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Agenda Items 
  • Brennan pick puts drones, targeted killings in the spotlight
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    President Barack Obama's use of drone strikes and targeted killings to eliminate people designated as terrorists and security threats is in the spotlight as the Senate prepares to consider the nomination of John Brennan as CIA chief. Brennan, Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, has played a key role in shaping such policies, which don't normally get much scrutiny or open discussion. "He's had a profound impact on how the military does counterterrorism," says Daniel Benjamin, the State Department's former counterterrorism chief. The Washington Post (2/5) , The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

What You Can Learn From Some of 2014's Top Innovators
Ready to get inspired for 2015? The experiences of these 6 innovative leaders can help you chart a smarter, more successful way forward with your business. Read the featured article.

Data Points 
  • Stiffing Uncle Sam at tax time
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    Source: Face the Facts USA
    More than 16 million individuals and businesses owed the IRS $373 billion in unpaid federal taxes in 2011. The IRS uses substantial resources to collect these debts, but admits it can't recover all the money. Face the Facts USA (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

The Conversation 

Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce
Based on data from Brandon Hall Group's 2014 Workforce Management Study, this paper explores the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today's workforce. Read the Paper and Learn More

Daily Chuckle 
  • Scientists act on hunch, find royal remains in parking lot
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    Scientists have found the remains of King Richard III, the infamous 15th century British monarch, buried beneath a supermarket parking lot. The use of ground-penetrating radar to unearth the hunchbacked Plantagenet is just the latest example of paparazzi intrusions on royal privacy, says Stephen Colbert. "I say fie, fie on you ruffians," he declares. Comedy Central (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

It's easier to run for office than to run the office."
--Thomas P. O'Neill, American politician and speaker of the House
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