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Median CEO pay packages hit the 10.5 million mark in 2013… Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a typical large public company earned a record $10.5 million, an increase of 8.8 percent from $9.6 million […]

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He’s absolutely awful. But his replacement might be even worse: NBC News President Deborah Turness is in Washington, D.C., this week and will meet with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory and executive producer Rob Yarin to discuss changes to the format of the show, network sources said Monday. The meeting, which will take place […]

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It seemed I might be able to change my socks two days in a row, but then Arctic air crept in on big bear claws and pushed the swamp back into the deep freeze. The swamp rabbit, flipping out from cabin fever, chugged Wild Turkey and ranted, convinced the new ice age had arrived via […]

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Compulsory voting in the Australian Federal Elections was completed this weekend. In the House of Representative the Coalition Party defeated the Labour Party for the first time in six years. The 81 seat win puts Tony Abbott in the Prime Minister’s office, solidly defeating Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of the Labour Party. Even though Australia […]

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That should be his new rap name, don’t you think? Obama retains the support of most progressive interest groups, which are working furiously to help him advance immigration reform (generally favored by big business and also supported by some Republicans) and gun control. But his chief claim to liberal greatness since passage of the Affordable […]

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The heat over Social Security will die down as the corporate media continues to push the company line that the chained CPI is a brave and noble solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. Obama will have the entire summer to court and spark the Republicans he thinks he can woo to support it. And […]

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by Natasha Today, Matt Yglesias praised Students First for coming out with a state-by-state education policy report card. In his own words, “Importantly it’s a report card assessing the state of education policy in different places, not outcomes.” Maybe you’re different, but when I think education policy, outcomes rank pretty high up there on the […]

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This one goes out to all the people who insisted Obama would be more progressive in his second term: A radical bill to abolish the independence of regulatory agencies like the Federal Communications Commission, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently making a stealthy journey toward passage by Congress. The Independent […]

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If it weren’t for Dick and Dubya, those non-existent WMDs might still be in Iraq. And the post-Saddam Iraqi government would never have gotten the chance to make a joke of democracy and human rights: With hostile families, militias and even police on the hunt for gay people, conditions in Iraq are worse than in […]

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