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Obama meets with immigration advocates

Obama meets with immigration advocates | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
President Obama met with more than a dozen immigration advocates Friday as the White House sought to tamp down criticism of the administration’s border policies, but he offered no promises to meet their demands to suspend more deportations.
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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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Obama taps Daniel Baer for ambassadorship

Obama taps Daniel Baer for ambassadorship | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
President Obama on Monday named Daniel Baer, a former Georgetown professor and more recently deputy assistant secretary of state, to be ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), based in Vienna.
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Will NSA leaks put surveillance programs in legal jeopardy? Experts have doubts.

Will NSA leaks put surveillance programs in legal jeopardy? Experts have doubts. | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The disclosures of the sweeping government collection of telephone and Internet records has reinvigorated a debate over whether the programs can be challenged by those who see them as unconstitutional surveillance.
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Remembering Frank Lautenberg’s Progressive Legacy

Remembering Frank Lautenberg’s Progressive Legacy | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), the last remaining World War II veteran in the Senate, died on Monday morning at the age of 89, after struggling for months with poor health.
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Obama to name two female lawyers and an African American federal judge to U.S. appeals court in District of Columbia

President Obama will nominate two female lawyers and an African American federal judge Tuesday to serve on the U.S.
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Death of Senator Places Chris Christie in Difficult Spot

Death of Senator Places Chris Christie in Difficult Spot | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A Republican is expected to be named to succeed Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, costing the White House and Congressional Democrats an important vote.    
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Obama, in Ohio, Attacks Romney Over Tax Cuts

Obama, in Ohio, Attacks Romney Over Tax Cuts | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
President Obama attacked Mitt Romney's proposal to cut taxes for individuals and businesses by more than $5 trillion over the next decade.
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Fed Sees Slowing Economy, but Defers New Action

Fed Sees Slowing Economy, but Defers New Action | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Federal Reserve’s policy committee signaled in a statement that it was ready to take new action if job growth did not improve.
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Obama’s judicial logjam

Obama’s judicial logjam | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Senate’s rejection Monday of Oklahoma Magistrate Judge
Robert Bacharach
for a U.S.
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Political Memo: Tea Party Influence Could Reshape Senate Republicans

Political Memo: Tea Party Influence Could Reshape Senate Republicans | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
An infusion of new blood could alter the complexion of the Senate, increasing the sorts of conflicts among moderate and conservative Republicans that have reshaped the House.
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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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Obama Says Romney’s Tax Plan Favors Wealthy Only

Obama Says Romney’s Tax Plan Favors Wealthy Only | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
On a campaign stop in Ohio, President Obama said the new study showed that Mr. Romney’s plans would mean more large tax cuts for millionaires at the expense of other Americans.
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The Fix: Why guns and abortion should worry Scott Brown in New Hampshire

The Fix: Why guns and abortion should worry Scott Brown in New Hampshire | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The New Hampshire Republican Senate primary has a new front-runner: Scott Brown. But that doesn't mean Brown -- who is launching a Senate exploratory committee -- will clear the primary without any worries.
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Surveillance controversy illuminated by history

Surveillance controversy illuminated by history | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A little history and a little law are needed in the wake of the current uproar over the re-discovery that the National Security Agency has been vacuuming up telephone records of Americans and e-mails, phone messages and other Web data related to...
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In Reversal, Obama to End Effort to Restrict Morning-After Pill

In Reversal, Obama to End Effort to Restrict Morning-After Pill | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
In a reversal, the Obama administration has decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability of the most popular morning-after contraceptive pill for all women and girls.    
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Hillary Clinton’s arrival on Twitter leaves followers wondering what’s next

Hillary Clinton’s arrival on Twitter leaves followers wondering what’s next | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Her Twitter followers signed up fast, almost 1,000 of them a minute, to see what she had to say.
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Romney donors to get a first look at potential 2016 contenders

Romney donors to get a first look at potential 2016 contenders | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
An early morning skeet-shooting excursion with Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin. A golf game with Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. A chance to mingle over breakfast with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie .
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Statue of Liberty Visitors Will Still Be Screened in Manhattan

Statue of Liberty Visitors Will Still Be Screened in Manhattan | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the National Park Service would resume monitoring in Battery Park, rather than move it to Ellis Island.    
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The Electoral Map: Pennsylvania Now Leaning Democratic

The Electoral Map: Pennsylvania Now Leaning Democratic | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania, whose 20 electoral votes have long been among the most closely watched states in the race for the White House, is now rated as leaning Democratic, according to the latest New York Times ranking of presidential battlegrounds.
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Poll Predicts Murphy Will Beat McMahon In November

Poll Predicts Murphy Will Beat McMahon In November | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Even though millions of dollars have been spent on campaign operations, mailers, and television advertisements, the latest poll on the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut offers almost the same results as it did a year ago.
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Thompson locked in a three-way fight for Wisconsin’s GOP Senate nomination

Thompson locked in a three-way fight for Wisconsin’s GOP Senate nomination | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
FOND du LAC, Wis. — A month ago, many people in this state presumed that Tommy G. Thompson — still a household name here after serving an unprecedented four terms as governor — had a lock on the Republican nomination for the Senate.
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Misconduct of airport screeners probed as other issues lurk

Misconduct of airport screeners probed as other issues lurk | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Maybe the timing wasn’t meant to rain on the union’s parade, but Democrats found it curious that Wednesday’s hearing on airport screener misdeeds fell on the same day the agency met to finalize a labor contract.
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Romney Tax Plan Would Burden Lower-Income Households

Romney Tax Plan Would Burden Lower-Income Households | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
High-income households would get tax cuts under a system like the one Mitt Romney is proposing, the Tax Policy Center found.
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Donovan Talks To The Voters

Donovan Talks To The Voters | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Not unlike his first 30-second TV spot, Chris Donovan is back with a second ad he where looks directly in the camera to talk to voters.
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