Evaluate: Veterans struggle to find jobs in Michigan, where unemployment is 2nd in nation

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Veterans struggle to find jobs in Michigan, where unemployment is 2nd in nation >by: Zlati Meyer | Detroit Free Press Staff Writer  | May 26, 2014 | Re-Post |   After Jennifer Scott’s 19 years in the Army and active Reserves were over, she was hired by two government contractors, but when she was laid off from the second job, it took her more than a year to find employment. […]

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Major Obamacare insurer backs away from double-digit rate hike prediction

Major Obamacare insurer backs away from double-digit rate hike prediction >by Jason Millman Updated: April 30 at 10:55 am |Re-Post| Major health insurers are continuing to report their first quarter of financial results under Obamacare’s new market rules, giving us insight into how they’re seeing the law’s new insurance marketplaces playing out. Wellpoint delivered its results Wednesday morning, following earnings from UnitedHealth Group and Aetna. 1. Wellpoint, the nation’s second-largest […]

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Examine: The Hypocrisy on Gay Rights: Koch Brothers or Famed Gay Marriage Attorney Ted Olson […]

Who Is More of a Hypocrite on Gay Rights, Koch Brothers or Famed Gay Marriage Attorney Ted Olson?   >by Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet | May 20, 2014  | Re-Post | Everyone knows politics is filled with hypocritical marriages of convenience. But one of the weirdest is illuminated in filmmaker Robert Greenwald’s new documentary, Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition: Ted Olson, the Republican lawyer leading the bipartisan team for LGBT […]

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Examine: Why Republicans Love Taxing the Poor

Why Republicans Love Taxing the Poor >by Jonathan Chait | May 22, 2014 12:03 p.m. | Re-Post |   This hurts us more than it hurts you. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call The reformist wing of the Republican Party, which has a new book of policy essays out today, is a coterie of right-leaning intellectuals engaged in the Lord’s work of reimagining a non-plutocratic agenda for the party. The eternal […]

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Spotlight: The real Benghazi media disaster…

The real Benghazi media disaster: Why Jonathan Karl and Lara Logan needed to be checked Progressive reporters who scrutinized bad reporting weren’t “in the tank” for the White House. They were “correct”  >by: Simon Maloy | Friday, May 9, 2014 12:45 PM EST | Salon| Re-Post| James Oliphant’s piece for the National Journal criticizing the “progressive bloggers” who allegedly carry water for the White House on Benghazi (and other scandals […]

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