Supreme Court justices drift leftward as they age, with Republican-nominated justices growing about as liberal as Democrat-nominated justices by the time they hit their mid-80s, an analysis suggests. "A typical justice nominated by a Republican president starts out at age 50 as an Antonin Scalia and retires at age 80 as an Anthony Kennedy," explains Oliver Roeder.
Sen. Marco Rubio is increasingly being seen as the GOP establishment's best chance of derailing Donald Trump and running a reliable candidate in the 2016 presidential contest. Still, he has not been fully embraced by party conservatives and has yet to gain much traction in early primary states.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could provide the US with a crucial way to counterbalance China's regional influence, supporters say, and would give a vital boost to companies in the aerospace, agriculture and apparel industries. Still, the deal will first have to be approved by Congress, and it is likely to become a major talking point on the presidential campaign trail. "It's going to be a huge fight," said Larry Cohen, former president of the Communications Workers of America.
A new generation of Obama-era youngsters will be casting their ballots for the first time in 2016. This series of interviews explores the mindsets of voters raised on prayer, "The Daily Show" and entrenched concerns over the state of the economy.
Less than 10% of the world's population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of the year, down from 12.8% in 2012, according to the World Bank. The World Bank also recently raised the benchmark for extreme poverty, from living on or below $1.25 a day to $1.90 a day. "These projections show us that we are the first generation in human history that can end extreme poverty," said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
Williams has raised more than $1 million for Tulsa Area United Way. The company has participated in the nonprofit's annual event for 26 consecutive years and has raised a total of $50 million for the chapter.
Ranjan and Chandrika Tandon have pledged $100 million to the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Brooklyn. The school said it will change its name to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in honor of the couple. "Engineering is not just making machines move. Technology permeates every discipline, and that's the future of solving the world's problems," said Chandrika Tandon.
Fifty-three percent of state charity offices haven't hired any new employees since 2008, while 13% have reduced their staff, according to a recent report. As a result, the nonprofit is sector is growing but state oversight has stayed the same or is declining. Poor state staffing makes it difficult to protect against fraud, said report author Cindy Lott.
Making healthy lifestyle choices should be a top priority for Americans, writes Detlef Schrempf, founder of the Detlef Schrempf Foundation and a Seafood Nutrition Partnership board member. Most Americans fail to consume the recommended amount of seafood each week, and SNP is working to change that with a campaign dubbed Love Your Heart -- Eat Your Seafood in eight US cities. The campaign includes cooking demonstrations, omega-3 screenings and events at restaurants. "Eating seafood twice weekly is a simple and easy way for us to say 'yes' to help our hearts and prevent chronic diseases," he writes.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, threw his hat into the ring for the speakership of the House over the weekend, blowing open the race ahead of this week's election. Even if Rep. Kevin McCarthy is successful in beating of Chaffetz's challenge, McCarthy's ascension to the speaker's office would spark another frantic race to replace him as House majority leader.
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