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Virginia case in point: Chastened GOP tries to stop extreme right insurgents at the primary level.

Virginia case in point: Chastened GOP tries to stop extreme right insurgents at the primary level. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

GOP biggies back moderate woman in Virginia Congressional race over conservative who opposes gay rights, did not want a statue of Lincoln in Richmond and mailed plastic fetuses to fellow state legislators.

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White House’s Dismay Over Netanyahu Visit Extends to Ambassador

White House’s Dismay Over Netanyahu Visit Extends to Ambassador | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The tension with Israel is over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress about Iran without consulting the White House.
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Exclusive: Hillary may delay campaign

Exclusive: Hillary may delay campaign | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Advisers said the biggest reason for the delay is simple: She feels no rush.
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Hillary looks to Obama digital alums for staff

Hillary looks to Obama digital alums for staff | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The list of potential hires includes more than a dozen specialists with ties to the White House.
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Your 2016 guide to Political Committees and what they mean about which candidates are really serious

Your 2016 guide to Political Committees and what they mean about which candidates are really serious | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Readers of presidential tea leaves often look for several signs that someone is planning to run for the White House: trips to Iowa and New Hampshire, the creation of various patriotically named political committees on his or her behalf are just a...
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How can we protect our information in the era of cloud computing?

How can we protect our information in the era of cloud computing? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Private information would be much more secure if individuals moved away from cloud-based storage towards peer-to-peer systems, where data is stored in a variety of ways and across a variety of sites, argues a University of Cambridge researcher.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, January 27, 5:07 PM

The strength of a peer-to-peer system is that its value grows as the number of users increases:

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The Rise of Dark Money and the Koch Party

The Rise of Dark Money and the Koch Party | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
It's time for 21st-century campaign finance reform: No limits, instant disclosure.
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Putin Is Winning the Ukraine War on Three Fronts

Putin Is Winning the Ukraine War on Three Fronts | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Russian-backed rebels are making gains near Donetsk, Lugansk, and Mariupol. Just how long can Kiev hold off their advances?
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Astronomers Discover Ancient Solar System

Astronomers Discover Ancient Solar System | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
A replica solar system that dates back to the dawn of time and includes five Earth-like planets has been discovered by researchers in the U.K.
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Bowe Bergdahl to Be Charged With Desertion, Officials Say

Bowe Bergdahl to Be Charged With Desertion, Officials Say | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by enemy forces in Afghanistan for five years, will be charged with desertion, a senior defense officials tell ...
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Is Obamacare about controlling our lives?

Is Obamacare about controlling our lives? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The ACA is like a seat belt for travelers on our unbelievably expensive health care highway.
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Central Banks Are Becoming Less Predictable

Central Banks Are Becoming Less Predictable | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
After the surprises from central banks which rocked markets at the start of the year, the U.S. Federal Reserve will be watched as closely as ever.
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Mysterious radio signal from space caught live for first time

Mysterious radio signal from space caught live for first time | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Astronomers in Australia have picked up an “alien” radio signal from space for the first time as it occurred.
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Netanyahu has the White House dancing to his tune: Bad Timing for Netanyahu to speak to Congress

Netanyahu has the White House dancing to his tune: Bad Timing for Netanyahu to speak to Congress | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is putting politics above peace by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress. The nuclear disarmament talks with Iran are fragile enough already. Provoking Tehran by giving the hard-line Israeli leader a global stage to further undermine a negotiated settlement to Iran's nuclear ambitions is a senseless poke at President Barack Obama that could backfire in the region. The legislative branch can invite anyone to speak
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Conservatives to Palin: We’re over you.

Conservatives to Palin: We’re over you. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Her odd speech has some arguing that it’s time to quit treating her seriously.
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Iowa poll: Romney leads nascent Iowa field with 21%, Bush at 14%, Walker 10% - Gravis

Iowa poll: Romney leads nascent Iowa field with 21%, Bush at 14%, Walker 10% - Gravis | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Gravis Marketing Iowa Political Poll Shows Romney ahead of Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. Gravis Marketing provides polling and predictive dialer services.
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Is Jeb Bush conservative enough?

Is Jeb Bush conservative enough? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The biggest barrier between Jeb Bush and the White House may be a perception that -- despite his record -- he's not conservative enough.
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Longest streak of falling gas prices ends

Longest streak of falling gas prices ends | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The longest consecutive streak of tumbling gas prices ended this week.
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New Guidelines Highlight Importance of Cloud Computing Security

New Guidelines Highlight Importance of Cloud Computing Security | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Keeping sensitive data and information safe is top of mind for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The agency's new cloud computing security requirements are relevant for cloud computing vendors seeking to help midsize firms secure their data.What the Guidelines ...

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, January 27, 5:10 PM

Creating stronger guidelines for vendors is a concept that showcases the importance of the cloud in a company's overall operations.

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VIDEO: Israel Shells Lebanon After Military Vehicle Hit by Missile Near Border

VIDEO: Israel Shells Lebanon After Military Vehicle Hit by Missile Near Border | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
TEL AVIV — Israel fired at least 20 artillery shells into Lebanon Wednesday in response to an attack on an Israeli military vehicle — an escalation in border...
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Why the Greek elections might be the beginning of the end for the Euro

Why the Greek elections might be the beginning of the end for the Euro | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
European stocks and the Euro seemed to be largely unaffected by Sunday's election results in Greece. But the European project looks worse today than it did a week ago.
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