California man arrested for running 'revenge porn' website
Give Me Amendments Or Give Me Death -
Inside the secretive campaign by state legislators to pass conservative amendments in 34 states and rewrite the Constitution.
The GOP is teaching candidates how to talk to women. Now, here’s a guide for how women should talk to the GOP. -
Given that Republican congressmen are being trained to talk to women voters as though we are their wives and daughters, what can women voters learn about how to talk to Republican congressmen?
Stop and consider: Maybe the reason the GOP has been so inexpressibly deaf to the wants and needs of women constituents over the past few decades is because we have been attempting to address them as co-workers and colleagues and doctors and bosses and neighbors and friends. When all along, we should have been talking to them in the manner of wives and daughters.
Better late than never...regulators approve Volcker rule -
The FDIC and the Federal Reserve Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the Volcker rule to provide more oversight on Wall Street banks. The SEC voted 3-2 in favor, with both Republican commissioners voting against the rule. The new regulations will make it more difficult for banks to make bets with the bank’s own money (known as proprietary trading), as well as changing compensation practices that encourage risk-taking. Regulators have spent two and a half years since the financial reform bill Dodd-Frank passed toward finalizing the rule.
Say What? -
GOP Candidate: We Need To Talk To Women On An ‘Emotional Level’
Judge Approves Final E-book Settlements -
At a late afternoon hearing on December 6, Judge Denise Cote approved the final two publisher deals to settle charges of e-book price-fixing, and cleared the way for more than $166 million in refunds to begin flowing to consumer accounts.
This is an Umbalite Garnet, a special type of Rhodolite Garnet I’d never heard of until yesterday. What makes it unique is that in addition to the almandite and pyrope that creates the special red/purple of a Rhodolite is spessartite, which on its own creates a vibrant orange color garnet. The spessartite doesn’t really change the color much, but adds more sparkle.
Corporate 'Dark Money' Gets A Free Pass -
The Securities and Exchange Commission unceremoniously dropped a proposal to require corporations to disclose contributions to political and nonprofit groups to their shareholders from its list of regulatory priorities for 2014.