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Deep in Trump Country, a Big Stake in Health Care - The New York Times
"Whatever happens, the economy of every state will be affected. Across the country, the health care industry has become a ceaseless job producer — for doctors, nurses, paramedics, medical technicians, administrators and health care aides. Funding that began flowing in 2012 as a result of the Affordable Care Act created at least a half-million jobs, according to an analysis by Goldman Sachs."
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yesterday by Felicity
Christ in the Garden of Endless Breadsticks
The agony and the ecstasy of America’s favorite chain restaurant
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yesterday by Superfine
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RT Top 12 tools used by ’s Fastest Growing Companies
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RT Top 12 tools used by ’s Fastest Growing Companies
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Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest - BBC News
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors US hate groups, said Mr Spencer is "a radical white separatist whose goal is the establishment of a white ethno-state in North America".
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Twenty-seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia
The Twenty-seventh Amendment (Amendment XXVII) to the United States Constitution prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives. It is the most recent amendment to be adopted, but one of the first proposed.…

The amendment eventually became part of the United States Constitution on May 5, 1992, completing a record-setting ratification period of 202 years, 7 months, and 10 days.
Government  america  leadership  democracy  history  Education 
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How gridlock, social media giants and the Clintons made the internet ripe for Russian meddling • Daily Beast
Lachlan Markay and Andrew Desiderio:
<p>[Marc] Elias [a Democratic lawyer who led Hillary Clinton's team and found a way to coordinate with an in-theory-independent political ad group], indeed, is a recurring character in much of the drama that has led the social media political landscape to this current point. He also represented Google before the FEC in 2010 in what was the last instance of the FEC affirmatively ruling on a case involving the “small items” exemption for a major digital advertiser. In that case, Elias convinced the commission to exempt Google from disclosure rules as long as the pages to which its ads redirected did disclose who was behind them.

That case was specific to Google and did not establish broadly applicable rules for ad disclosure on social media, search engines, and similar platforms. The year after its Google ruling, the FEC opened up an initial comment period on such rules, but never ended up codifying them. It’s now reopened that comment period in what disclosure advocates hope will be an earnest effort to address the issue.

“That’s really the whole reason for campaign finance rules besides corruption and the like—but it is in part transparency so people can determine if there’s corruption, as well as just the ability to know who’s behind campaigns so they can make thoughtful decisions when they’re voting,” Ravel added. “All of these things are being done purposefully, in my view, to ultimately deregulate campaign finance completely.”

Divisions at the FEC remain deep, and the commission currently has just five members, meaning all but one of them would have to vote in favor of a regulatory proposal for it to go into effect.
A number of experts believe that Republican commissioner Matthew Peterson could rally a coalition to support a rule imposing additional disclosure requirements on digital political ads. But Trump has nominated Peterson to a federal judgeship, and it’s not likely that he’ll remain on the commission long enough to vote on a final rule.</p>


It all began, as the standfirst notes, with a blog years ago demanding Bill Clinton's impeachment. Political ads in the US are a mess, disclosure-wise.
politics  america  advertising 
3 days ago by charlesarthur
Do You Live in One of the Happiest American States?
[2017] How happy, healthy, and secure are Americans? A Gallup survey reveals how Americans rate their well-being.
health  America  happiness  visualization 
3 days ago by rexarski
FA racism allegations inquiry: Request 'bordering on blackmail' - Eniola Aluko - BBC Sport
Footballer Eni Aluko tells the parliamentary inquiry over racism that FA chief executive Martin Glenn asked her to make a written statement that "the FA was not institutionally racist" and in return "the FA would consider" releasing the second portion of an agreed financial settlement.

Aluko says the offer was "bordering on blackmail". Glenn denies asking her to make the statement. &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k9vd1
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3 days ago by asterisk2a
Leland Foster
Find the latest art and design from Leland Foster at lelandkfoster.com.
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