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The Left Column
(TPM) Google plans to officially cut ties with the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, the company's chairman announced Monday, declaring that the group is "literally lying about climate change" and so Google can no longer be associated with it.
The Internet giant would be the second major technology to part ways with ALEC in the last two months. Microsoft announced in August that it would end its relationship with ALEC, and that decision was linked to Microsoft's support for renewable energy projects.
(Jezebel) "In 2008, I fell in love," says an attractive and concerned-looking 30-something lady on a clean white couch. "His online profile made him seem so perfect...I trusted him, but by 2012 our relationship was in trouble, but I stuck with him because he promised he'd be better." Step right up and place your bets: domestic violence PSA or an embarrassing anti Obama ad from Americans for Shared Prosperity?
(NYT via Politicus USA) House Republicans on Friday replaced the firm handling their lawsuit against President Obama after the lawyer representing them pulled out over what was said to be political backlash among his colleagues at the firm, Baker Hostetler.
The lawyer, David B. Rivkin Jr., had taken the case on behalf of House Republicans in August, right after they voted to sue the president, accusing him of overstepping the powers of the presidency. Two people with knowledge of the situation said Mr. Rivkin withdrew from the case under pressure after facing criticism that he had taken on an overly partisan lawsuit. Some members of the firm feared the case against Mr. Obama could drive off potential clients and hurt Baker Hostetler’s credibility, according to one of the people with knowledge of the case. Both people said they were prohibited from publicly discussing such a delicate case.
(LA Times) The Obama administration on Monday announced long-awaited executive actions to try to discourage companies from reincorporating abroad to reduce their U.S. taxes.
The steps -- technical revisions to the tax code -- will "substantially reduce the economic benefits" of firms that try so-called corporate tax inversions in the future, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said.
(Yahoo) Roger Weber, a Republican running for a seat in Minnesota's District 6A, allegedly used a power saw to cut Mark Besemann's garage in half, according to a lawsuit filed by Besemann.
The case stems from a longstanding grudge going back to 2012, when Weber's father died. Robert Weber, Roger's father, owned about 40 acres of land in the region, including the house and the garage. He transferred ownership of 39 of those acres to Roger, but he kept the house, garage, and one acre. After he died, ownership of the house, garage, and acre passed to his daughter, Ann Anderson.
(KATC) District Judge Edward Rubin ruled today that the ban on same-sex marriage in Louisiana is unconstitutional.
Rubin's decision in a Lafayette courtroom will not be public record until Tuesday morning, but the state Attorney General's Office confirmed that it has already initiated an appeal.
Why would the people of Kentucky want a rookie Senator-- they have Sen. Mitch @McConnellPress who may be next Speaker & bring $'s to KY?
(Texas Observer) A woman who recently relocated from California says the Texas Department of Public Safety refused to issue her an accurate driver’s license because her last name was changed through a same-sex marriage.
After Connie Wilson married her partner of nine years in California last year, she took her wife’s last name, Wilson, which now appears on both her California driver’s license and her Social Security card, in addition to all of the couple’s financial and medical records.
(Politicus USA) Marchers filled up an estimated twenty-five city blocks in what is being described as the largest action against climate change in history, but the mainstream television coverage has been invisible. The march went ignored by the Sunday morning news shows, which instead chose to focus on ISIS and the NFL.
Cable news provided no live coverage of the event despite the fact that it was taking place in the same city where all three networks are either located or have bureaus. Would it really have been difficult for the so called progressive network MSNBC to go down the street and provide live coverage? A live stream of the march would have been much more interesting to viewers than the standard fare of talking heads discussing the midterm elections.
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