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Dave Jamieson

U.S. Chamber Lobbies To Kill Measure That Would Punish Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 8 p.m. -- Despite the lobbying from business groups, the wage theft amendment passed the House with bipartisan support Thursday afternoon. ...

Obama's Immigration Announcement and What's Next

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While many on the right are already decrying our "imperial President" on his recent action, the truth of the matter is that he had to act.

The 'Right to Request': Workplace Flexibility Takes Leaps and Bounds

Sophie Wade | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Sophie Wade

‎Whatever one's affiliation, companies' shareholders will be best served all round if leaders are well informed about "Right to Request" flexible working policies and adopt them. Let's build upon the current progress and these announcements and continue to stride forward. O

Leaders Reassure Public in Wake of Santa Barbara Shooting: We Will Continue to Do Nothing About Guns

Floyd Elliot | Posted 05.29.2014 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

In an attempt to calm fears after the senseless shooting carried out by psychopathic misogynist shitbag Elliot Rodgers in Santa Barbara this past week...

Tennessee's Governor Signs CBD-Only Bill Into Law

The 420 Times | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Don't expect there to be a marijuana-related competition scheduled anytime soon, but Tennessee's governor did officially sign legislation into law that will permit a four-year study on the benefits of the medicinally-beneficial cannabinoid Cannabidiol.

Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in New York

The 420 Times | Posted 05.27.2014 | New York
The 420 Times

Senator Brad Hoylman, who voted in favor of the legislation, claims that the bill in question "is really about a simple concept, which is to alleviate suffering."

VAWA Reauthorization

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Lisa Chau

Why does the U.S. government not respect native american tribal sovereignty yet argue the sovereignty of nation-states, such as Ukraine in the current geopolitical situation, must not be violated?

41 Republican Senators Voted Against a Landmark Veterans Bill in February, Today They Blame the VA

H. A. Goodman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Earlier this year, the GOP had a chance to prove that it could fund veterans' health care as eagerly as it borrowed for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Florida Wants Not Only Medical Marijuana but Legal Cannabis Too

The 420 Times | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Florida's medical marijuana measure, if approved, could make it the first southern state in America to go green, so to speak.

Kentucky Purchased Hemp Seed From Italy

The 420 Times | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

A shipment containing 250 pounds of hemp seed destined for The Bluegrass State has successfully traversed the U.S. Customs in Chi-town, but officials in Louisville have so far refused to release the seeds due to federal law and sheer ignorance.

Ohio Rights Group Feels Good About Signature Gathering Efforts

The 420 Times | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Campaigners for legalizing marijuana for medical dedications in Ohio believe they've successfully gathered more than enough signatures that are required in order to have their measure placed on November's ballot.

Cannabidiol Bill Awaits Governor's Signature in Florida

The 420 Times | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Lawmakers from both the state's House of Representatives and Senate chambers agreed to pass legislation that will allow restricted access to marijuana with high percentages of Cannabidiol (CBD) in order to treat unremitting epileptic seizures and a few other debilitating disorders.

Kate Sheppard

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Pretty much everyone loves the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill. "This is a fine piece of legislation," Senate Majority Lead...

Marijuana DUI Law Killed in California Legislature

The 420 Times | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

A law that would have meant a DUI conviction if you had trace amounts of THC in your blood failed in the state legislature last week. Better luck next time.

Georgia Governor Vetoes Private Probation Bill

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

The bill would have allowed these private probation companies to shield details of their practices from public eyes, while still raking in millions from those they're meant to supervise.

Making Children Count

World Vision | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
World Vision

They are denied education, health services, and at risk for exploitation, abuse and underage recruitment into armed forces. All because they do not have a simple piece of paper we take for granted -- a birth certificate.

Florida's Senate Passes Restricted Medical Marijuana Strain Legislation

The 420 Times | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Florida's House of Representatives hasn't committed to hear the bill as of yet, but Senator Rob Bradley has said that he was certain that the legislation would indeed be heard and possibly modified, then sent back to the Senate chambers.

How Gardner Can Shed Federal Personhood Bill

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Cory Gardner un-endorsed Colorado's personhood amendment last month by telling The Denver Post's Lynn Bartels he changed his mind. But if Gardne...

Former Supreme Court Justice Claims Marijuana Should Be Legalized

The 420 Times | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Last week, during an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said that he believes our beloved federal government should legalize marijuana.

It's Uter-US: We're All in it Together

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

On May 7th, many people like myself will be volunteering their personal time in order to ask Congress to support legislation that will allow more people to afford IVF treatments.

Addiction Stigma Interferes With Legislation

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

We are conditioned and taught to detach, to make it alone. That strategy has not worked -- we have detached much too long.

U.S. Businesses: Take Advantage of the H-1B Visa Before Costs Rise

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Umar Akbar Ahmed

If you are seeking to expand your business with a strong pool of foreign specialists in your field, take advantage of this opportunity before rates increase, and seriously consider the H-1B visa process.

Marijuana Legalization Could Cut Violent Crime

The 420 Times | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Despite police fears that legal marijuana businesses attract crime, including under-the-table drug dealing, weapons violations and robberies, a new study says the opposite might be the case.

The Edmund Muskie Brand of Leadership

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Muskie, as a legislator and national figure, practiced a brand of political leadership that coupled a unique level of skill with a genuine commitment to a politics of democratic process.

California Lawmakers Reconsider Bare-Hand Food Ban

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are beginning to back away from a new law that bans bare-hand contact with food in restaurants and ba...