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Report: Some Bay Area Communities Could Run Out Of Water Within 4 Months - CBS San Francisco

Report: Some Bay Area Communities Could Run Out Of Water Within 4 Months - CBS San Francisco | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
As the drought in California continues, 17 communities throughout the state could run out of water within 60 to 120 days, state officials said.
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What Changed for Republicans?

What Changed for Republicans? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

A good example of why I recommend Taegan Goddard's Political Wire -- he selects key news items and analyses and provides quick summaries.

 

"David Frum: Three big trends have decisively changed the Republican Party over the past decade, weakening its ability to win presidential elections and gravely inhibiting its ability to govern effectively if it nevertheless somehow were to win. First, Republicans have come to rely more and more ...."

 

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A good example of why I recommend Taegan Goddard's Political Wire -- he selects key news items and analyses and provides quick summaries.

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Battle for control: 3 Virginia congressmen asked state GOP to postpone contentious meeting. Meeting went ahead.

Battle for control: 3 Virginia congressmen asked state GOP to postpone contentious meeting. Meeting went ahead. | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Va. congressmen Griffith, Hurt and Rigell ask state GOP to postpone party squables
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Is Alaska's Senate Race Slipping Away From the GOP?

Is Alaska's Senate Race Slipping Away From the GOP? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Thanks to a tougher-than-expected primary and a politically smart incumbent, Republicans are playing catch up in a key Senate battleground. But will the state's GOP lean ultimately lift them to victory?
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Caliphate of Fear: The Curse of the Islamic State - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Caliphate of Fear: The Curse of the Islamic State - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Images of Yazidis fleeing parts of Iraq and Syria have shocked the world and the battle against the jihadists with the Islamic State has united Americans, Europeans, Kurds and Iranians. Can the Islamists be stopped?
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GOP establishment favorite wins Alaska Senate primary

GOP establishment favorite wins Alaska Senate primary | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Republican Dan Sullivan beats Tea Party challenger to face Sen. Mark Begich (D) in top race.
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Ferguson turning point? Protests turn mostly peaceful

Ferguson turning point? Protests turn mostly peaceful | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
One top cop calls it "turning point"; governor announces decision on removing local prosecutor from probe of police shooting of Michael Brown
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New Video Surfaces Of Michael Brown’s Death

New Video Surfaces Of Michael Brown’s Death | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
This has been an unbelievable news day from Ferguson, Mo. in the wake of violent riots and protests. First we learn that Brown was shot from the front through an autopsy which completely destroys a number of eye-witness stories. However, now we have video from a witness and Ferguson resident Piaget Crenshaw who believes Officer …Share
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Why Incumbents Shouldn't Feel Safe

Why Incumbents Shouldn't Feel Safe | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
They might still be fending off challenges, but the margins are slipping.
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The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene

The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
84% of Americans are unable to locate Ukraine on a world map; those that can't are more likely to support military intervention.

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Ignorance is frightening, actually, when you consider voters influence foreign policy. 

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VIDEO: U.S. Power Vacuum Creates New Risks

VIDEO: U.S. Power Vacuum Creates New Risks | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
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David Murrin forecast this power vacuum some years ago.

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Lou Cannon: Demographics & Heavy Weapons: The Lessons of Ferguson | RealClearPolitics

Lou Cannon: Demographics & Heavy Weapons: The Lessons of Ferguson | RealClearPolitics | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Latent anxieties about police behavior in dealing with African-Americans and other minorities have bubbled to the surface nationwide after the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police...
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Guns, Molotov cocktail seized by police overnight in Ferguson

Guns, Molotov cocktail seized by police overnight in Ferguson | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The latest breaking news on Michael Brown fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo. from hundreds of sources, all in one place.
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Police, protesters clash anew in Ferguson, Missouri

Police, protesters clash anew in Ferguson, Missouri | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Captain heading police efforts says "tiny minority" behind the violence; Molotov cocktails tossed, tear gas used, 2 people shot
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David Frum: Why the GOP Must Reform to Win

David Frum: Why the GOP Must Reform to Win | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
For the six years since President George W. Bush left office, his party has turned its back on him. Bush spoke at neither the 2008 nor the 2012 Republican National Convention. When aspiring successors to his former office mentioned him at all during the primary debates, they cited his legacy as something to avoid repeating.
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McConnell’s plan to shut down Obama

McConnell’s plan to shut down Obama | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
HENDERSON, Ky. — Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration’s policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown. In an extensive interview here, the typically reserved McConnell laid out his clearest thinking yet of how he would lead the...
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Obama: Alone Again, Naturally

Obama: Alone Again, Naturally | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The rock-star candidate who got elected on his electrifying promise has become a bored bird in a gilded cage.
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Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats, Especially House Members Facing Rematches

Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats, Especially House Members Facing Rematches | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Illinois Democrats could see Gov. Pat Quinn hurt their chances this fall during an already tough election cycle.
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Israel targets Hamas commander as Gaza descends into violence, commander's wife and child killed

Israel targets Hamas commander as Gaza descends into violence, commander's wife and child killed | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Israeli officials said Wednesday that the country's military targeted Hamas' military chief with an airstrike one day after Egyptian efforts to bring the monthlong conflict to an end collapsed.
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This is how many times British cops fired guns all of last year: 3

This is how many times British cops fired guns all of last year: 3 | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
As the debate over gun control — and, now, the use of force by police — rages in the US and elsewhere, Britain offers a stark contrast. Police there rarely carry guns, fire them or kill anyone. Meanwhile, Beijing is getting machines that inspire people to both recycle and ride public transit. And Ebola is killing Liberians who don't even have the disease, in today's Global Scan.

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Interesting responses to this Tweet by Michael Beschloss: White House burned, Washington invaded by British 200 years ago this week.

Interesting responses to this Tweet by Michael Beschloss: White House burned, Washington invaded by British 200 years ago this week. | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
White House was burned and Washington DC invaded by British 200 years ago this week--War of 1812: #WHHA pic.twitter.com/DuDeCJBmYQ
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Israel: Rockets fired from Gaza, cease-fire broken

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip, breaking a temporary cease-fire amid negotiations over the war between Israel and Hamas. The military says three rockets landed in open fields Tuesday near the southern city of Beersheba. Israel launched the war on July 8 to stop incessant rocket fire from...
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Ukrainian government troops inch closer to rebel-held Donetsk

Ukrainian government troops inch closer to rebel-held Donetsk | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Ukrainian officials and military commanders say the government has captured swathes of another town near the key rebel-held stronghold.
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Why Obama won’t give the Ferguson speech his supporters want

Why Obama won’t give the Ferguson speech his supporters want | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The White House no longer believes Obama can bridge divides. They believe — with good reason — that he widens them.
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The Tweets displayed in the article are poignant examples of deep frustration.

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Jesse Jackson: There is a Ferguson near you

Jesse Jackson: There is a Ferguson near you | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
There is a Ferguson near you. Many pundits are saying that the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has revealed troubling racial tensions in America. But the real scandal in Michael Brown’s shooting is that it reveals what we’ve already known. As conservative Republican
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CNN: 5 things to know about Michael Brown's shooting

CNN: 5 things to know about Michael Brown's shooting | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Conflicting accounts and police reticence have made it difficult to ascertain what exactly happened in Michael Brown shooting.
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