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Government shutdown could leave 800,000 workers idle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Around 800,000 workers could be idled and activities ranging from processing of tax filings and Small Business Administration loans could be suspended if the U.S. government is forced to shut down in a budget deadlock, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Matt Spetalnick) Source: Reuters…

Wisconsin judge race neck-and-neck

[UPDATE 1:13 P.M. EST: The AP reports that Prosser has now fallen behind Kloppenburg in the race.] MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – The closely watched race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court remained too close to call on Wednesday with fewer than 150 of the more than 1.4 million…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz named DNC chair

WASHINGTON – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has been tapped as the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, a decision spearheaded by President Barack Obama. After multiple media outlets reported the news, the DNC sent out an email to reporters Wednesday night confirming that Obama “announced his choice of…

Atheist girl sues to get school’s Christian prayer banner removed

An atheist student and the Rhode Island ACLU have filed a lawsuit against a school in the state, demanding that a banner featuring a prayer to a “heavenly father” be removed from their facilities on the grounds that it violates the constitutional requirement of a separation between church and state.…

Dead heat in Wisconsin justice race, less than 600 votes separate

MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – The closely watched race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court remained too close to call on Wednesday with fewer than 600 of the more than 1.4 million votes cast separating incumbent David Prosser from challengerJoAnne Kloppenburg. The election, the first statewide vote since Republicans passed controversial restrictions on the union rights…

Accused “Grim Sleeper” suspected in more deaths

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A retired sanitation worker accused of murdering 10 women and girls who has been dubbed the “Grim Sleeper” may have killed eight additional victims, police said on Tuesday. Police officials said there may be even more victims of Lonnie David Franklin Jr, 58, who allegedly targeted black…

After critical media reports, Walker demotes lobbyist’s son

The 27-year-old son of a major supporter of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been demoted after critical media reports revealed that the embattled Republican had given the young man an $81,000-a-year job in his administration, even over more qualified candidates. Walker’s office told area media that Brian Deschane would be…

CBO: Republican budget ramps up medical expenses for seniors

WASHINGTON – The ambitious Republican budget proposal unveiled Tuesday would dramatically increase health care costs for America’s seniors by 2030, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The 10-year blueprint, authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), was championed by GOP Congressional leaders and cautiously backed by 2012 presidential…

Schumer bashes Boehner for failing to stand up to the tea party

A government shutdown appeared all but certain Wednesday as Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a key broker in the negotiations, went on NBC’s “Today Show” to drive home a message to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “They keep moving the goalposts back and that’s because Speaker Boehner is pulled by the…

Verizon added to long list of companies impacted by massive Epsilon data breach

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Customers of Verizon Communications had their email addresses exposed in a massive online data breach last week, according to an email to customers obtained by Reuters. In what could be one of the biggest such attacks in U.S. history, a computer hacker penetrated the online marketer…

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