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Alabama same-sex marriages on hold despite judge's ruling overturning ban

Alabama same-sex marriages on hold despite judge's ruling overturning ban | G+P US | Scoop.it
Federal judge puts temporary hold on her decision to allow gay marriages in the state, but says she won’t wait for US supreme court to decide
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It's time to fix our broken immigration system

It's time to fix our broken immigration system | G+P US | Scoop.it
President Obama just laid out new steps to fix our broken immigration system. Learn more → http://wh.gov/immigration-action
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Federal government employing more minorities than ever

OPM's annual workplace report showed growth in
minority employment, but also found less
Hispanics working in the federal government than
the private-sector.
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Are there more US black men in prison or college?

Are there more US black men in prison or college? | G+P US | Scoop.it
It's an oft-repeated claim that there are more black men in prison in the US than in college - but is it true?
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Ex-police chief in US murder trial

Ex-police chief in US murder trial | G+P US | Scoop.it
South Carolina prosecutors say the 2011 killing of an unarmed black man by a former police chief was a "senseless act of violence".
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Have a read before our next topic on Racial politics

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Advice to Republicans: Don't govern

Advice to Republicans: Don't govern | G+P US | Scoop.it
The editors of the conservative National Review warn that the Republican Congress shouldn't fall for the "governing trap". Instead, they must focus on winning the presidency in 2016.
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Five things for the new Congress

Five things for the new Congress | G+P US | Scoop.it
The US Congress returns on Tuesday with Republicans formally taken control of both chambers. Here's what to expect in the first months.
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Interest Groups | OpenSecrets

Interest Groups | OpenSecrets | G+P US | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org groups campaign donations by industry here. Find out who oil and gas industry's favorite political candidate is or how much have public sector unions donated to Democrats. And more.
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On this website you can see which interest groups give money to different parties and candidates

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Votes on Manchin-Toomey Amendment | OpenSecrets

Votes on Manchin-Toomey Amendment | OpenSecrets | G+P US | Scoop.it
Votes on Manchin-Toomey Amendment

On April 17th, 2013, members of the US Senate voted on the Manchin-Toomey
amendment, which would have required background checks on all commercial sales of guns. The
vote failed, with 54 members in support and 46 in opposition.
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Why Obama Is Not A True Liberal

Why Obama Is Not A True Liberal | G+P US | Scoop.it
Is Barack Obama a Liberal? Well, maybe once upon a time, but today, no way. Just take a look at the history (and don't feel bad if you're surprised and disappointed. Your author sure was and he should have known better)....
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Republicans united against Obama but cannot agree on income inequality

Republicans united against Obama but cannot agree on income inequality | G+P US | Scoop.it
Calls from Governor Chris Christie and former US senator Rick Santorum for party to devote itself to poorer Americans gets cool response in Iowa
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Obama push to expand Alaskan refuge

Obama push to expand Alaskan refuge | G+P US | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area.
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The Democrats upholding their ideal of protecting the environment

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US political process 'not working'

US political process 'not working' | G+P US | Scoop.it
The US was founded on the ideal of freedom and equality, but political gridlock has brought into question how much the democratic process is really working, says Katty Kay.
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Report: Every Level of Government Is Suffering From a Serious Woman Problem

Report: Every Level of Government Is Suffering From a Serious Woman Problem | G+P US | Scoop.it
We need to change this.
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The article also discusses minorities

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The Top 10 Most Startling Facts About People of Color and Criminal Justice in the United States

The Top 10 Most Startling Facts About People of Color and Criminal Justice in the United States | G+P US | Scoop.it
Sophia Kerby examines some of the most troubling racial disparities in our criminal-justice system and makes the case for a new movement for racial justice in America.
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Sony Pictures hackers 'got sloppy'

Sony Pictures hackers 'got sloppy' | G+P US | Scoop.it
The US is confident that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures cyber-attack because the hackers were "sloppy" enough to leave a trail, says the FBI.
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What is the US going to do about it?

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Ex-governor jailed for corruption

Ex-governor jailed for corruption | G+P US | Scoop.it
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is jailed for two years for public corruption, a much shorter sentence than prosecutors recommended.
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New police funeral snub for NY mayor

New police funeral snub for NY mayor | G+P US | Scoop.it
Hundreds of police officers turn their backs on the mayor of New York at the funeral of the second of two officers shot dead last month.
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Interesting development in the white police v black americans protests

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Politics1 - Online Guide to Hot Issues & Debates

Politics1 - Online Guide to Hot Issues & Debates | G+P US | Scoop.it
US Political and Election news from around the nation - by Ron Gunzburger, publisher of the award-winning Politics1.com site
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Click on the topic links to see a list of pressure groups for and against the issue

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The Tea Party Is More Savvy and Disciplined Than You Think

The Tea Party Is More Savvy and Disciplined Than You Think | G+P US | Scoop.it
At first glance, the 2014 midterms look like a catastrophe for the Tea Party. Sarah Palin’s candidates lost in state after state, conservatives like Louisiana’s Rob Maness who proudly embraced the Tea Party label got walloped, and favorites of the so-called RINO surrender caucus—including Thom Tillis and incumbent Sen. Lamar...
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The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party

The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party | G+P US | Scoop.it
The Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch have self-interested agendas that go well beyond the interests of those who carry their banners.
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Obama Is Destroying Traditional Democratic Issue Advantages « Commentary Magazine

Obama Is Destroying Traditional Democratic Issue Advantages « Commentary Magazine | G+P US | Scoop.it
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