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Obama Expected To Sign Executive Order On Federal Contractor Workplace Conditions

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order on Thursday seeking enhanced workplace conditions and rights for federal contract workers, three separate sources have told The Huffington Post.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @samsteinhp: BREAKING: Obama to issue executive order tomorrow enhancing workplace protections for contract workers huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/fed…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @samsteinhp: BREAKING: Obama to issue executive order tomorrow enhancing workplace protections for contract workers huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/fed…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @HuffingtonPost: Obama expected to sign executive order enhancing workplace protections for contract workers huff.to/1rQzGrP

Jul 30, 2014

Obama Expected To Sign Executive Order On Federal Contractor Workplace Conditions huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/fed… ht @samsteinhp

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Obama Administration Joins Suits Against GOP-Backed Voting Restrictions In Wisconsin, Ohio

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article The Obama administration on Wednesday sought to join two ongoing lawsuits against voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio. In the filings, the Justice Department argued that a federal judge was right to strike down Wisconsin's voter ID law and that Ohio is incorrectly interpreting its duties under a provision of the Voting Rights Act.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @ryanjreilly: Interesting to read how DOJ grapples with 2008 SCOTUS voter ID case in new Wisconsin filing: huff.to/1AzCXhT

Jul 30, 2014

Interesting to read how DOJ grapples with 2008 SCOTUS voter ID case in new Wisconsin filing: huff.to/1AzCXhT

Jul 30, 2014

Obama Administration Joins Suits Against Voting Restrictions In Wisconsin, Ohio, via @ryanjreilly huff.to/1qLvhqF

Jul 30, 2014

Read #DOJ filings in Wisconsin, Ohio voting rights cases here: huff.to/1AzCXhT

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Amazon Will Pay You $1 To Choose Slow Shipping

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article One of the best things about being an Amazon Prime member is getting free, two-day shipping. Prime members with a little patience, however, are now getting an extra benefit: $1. Starting Wednesday, prime members who choose "No-Rush" shipping on any order will get a $1 credit for Amazon's Instant Video> service.

Why Bad New York Cops Can Get Away With Abuse

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Two years ago, a black man named Darren Collins claimed that a New York City cop humiliated him in front of his friends in broad daylight, pulling down his pants and underwear on the street and tapping his testicles in an unlawful search ...

UN Official Chris Gunness Breaks Down On Air After School Bombing

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article After a United Nations-run school sheltering more than 3,000 Palestinians was shelled early Wednesday, UN official Chris Gunness could not contain his grief while on camera with Al Jazeera Arabic. "The rights of Palestinians, and even their children, are wholesale denied...
Jul 31, 2014

RT @susborne: UN official breaks down on Al Jazeera after shelter bombing interview huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/chr…

Jul 31, 2014

UN official breaks down on Al Jazeera after shelter bombing interview huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/chr…

Jul 31, 2014

UN Official Breaks Down On Air After School Bombing huff.to/1zwlohh via @theworldpost

NRA Member Who Lost Sister To Gun Violence Tearfully Asks Senate To Protect Women

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article WASHINGTON -- Elvin Daniel, 56, is a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association, an avid hunter and a self-described "constitutional conservative" from a small town in Illinois. He became an unlikely witness for the Democrats on Wednesday at the first-ever Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence against women.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @jadewalker: American women account for 84% of all female gun victims in the developed world huff.to/1AB8BeT

Jul 31, 2014

RT @jadewalker: American women account for 84% of all female gun victims in the developed world huff.to/1AB8BeT

Jul 31, 2014

RT @jadewalker: American women account for 84% of all female gun victims in the developed world huff.to/1AB8BeT

Jul 30, 2014

American women account for 84% of all female gun victims in the developed world huff.to/1AB8BeT

Jul 30, 2014

RT @LEBassett: Here's a basic summary of what happened in the Senate's 1st-ever hearing on protecting women from gun violence: huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/dom…

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Williamsburg Starbucks Is The Final Nail In Hipsters' Coffin

