10 things you need to know today: March 27, 2014

The Week Northwestern football players get a chance to unionize, Egypt’s military chief quits to run for president, and more 1. Government says Northwestern players have the right to unionize In a move that is rekindling the debate over amateurism in NCAA sports, the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday declared that Northwestern University football players on full scholarships… More 10 things you need to know today: March 27, 2014

Republicans Cave: Seven Top Government Jobs Will Be Filled

Think Progress Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) office confirms to ThinkProgress that a deal has been reached to avert the so-called “nuclear option” on what appear to be very favorable terms to Democrats. In a nearly unconditional surrender to Senate Democrats, a core group of Senate Republicans agreed to a deal that will confirm most of… More Republicans Cave: Seven Top Government Jobs Will Be Filled

GOP will filibuster just about anything

This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog. Salon Now the party’s targeting Obama’s choices for three D.C. Circuit Court nominees — and there’s no end in sight Before January 2009, the filibuster was used only for measures and nominations on which the minority party in the Senate had their strongest objections. Since then, Senate Republicans have… More GOP will filibuster just about anything

Breaking Their Promise To Focus On Job Creation, House GOP Proposes Slashing Job Training Programs

The crazy thing about the Congressional GOP is that they still expect to get the White House, a majority in the Senate, as well as maintaining their majority in the House in the 2012 election. This is preposterous.  They are counting on the mood of the country who polls show are extremely dissatisfied with Obama.  What… More Breaking Their Promise To Focus On Job Creation, House GOP Proposes Slashing Job Training Programs

Fact-Check: Romney’s USA Today Op-ed Vs. Reality

It’s apparent to me that the GOP and in particular the Tea Party know the power of words.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a lie.  The fact that the words are ‘out there’ is enough.  They understand that a substantial amount of the populous believe what they say, even if they “correct” themselves later. Think… More Fact-Check: Romney’s USA Today Op-ed Vs. Reality

Sarah Palin: David Gregory Asked Newt Gingrich ‘Racist-Tinged’ Question (VIDEO)

Did Sarah Palin forget that David Gregory was simply asking Newt Gingrich about his “racist-tinged” statement in Georgia?    The Huffington Post During an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Wednesday night, Sarah Palin suggested that David Gregory, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” asked a “racist-tinged question” in pressing presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on an… More Sarah Palin: David Gregory Asked Newt Gingrich ‘Racist-Tinged’ Question (VIDEO)