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Sep 16, 2014

FF leader Michael Martin: ‘I’m preparing to be the next Taoiseach – and won’t go into government with Fine Gael’

FIANNA Fail leader Michael Martin has this morning ruled out going in to government with Fine Gael – and said he is preparing to become the next Taoiseach. He was speaking to Morning Ireland on Radio One. He said he is happy with the progress the par... #Michael Martin #Fine Gael #Radio One, Inc. #Fianna Fail

Sep 16, 2014

States Weighing Legal Pot Look To Tax Revenues In Colorado, Washington

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. When voters in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, D.C., Flori... #Florida #Oregon #Colorado #Alaska #Guam #Pew Charitable Trusts

Sep 15, 2014

Texas' fast-paced growth hasn't reduced inequality

The oil and gas boom and millions of new consumers have propelled revenue growth in Texas to nearly twice the national average. Yet, a new report from Standard & Poor's shows income inequality is putting a brake on the pace of expansion. "Even for Te... #Texas #Standard & Poor's #Federal Reserve #Dallas, Texas

Sep 15, 2014

Widening U.S. Wealth Gap Taking A Toll On State Revenue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standar... #Texas #Standard & Poor's #Federal Reserve #Dallas, Texas

Sep 16, 2014

Business leaders call for contract negotiations to resume

Leaders from two of the city’s largest chambers of commerce called for the city and the police and fire unions to return to the collective bargaining table. Speaking at a press conference, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Ramiro Cavazos said th... #Texas #Standard & Poor's #Federal Reserve #Dallas, Texas

Sep 15, 2014

Micheal Martin rejects Hanafin assertion that FF TDs are anonymous

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has rejected claims that members of his front bench are "anonymous" but admitted that the party needs to improve in the run up to the general election. Mr Martin said he disagrees with former education minister Mary ... #Fianna Fail #United States Department of Health and Human Services #Mary Hanafin

Sep 13, 2014

Families to benefit in Budget after cost of bailout slashed

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has pledged to use savings from a deal to cut the cost of IMF bailout loans to ease the impact of next month’s Budget on families and businesses. In a surprise move, the minister said savings – which could be €300m nex... #International Monetary Fund #Michael Noonan (politician) #Investec #Pay-As-You-Earn Tax

Sep 11, 2014

APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from deporta... #Barack Obama #Homeland Security Department

Sep 11, 2014

Soknacki calls it right, again: James

A Boy Scout of a candidate for mayor that Torontonians discovered just in time for him to drop out of the race for lack of voter support, David Soknacki does a great job of speaking the truth. No taxes, no subways, he told voters for the past six mon... #Barack Obama #Homeland Security Department

Sep 09, 2014

Stephen Harper's ship comes in: Tim Harper

OTTAWA—Sometimes political analysis need go no deeper than a simple image on a screen. Tuesday offered two of them. One, of course, was the stunning image of one of the ships from the Franklin expedition lying on the seabed where it had rested, undet... #Stephen Harper #Tim Hortons Inc. #The Arctic