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Why Democrats want a 51-49 majority

If Democrats win the Senate runoff in Georgia and secure a slim 51-49 majority over Republicans, they will have significant governing advantages compared to the 50-50 split in the current Congress, during which a power sharing agreement gives Republicans considerable leverage over Democrats despite being in the minority.
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Atrium Hospitality Advances Leadership Talent: Promotes Anneliesse Cooper to Chief Human Resources Officer; Chris O’Donnell to Chief Operating Officer; and Michael Tyler to Vice President, Capital Planning & Facilities

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2022-- Atrium Hospitality today announced three leadership promotions from within the company as the award-winning hotel management company strategically positions for the future. Anneliesse Cooper has advanced to Chief Human Resources Officer; Chris O’Donnell has been appointed to Chief Operating Officer; and Michael Tyler has been promoted to Vice President, Capital Planning & Facilities, a newly created role. Alpharetta, Georgia-based Atrium Hospitality is one of the nation’s largest hotel operators. Our company manages a portfolio of more than 80 hotels, representing well-known brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Wyndham, in 28 states and operates more than 20,000 guest rooms/suites and approximately 3 million square feet of event space. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Anneliesse Cooper has advanced to Chief Human Resources Officer at Alpharetta, Georgia-based Atrium Hospitality, which is one of the nation’s largest hotel operators. With more than 25 years of hospitality experience, Anneliesse joined the company in April 2022 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to Atrium, Anneliesse served as Vice President of Human Resources at Marriott International, supporting the company’s Caribbean & Latin America Region. (Photo: Business Wire)

How a fringe legal theory at the Supreme Court could blowtorch American elections

In February, a 40-page order from North Carolina’s Supreme Court found that a Republican-drawn map of the state’s political boundaries for congressional districts “unconstitutionally” infringed on the fundamental rights of voters in the state.The map – the product of a once-a-decade process of redrawing the political boundaries represented by elected officials in each state – had deprived North Carolina voters of “substantially equal voting power on the basis of partisan affiliation” by drawing a map that “diminishes or dilutes a voter’s opportunity to aggregate with like-minded voters,” according to the ruling.The court threw out the map from the state’s GOP-dominated...
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Prop 12 enforcement will wait in California for Supreme Court ruling

A California state judge has extended his ban on enforcement of voter-approved Proposition 12 until July 1, to allow time for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the animal welfare law. Justices heard arguments on the farm-group challenge of Prop 12 in October and a decision is expected by the end of June.

Representative Maxine Waters Returns to Twitter, Telling Sam Bankman-Fried it is “Imperative” He Testifies at Hearing on FTX Collapse

Representative Maxine Waters, Chair of the House Committee on Financial Services, returned to Twitter to prod Sam Bankman-Fried to testify in front of a Committee hearing next week on the FTX bankruptcy. Earlier this month, Chair Waters invited Bankman-Fried to testify via Twitter. Bankman-Fried responded, indicating he would attend with...

POLMAN: Biden at 80 — How old is too old?

On the campaign trail back in March 2020, Joe Biden said he viewed himself as merely “a bridge” to the next generation of Democratic leaders, whom he called “the future of this country.”. By all indications, however, the president seems determined to extend his bridge construction deadline...