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The End of Vladimir Putin?

The End of Vladimir Putin? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
When rebel crosshairs fixed on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 30,000 feet above the sunflowers of Eastern Ukraine, they had no idea what they were about to blow up. No clue they were about to incinerate hundreds of Dutch holidaymakers. None whatsoever they were about to wreck a decade of the Kremlin’s finest diplomacy—years of cleverly...
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POLITICO Podcast: Border crisis delays recess & who wins from impeachment talk?

POLITICO Podcast: Border crisis delays recess & who wins from impeachment talk? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
POLITICO's Hadas Gold hosts senior policy reporter David Nather, campaigns editor Steven Shepard and reporter Byron Tau for a conversation on border legislation on the Hill, why both parties may be fanning the flames on impeachment talk, George W. Bush's secret book on his father and President Obama 10 years later....
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Obama White House calls Israel soldier's alleged abduction "barbaric"

Obama White House calls Israel soldier's alleged abduction "barbaric" | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Kerry denounces as "outrageous" deadly militant attack as U.N. chief urges both sides "to show maximum restraint"
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Israeli Analyst: Hamas Has 3,000 Elite Soldiers Ready to Die in Suicide Attacks on Israel

Israeli Analyst: Hamas Has 3,000 Elite Soldiers Ready to Die in Suicide Attacks on Israel | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
An Israeli analyst told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday morning that he received information from reliable sources that 3,000 Hamas elite soldiers told their families goodbye and appear ready to carry out suicide attacks on Israel. Middle East analyst Gershon Baskin said that all the fighters were equipped with...
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Lois Lerner ripping ‘crazies’ on right: Why some media folks don’t care

Lois Lerner ripping ‘crazies’ on right: Why some media folks don’t care | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
To give it short shrift suggests a certain eye-rolling attitude toward the IRS story, or perhaps a tacit view that some conservatives are kinda nuts.
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Judge orders legislature to redraw Florida congressional map

Judge orders legislature to redraw Florida congressional map | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The pending special session could throw House races this fall into chaos.
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Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it. | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Ted Cruz is running for president. No, he hasn't announced it yet. But if you can tell a man by his actions, then expect to see Cruz in Iowa a LOT more over the next year or two.
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Senate blocks aid to Israel

Senate blocks aid to Israel | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
In the end, the Senate couldn’t even agree to deliver emergency aid to one of the United States’ closest allies. A last-ditch effort to deliver aid to Israel during its war with Hamas died on the Senate floor, as Republicans blocked the proposal over concerns that it would increase the debt. After Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’...
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Bill Clinton's Lost Tape: I Could Have Killed Osama Bin Laden

Bill Clinton's Lost Tape: I Could Have Killed Osama Bin Laden | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

Just 10 hours before the attacks of September 11, 2001, where nearly 3000 innocent people perished at the orders of Osama bin Laden, ex-President Bill Clinton was in Australia saying he had a chance to take the former al-Qaeda leader out — but passed.

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Far-right Marine Le Pen takes poll lead in race for next president of France

The growing threat to France’s mainstream political leaders posed by Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right National Front, has been underscored by an opinion poll putting her in the lead for the first time in the race for the next presidential
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A Russian Soldier's Instagram Posts May Be The Clearest Indication Of Moscow's Involvement In East Ukraine

A Russian Soldier's Instagram Posts May Be The Clearest Indication Of Moscow's Involvement In East Ukraine | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The cat's out of the bag.
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K Street’s power duo going global

K Street’s power duo going global | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Former senators at Squire Patton Boggs plot an expansion.
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Finally, Investigators Reach Ukraine Jet Crash Site

Finally, Investigators Reach Ukraine Jet Crash Site | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
As fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time since it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago. Clashes along routes to the wreckage site between...
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Eric Cantor a No-Show for Final Immigration Vote

Eric Cantor a No-Show for Final Immigration Vote | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
In the end, Eric Cantor immigration votes weren't even an issue — he didn't show up.
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Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle, Possibly for First Time

Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle, Possibly for First Time | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The group are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border.
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Not a Good Way to Raise Your Name Recognition as You Run for Governor of Ohio on a 'Squeaky-Clean' Platform

Not a Good Way to Raise Your Name Recognition as You Run for Governor of Ohio on a 'Squeaky-Clean' Platform | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
FitzGerald, a former FBI agent, prosecutor and mayor of Lakewood, was not charged with a crime. He said the woman with him was a friend visiting from Ireland as part of a larger delegation he and others entertained the prior evening.
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Ted Cruz Proves AGAIN Why He’s Still the Most Hated Man in Congress

Ted Cruz Proves AGAIN Why He’s Still the Most Hated Man in Congress | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Guess who's back causing problems for the Republican Party again?
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New book says Hillary Clinton blamed Bill's infidelity on abuse as a child

New book says Hillary Clinton blamed Bill's infidelity on abuse as a child | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton told an interviewer in 1999 - the year after the Monica Lewinsky scandal rocked Bill Clinton's presidency - that the President's infidelity issues stemmed from his abusive mother and led to a sex addiction for the former president.
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The rise of Putinism

The rise of Putinism | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Russia’s leader creates a model other rulers find appealing.
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The secret George W. Bush book project: It's all about Dad

The secret George W. Bush book project: It's all about Dad | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
George W. Bush worked on the book in secret for two years, without a book deal, without dribbling a word out to Bush alums or other Republicans who would have leaked it in a second. As far as the outside world knew, he was just spending all of that time working on his paintings. Only his family and friends knew about the secret book project. And, of...
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House to Give Border Bill Another Try Friday

House to Give Border Bill Another Try Friday | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
House Republicans will take another shot at passing a bill to address the border crisis Friday, one day after House leaders were forced to pull the bill from...
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Cuomo's M.O. haunting him now

Cuomo's M.O. haunting him now | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
He is having the roughest stretch of his political career.
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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she fears Russia could be behind daily artillery barrages blocking police from retrieving plane crash victim bodies in Ukraine; says remains of 80 peop...

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she fears Russia could be behind daily artillery barrages blocking police from retrieving plane crash victim bodies in Ukraine; says remains of 80 people killed could be at site - @AP...
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A California GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Spent A Week As A Homeless Person

A California GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Spent A Week As A Homeless Person | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Former Treasury official and current California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari says he spent a week as a homeless person to learn about what it was like to be at the bottom of American society.  In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal,...
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UN rights chief accuses Israel and Hamas of committing war crimes in Gaza

The U.N.'s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war.
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