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French politics: Lessons from the Hollande soap opera ...

French politics: Lessons from the Hollande soap opera ... | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
BETWEEN a dash to the Vatican to visit the Pope, and a state visit to Turkey which starts today, François Hollande on January 25th found a moment to clarify his...
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Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s downfall is wife’s fault, daughter says

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s downfall is wife’s fault, daughter says | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Two of Robert F. McDonnell’s children wrote about their parents’ strained relationship.
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NYPD Officers Turn Their Back on de Blasio at Policeman's Funeral

NYPD Officers Turn Their Back on de Blasio at Policeman's Funeral | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Hundreds of police officers turned their backs on a screen showing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke at the funeral of one of two officers killed last week in what has been called an "assassination."
The funeral at the Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens,...
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Will Household Deleveraging End Anytime Soon? - St. Louis Fed On the Economy

Will Household Deleveraging End Anytime Soon? - St. Louis Fed On the Economy | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

The ratio of household net worth to disposable personal income has changed little since late 2013 and remains slightly below the levels of 2005-07. Meanwhile, the ratio of total household liabilities to disposable personal income declined during the third quarter, continuing a trend of household deleveraging that has continued almost unabated since the onset of the recession in December 2007. When will this run of deleveraging come to an end?

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Online privacy breakthrough? British researchers claim to have developed way to give the Internet a 'security layer'

Online privacy breakthrough? British researchers claim to have developed way to give the Internet a 'security layer' | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Scientists at Scentrics, working with University College London, say they have created an algorithm that can guarantee total privacy for everything from emails and text messages.... Cyber Plotters ...
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'DE BLASIO, OUR BACKS HAVE TURNED TO YOU' - Cold war between NYPD cops, mayor takes to the skies over the Hudson River

'DE BLASIO, OUR BACKS HAVE TURNED TO YOU' - Cold war between NYPD cops, mayor takes to the skies over the Hudson River | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

The bitter battle between NYPD cops and Mayor de Blasio became an all-out air war Friday.

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Vladimir’s World: Understanding why Putin may believe he's been winning all along

The West has consistently been baffled by Putin's reluctance to change policy. That's because it doesn't understand that in Putin's own mind, he has been a successful leader fighting the currents o...
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Democrats best at tapping rich for political cash - Boston Globe

Democrats best at tapping rich for political cash - Boston Globe | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Among the top 100 individual donors to political groups, more than half gave primarily to Democrats or their allies.
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Let the good times poll

Let the good times poll | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
After years of muddling along, the U.S. economy appears to be breaking into a sprint that could alter the political landscape heading into 2015 and beyond. The latest evidence of strength came in a report on Tuesday showing growth expanded at a robust 5 percent pace in the third quarter of 2014, the fastest speed in over a decade. The news helped drive...
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Why Conservatives Learned Nothing From Sam Brownback's Failure

Why Conservatives Learned Nothing From Sam Brownback's Failure | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
What are they going to do - abandon their entire economic philosophy?
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What does a cyber counterattack look like?

What does a cyber counterattack look like? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

President Barack Obama promised at his year-end news conference that the U.S. will respond “proportionally” to North Korea’s cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, but the conventional options available to him are ineffective, merely symbolic or a bad risk because they might lead to a larger military conflict.Military...

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Everything Is Awesome!

Everything Is Awesome! | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Good news! The U.S. economy grew at a rollicking 5 percent rate in the third quarter. Oh, and it added 320,000 jobs in November, the best of its unprecedented 57 straight months of private-sector employment growth. Just in time for Christmas, the Dow just hit an all-time high and the uninsured rate is approaching an all-time low. Consumer confidence...
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A visit from St. Nick

Clement Clark Moore was born in New York City in 1779 and, long before his death 84 years later, established a reputation as a scholar. A noted lecturer and writer, he also generously supported the...
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Air traffic controllers lose contact with AirAsia plane

Air traffic controllers lose contact with AirAsia plane | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Flight from Indonesia to Singapore stopped communicating over the Java Sea, Indonesian transport official says
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It's not just California that has bloated public employee pensions. There's probably a pension crisis next door. Ask Scranton, Pa.

It's not just California that has bloated public employee pensions. There's probably a pension crisis next door. Ask Scranton, Pa. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
California has become infamous for its outrageous public employee retirements and for leading the nation's charge into fiscal insolvency due to pensions. But it isn't just the Golden State: Consider Scranton, Pa.
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Races to Watch in 2016: Sen. Richard Burr (R) in North Carolina

Races to Watch in 2016: Sen. Richard Burr (R) in North Carolina | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Tar Heel State residents should enjoy the absence of political ads on their airwaves while they can — before Sen. Richard Burr's re-election begins.
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The Real Reason De Blasio is in Trouble

The MSM is completely blind to how flimsy Bill de Blasio's mandate was upon election last year. His troubles with the NYPD are probably just the beginning of a turbulent term in office.
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Stopping the Next Cyberassault

Stopping the Next Cyberassault | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Mike Rogers writes that Congress needs to expand the private-sector’s access to classified intelligence about threats.
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Democrats Waste No Time Unveiling a New Fundraising Committee Permitted By a Law They Opposed.

Democrats Waste No Time Unveiling a New Fundraising Committee Permitted By a Law They Opposed. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
“Democrats wasted no time in opening their new gift from Congress. The year-end federal budget bill included a way for the political parties to raise huge new sums for their conventions, and the Democratic National Committee has already set up [...]
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When Will We See A #Millennial Congress?

When Will We See A #Millennial Congress? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Millennials—rich or otherwise—have been notoriously uninterested in politics. So how do you mobilize a cynical generation?
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GOP learns lessons from Sam Brownback's tax scare

GOP learns lessons from Sam Brownback's tax scare | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Ohio Gov. John Kasich will roll out “responsible” tax plans that protect against revenue gaps. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Arizona’s new Republican governor are delaying big dreams of nixing the income tax as they face budget shortfalls. And Missouri Republicans, once jealous of their neighbor Kansas’ massive cuts, are thankful...
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Race and THE race

Race and THE race | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Bobby Jindal is Indian-American, but you’ll never hear him describe himself that way. Marco Rubio insists he’s an “American of Hispanic descent.” And Ted Cruz “certainly” identifies as Hispanic, but he didn’t run for office as “the Hispanic guy.” These Republican lawmakers, along with African-American...
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Obama's next sales job: The economy

Obama's next sales job: The economy | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to roll out an agenda aimed at tackling stagnating wages and helping Americans who feel left out of the economy’s surge, and he’s planning to use the first few weeks of January to travel the country promoting a new economic message. The White House planning reflects a dilemma...
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The Next Shale Revolution?

The Next Shale Revolution? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Just five years ago, almost no one outside the natural gas industry had heard of fracking, even though the basic technologies were not new; today, the shale gas revolution has transformed America’s energy markets, with profound effects for economic growth, competitiveness, security, and environmental quality. In a nation still deeply concerned about its energy future, this extraordinary success story should prompt the question: Can we do it again?
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