Monthly Archives: December 2010

Today’s UpTake: Obama to Approve START and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell


President Obama is expected to sign the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and also the START nuclear arms reduction treaty — both of which were approved by the Senate in recent days. Continue Reading →

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Builders Association of the Twin Cities Sues Minnesota GreenStar


The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), known for the Parade of Homes, is suing MN GreenStar over intellectual property rights, breach of contract and nonpayment of loans. Critics of BATC, and green building advocates, call the association’s move “greenwashing” because it would allegedly water down the state’s high standards and remove third-party verification. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Dayton Attends Food Fundraiser: Big Vote on Net Neutrality

Senator Al Franken

The big news in Washington, D.C. is that the Federal Communications Commission and hard-to-read Chairman Julius Genachowski will vote today on Net Neutrality. Senator Al Franken — perhaps the biggest Net Neutrality supporter on Capitol Hill — criticized the plan Friday, saying it wasn’t ambitious enough. Continue Reading →

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