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Assurances but No Action by European Central Bank

Assurances but No Action by European Central Bank | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
United States stock futures slid on Thursday morning with no concrete action taken by the European Central Bank to address the Continent’s debt crisis.
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Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau look for votes at Calgary Stampede

Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau look for votes at Calgary Stampede | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The upcoming federal election is casting a cowboy-sized shadow over the Calgary Stampede as party leaders wrangle for votes.
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Pro-Carly Fiorina super PAC raises more than twice as much as Fiorina campaign

Pro-Carly Fiorina super PAC raises more than twice as much as Fiorina campaign | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The super PAC supporting Carly Fiorina's presidential bid announced Monday night that it has raised $3.4 million, more than twice the amount of her official campaign.“We are well on our way to meeting the budget we laid out at the beginning and are...
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Fact Checker: The most popular fact checks of June

Fact Checker: The most popular fact checks of June | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
By a wide margin, the most popular fact check of June is a Four-Pinocchio ruling concerning an oft-told tale by Sen.
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Sidebar: Supreme Court Sends Signals to Request Cases They Want to Hear

Sidebar: Supreme Court Sends Signals to Request Cases They Want to Hear | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court’s next term, which starts in October, will feature three cases brought at least partly in response to justices’ invitations.
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Workers Continue Advocacy Beyond Legislative Session

Workers Continue Advocacy Beyond Legislative Session | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Working Families Party and their allies in organized labor may have been outspent this past legislative session, but they eked out a victory during the special session and vowed to continue to fight for working families next year.
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Steve King wants resolution denouncing Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

Steve King wants resolution denouncing Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Congress returns to Washington after the Independence Day break with a slate of hefty items on the to-do list.
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First Draft: Jeb Bush Dines With Mitt Romney in Maine

First Draft: Jeb Bush Dines With Mitt Romney in Maine | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney visited the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Me., Monday to meet with Jeb Bush as Mr. Bush courts support for his presidential run.
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Cruz once clerked for a chief justice, but he’s no longer a friend of the court

Cruz once clerked for a chief justice, but he’s no longer a friend of the court | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Sen.Ted Cruz spent his years at Harvard Law School working to secure a Supreme Court clerkship and then made his name as a lawyer by arguing in front of the body nine times.But now, as a presidential candidate seeking support from the right wing of...
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Income Inequality: Why a Meaningful Boost for Those at the Bottom Requires Help From the Top

Income Inequality: Why a Meaningful Boost for Those at the Bottom Requires Help From the Top | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Even a nationwide minimum wage of $15 an hour would not change the overall trajectory of inequality.
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Greek ‘No’ May Have Its Roots in Heroic Myths and Real Resistance

Greek ‘No’ May Have Its Roots in Heroic Myths and Real Resistance | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Experts and analysts say the vote sprang from a deep cultural and historical strain of defiance in apparently hopeless situations, honed over centuries.
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Greek Crisis: Now Europe Must Decide Whether to Make an Example of Greece

Greek Crisis: Now Europe Must Decide Whether to Make an Example of Greece | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Greek public has said no to more of the same austerity, and Europe faces a difficult choice.
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It would be a grave mistake to make Greece an example.  The EU could end up overplaying their position and sinking Europe into a renewed era of nationalistic fervor 

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Studio Museum in Harlem Unveils Design for Expansion

Studio Museum in Harlem Unveils Design for Expansion | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The museum, which displays the work of artists of African descent, will construct a new $122 million home designed by the architect David Adjaye at the site of its current location.
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Kerry Warns Iran That U.S. Will Not Accept an Unsound Nuclear Deal

Kerry Warns Iran That U.S. Will Not Accept an Unsound Nuclear Deal | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Two days before a target date for an agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry says the negotiations “could go either way.”
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Robinson: The non-Clinton alternative for Democrats

Robinson: The non-Clinton alternative for Democrats | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Is Bernie Sanders the political reincarnation of Eugene McCarthy? I doubt it, but let’s hope he makes the Democratic presidential race interesting.I don’t know if front-runner Hillary Clinton shares my wish, but she ought to.
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White Supremacists Extend Their Reach Through Websites

White Supremacists Extend Their Reach Through Websites | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A manifesto linked to Dylann Roof, the church massacre suspect, refocuses attention on a shadowy movement that has gotten more sophisticated in the Internet age.
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Today in Politics: Gaps Remain as Deadline Nears on Iran Deal

Today in Politics: Gaps Remain as Deadline Nears on Iran Deal | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The campaign trail gives way this week to Vienna, where negotiators report progress but also great distance over crucial elements of a deal to curtail Iran's nuclear program.
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The Fix: America just shifted more Democratic. But Republicans needn’t panic just yet.

The Fix: America just shifted more Democratic. But Republicans needn’t panic just yet. | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Gallup polling shortly before the holiday weekend showed more Americans leaned toward the Democratic Party than the Republican Party in the second quarter of the year.
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The Fix: Why people say ‘I want a woman president’ more than they said ‘I want a black president’

The Fix: Why people say ‘I want a woman president’ more than they said ‘I want a black president’ | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
There's usually no explanation needed when celebrities say they're supporting a Democratic candidate for president, because that's just what celebrities do.
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First Draft: A White House Invitation for Senate Democrats

As Congress returns from the holiday, the Obama administration has asked for a meeting on Tuesday.
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Obama working to make Vietnam an ally in dealing with China’s rise

Obama working to make Vietnam an ally in dealing with China’s rise | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Forty years after the fall of Saigon, President Obama is seeking to reconfigure a historically difficult relationship with Vietnam into a strategic partnership against China.In a meeting freighted with symbolism, Obama on Tuesday will welcome Vietnam’s...
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First Draft: Forget What I Said. That Scott Walker Call? Never Happened

First Draft: Forget What I Said. That Scott Walker Call? Never Happened | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A scholar at the Heritage Foundation denied having a conversation he said he had with Gov. Scott Walker about immigration.
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The Fix: Donald Trump’s lengthy and curious defense of his immigrant comments, annotated

The Fix: Donald Trump’s lengthy and curious defense of his immigrant comments, annotated | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
After a week-plus of getting hammered over the comments he made about illegal immigrants from Mexico during his mid-June announcement speech, Donald Trump has released a lengthy statement defending them once again.Read full article >>...
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Nonprofit Group Tied to Marco Rubio Raises Millions While Shielding Donors

Nonprofit Group Tied to Marco Rubio Raises Millions While Shielding Donors | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A tax-exempt group formed by allies of Senator Marco Rubio said it plans to spend over $20 million on advertising. The group is not required to disclose its donors.
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Greeks Reject Bailout Terms in Rebuff to European Leaders

Greeks Reject Bailout Terms in Rebuff to European Leaders | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Interior Ministry said that more than 60 percent of voters had said no to the deal in a vote that could redefine Greece’s place in Europe and shake the Continent’s financial stability.
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Letter From Washington: U.S. Export-Import Bank Teetering on Edge

Letter From Washington: U.S. Export-Import Bank Teetering on Edge | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Ex-Im, whose authority just expired, may still be revived. At its heart is a political debate over subsidized exports and American corporate welfare.
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