Category: YSK

Ryan Helped Derail Simpson-Bowles

Ryan Helped Derail Simpson-Bowles

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Representative Paul Ryan was a pivotal figure in killing the 2010 Bowles-Simpson agreement, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now holds out as a model for putting America’s fiscal house in order.

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Oil Boom Brings Scarcity Of Workers In Small Towns

Oil Boom Brings Scarcity Of Workers In Small Towns

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The local prison is so short on guards that inmates can sometimes just walk away. A gas station barely has enough cashiers to keep up with the trucks filling the parking lot. And “help wanted” signs seem to hang from every restaurant and shop.

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Obama Announces Federal Aid For Drought-Stricken Agriculture Industry

Obama Announces Federal Aid For Drought-Stricken Agriculture Industry

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The farming crisis is emerging as a key battleground in the 2012 election. The president is trying to pass a farm bill through Congress that he claims will aid farmers but has been stalled by Republicans over what they see as excessive costs.

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Crops’ Flavor Intensifies in Drought, Heat

Crops’ Flavor Intensifies in Drought, Heat

August 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

“Peppers really like hot weather,” said Irwin Goldman, a horticulture professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Scientists Find New Human Species In Northern Kenya

Scientists Find New Human Species In Northern Kenya

August 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Anthropologists have discovered three human fossils that are between 1.78 and 1.95 million years old. The specimens are of a face and two jawbones with teeth.

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The Affordable Care Act Rebate Checks Are in the Mail: Now What?

The Affordable Care Act Rebate Checks Are in the Mail: Now What?

August 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Small businesses in 38 states, the District of Columbia and three United States territories are receiving checks on behalf of their employees, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Kindergarten In The Computer

Kindergarten In The Computer

August 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

“Online education” for elementary schoolers doesn’t mean kids will sit alone in front of a screen all day.

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Serious Games Teach Students Serious Business

Serious Games Teach Students Serious Business

August 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Utrecht University students are learning to become sustainable entrepreneurs with a serious game called Solar Tycoon. But are serious games a substitute for real experience?

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Facebook Admits 83m Profiles Are Fake

Facebook Admits 83m Profiles Are Fake

August 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Social networking site said fake profiles included millions created for pets and a large number of accounts it deems ‘undesirable’.

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£13 Trillion Hoard Hidden From Taxman By Global Elite

£13 Trillion Hoard Hidden From Taxman By Global Elite

July 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A global super-rich elite has exploited gaps in cross-border tax rules to hide an extraordinary £13 trillion ($21tn) of wealth offshore – as much as the American and Japanese GDPs put together – according to research commissioned by the campaign group Tax Justice Network.

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New Rules Set On Background Checks For Job Seekers

New Rules Set On Background Checks For Job Seekers

April 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Federal regulators Wednesday approved new rules that could make it easier to find work for convicted criminals and others who have gotten into legal trouble.

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Wendy’s Is The 6th Firm To Say It Is No Longer A Member Of ALEC

April 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Wendy’s International, the parent company of Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburger, is the sixth corporation to say that it is no longer a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in the past week.

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Revisit:  Colbert On Voter ID Laws: Why Not Let Only GOP Lawmakers Vote? (VIDEO)

Revisit: Colbert On Voter ID Laws: Why Not Let Only GOP Lawmakers Vote? (VIDEO)

April 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Stephen Colbert has only one explanation why politicians he doesn’t vote for are elected: voter fraud!

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Kraft Ends ALEC Membership, Joining Coca-Cola and Pepsi

Kraft Ends ALEC Membership, Joining Coca-Cola and Pepsi

April 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Kraft Foods Inc. became the third major corporation to end its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a right-wing group that advances voter suppression efforts and other controversial laws to state legislators, the company announced late Thursday night.

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Intuit Is Now The Fourth Company To Drop Voter Suppression Group ALEC

Intuit Is Now The Fourth Company To Drop Voter Suppression Group ALEC

April 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Software company Intuit, the makers of programs such as Turbo Tax and Quicken, announced today that they will join Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Kraft as the fourth company to end their partnership with the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council this week.

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The Talk: Nonblack Version

The Talk: Nonblack Version

April 5, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

There is much talk about “the talk.” This is the talk: Nonblack Version.

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MN Voter Photo ID Is A Cut And Paste ALEC Creation Says Common Cause

April 5, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A right-wing corporate funded organization essentially wrote Minnesota’s proposed constitutional amendment requiring a photo ID to vote says Minnesota Common Cause Executive Director Mike Dean.

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Coca-Cola Dumps ALEC

April 5, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Public interest groups campaigning to convince Coca-Cola to break ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) scored a major victory yesterday when Coke announced it had “elected to discontinue its membership with” ALEC.

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Voter Suppression 101

Voter Suppression 101

April 4, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The right to vote is under attack all across our country. Conservative legislators are introducing and passing legislation that creates new barriers for those registering to vote, shortens the early voting period, imposes new requirements for already-registered voters, and rigs the Electoral College in select states.

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PepsiCo Ends Partnership With Right-Wing Front Group ALEC

April 4, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

PepsiCo, the world’s second largest beverage company, has ended its partnership with ALEC, the controversial right-wing group that lobbies for voter suppression efforts. Pepsi’s move, which actually came in January but was first reported this morning by NPR, may also have had a role in compelling Coca-Cola to drop its support for ALEC.

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