US Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases | USA News

The United States Supreme Court will take on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices said on Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their … Read moreUS Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases | USA News

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Dem leaders reject immediate impeachment proceedings in urgent conference call

House Democrat leaders backed off the idea of immediately launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump in an urgent conference call Monday evening, amid a growing rift among the party’s rank-and-file members, presidential contenders and committee chairs on the contentious issue. Fox News is told by two senior sources on the conference call that even House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters, … Read moreDem leaders reject immediate impeachment proceedings in urgent conference call

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Give the Fed a single mandate: Monetary neutrality

ANALYSIS/OPINION: ANALYSIS/OPINION: Policymakers and politicians love to flex their muscles. They actively try to boost or slow down economic activity based on their perceptions as to whether the economy is “too hot” or “too cold.” It’s unfortunate; Americans are better served when the federal government remains neutral on economic matters. This rule applies to monetary … Read moreGive the Fed a single mandate: Monetary neutrality

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Pruitt, Zinke move through revolving door from government to industry – ThinkProgress

The revolving door between the Trump administration and the industries it is meant to regulate is whirring on, with the former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Interior Department (DOI) now actively employed in efforts including fossil fuel lobbying and consulting for a mining corporation. Former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has registered as … Read morePruitt, Zinke move through revolving door from government to industry – ThinkProgress

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Sri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (C) arrives at one of the bomb sites Scrutiny fell on rifts in Sri Lanka’s leadership on Monday after it emerged that authorities were warned about the group accused in Sunday’s bombings. Attacks on churches and hotels killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500. Security agencies … Read moreSri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings

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