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Forestry contracting and prevailing greed in Oregon's woods
OregonLive.comNovember 1, 2011

What does that tell us about stimulus funds, job creators, the vitality of American workers and the federal contracting process? "We've set up a system that is easily gamed," Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., said. "Especially when the Bush administration ...more »

Selecting a Search Firm
The National Law JournalNovember 1, 2011

Will your resume remain confidential among yourself, the search firm and the client law firm or company? Some search firms have a clause in their client contracts that specifically prohibits the clients from contacting any third party about any resumes ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Under 'Color of Federal Law'
New York TimesNovember 2, 2011

It operated under federal authority and functioned as a government facility. Those who worked there or provided services for it were operating “under the color of federal law,” a critical test. The government and others also contend that such actions ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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28 News International employee names 'found in notepad of hacker Glenn Mulcaire'
Daily MailNovember 14, 2011

The chairman stressed that the freedom of the press was 'fundamental' to the UK's democracy and way of life. He also recognised that there was a 'great deal to applaud' in Britain's present press, adding: 'I certainly do not intend to limit my ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Four Black Nurses Called "Too Ghetto" To Take Care Of Whites
News OneNovember 2, 2011

This means that your supervisor cannot make job decisions because of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, and/or parental status. This right Thus, if an employer ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Firebombed French Paper Is No Free Speech Martyr
TIME (blog)November 2, 2011

Yet rather than issuing warnings to be careful about what one asks for, the arson prompted political leaders and pundits across the board to denounce the arson as an attack on freedom of speech, liberty of expression, and other rights central to French ...more »

Native Americans
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We've Got You Surrounded, Mr. President
Huffington Post (blog)November 7, 2011

By rejecting the pipeline, you'll gain the support of the Transport Worker's Union, the college students, the environmentalists, the Native Americans, and the respect of those who admire a leader with the integrity to stand up to the high school bully. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Romney still neutral on controversial NH power-line project
Boston.comNovember 1, 2011

But Romney has opposed the use of eminent domain to seize land for the project. The Globe reported yesterday that Greg Butler, the senior vice president and general counsel for The Northern Pass, is co-chairing a $500-a-head fundraiser for Romney's ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Birth Control Coverage Sparks Fight Between Pro-Choice Groups And Catholics At ...
Huffington PostNovember 2, 2011

"When codified into law, these 'protections' actually constitute state-sponsored discrimination against women based on where they are employed, where and how they buy health insurance and where they seek to receive care." Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif. ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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This Week's Episode of the Keystone XL Soap Opera
Huffington PostNovember 1, 2011

And what will another batch of State Department emails released under the Freedom of Information Act turn up? Perhaps another titillating note from a State Department official inviting a Keystone XL lobbyist to join her on a vacation in Canada's ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Michele Bachmann On Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Don't Have ...
Huffington PostNovember 4, 2011

repeatedly dodged questions in a Friday interview on NBC's "Today Show" when asked about sexual harassment allegations surrounding fellow Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. "Well, I don't have any comment on this particular issue. ...more »


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