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article NEW YORK -- Williamsburg lost its reputation as a low-rent hipster haven long ago. Yet, until just last week, the North Brooklyn neighborhood didn't have a Starbucks. Without a big national coffee chain dominating the neighborhood, Williamsburg became home to dozens of little coffee spots, each with its own quirks and fans.
Jul 30, 2014

Sorry @hoont I might be the only person who’s (not so) secretly kinda excited about the Williamsburg Starbucks… huff.to/1o2VQEg

Jul 30, 2014

Starbucks enters Williamsburg: “Do we want to keep raising rents and just have a Disneyland of corporate entities?” huff.to/1Ay3ITH

Jul 30, 2014

RT @maxwellstrachan: Williamsburg Hipsters Forced To Pretend They Won't Enjoy The Occasional Starbucks Latte huff.to/1n2L8sS

Jul 30, 2014

Williamsburg Hipsters Forced To Pretend They Won't Enjoy The Occasional Starbucks Latte huff.to/1n2L8sS

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A Moment Of Peace Today at 12:30pm EST on HuffPost Live

huffingtonpost.com — 'With every drop of blood shed, our hearts harden until they turn into stones to be used as weapons. And so we invite you to A Moment of Peace to ease the hardened heart.' HuffPost Live will air 'A Moment of Peace' today at 12:30pm EST, host hoste...

This Washington Wildfire Photo Shows The Raw Power Of A Raging Blaze

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Wildfires are ravaging parts of Washington state this month, including a complex of blazes that have grown into the largest fire in the state's history. A separate, but equally troubling blaze was captured by photographer Michael Stanford near Leavenworth, Washington and Lake Wenatchee earlier this month, and as of July 29, the Chiwaukum Creek fire has burned more than 22,000 acres.

Lois Lerner Criticized GOP As 'Crazies,' 'Assholes' In Emails

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article WASHINGTON (AP) - A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lois Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status.
Jul 30, 2014

Ex-IRS Official Criticized GOP As 'Crazies,' 'Assholes' In Emails huff.to/1Az5fcn via @HuffPostPol. Great confirmation on 'a' word

Jul 30, 2014

"...a committee spokeswoman confirmed to the AP that the email said 'assholes.'" huff.to/1qnu585

Argentina Slides Into Default For Second Time In 13 Years After Talks With U.S. Creditors Collapse

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article NEW YORK (AP) - The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @TheWorldPost: Argentina slides into default for second time in 13 years huff.to/1ps9IHX

No Labels: Hollow As Ever, Whining About 'Cynics'

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Yahoo! News' Meredith Shiner's recent piece on the goofy little group No Labels -- currently leading all comers in the race to be my Summer 2014 Spirit Animal -- has clearly gotten under the organization's skin like it was Lyme Disease.
Jul 30, 2014

In which @dceiver flatters, uses my sports fandom to defend me against charges of cynicism: huff.to/1kn32vM #DontWantToLabelButHesFab

Jul 30, 2014

One day No Labels will solve the problem of how to front for rich people without getting caught huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/no-…

The Day I Brought A Mouse To The Office And Fell In Love With HuffPost

huffingtonpost.com — I am proud to call HuffPost my family, and will always be grateful for how everyone there made me into who I am today (the good parts, at least. My irrational fear of humans dressed as animals and my mild cake frosting allergy should not be attribute...
Jul 31, 2014

FEELINGS!!!! @joannazelman The Day I Brought A Mouse To The Office And Fell In Love With HuffPost huff.to/1prASi6 #interndungeonmouse

Top 3 Reasons Our World Needs Mindful Leadership

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article It has been more than a decade since I began to explore the intersection between leadership excellence and contemplative practices -- first in my own life as a Vice President at a Fortune 200 company, and then with incredible leaders from around the world as I began to teach as the Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership.

Met Opera Employees Facing Unemployment Rally Together

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Print Article Amid bitter negotiations, employees of one of the world's most famous opera houses are contemplating taking their talents elsewhere at the end of the month. At the center of the standoff is the Metropolitan Opera's controversial general manager Peter Gelb.
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