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Gillibrand works to elect more women

Gillibrand works to elect more women | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) packed 70 of her top donors into a conference room overlooking Times Square this week and urged them to give more money and spread the word.
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Appeals Court Upholds Food Stamp Timeliness

Appeals Court Upholds Food Stamp Timeliness | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Monday that people whose food stamp applications are delayed can sue the state in federal court.
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5 States Republicans and Democrats Aren't Fans Of

5 States Republicans and Democrats Aren't Fans Of | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Pick a state, any state, and ask a bunch of people if they have a favorable impression of it.
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Obama: We'll Do These 4 Things to Beat ISIS

Obama: We'll Do These 4 Things to Beat ISIS | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
President Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon yesterday and delivered an update on the mission against ISIS and an outline of US strategy in what Obama stresses will be a long-term fight.
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Confederate Flag Opponents Face Harder Fight in South Carolina House

Confederate Flag Opponents Face Harder Fight in South Carolina House | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The State Senate was expected to give final approval on Tuesday to a measure forcing the controversial symbol from the grounds of the State House.
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PowerPost: This GOP senator should lose next year. But so far the stars have aligned in his favor.

PowerPost: This GOP senator should lose next year. But so far the stars have aligned in his favor. | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Pat Toomey may just be the luckiest Republican in America.He’s a conservative (at least fiscally) senator running for reelection in a purplish state in a presidential election year.
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The Fix: Marco Rubio is wrong: Time travel can win the future — just not ours

The Fix: Marco Rubio is wrong: Time travel can win the future — just not ours | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
During a speech in Chicago on Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio derided the Democratic front-runner by suggesting that her policy ideas were outdated. “The race for the future will never be won by going backward,” he said.
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Economic Scene: Germans Forget Debt Relief History Lesson in Greece Crisis

Economic Scene: Germans Forget Debt Relief History Lesson in Greece Crisis | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
As policy makers know well — and Germany perhaps better than any — major debt overhangs are solved only by writing down the debt. And the longer the delay, the deeper the pain.
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Marco Rubio, Back on Campaign Trail, Calls for Overhaul of Colleges

Marco Rubio, Back on Campaign Trail, Calls for Overhaul of Colleges | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Speaking at a technology center in Chicago on Tuesday, the Republican senator also took verbal jabs at Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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The nuts do rise to the top

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First Draft: Hillary Clinton Courts Bigger Crowds in Return to Iowa

First Draft: Hillary Clinton Courts Bigger Crowds in Return to Iowa | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to one of the most liberal pockets of the state that shunned her in 2008, to speak at a public library packed with Iowans who ranged from curious to see the former first lady to committed to caucusing for her in next...
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Suit Accuses New York City and State of Keeping Children in Foster Care Too Long

Suit Accuses New York City and State of Keeping Children in Foster Care Too Long | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Mismanagement, incompetence and a lack of urgency in agencies prevent children’s speedy return to their birth parents or timely adoptions, advocates say.
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With Obama’s help, Harry Reid leaving an indelible mark in the Nevada desert

With Obama’s help, Harry Reid leaving an indelible mark in the Nevada desert | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it

When President Obama and Sen. Harry M.Reid (D-Nev.) flew to Las Vegas in November to tout the president’s plan to block the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, Reid took the opportunity to broach a completely unrelated subject, one...

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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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Parker: The age of the professional showoff

Parker: The age of the professional showoff | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
“So, Mom,” he says. “Did you tweet that you were going on ‘Meet the Press’?”No.“Did you tweet that you were going on ‘Hardball’?”No.
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Trump: Mexicans Also Bring 'Tremendous Disease'

Trump: Mexicans Also Bring 'Tremendous Disease' | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Donald Trump was a little surprised by the backlash to his comments on Mexican immigrants—so he has decided to repeat them and expand on them.
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The Fix: The Islamic State: Coming to a presidential campaign near you

The Fix: The Islamic State: Coming to a presidential campaign near you | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
President Obama visited the Pentagon on Monday in a rare visit intended to update him on operations against the Islamic State.
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Iran Nuclear Talks Are Extended Once Again

Iran Nuclear Talks Are Extended Once Again | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Negotiations to complete an accord limiting the country’s nuclear program will continue for several more days after representatives acknowledged that they would be unable to meet a Tuesday deadline.
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‘Super PACs’ Take On New Role, Organizing Voters

‘Super PACs’ Take On New Role, Organizing Voters | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Super PACs, which in the past typically funneled money into advertising, are branching out into the purview of campaigns — signing up voters at the grass roots.
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The Fix: A list of the well-known politicians who have defended Edward Snowden

The Fix: A list of the well-known politicians who have defended Edward Snowden | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Now that he's left office, former attorney general Eric Holder appears to have softened a bit on how he'd handle Edward Snowden.Holder told Yahoo News on Monday that he thinks his former Justice Department should strike a deal with Snowden, whose ...
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The Fix: When did black Americans start voting so heavily Democratic?

The Fix: When did black Americans start voting so heavily Democratic? | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
We are accustomed to a chart that looks like this.That's the party identification split among black Americans as measured by Pew Research since 1992.
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Harper Lee Receives Copy of ‘Go Set a Watchman’ as Release Nears

Harper Lee Receives Copy of ‘Go Set a Watchman’ as Release Nears | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
At a private lunch, Ms. Lee seemed breezily self-assured about the book’s publication next Tuesday, despite the mystery surrounding its discovery.
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Nearing launch, Walker team sees Bush, Rubio as 2016 competition

Nearing launch, Walker team sees Bush, Rubio as 2016 competition | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is poised to become the 15th Republican to declare his presidential bid, with at least one more candidate expected to enter soon after.
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Newsflash, Scott you are no bush or rubio.  Though that is not saying much

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Cuomo to Appoint Special Prosecutor for Killings by Police

Cuomo to Appoint Special Prosecutor for Killings by Police | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
With pressure mounting, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he was preparing an executive order naming Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman as a special prosecutor for police-related civilian deaths.
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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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