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Clinton talks climate change in Iowa — but still won’t talk Keystone

Clinton talks climate change in Iowa — but still won’t talk Keystone | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
She said Monday she will make climate change a major issue in her campaign.
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ObamaCare Repeal Goes Nowhere in Senate

ObamaCare Repeal Goes Nowhere in Senate | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
An ObamaCare repeal vote in the Senate that Ted Cruz predicted would be an "exercise in meaningless political theater" didn't produce any surprises in a rare Sunday session yesterday.
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Rand Paul says the GOP can defund Planned Parenthood before the recess

Rand Paul says the GOP can defund Planned Parenthood before the recess | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
"There’s a very good chance we’ll get a vote on this,” he said.
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First Draft: Jeb Bush Scolds Mike Huckabee for Holocaust Comment

First Draft: Jeb Bush Scolds Mike Huckabee for Holocaust Comment | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Jeb Bush rebuked Mike Huckabee for invoking the Holocaust in criticizing President Obama over the nuclear agreement with Iran, arguing that Republicans needed “to tone down the rhetoric” if they hoped to recapture the White House next year.
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Fetal Tissue From Abortions for Research Is Traded in a Gray Zone

Fetal Tissue From Abortions for Research Is Traded in a Gray Zone | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Controversy over the buying and selling of products derived from aborted fetuses has raised questions about what many scientists say is a unique research tool.
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Putting Their Differences Aside, U.S. and Turkey Confront ISIS

Putting Their Differences Aside, U.S. and Turkey Confront ISIS | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The two countries will clear the Islamic State forces out of a 60-mile-long strip along the Turkish border, a major step toward increasing pressure on the militant group.
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Boy Scouts End Ban on Gay Leaders, Over Protests by Mormon Church

Boy Scouts End Ban on Gay Leaders, Over Protests by Mormon Church | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The change will head off looming discrimination lawsuits but will still allow church-based units to exclude gay adults. The Mormon Church, the country’s largest sponsor of Scout units, said it might leave.
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Family of Sandra Bland Seeks Answers With Multiple Inquiries Into Case Underway

Family of Sandra Bland Seeks Answers With Multiple Inquiries Into Case Underway | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A sister of Sandra Bland described receiving a joyful text message on a Friday, and on Monday, the family was notified of Ms. Bland’s death in a Texas jail.
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Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race

Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Democrats and Republicans are squaring off to win the newcomers’ votes in the key battleground state.
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Trial of Chinese Rights Campaigners on Subversi...

Trial of Chinese Rights Campaigners on Subversi... | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The proceedings in the southern city of Guangzhou against the three defendants, who have been held for over a year, resumed after a monthlong halt.
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Detainees Vanish in Secretive Facilities as Pakistan Fights Taliban

Detainees Vanish in Secretive Facilities as Pakistan Fights Taliban | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Dozens have died in military detention amid accounts of torture, starvation and extrajudicial execution from ex-captives, relatives and rights monitors.
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Fight For $15 Advocates Put Hope Into New Advisory Board

Fight For $15 Advocates Put Hope Into New Advisory Board | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
After the New York Wage board unanimously approved a $15 dollar minimum wage for fast-food workers in that state, advocates throughout Connecticut are hoping it gives them a little more momentum here.
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Lee offers to, conditionally, withdraw Obamacare amendment, after staffer e-mails outside groups

Lee offers to, conditionally, withdraw Obamacare amendment, after staffer e-mails outside groups | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't want anything to get in the way of passing his highway bill.
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First Draft: Verbatim: Obama Calls Republicans’ Remarks ‘Sad’

First Draft: Verbatim: Obama Calls Republicans’ Remarks ‘Sad’ | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
“The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are just part of a general pattern we’ve seen that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.” — President Obama, during a news conference in Ethiopia.
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What not to say if you’re running for president, Mike Huckabee edition (VIDEO)

What not to say if you’re running for president, Mike Huckabee edition (VIDEO) | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Um, no.
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House won’t vote on Senate highway bill, putting trust fund at risk

House won’t vote on Senate highway bill, putting trust fund at risk | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The House instead wants the Senate to adopt its own four-and-a-half-month highway bill.
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Issues Mount as Negotiators Gather to Wrap Up Trans-Pacific Trade Pact

Issues Mount as Negotiators Gather to Wrap Up Trans-Pacific Trade Pact | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The challenges make the prospect of closing a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the end of the week highly uncertain.
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Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan

Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Focusing on an issue that resonates with Democrats, Mrs. Clinton set a goal to produce 33 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewable sources by 2027.
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Problems Riddle System to Check Buyers of Guns

Problems Riddle System to Check Buyers of Guns | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The one system that gun rights and gun control advocates both agree on, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, has major gaps.
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The Supreme Court: Too liberal?

The Supreme Court: Too liberal? | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Republicans appointed a majority of the justices, but these days the court gets little love from the right.
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Since when?

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Republicans turn on one another in battle over Export-Import Bank

Republicans turn on one another in battle over Export-Import Bank | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Sen. Ted Cruz doubles down on accusations against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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Kerry Says Israel May Deepen Its Isolation by Opposing Iran Nuclear Accord

Kerry Says Israel May Deepen Its Isolation by Opposing Iran Nuclear Accord | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Secretary of State John Kerry said the deal with Iran was in Israel’s interest, but several foreign policy experts said his remarks risked worsening relations between the countries.
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