This time, the House voted for a one-year delay in penalties that individuals will face to not sign up for health insurance.
…the 50th time Republicans have forced a vote to repeal, gut or change the law championed by President Barack Obama. The vote was 250-160, with 27 Democrats joining Republicans on legislation to postpone the individual mandate under the law. The measure stands no chance in the Democratic-led Senate and the White House has threatened a veto.
The story, originally reported by liberal blog ThinkProgress, has contributed to a media buzz.
But while some of the stories are written factually, the headlines may mislead some readers.
The disclosure was listed in the standard risk factors section of the company’s 10-K filing, an annual snapshot of the company’s finances required by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This part of the document tells investors all the things that could possibly go wrong that could hurt the company’s performance.
Anybody can see what other people in the store are making.
It’s part of an unusual philosophy by management. If you throw everything out in the open, the thinking goes, it empowers employees and motivates them to do more. At least that’s the way co-CEO John Mackey sees it.
The U.S. military’s inability to upgrade Vietnam veterans’ discharge status has lead to stigma and lost benefits, according to the lawsuit.
Five Vietnam veterans and three veterans organizations are suing the Army, the Navy and the Air Force in Connecticut. The veterans say they suffered PTSD before it was recognized and were discharged under other-than-honorable conditions that made them ineligible for benefits.
The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status to represent tens of thousands of veterans, says the military has systematically denied applications for upgrades involving evidence of PTSD.
Some hypothetical solutions include the military, the G8, sanctions and diplomacy.
It’s happened before — Afghanistan in 1979, Georgia in 2008 — and now Russian President Vladimir Putin has essentially seized military control of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.
The move reflects the still simmering political and social upheaval from the breakup of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago.
Although race is used to track disparities, the perceptions of race are actually driven by stereotypes. As a result, those inequalities are actually being perpetuated.
INSKEEP: Wait a minute. You’re saying you’ve got a guy, he’s a lawyer, he’s presumed to be white. He does something wrong, he goes to prison, he comes out of prison, he’s a black man.
VEDANTAM: Well, I think this is what Saperstein is trying to say. She’s not saying that happens with every lawyer and every person. But she’s saying there’s a tendency to sort of see race not just through physical characteristics, but through social characteristics.
The political situation in Ukraine has become more complicated.
Putin said the move is needed to protect ethnic Russians and the personnel of a Russian military base in Ukraine’s strategic region of Crimea.
“I’m submitting a request for using the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine pending the normalization of the socio-political situation in that country,” Putin said in a statement released by the Kremlin.