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Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks show we need a debate

Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks show we need a debate | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The important thing right now isn’t whether Edward Snowden should be labeled a hero or villain. First, let’s have the debate he sparked over surveillance and privacy. Then we can decide how history should remember him.
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Breyer says understanding foreign law is critical to Supreme Court’s work

Breyer says understanding foreign law is critical to Supreme Court’s work | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
In new book, liberal justice says conservative criticism of foreign references is “beside the point.”
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Degrees of Education: Gaps in Earnings Stand Out in Release of College Data

Degrees of Education: Gaps in Earnings Stand Out in Release of College Data | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
At some expensive colleges, the salaries of students 10 years after enrollment are bleak, and there is an earnings gender gap at every top university.
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Sanders: U.S. was created on many 'racist principles'

Sanders: U.S. was created on many 'racist principles' | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
While speaking at Liberty University in Virginia, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that while incredible strides have been made, institutional racism still exists and "cries out for reform."...
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Sanders highlights economic ‘injustice’ in Liberty University speech

Sanders highlights economic ‘injustice’ in Liberty University speech | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Students at the conservative Christian school were polite, but many were unconvinced by his arguments.
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Bernie Sanders’s full Liberty University speech

Bernie Sanders’s full Liberty University speech | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Here is the full speech made by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at Liberty University in Virginia on September 14, 2015.
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GOP tries to refocus on abortion; anti-abortion groups are split on strategy; and transportation advocates are wary of their own potential shutdown

GOP tries to refocus on abortion; anti-abortion groups are split on strategy; and transportation advocates are wary of their own potential shutdown | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Your morning budget and tax policy news roundup.
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Stuck With Low Polling, Bobby Jindal Swings at Donald Trump

Stuck With Low Polling, Bobby Jindal Swings at Donald Trump | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The latest effort by Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana attacking Donald J. Trump comes in the form of a web video on Facebook that mocks Mr. Trump's descriptions of his knowledge of foreign policy.
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Russia Resisting Europe Request for Tough U.N. Anti-Smuggling Step

Russia Resisting Europe Request for Tough U.N. Anti-Smuggling Step | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Russia’s United Nations ambassador, the current Security Council president, said in an interview that he opposed any measure allowing military action.
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Police Discuss Charges in Baruch Hazing

Police Discuss Charges in Baruch Hazing | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Chief Chris Wagner of the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department said Tuesday that a grand jury had recommended that fraternity members face charges in the death of a Baruch College freshman.
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How the New York Times/CBS News Poll Was Conducted

How the New York Times/CBS News Poll Was Conducted | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The latest New York Times/CBS News Poll is based on telephone interviews conducted Sept. 9 to 13 with 1,261 adults throughout the United States.
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Bits Blog: Hewlett-Packard to Cut About 10 Percent of Work Force

The company is splitting into two, and refocusing from costly, low-margin business services to higher-value consulting and cross selling.
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Will Wednesday’s GOP debate move the discourse from flash to substance?

Will Wednesday’s GOP debate move the discourse from flash to substance? | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
With emphasis on foreign policy, the event could test the staying power of Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
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Obama Promotes College Affordability Plan on Michigan Trip

Obama Promotes College Affordability Plan on Michigan Trip | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The visit is intended to increase pressure on lawmakers by building support for the president’s proposal across the nation, his domestic policy adviser said.
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Invoking Ronald Reagan, new TV ad targets GOP presidential hopefuls’ immigration comments

Invoking Ronald Reagan, new TV ad targets GOP presidential hopefuls’ immigration comments | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A new ad uses the words of the former president against three GOP presidential contenders who've made controversial comments about immigrants.
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Malcolm Turnbull Defeats Tony Abbott to Become Party Leader and Prime Minister of Australia

Mr. Turnbull is a moderate Liberal, whose views, most recently on the legitimacy of same-sex marriage, had conflicted with those of his prime minister.
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Scott Walker Details Plan to Curb the Power of Labor Unions

Scott Walker Details Plan to Curb the Power of Labor Unions | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is calling for anti-union measures that, if carried out, would greatly reduce the influence of organized labor in public and private workplaces.
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Supreme Court Finds Records of Arsenic Murderess Should Be Confidential

Supreme Court Finds Records of Arsenic Murderess Should Be Confidential | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The public notoriety of a multiple murderer doesn’t justify the release of her medical records, the Connecticut Supreme Court decided Monday.
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The new foreign policy players forged by the Iran nuclear deal

The new foreign policy players forged by the Iran nuclear deal | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Several lawmakers have emerged from the debate over the Iran deal with more influence, or at least recognition, on foreign policy issues.
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Scott Walker’s exaggerated claims of employment trends in Wisconsin (Fact Checker biography)

Scott Walker’s exaggerated claims of employment trends in Wisconsin (Fact Checker biography) | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Walker's use of Wisconsin employment numbers exaggerates facts
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Vladimir Putin and Elton John Discuss Gay Rights, Singer Says

The Kremlin is said to have reached out to the pop star after Sir Elton told the BBC he would love to speak with the Russian leader.
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With shutdown looming, staff weighs options

With shutdown looming, staff weighs options | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Appropriations staff is looking at hot to create the space for a deal to be negotiated.
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The only person who cared about Rick Perry’s indictment was Rick Perry

The only person who cared about Rick Perry’s indictment was Rick Perry | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
He claims it hurt donations. But voters didn't care.
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Senate Democrats Again Block Vote to Reject Iran Deal

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky had called for a second vote despite protests from Democrats that it was a waste of time.
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White House formally announces Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first state visit on Sept. 25

White House formally announces Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first state visit on Sept. 25 | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it

The visit comes amid mounting tensions between the U.S. and China.

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