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The Huge Obama Transportation Bill You Heard Nothing About


“Infrastructure spending is popular on both sides,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said. “Infrastructure investment is an area where we should work together,” House Majority Whip Eric Cantor once tweeted. And Republican-friendly business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance for American Manufacturing are huge supporters of public works. Republicans have urged the Obama Administration to propose a major transportation bill, calling America’s crumbling infrastructure a natural issue for bipartisan cooperation.

Well, on Tuesday, the Administration unveiled a four-year, $300-billion transportation bill. It included a 22% increase in highway funding, a 70% increase in transit funding, and a provision allowing states to put tolls on interstates. At a time when one in nine U.S. bridges are rated “structurally deficient,” and nearly half the public lacks access to public transit, it’s a pretty ambitious piece of legislation. And this is probably the first you’re hearing of…

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Jesse Boykins III Defines Soul & The Shady Politics Of The Music Business [EXCLUSIVE]

The Urban Daily

jesse-boykins-iii-coverDespite more artists blurring the lines between musical genres, we live in a world where labels are a necessity. Chicago-born singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III doesn’t subscribe to those ideals. In fact he loathes labels and classifications of music and art in general. He continues to push his brand of R&B/soul into the next frontier by creating music based on feelings and emotions rather than what will sell at the particular point in time.
A prime example of all of Boykins’ musical ideals comes in the form of his new album titled  “Love Apparatus.” The project is a collection of love songs draped over lush instrumentation that create a dream like state for the listener. The album is a cohesive body of work because Jesse Boykins III put his all into the music over a five year period.
The Urban Daily got a chance to speak to the independent…

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FSU Baseball Team Suspends Heisman Trophy Winner Winston Indefinitely

CBS New York

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Florida State’s Heisman Trophy quarterback Jameis Winston was issued a civil citation after sheriff’s deputies say he walked out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish.

Leon County Sheriff’s Maj. Michael Wood said Wednesday that the 20-year-old Winston ordered the food at the deli in a Tallahassee-area Publix on Tuesday night. After receiving the order, he left the store without paying.

Wood said Publix employees called deputies, who went to Winston’s apartment. Wood said Winston acknowledged not paying for the food, saying he forgot.

After consulting with Publix managers, deputies issued Winston a civil citation that will require him to complete at least 20 hours of community service. If he does that, no criminal charges will be filed.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Winston led Florida State to an undefeated season and national football championship. For the season, he passed for…

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