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So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

By Marilyn Geewax The Labor Department’s June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015’s first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers

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5 Things You Should Know About Jim Webb

By Domenico Montanaro The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the Confederacy. » E-Mail

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Obama Touts New Federal Overtime Pay Rule In Wisconsin

By Scott Horsley President Obama traveled to Wisconsin Friday to tout the administration’s new proposed rule that could make 5 million more people eligible for overtime pay. » E-Mail This

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News You Can Use

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz While we were spending a good chunk of our day at dealing the First Church of Cannabis, here’s what our colleagues were writing about… The Indy Star

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Pence Pens Thoughts on New Laws

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz by Mike Pence With the close of the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly, Hoosiers can be proud of the many accomplishments that will make Indiana

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Gerrymandering Exacerbates Partisan Gridlock, Political Scientist Says

Will the Supreme Court’s decision to allow non-partisan commissions to draw districts break legislative gridlock? Linda Wertheimer talks to political scientist Thomas Mann. » E-Mail This …read more Via: http://www.npr.org/2015/07/02/419405931/gerrymandering-exacerbates-partisan-gridlock-political-scientist-says?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=politics

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Trump Backlash Shows Latino Consumers’ Growing Influence

By Alexandra Starr Macy’s decision to sever ties with Donald Trump after he made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants is the latest business partnership the real estate mogul has lost

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Love, Laughter & Litigation at First Church of Cannabis

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz I spent the day at the inaugural service of the First Church of Cannabis. Here are my thoughts. I’ve also embedded audio of “High

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Maine Lawmakers Consider Investigating Gov. Paul LePage

By A.J. Higgins Lawmakers want to probe the allegation that Gov. LePage threatened to withhold over $500,000 from a state charter school if it didn’t remove a Democratic legislator. »