Labor Department OKs ‘Tip Stealing’

The Israel Pence Won’t See ; More Neocons Join Team Trump ...and More Picks

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Gratuitous: The Department of Labor has proposed a new rule to permit employers to keep workers’ tips if the staff is being paid minimum wage. This "tip-stealing" plan will disproportionately harm women. Photo credit: Thomas Hawk / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

The Shutdown Costs More Than Funding the Government (Dan)

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Philippine Leader: ‘Shoot Me’ if I Become a Dictator (Trevin)

In order to dispel rumors of ordering Congressional loyalists to append the Constitution allowing him to remain in power beyond 2022, President Rodrigo Duterte has “instructed the army and police to shoot him” if he “stayed on beyond his term.”

Where Oprah Should Run (Reader Steve)

If Oprah really does run, she should run here.

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Vice President Mike Pence will be traveling to Israel this week. Here’s what he won’t see.

Dan Rather to Host Weekly Show With the Young Turks Network (Jimmy)

CNNMoney reports that today “Rather will premiere ‘The News With Dan Rather,’ a 30-minute show that The Young Turks Network is billing as an ‘untraditional evening newscast,’ made available weekly at 5:30 p.m. ET. The program will focus on original reporting, stories that Rather believes are not receiving the amount of attention they deserve, and analysis of the hot topics of the day.”

More Neocons Join Team Trump (Dan)

Many thought Trump meant the end of neoconservative Republicanism. The appointment of Nadia Schadlow to the National Security Council again shows that assumption is increasingly wrong.

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