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Bush-Cheney campaign pressured papers to keep campaign manager’s sexuality secret

THE FOLLOWING RAN ON RAW STORY, NOVEMBER 11, 2004. Two New York newspapers received calls from the Bush-Cheney campaign during the Republican National Convention urging them not to run a story suggesting that the campaign manager and public face of the campaign was gay, RAW STORY has learned. Bush-Cheney campaign…

Memo: Pension fund knew about high Bell salaries but didn’t stop them

Report: California’s state pension fund knew of city’s high salaries in 2006 but did nothing. Officials at California’s state pension fund found out about the high salaries paid to officials with the city of Bell but did nothing to stop them four years ago, according to an internal memo sent…

Impoverished California town pays city manager over $800,000 a year

A month ago, Raw Story reported that Maywood, California was about to lay off all its city employees, following “years of financial abuse and corruption” by its city council, and outsource most municipal services to the neighboring town of Bell. But it appears that Bell is no shining example of…

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies of heart attack at 80-years-old

George Steinbrenner, whose big wallet and win-at-all-cost attitude whipped the New York Yankees into a billion-dollar sports empire, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a…

California town to lay off all city employees, disband police

Economic hard times are causing many municipalities to look for ways to reduce their payrolls, but none has taken it as far as the town of Maywood, California. On Monday night, the Maywood City Council voted unanimously to fire all 100 city employees and contract out most services, including record-keeping,…

‘Knuckle Princess’ ready for minor league baseball debut

Eri Yoshida, the 18-year-old Japanese pitcher set to make her US minor-league baseball debut later this month, will begin pre-season workouts Sunday for her new club, the Chico Outlaws. The Japanese teen, hoping to be a US and Asian role model, arrived Friday to join her new club and is…

Poor Managers

We’ve all had the job – the one where the manager buys into some cockeyed theory about supervising that makes their obvious failings the double-secret-reverse method of improving the workplace. They aren’t obsessively checking your computer logs because they’re a prying dick who doesn’t trust you, they’re doing it because…

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