitalist, won the Republican primary in Illinois last week. This sets the stage for a showdown in November between More...

By Nick Kolakowski | Slashdot On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Is Bitcoin Doomed?

Based on the headlines alone, Bitcoin seems in a dire spot this week. “Bitcoin virtual currency is on verge of collapse,” blared the Los Angeles Times. “Mt.Gox site disappears, Bitcoin future in doubt,” More...

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By Scott Kaufman On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Bobby Jindal’s office is ‘stealing from the blind’ to pay legal fees

The administration of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is being criticized for taking money from a trust dedicated to legally blind vendors to pay attorney fees in a lawsuit brought against the commission responsible More...

By Moyers & Company On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Wal-Mart ‘Looking at’ Supporting a Minimum Wage Hike

Wal-Mart ‘Looking at’ Supporting a Minimum Wage Hike (via Moyers & Company) Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, is “looking at supporting” an increase in the federal minimum wage, More...

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By AFP On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Global tax evasion under G20 scrutiny

Global tax evasion under G20 scrutiny (via AFP) U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew described taxation reform as among the G20′s most crucial initiatives Friday, as the world’s major economies look to More...

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By Environment News Service On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Obama Warns Canada, Mexico on Climate Impacts of Keystone XL

Obama Warns Canada, Mexico on Climate Impacts of Keystone XL (via Environment News Service) Without revealing any decision, President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his strongest statement to date on the potential More...

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By Environment News Service On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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California Lawmakers Offer $687M Drought Relief Bill

California Lawmakers Offer $687 Million Drought Relief Bill (via Environment News Service) With California suffering its worst water shortage crisis in modern history, state elected officials Wednesday announced More...