— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 2, 2015
All indications point to a 2016 presidential bid for Vice President Joe Biden, who is now expected to officially announce his candidacy in the coming weeks. This news follows mounting concerns about the legitimacy of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, as she undergoes federal investigation for her alleged mishandling of classified information through private email servers.
The VP fielded a private meeting with Elizabeth Warren over the weekend, and the White House has continually expressed President Obama’s favor for Biden, citing his selection of the Senator from Delaware as the smartest political decision he’s ever made.
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Hillary is toast.
We could have known it was too good to be true. It will take much more activism to force Walmart, and other exploiters of labor, to stop their practices:
Late last year, in response to a series of strikes by workers and protests by activists, Walmart agreed to raise wages so that many of the company’s workers received at least a meager $9 an hour in 2015. The wage hike reached over 1,400 Walmart stores and gave the company some much needed positive publicity.
Unfortunately, Walmart’s entire business model is based on severely exploiting workers in the US and around the world to drive down prices, so even a minor uptick in wages hurts the bottom line.
As Bloomberg reports today, the order has now come down from Walmart executives to store managers to cut workers’ hours to lower company costs. So while many workers may have seen a pay increase from the rise to a minimum wage of $9 an hour, those same workers may now face a cut in the hours they can work to make the higher wage.
The war on labor is everywhere, including India:
Nearly 150 million workers in banking, manufacturing and construction, backed by 10 major unions, stayed away from work. Taxi and rickshaw drivers stayed off the streets in Delhi, and shops and banks closed in left-wing stronghold Kerala in the south.
In the United States, the perception of truth often means more than truth itself. While the conservative media lies to blame the Black Lives Matter movement for the tragic shooting deaths of police officers, the mainstream media is rushing to cover what appears to be a dramatic increase in gun violence against police officers.Except, this isn’t true. Our country is on pace to have fewer officers shot and killed while on duty this year than last year (and almost any year on record for that matter).
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When 60 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside the governor’s mansion Tuesday night, they were met with closed doors and drawn blinds. Making good on their promise of shutting down Summit Avenue if they couldn’t meet with the governor, the group marched into the middle of the street and circled…
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