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Barack Obama got himself that thar’ fast-track authority he’s been jonesin’ for; he signed the bills today. The TAA amounted to $450 million to retrain workers who lose their jobs.
“The president said he believed that signing the legislation would be good for American workers and businesses and would give the United States a global competitive edge.”
He also said that the TAA funding might sound low, but training for flipping burgers and greeting folks at Wally World aren’t as expensive as selling loosies on the street.
No comments yet on Twitter; people seem not to be aware of it, including Global Trade Watch.
‘Israeli military escorts Gaza-bound aid flotilla flagship to port of Ashdod’
‘NYPD union slams police reform bills, calls city council unqualified’
“The reform measures going before the City Council on Monday include bills that would demand cops receive verbal or written consent prior to searching an individual without a warrant or probable cause. Another would imprison officers who use chokeholds, such as the one used in the death of Eric Garner last summer in Staten Island. The chokehold bill has enough support in the Council to pass, but it is opposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio since the maneuver is already discouraged by internal New York Police Department policy.
Yet a 2014 report by a city agency found there had been over 1,000 complaints of New York City police misconduct in recent years regarding officers’ use of chokeholds. NYPD’s patrol guidelines prohibit the restraining move, defined as “any pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air.”
‘US supreme court refuses to let Texas close 10 abortion clinics’; Justices rule 5-4 to grant emergency appeal from clinics that will for now prevent state from enforcing restrictions that would have caused clinics to close’