NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality and empowering the less fortunate, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers' starting pay to $13 an hour.
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POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The family that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus won't say just what it was that made them finally decide to remove elephant acts from the "Greatest Show on Earth." The move…
If you're wondering why Muslims don't speak out more against violence committed in the name of their religion, you're not alone. A new national poll finds 74% of Americans agree Muslims need to be more vocal against terror.
SXSW, Austin's annual sticky-floored music industry sport coat and jeans cocaine marathon, wherein bands willingly exhaust themselves playing garbage sets for little or no money, deriving sustenance from tacos and the hope of "exposure," features a McDonald's showcase this year. And, no doy, they aren't paying.
The United States has fallen out of the top 10 countries in the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom published jointly by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal. The index, the 20th published by the two organizations, rates countries by 10 criteria. In the 2014 edition released Monday night, the U.S. fell two spots to 12th place, leapfrogged by both Ireland and Estonia. Hong Kong ranked first, as it has every year. America's score on the index has fallen for seven straight years, and the conservative Heritage Foundation now ranks the U.S. as only mostly free. The top countries on the index -- Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand and Canada -- all rank as free. The decline in America's ranking was driven by slipping scores in the categories of fiscal freedom, business freedom and property rights.
By Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of mass U.S. surveillance programs, said on Wednesday he is not being offered a fair trial if he returns to the United States. "I would love to go back and face a fair trial, but unfortunately ... there is no fair trial available, on offer right now," he said from Russia in a live question and answer discussion organized by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Toronto's Ryerson University and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. "I've been working exhaustively with the government now since I left to try to find terms of a trial," he said. He did not comment specifically on new legislation proposed by Canada's Conservative government that would expand the powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the country's main intelligence service. In January, CBC News and news website The Intercept reported that 2012 documents sourced from Snowden showed that Canada's electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment, had intercepted and analyzed up to 15 million file downloads a day.
There was a pretty heated exchange recently between Alabama's Sen. Jeff Sessions and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing.
Hillary Clinton Banned Use of Private Email by State Department Employees … While She Conducted All Her Business By Private Email -
Obamacare supporters were cheered Wednesday by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s tough grilling of the lead attorney in the latest lawsuit — and the law’s opponents came away nervous. That doesn’t mean the suspense is over and Kennedy will be the deciding vote to save the law. There’s still enough uncertainty about the outcome...
BILL BERKOWITZ FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT (Photo: Colin Brown)Despite raising $13 million dollars, the organization called The National Draft Ben Carso...
Just when you thought it couldn't look any worse, you get something that totally changes things...
MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews suggested on his Wednesday program that decades of Republican critics dogging Hillary Clinton may be partly to blame for her conducting all her State Department email correspondence on private email via a server located at her Chappaqua, New York, residence.
On June 20, 2007, Hillary Clinton complained about Bush officials shredding the US Constitution by having secret email accounts. Two years later, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton set up a secret email account and secret servers in her basement…
Democrats may be flustered after a week of being accused of engineering an anti-science “witch hunt,” but they aren’t backing down from their investigations into the financial backing of climate-change researchers who challenge the movement’s doomsday scenarios.
Chicago’s mayor allegedly blew up when he was asked why he closed clinics. Looks like ‘Rahmbo’ is back.
More reflections on Obamacare's third trip to the High Court.