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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Emmanuel Macron elected President of France

Excerpt: For­mer invest­ment banker and bicon­cep­tu­al inde­pen­dent Emmanuel Macron has been elect­ed Pres­i­dent of France in a blowout vic­to­ry over right wing extrem­ist Marine Le Pen, accord­ing to pro­jec­tions from French mass media. Macron is trounc­ing Le Pen by a more than two-to-one mar­gin. He had the back­ing of much of the French polit­i­cal estab­lish­ment and […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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SHAME! Republican-controlled U.S. House votes to take away healthcare from millions

Excerpt: In a brazen, whol­ly inde­fen­si­ble act of mal­ice and cru­el­ty, the Repub­li­can-con­trolled Unit­ed States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives vot­ed today to take away the health­care of mil­lions of Amer­i­cans. By a vote of 217–213, with­out a sin­gle Demo­c­ra­t­ic vote, the House passed a mon­strous bill that, if approved by the Sen­ate and signed by Don­ald Trump, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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Hill family, Bill Bryant lend their email lists to help Senate candidate Jinyoung Lee Englund

Excerpt: Repub­li­can Jiny­oung Lee Englund, who is com­pet­ing in the spe­cial state Sen­ate elec­tion in Wash­ing­ton’s 45th Dis­trict this year with the full back­ing of the Repub­li­can estab­lish­ment, announced today that she has raised a total of $225,000 since launch­ing her cam­paign a few weeks ago. “I’m hum­bled and ener­gized by the sup­port of Wash­ing­to­ni­ans across […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Kittitas County Superior Court judge turns back constitutional challenge to I‑1433

Excerpt: A Supe­ri­or Court judge in Kit­ti­tas Coun­ty has turned back a con­sti­tu­tion­al chal­lenge to I‑1433 filed by sev­er­al trade asso­ci­a­tions, leav­ing new require­ments for paid leave and increas­es to the state’s min­i­mum wage in place. “[T]his Court is of the opin­ion that the Plain­tiffs have failed to estab­lish that I‑1433 has vio­lat­ed the Wash­ing­ton State […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Litigation
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